It is hard to tell where the obsession started. From what I can remember, we were on vacation in Florida a few years ago and my family and I were spending a lot of time walking in the ocean tide looking for treasures
My mom (Sister #2) and aunts walked with their heads down looking for unique shells and hoping to land the jackpot of finding sea glass on a beach that is travelled by hundreds of tourists. While I was more interested in savoring the break from a harsh Wisconsin winter, I did enjoy the time we all spent together as a family.
Beach combing on the most remote beaches we could access was a new tradition we started, but it wasn’t long before my mom and her sisters found a year-round hobby. From the coast of St. George Island to the rocky beaches of Lake Michigan, the beach combing bug hit the sisters pretty hard and has since become their newest adventure together.
A drill press, weekly beach glass hunts, and a few trips to the craft store kickstarted the sisters’ business. They started making jewelry for themselves (and their daughter/niece who always asked nicely) and now are creating pieces for everyone to enjoy.
Psycho Sea Glass Sisters was a label that was given to them by Sister #1’s husband, and even though it pains all the sisters to give him credit—the name has stuck and will continue to describe their love not just for the hunt, but their desire to showcase the beauty of nature.
For me, the best part of helping them on this journey is making sure more people find joy in their art (check out their Instagram @psychoseaglasssisters). I have watched all of them create with such attention to detail and I’ve even watched them take apart a creation that “wasn’t quite right”. I may not have the patience they have to make a piece of jewelry, but I have helped in finding glass for them to use.
The jewelry they’ve made has become a direct representation of them as sisters. They may work with the same materials, sometimes even in the same place, but all three pieces will be completely unique.
Even with these different looks, you can tell they all belong together.
So, shop the collection for yourself, for a gift, or even for some inspiration. And be sure to check back regularly for new additions to the store and more stories as told by me, PSGS’ biggest fan.