Childhood dream sparks North Sea Jewellery
AS a little girl she loved trips to Seaham beach, now Alexandra Stobbart scours its shoreline with her own children and transforms the treasures she collects into North Sea Jewellery.
The seaside has always fascinated Alexandra. When she was young family holidays were spent exploring sandy coves in Dorset and Cornwall and she had an obsession with mermaids yet never imagined her passion would turn her into an entrepreneur.
Alexandra trained in fashion design at Leeds University now is a freelance designer for Barbour women’s outerwear, but was always interested in designing and making jewellery.
“North Sea Jewellery started by accident really last July as a hobby to make jewellery for myself I simply looked up on Pinterest how to make jewellery with the Sea glass I had collected with my own children on the beach. I posted a few photos on Instagram and it went from there.”
“I love how every piece is unique because every piece of glass is, each one needs to be wrapped differently and I do think it makes each one special as whoever wears it knows they are the only one with that necklace or that bracelet.”
Alexandra sells her stunning pieces through Etsy and it’s sold at Seaside Chic in Seaham marina as well as in Australia.
She still gets as much pleasure from her beach-combing finds now as she did as a child looking for colourful stones with her mum.
“I can make all the jewellery from the comfort of my sofa too which I love as it’s a great way to wind down its so relaxing,” she added. “For me I also find delight in playing with colour combinations of glass and wire colours. I can spend ages just sifting through my Sea glass finding new combinations or new inspiration each time.”
North Sea Jewellery by Alexandra Stobbart
North Sea Jewellery is available to buy through Etsy by clicking here