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By The Sea Jewelry
Owner/Designer- Linda Jereb
Nags Head, NC
A Full Time Professional sea glass jewelry company for over 28 years. I pride myself on top quality rare sea glass collected from beaches around the world!
The Internet's oldest sea glass jewelry site and first to individually photograph each and every piece sold. We are also the oldest full time professional sea glass jewelry company online with over 2 Million in retail sales. Many of our customers are repeat customers (see our Raves Page or Reviews tab for more info).
I also offer the Largest Online Selection of Ready To Ship Jewelry Pieces.
By The Sea Jewelry Has Moved! After 20 years in our home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina we have moved to our new home in Sebastian Florida, home of Pelican Island situated on the Indian River Lagoon and the Sebastian Inlet.
I will continue to do art shows in the Outer Banks and surrounding beaches and will be available at some of the finest art shows in Florida during winter.
Linda Jereb - "I have been designing and selling Sea Glass Jewelry from my studio since 1990. I was schooled in commercial art and graphics and have a background in sales and marketing."
"I discovered sea glass when I moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1988, and have been collecting these lovely frosted gems ever since. I have amassed a collection of sea glass at over 1000 pound collection (see Our Collection) from both the OBX (The Outer Banks of NC) and from around the world but I sill get a special thrill when I hold a unique and rare piece in my hand."
"My designs are based on my love of sea glass. I always try to leave a bit of glass open so the wearer can reach up and feel the wonderful texture of the frost that is the telltale sign of top quality Certified Genuine Sea Glass TM. We maintain the highest quality of work and materials and use the best and rarest sea glass in the world."
"I am also a licensed NC Real Estate Broker (Inactive), a Vocalist and have won several surf fishing tournaments. When not making jewelry, I can usually be found on our boat Flat Feat fishing with my husband Jim and our dog Ben."
"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." - Mark Twain
“Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied ” - Eudora Welty
"The difference between Genius & Stupidity, is that Genius has it's limitations" - attributed to Albert Einstein
Flatfeat Fishing Charters
In April of 2010 when Linda decided not to sell or work with artificial sea glass, I started my own independent company called Sandyfeat Jewelry.
At that time I acquired all inventory, designs and processes of Fanta Sea Glass™ and will soon be marketing a full line of Eco Friendly recycled glass jewelry nationwide. See my work soon in coastal gift shops and boutiques and at select art shows side by side with my wife Linda.
I will continue aid Linda as a part time employee of By The Sea jewelry, polishing Linda's finished creations.
I also run Flat Feat Charters specializing in personal flats chartered fishing on the Indian River, as captain of my own flats fishing boat. For some of the BEST year round fishing on the East Coast. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (COMING SOON) at www.sandyfeat.com
"Everyone should believe in something, I believe I'll go fishing" - Henry David Thoreau
More company info....
Linda is self taught in wire jewelry making and this adds to the unique wrapping style. From simple basic wire settings to more complex pieces like her Squiggles™ and Sea Glass Tiara/Necklace, she uses 14K G/F and Sterling wire to enclose these recycled gems and turn them into jewelry. She has many retail sales locations throughout the United States and offers the Largest Online section of sea glass jewelry on the internet.
Linda established By The Sea Jewelry and it is the oldest internet sea glass company in the world with retail sales over $2M. Though the sea glass industry has greatly grown, By The Sea Jewelry remains a favorite site among sea glass collectors the world over! Her passion for these diminishing gems and her integrity has kept her a leader in the Sea Glass industry. She has also been featured in numerous print articles, on two television appearances (one National on NBC) and a radio spot, as well as several exclusive gallery exhibits. (see The Press for more).
She is also founder of Seaglasslovers, a rapidly growing social network of nearly 12,000 members in over 48 countries. Seaglasslovers was started as a way to network sea glass collectors and provide more information than her jewelry site would allow. Members of SGL currently share over 40,000 photos, hundreds of beach locations, craft and display ideas and much more. The site has experts to help with shard id and other sea glass related questions.
Linda was one of the founding board members of the NASGA, a group formed by professional sea glass collectors, authors, artisans, and retailers. The NASGA is an organization that was founded on a primary goal: to inform collectors and retailers about the inherent properties of genuine sea glass versus the artificial, tumbled craft glass, which is commonly being sold and often misrepresented as real sea glass. This is a goal she has tirelessly strived for on her web site and at art shows for over 2 decades. It was Linda's first efforts to get sellers of craft glass to disclose that it was manmade and not found sea glass that inspired a fellow sea glass collector in San Francisco to organize the NASGA.
Those involved in the creation of the NASGA are leaders in their fields and respected members of the sea glass community: Charles Peden of By The Bay Treasures, Richard LaMotte author of Pure Sea Glass , C. S. Lambert author of Sea Glass Chronicles and other artists in other retail sea glass business.
Gathering inspiration from nature and the beach, her other unique designs include: Squiggles™ and Waves™ a distinctive signature wire wrap setting seems to mimic the sand after the tide has receded. Sea Swirl™ - A simple basic design reflective of a spiral shell. The Hurricane Earring™ - a hand hammered detail that remises the hurricane logo on weather charts.
Linda's Original and Deluxe Wire Bezel Setting© is a setting that leaves both front and back of the sea glass open so the wearer can reach up and feel the glass. Linda has also been apprenticing with a master silver gold smith and is now offering limited editions silver smithed settings.