Mary Louise Lauffer
Lewes artist Mary Louise Lauffer creates unique jewelry using fine and Sterling silver with her unaltered sea glass and pottery finds. Simplicity in design showcases the natural beauty of these surf-tumbled gems.
The work represented here is available for purchase by contacting Lynnette Newberry. Please specify the artist and piece by name. Purchases made online through November 6 (by 4pm) will be available for pick up at the on campus Holiday Fair event, which will be held November 7 & 8 from 10am-4pm.
Pendant with Antique
Delicate blue and white patterned sea pottery, found on Lewes Beach, likely from a DE Bay shipwreck. Bezel set in fine silver on 20g
Sterling backplate. Height. 1-1/2”
Rare Large Black
Sea Glass Pendant
Perfect, smooth antique shard, set in fine silver bezel with 20g Sterling backplate, stamped on
edges, with large filigree bail.
Height 1-1/4”, width shard 3/4”
Delft Pottery and Sea Glass Pendant
Antique Delft pottery, found in Lewes, likely from DE Bay shipwreck, set above rare cobalt
sea glass nugget. Fine silver bezels on 20g Sterling backplate. Hidden tube bail. Height 1 5/16”
Cuff Bracelet with Honey
Amber Sea Glass
Thick, frosted amber gem, set in fine silver bezel on split wire cuff. 20g Sterling backplate. Small/medium wrist. Bezel width 3/4”
Cuff Bracelet with Antique Cornflower Sea Glass
Rare delicate shard set in fine silver bezel, with beaded accent, on 20g Sterling backplate. Split
wire cuff. Small/medium wrist. Bezel width 11/16”
Navy Blue Sea Glass Pendant with Seahorse
Unusual blue tone sea glass set in fine silver bezel, with seahorse, on 20g Sterling backplate. Height 1-1/4″
Cornflower Blue Sea Glass Statement Ring
Rare, large frosted shard set in fine silver bezel on 20g Sterling backplate. Stamped split shank. Size 8-1/2″
Sailboat Pendant with Rare
Thick, frosted shards of rare lime green and deep aqua set in fine silver bezels, on 20g Sterling backplate. Heavyweight piece. Comes with
heavy sterling cable chain.
Fish Pendant with Large Green Sea Glass
Large, thick teal green frosted sea glass bezel set in fine silver. Details on 20g Argentium Sterling Silver
fish. Double tube bail hidden on back. Due to width and bail placement, requires chain 2″ longer than normal.
Heavy weight piece. Width 2-1/8″
Antique Smoke Gray Sea Glass Statement Pendant
Unusual super frosted thick shard, bezel set in fine silver on 20g Sterling backplate. Heavyweight piece.
Rare Smoke Gray Sea Glass Ring
Unusual frosted antique piece, which changes color slightly due to lighting. Perfectly symmetrical. Bezel set with fine silver on 20g Sterling backplate. Split shank. Size 7.75
Antique Forest Green
Sea Glass Ring
Super frosted, unusual color ovate sea glass, bezel set in fine silver, on 20g Sterling backplate.
Stamped split shank. Size 7.75
Lime Green Sea Glass Heart Pendant
Sea glass bezel set in fine silver, with beaded accent on 20g. Sterling backplate. Comes with 18” oval cut Sterling chain. Height 1.5”
Rare Black Sea
Glass Statement Ring
Perfect antique shard, bezel set in fine silver 20g Sterling back plate. Hammered split shank, size 9.25
Cuff Bracelet with
Antique Sea Pottery
Pottery found in Lewes, likely from DE Bay shipwreck. Bezel set in fine silver, 20g Sterling backplate, on split wire cuff. Small/medium wrist. Bezel width 5/8”
Rare Deep Aqua Sea Glass Pendant
Unusual shade of deep aqua sea glass, set in fine silver, on 20g Sterling backplate. Shard may be from 1800s soda water bottle. Length 1 3/8” from top of wire bail. Comes with 18” Sterling chain.
Sea Pottery Pendant
Pottery likely Mochaware from English shipwreck in DE Bay. Bezel set in fine silver, on 20g
Sterling backplate. Height 1.25”
Lime Green Sea
Glass Statement Pendant
This stunning thick frosted shard is bezel set in fine silver on 20g Sterling backplate, framed in
heavy gauge Argentium Sterling Silver square wire. Height: 2”
Rare Aqua Sea Glass
This thick frosted shard is likely from an 1800’s soda water bottle, found in the USVI. Bezel set in fine silver on 20g Sterling backplate.
Heavyweight piece comes with 20”
Sterling Omega chain.
Rare Pink Sea Glass
Unusual, large pink ridged shard, bezel set in fine silver, 20g Sterling backplate. Stamped
details along edge, hidden tube bail. 1.25” width and height.