"Take a piece of Scotland wherever you go"
Our wee motto above is very apt as every piece of handcrafted jewellery made by Marie is from seaglass that we have personally collected from the many shorelines in Argyll which is situated in the West Coast of Scotland.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
After moving to Cove in Argyll & Bute on the West Coast of Scotland to deal with Maries’ Mental Health problems, we started taking daily walks on the many amazing beaches and Lochs that surround this beautiful area as a way of helping with Maries therapy and found that it worked in helping Marie to forget about her PTSD, Depression and Anxiety problems for a short while.
Marie started collecting the many different beautiful colours of sea glass, shells & pottery that had been naturally tumbled by the sea over years, decades and sometimes even centuries. As with many people with Mental Health problems, Marie suffered a big relapse and after some excellent treatment with the Drs and PCT team, Marie decided one day to try & make a necklace using some sea glass and we both quickly realised how talented Marie was as a jewellery maker. I also noticed from a personal view how at peace Marie was with herself when she was making jewellery and Hey Presto ARGYLLSEAGLASS was born, making handmade jewellery in Argyll Scotland.
We are a lucky couple as we love each others company and spend 24hrs, 365 days a year together so working, living and caring for each other makes it easy for us. I (Mike) run all the social media (except for Instagram) websites, emails, advertising etc and Marie handcrafts all the jewellery after the laborious task of sorting sea glass (which can take hours) into the beautiful pieces you see on sale.
In September 2017 Marie was rushed into hospital & after a very worrying 3 weeks was finally discharged & diagnosed with Crohns disease, which has changed a few things, but we are slowly managing everything & Maries' health is slowly coming back :-)
Many thanks for reading our story and helping us to #EndMentalHealthStigma #CrohnsWarrior
Mike and Marie xXx
Perseverance is key.
We have entered every week since 2015 to win this prestigious award,finally winning on May 4th 2020 :-)