new seller quick five - mornington sea glass
How did you find about madeit?
From a very helpful customer! She told us all her friends shop on madeit because they love buying handmade and supporting Australian artists and crafts people.
Explain your style
Sea glass connects us to our towns past; it is a little piece of history found in the sand that has been reshaped by the forces of nature. It used to be something else, belong to someone and could have arrived on the Mornington Peninsula a long time ago. We like to showcase the sea glass we find in our art, jewellery and home décor designs. It gives new life to something that was tossed away, in many cases over 100 years ago! We are inspired by everything we love about life on the Mornington Peninsula, especially the incredible marine life.
What makes you happy?
Simple things like beachcombing with our family, spotting a pod of dolphins, watching our son’s excitement when he has found a shark egg in a rockpool or when our daughter is sure she caught glimpse of a mermaid… It also makes us happy that we have found a shared passion. This is something we can work on together and the kids and even our parents help look for sea glass. We also have a legion of little beachcombers- children of friends who excitedly share their treasure bags!
What makes you sad?
It would be people with influence in our community who can’t see the natural beauty of all that is around them and the importance of preserving it for future generations. We donate a percentage of our Marine Collection sales to the Dolphin Research Institute as they do an amazing work to give Victoria’s marine treasures a voice.
What can't you live without?
Looking for that next really, really rare shard of sea glass…it is addictive!