About Us

[vc_row layout=”boxed” el_class=”border-p-color” css=”.vc_custom_1454192212564{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 56px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column el_class=”margin-bottom-65″][vc_row_inner layout=”boxed” css=”.vc_custom_1454192230728{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fshop%2F||” title=”The Start” description=”After learning that recycling glass waste isn’t cost-effective for Alaska, High school freshmen Jenna Hansen entered into, and won, a borough-wide school competition called Caring For the Kenai (CFK). Her goal was to utilize the glass waste sitting in a mountain in our landfill and turn it into wearable art. And thus, Alaska Sea Glass was born!” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-star” el_class=”IconBoxAbout”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fcontact-us%2F||” title=”Shipping” description=”All of our products are packed using recycled material. We’ve also included a little informative card detailing how to care for and clean your one of a kind piece of Alaska Sea Glass. We typically ship through USPS, sending packages out Monday-Friday excluding Holidays. Special shipping requests such as gift wrapping or expedited shipping, should accompany an order. We cannot guarantee special requests if they are made after a purchase.” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-plane”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner layout=”boxed” css=”.vc_custom_1454192259797{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fshop%2F||” title=”The Project” description=”Glass is ‘rescued’ from the landfills and silty water is collected in buckets from Cook Inlet. It’s all tumbled together in an industrial cement mixer Jenna purchased with her CFK winnings. Out of the mixer comes Alaska Sea Glass beauty. Most pieces are made into pendants used to create artful beaded necklaces. Other, generally larger pieces, are set aside for home construction.The tiny glass slivers are used as décor or re-recycled to wear down the next set of bottles.” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-portfolio”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fcontact-us%2F||” title=”Returns” description=”Something happened in shipping? Your Aunt Bertha didn’t love the necklace? Please contact us! We would love to figure out the best way to resolve any issue.” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-back-2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner layout=”boxed” css=”.vc_custom_1454192270438{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fshop%2F||” title=”The Dream” description=”That one day our small family-run small business will be grow into a completely sustainable industry that keeps glass waste out of the landfills. We want to keep Alaska’s land wild instead of a dumping ground.” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-smile”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][handmade_icon_box i_align=”icon-left” icon_type=”pe_7_stroke” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fcontact-us%2F||” title=”Questions?” description=”We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email or chat with us on Facebook. Or you might find what you’re looking for on our Blog.” href=”“http://www.facebook.com/alaskaseaglass“” icon_pe_7_stroke=”pe-7s-mail”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”Let’s go shopping!” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Shop” btn_style=”flat” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”turquoise” btn_align=”center” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fa88.a27.myftpupload.com%2Fshop%2F||” btn_button_block=”true”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”boxed”][vc_column][handmade_heading title=”Our team” el_class=”margin-bottom-85″][handmade_testimonial_ctn border=”yes” stoponhover=”yes”][handmade_testimonial_sc image=”3205″ author=”Jenna” author_info=”The Core”]Jenna began this business at the age of 14 and is still a champion advocate of recycling. She is currently attending UW college. During breaks she continues to wow us with creative necklaces, brings smiles to everyone with her two reindeer, Crash and Comet, and enjoys riding her horses.[/handmade_testimonial_sc][handmade_testimonial_sc image=”3281″ author=”Megan” author_info=”Social Media Diva”]Megan is the lady saying hello and posting to Facebook and Instagram while also raising 2 beautiful daughters with her husband, Chris. When Megan isn’t chatting with you on social media or beading, she loves photography and playing outside with her kids. [/handmade_testimonial_sc][handmade_testimonial_sc image=”3213″ author=”Hara” author_info=”Business Woman”]Hara’s detailed nature applies not only to the business, but also to the amazingly intricate necklaces she creates. Hara and her husband Dan raised three daughters: Megan, Kayleen, and Jenna, along with a myriad of animals.[/handmade_testimonial_sc][handmade_testimonial_sc image=”3211″ author=”Kayleen” author_info=”Wordplay Queen”]Kayleen is our go-to for turning artwork into words. She has recently moved across the country to pursue her dreams of warmer weather and law school. When home she joins the beading fun and keeps us all on our toes with her wit and terrible puns.[/handmade_testimonial_sc][handmade_testimonial_sc image=”3215″ author=”Family” author_info=”The Support System”]We are truly a hodgepodge of personalities who love a challenge, making the world a bit better, and exchanging terrible puns.Pictured: Crash, Jenna, Megan, Kayleen, Comet, Reta, Dan, Hara, Abi. (not pictured: Chris)[/handmade_testimonial_sc][/handmade_testimonial_ctn][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”boxed” css=”.vc_custom_1452315899045{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 65px !important;}”][vc_column][handmade_image_slider images=”3081,2909,2901,2883,2874,2819″ img_size=”370×370″ navigation=”yes” items=”3″ itemsdesktop=”1199,3″ itemsdesktopsmall=”979,2″ title=”Our work”][/vc_column][/vc_row]