“Sea glass is a reminder that something broken, can be turned into a new and beautiful creation."
How it all started
Hi!!! I’m Danika. I grew up in San Diego, CA and have spent much of my time in the ocean and collecting shells along the shore. It wasn’t until I went to college in Point Loma that I learned what sea glass even was. I became addicted to roaming the local beaches looking for the beautiful frosted glass. I started quite a collection. I fell in love with the colors and the way the glass felt. So then... there came the need to raise some money for a missions trip to India. I started selling the glass out of my dorm room for donations and people loved it! I started getting requests even after the trip was over. I thought, well hey! I should keep doing this. & so I did. & BAM. SDSG was born.
Fast forward 5 years now, and I am still grateful to be collecting and making sea glass items from San Diego! Sea glass has begun to mean so much more to me than just selling something pretty from the ocean. It is always reminding me that broken things can be turned into something new. It may take some time (in this case tens of years)but it is the rough times of getting beaten down and reshaped, that turn it into something strong and valuable. I wish I could know exactly where each piece originated from and hear the journey it has been through in the ocean!
The other best part of this is the support and community of people that it has brought together. Whether that's meeting people at farmers markets, being a part of weddings, educating people about sea glass, or people who have been inspired to start their own collection, it all means so much and I am forever grateful for what San Diego Sea Glass has become.
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