Hello and welcome. I’m Melissa Rediger and this is where I tell you a little bit about myself. I live in Wellman, IA with my husband and 4 children. I started Sea of Glass 20 years ago when my oldest was about 9 mo. old. What started as a hobby, turned into a profession while staying at home with my children, and is now back to a hobby. Currently I am a high school counselor and create/manage this website in my free time.
I hand make all my beads using a GTT Lynx torch using both soft 104 COE glass and borosilicate 33 COE glass. I also make all my jewelry using silver, brass and gold filled findings.
We just purchased a laser cutter which will be here this summer and are so excited to expand on our mediums used by adding in wood, acrylic, leather, etc.
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have and ideas, suggestions or questions!