Aloha, I’m Ingrid. Former magazine graphic designer/creative director turned up-cycling jewelry maker. Living in Hawaii, I spend a lot of time strolling the beaches (I know, great life, right?), I decided to fulfill an old passion of mine — finding cool ways to reuse and re-purpose discarded materials in a creative and artistic way. The first discarded item to catch my eye you might ask… sea glass! From that point on,
I knew exactly what I wanted to do— turned tossed-in-the-ocean bottles and glass into beautiful handmade authentic sea glass jewelry.
As my vision of handmade Hawaiian sea glass jewelry began to unfold, I knew I had a lot to learn. Luckily, I’ve been able to participate in a number of classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art that have helped me turn my dream into a reality. One of the things I loved most about my former career was coming up with visual solutions to give each story its own unique identity, not with words, but through design. Now, I take that same approach to designing jewelry so that each piece is unique and tells a story about the sea glass it holds.
I hope you find what you’re looking for here at Tossed & Found Jewelry— between my walks along the beach collecting sea glass and having the opportunity to exercise my creativity, I know I have! Mahalo.