I am Angela Doig, creator and maker of Sea & Shore resin jewellery and art. Sea & Shore is hand-crafted in Kommetjie, a picturesque surfing village in Cape Town, South Africa, using Fynbos and ocean treasures, set-in high-quality resin.
I have always had an affinity with nature and it is so special to now be able to create microcosms of natures beauty and share them with others! Creating Sea & Shore has made me see the world completely differently, every little leaf or flower is a new a piece of magic waiting to happen. Foraging for all these elements has become the highlight of my week.
Working with resin has been technically challenging, figuring out what does and doesn’t work and then just when I think I have figured it out, the weather changes and the resin won’t dry and its back to the drawing board. Never-the-less, seeing the joy my creations brings to people keeps me going! And the outcome – once all the challenges have been overcome – is so rewarding!
Creativity has been my world, I studied Fine Art and went onto creating a business in graphic design before creating my own range of African inspired mirrors, called Isipili. I have 4 children and spend my time balancing motherhood with creativity. In 2016 I started teaching art to groups of high schoolers and one of their projects was making resin jewellery. I fell in love with the wonderfully creative process and practiced for over a year before launching Sea & Shore in October 2018 and it has been a joy ever since.