One of the most frustrating obstacles as a business owner is not being able to provide products your customers request. Year after year I have cringed at the thought of every time a customer asks me at a festival or emails asking “can you make this design in pink sea glass?”, “do you have this in bright yellow?” or “my granddaughter loves purple, do you have anything in purple?” The demand for colorful sea glass is a frustration I have felt for years. Sourcing these rare colors is difficult, expensive and sometimes questionable when it comes to authenticity.
I considered this problem for years and tried to come up with a solution that worked from all angles. The glass had to be genuine, top quality and beautiful. When it came to the color, it had to be permanent, bright and consistent. Coming up with a way to add the color was time consuming, frustrating at times, expensive, exciting and, in the end, rewarding.
Prism sea glass jewelry is the perfect solution to the frustration I have felt for many years. With our proprietary process, we use white, beach-found, genuine sea glass, creating colorized sea glass by putting a splash of color behind the glass. The color shows through creating an illusion of a colored piece of glass, so we are able to create pieces in almost any color imaginable. We use the same process and glass for every color, so rarity is not a factor and all colors can be priced the same.
We are aware of the new ground we are breaking in the world of sea glass jewelry and I don’t mean to say that as “we are awesome and the first to think of this great idea.” What I mean is, it is a new idea that can cause confusion, and that comes with a responsibility to educate the consumer. We do not want consumers to be confused and think Prism Sea Glass is a natural sea glass color.
To do everything we can to make things clear we are taking every measure possible to clarify this as colorized sea glass. We will be selling and advertising this jewelry line as “colorized, genuine sea glass”. Every piece of jewelry made in this fashion will be stamped with our Prism Sea Glass maker’s mark which has our original bird logo with an inverted triangle behind the bird. Marking each piece with this mark will make it identifiable as a Prism sea glass piece and that it is colorized. We are also offering our new line at lower prices than traditional color sea glass, our hope is that this price difference will make the difference apparent. To launch this new line we decided to include exotic colors like hot pink and creamsicle that simply don’t exist in traditional color sea glass. We did this in an effort to grab the attention of the consumer to not only see our new line, but also to become educated in the difference.
Only 8 colors are available to start, but you can count on new colors being added soon. We will also be expanding our designs. As mentioned, Prism Sea Glass is available for resale, please fill out our wholesale inquiry form for more information!
We are so thrilled after over a year of planning and working on this idea to finally announce it to the world. We hope you are as excited about this new approach to sea glass jewelry as we are. Thanks so much for your continued support and business!