Bella Mare (meaning “beautiful sea”) was founded in 2007.

My favorite pastime as a little girl was collecting sea glass and many years later it still is.

I started traveling the world at the age of 16 and worked in the travel industry for many years my job took me to over 38 countries and beaches around the world. I am very lucky to still travel and take people on private sea glass tours to some of the most abundant sea glass beaches around the world! I also enjoy my job doing talks and seminars on the history of Sea glass.

I studied Photography in college and still enjoy taking photographs I took much pride doing all the photography for my website. I also enjoy many forms of Art including Painting, glass blowing lampwork, Fused glass, chasing and repousse, Anticlastic Raising and Pique Assiette.

I love making unique pieces of jewelry out of sea glass I have collected in my travels and from my local beaches in the Central coast. I use only 925 silver for all my jewelry, I leave all the sea glass in its organic form, just the way I find it. My only fun little secret is that I rub a bit of coconut oil on the glass to give it a natural shine!

I feel so blessed to have learned Silversmithing from some the the best teachers and I am still always learning as I take many on going workshops and classes to better my work and learn all forms of the trade. I am always so amazed how nature turns broken glass into beautiful gems, what a true gift from the Sea. I feel so blessed to be able to make beautiful jewelry from Sea glass, I am very lucky to have such an awesome job doing what I love with passion.

Creating a visionary beautiful and useful products that you can wear and enjoy for a lifetime.

Store Locations

  • Art Inspired of Capitola: 409 Capitola Ave, Capitola CA 95010
  • Seascape Resort: 1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Purrfect Girl: 28 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003
  • Bills Trading Post & Gem Gallery: 2945 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Razor Reef Surf: www.razorreef.com
  • B.R. Cohn Winery: 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
  • Art Source: 9748 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89511

I do Custom orders! Email me for details!

Charities & Causes

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Art Inspired of Capitola
409 Capitola Ave, Capitola CA 95010

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