Rounded, colorful glass found along the Guyandotte River, is being used by a Logan artist to create handmade and beautifully unique pieces of jewelry.
Julie Anne Rogers of Logan County recently began collecting pieces of river glass. Julie says her new venture in the world of jewelry began accidentally.
She was searching for driftwood when she came upon a piece of river glass. Liking the way, the glass looked and felt she began picking up more pieces.
River glass is created when pieces of broken glass are tumbled in the water and sand for years. The glass slowly loses its sharpness and gains a frosted appearance.
After collecting a large amount of river glass Julie began thinking about what she could create with it. She decided to try using the glass in necklaces and shares that she had no previous jewelry making experience.
Her imagination and creativity has led her to creating a one of kind line of jewelry.
Julie began sharing her creations on her Facebook page and before she knew it she was overwhelmed with orders.
Julie then created the Facebook page, WV River Glass and Rock, to showcase her art. Many people have told that she needs to get her jewelry displayed in places like Tamarack and she told me that she loves creating these pieces and plans on taking this as far as she can.
“I’m just starting and still learning. I have so many ideas for this river glass and rocks and driftwood that I have collected,” she says.
With her creativity and imagination, the sky is the limit for Julie Anne Rogers!