Owners: Elyssa Glenn, 46, and Sue VanDuyne, both of Ventnor
Location: Stainton’s Gallery of Shops, Asbury Avenue, Ocean City
Employees: Owner operated
Seafindings is all handmade jewelry and pottery.
Nearly all of the jewelry is handmade, one-of-a-kind creations. The pottery of my partner, Sue VanDuyne, is as well.
She makes plaques, mugs, vases and bowls. They all have a beach theme or an earth feel to them.
The plaques are decorative wall hangings. Her coffee mugs are beautiful. They always have a different texture and she uses various earth tones in her work.
Sue uses locally found clay, from Tuckahoe. You can see her artistic ability in her works. She takes leaves from her yard and she imprints them into the clay. Sometimes she does that on little pendants too.
My love is sea glass and all of the sea glass jewelry I offer has been made from glass found along the beaches and back bay in our area.
A lot of the pendants are made from found objects. I have pieces that are made out of vintage pottery from the ’30s and ’40s that were found on the beaches in Ventnor.
Besides using sea glass, I also make pendants from pottery my partner makes. A lot of them have beach themes such as sea shells and sea horses. No two are the same.
My husband is a bay clammer and he finds all kinds of stuff in local waters for me.
I make really cool mirrors entirely from found local objects. I take an old frame and make grout from sand and epoxy, and with that I put everything I find onto the mirror.
To make one frame, it takes me at least three weeks. It’s very tedious, but they come out really pretty. Prices range from $100 to $1,000.
Entry: I was a painter and started making jewelry about 15 years ago. I did craft shows and it grew to this wonderful business.
Future plans: We’re hoping to expand the business, adding some new hand-painted items.