Drift jewellery by Fiona Petheram
Each piece of Drift Jewellery is made by Fiona Petheram in her Suffolk based workshop, combining natural sea glass, found mainly on the shores of East Anglia, Spain & the Isles of Scilly, with precious metals sterling silver & 14k gold filled. 14k gold filled is akin to old-fashioned rolled gold. It wears like solid gold and is only second in quality to solid gold. It has a thick layer of 14k gold pressure bonded onto a base metal (usually brass). I do not use gold plate.
& semi-precious stones.
The sea glass is carefully selected, lightly tumbled and then drilled by hand before being worked into a piece of jewellery. All the designs take their lead from the varied sculptural shapes of the sea glass that have been produced naturally over time (sometimes centuries) by the sea, consequently, no two pieces are the same.