Marla has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry out of someone else's trash for over 10 years. She scours the beaches - picking up baubles and treasures that have washed ashore... and kayaks to spots others can't get to around the New England coast for her bounty. Marla "cleans" beaches as she beach combs - picking up debris that has polluted water ways and shorelines - trash man has left behind. She is the "trash remover" of the shore and it's her way of giving back to the earth.Recycling or "up-cycling" fragments of glass and pottery, that has been drifting along the oceans floor for many years, into eclectic adornments for the body is her passion. She also uses recycled sterling silver when possible and incorporates many natural elements into her pieces as well. All designs are handmade, original works of art and true heirloom pieces representing a sliver of history that can be passed on to many generations. All pottery and glass has been naturally tumbled by the surf and sand - straight from the beach to you!