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Beautiful sea glass & driftwood décor, photography & wreaths hand-crafted in Cork, Ireland

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Meet the Maker

Growing up in Donegal, in the far north of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, I was surrounded by the amazing natural beauty of our local white sandy beaches. After years of collecting flotsam and jetsam - mainly shells – I switched to beachcombing for sea glass, driftwood and pottery and the adventure has continued over many years and many beaches.

When my busy life as a mum and musician slowed right down in March 2020, I found time to experiment with my collection of sea-worn treasures and Verre de Mer came into being.

I am enjoying experimenting with different forms of artistry, including handcrafting door and memorial wreaths, creating sea-find collages, driftwood décor and seasonal decorations; soldering sea glass, and photography.

I am inspired to share the lustrous beauty and tactile richness of the myriad objects I find on Irish beaches so that they can bring the spirit of the sea into your home!

Mairéad Gallagher

Our Most Recent Creations

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Collage of beachcombed materials including shells, sea-found pottery, antique glass stopper, terracotta tiles and copper hook.

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Rudolf wood-slice decoration using shell, sea-worn pottery - and a hand-coloured red glass nose!

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Mussel shell wreath on weather-proofed beech plywood base, edged with sea glass in multiple colours.

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Framed heart with precious sea-aged blue Willow pattern pottery.

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Driftwood wreath on weather-proofed beech plywood base, brightened with sea glass jewels.


Sea glass whorl of glass collected from one beach - photograph available to order.

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'Wee little beach bits’ - mini bottles of sea glass, shells and terracotta - decorate your tree or your car’s rear-view mirror with these sweet sea pods.

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Rudolf and angel wood-slice decorations with sea-found shells, glass and terracotta.

Verre de Mer News

The latest news, events and fairs for Verre de Mer

Our New Website

November 8, 2021

Thank you for checking out our new website! Verre de Mer is delighted to share, through our creations, the lustrous beauty and tactile richness of the myriad objects we find on Irish beaches. See handcrafted door and memorial wreaths, beach-find collages, driftwood décor and seasonal decorations, photography and more.