A Celebration of Light and Colour
Each piece of Happy Glass jewellery is designed and handmade by me, BJ Sandiford. My intention is for them to make you smile and for you to feel happy when you're wearing them.
I start with a clear glass bead, then cover the surface with transparent/opaque-coloured glass. The light passing through the bead reflects and refracts the colour, giving the effect of a hollow bead and magically suspended colour.
Everything is made with care and attention to detail, in my home studio, in the historic 500 Lots of downtown Charlottetown, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada
I grew up in Ottawa and lived in the Arctic for twelve years before moving to gorgeous Prince Edward Island in 1998.
Originally I studied clothing design and have sewn everything from tents to ball gowns, skiwear to sealskin backpacks. I studied metalwork at Arctic College in Iqaluit, Nunavut and, after moving to PEI, added flameworked glass to my jewellery making skills.
I just LOVE colour, especially the light that passes through transparent colour.
Besides making all the glass elements myself, I hand-forge the ear wires, rings and hooks too, because everything I do is love-made, which is slow, thoughtful, intentional
My greatest delight is when people tell me that my jewellery makes them happy, and they smile.