My name is Tova Rogers, Owner/Designer of T Glass Creations, Sea Glass Beach Jewelry and Unique Gifts. Currently in Glendale, Arizona I travel the country in search of the countries most beautiful Beaches to search for the gems I call Sea Glass.
Sea Glass has been collected by many beach combers over the past century as can be found on just about every beach in the country. Sea Glass comes from dumping trash into the ocean and treating the ocean as our continual dumping ground. During the last 50 years, as we have become more aware the Ocean is not disposable and we have taken steps to recycle more and more, Sea Glass is becoming more difficult to find. Although our attempts at recycling have made great strides in our environmental issues, we have not done enough to reverse the effects our carelessness have created. Over the past decade it is becoming more evident by the waste products washing up on our beaches that we have yet taken the appropriate steps to clean up our own mess.
During one of our vacations my husband and I were cleaning up the beach we visited. It was during one of these clean up trips that I discovered Sea Glass. I had picked up Sea Glass many times before and simply tossed it into the trash. This piece of Sea Glass was different because it offered my imagination and creativity another out let. I saw a grand necklace in that piece of Sea Glass. As I walked a bit farther on the beach, there were two more pieces the same color that I had just found. I now had a set of earrings and a necklace. I put all three pieces into my pocket, went back to the motor home and got another bag and started collecting sea glass along with the trash.
I guess what Im saying is that because I was doing my part and cleaning up the beach, I found that amazing piece of sea glass that changed my life and led me down the path of Sea Glass Beach Jewelry.
My Art has been displayed in various Galleries across the country over the past 25 years with my talent being focused on my Native American Cultural Art. I have created designs used in religious Native American Cultural Ceremonies for many different Tribes from Dakota to Blackfoot. My work has included traditional Native American Dream Catchers both displayed hanging and table top. (My work is not like the fluffy feathery items you find in most gas station gift shops) I have also designed traditional Head Dress and attire for Dance Events and Pow Wows. Beaded Earrings and Chockers are a favorite of my customers. Some of my work has combined Traditional Art with Antler from White Tail Deer, Elk and Mule Deer along with Bird of Prey Feathers such as the Bald Eagle, Red Tail Hawk and Wild Turkey Feathers. Some of my designs include candle holders from Antler and Ceremonial Fans.
Note: Bird of Prey Feathers were all gathered after the birds moulted. No Birds were hurt during or after the gathering of feathers. No Animal was hurt or killed to obtain Antlers. Antlers were obtained from Road Kill animals after they were picked up by the authorities or from local hunters who used the meat from their hunts. Feathers and Antlers will not be used in current designs. Bird of Prey feathers are illegal to own or posses if you are not Native American and is prosecutable by law.
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