Peggy Nichols Lee is the owner and operator of Silver Teardrops. For many years, jewelry making had been her passion and hobby, while working full-time, and raising two children with her husband in Auburn, Maine.
After her husband's death, Peggy turned to jewelry making even more as a way to combat long evenings. In 2009 she decided to try selling her jewelry at a few shows, and Silver Teardrops was born. In 2010, she moved to Portland to be closer to family.
For several years Peggy continued to work full-time in sales, and make jewelry on the side to sell at festivals and craft shows. But she was drawn to jewelry design, tapping into her creative side that she truly enjoyed, but never had enough time to explore. In 2013, she said good-bye to her corporate job, and focused her time and energy on Silver Teardrops.
Her move to Portland also reignited her passion for the coast of Maine, and she often would be found hunting for sea glass up and down the coast. Soon she was incorporating sea glass in her jewelry designs.