Shannon Webster aka Queen of Shells' Profile

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BLESSED ARE WE WHO LIVE BY THE SEA




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I reside with my husband in a small bedroom beach community in north central Florida called Flagler Beach. We are approximately4500 people strong with an increase in the wintertime to about 5000. Our beaches are pristine with orange sand made from crushed coquina shells. There are no condos or houses on our beach. These are reserved for the west side of Highway A1A. We have lots of surfers here and fisherman too. Our beach is known as The Peaceful Beach. There are only 2 traffic lights, a nice community fishing pier and NO fast food restaurants. This little town is a "living Etsy dream" as everyone in business in Flagler Beach is a true entrepreneur…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 14
  • Joined June 20, 2010

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shells, sea fans, sea drift, sea glass, paper, photographs, paints, jewels, crystals, gold, silver, beads, starfish

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About

BLESSED ARE WE WHO LIVE BY THE SEA




OA A PERSONAL NOTE:

I reside with my husband in a small bedroom beach community in north central Florida called Flagler Beach. We are approximately4500 people strong with an increase in the wintertime to about 5000. Our beaches are pristine with orange sand made from crushed coquina shells. There are no condos or houses on our beach. These are reserved for the west side of Highway A1A. We have lots of surfers here and fisherman too. Our beach is known as The Peaceful Beach. There are only 2 traffic lights, a nice community fishing pier and NO fast food restaurants. This little town is a "living Etsy dream" as everyone in business in Flagler Beach is a true entrepreneur.

I am a simple southern gal who is a 5th generation Florida Pioneer, including a great-great grandmother who was full blooded American Seminole Indian. I grew up at the beach in Daytona and I am absolutely passionate in my love of sea shells and anything related to them. My real-life job of the past 26 years is owning and operating a boutique-style yacht charter business, Shannon Webster Yacht Charters, Inc which also revolves around the ocean, traveling to boat shows, participating in FAM Trips on yachts and getting to know to different venues. My job as a charter broker also frequently affords me the privileged opportunity of being able to beachcomb all over the world! Seriously now, how lucky can a person who loves this lifestyle get? Must be the Irish blood in me! :-)

Little did I know when I got married on St Patrick's Day (of course) at the tender age of 19 that my life would be blessed with so many different unique experiences, travel and opportunities. Now, 43 years later and still married to the same man, I have learned that you just have to be listening and be willing and ready to follow when those opportunities knock. My hubby Daniel hears those knocks and is always ready to try something new to keep our lives "alive". His philosophy is that life should be lived and enjoyed to its fullest each and every day. We have a small power cat that we play around on in our spare time. Whether we are crossing the state to do some shelling in Sanibel and Captiva Islands or hopping from South Florida across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, we both love this kind of lifestyle! Daniel is also a professionally US Coast Guard licensed captain of a 141' mega yacht that he operates for a private individual.

I started competing with my shell art in 2008 at organized shell club shows around Florida and to my delight, I often came away the winner of numerous awards and ribbons. All of my shell art pieces on Etsy are original, unique and one of a kind. I do not and cannot mass produce shell art like they do in China or the Philippines, nor do I care to. Each piece of my shell art is created by me, aka 'Queen Of Shells', unless stated otherwise. I specialize in creating Sailors' Valentines. Few persons can appreciate the time or the monetary expense that actually goes into creating in this revived almost lost Victorian art form. Everyone however, appreciates their beauty! :)) I also make lots of other other fancy shell art such as shell embellished jewelry, glass & crystal paperweights, mirrors, unique holiday ornaments, fun character masks, etc. If I can visualize it, I can shell it! "Do what you love, love what you do!"

Life is good. We are all blessed each and every day that we wake up and are alive and breathing. Take a look around at this amazing country that we live in! Appreciate the beauty and freedom that we have. Life is a gift...........don't waste even 1 minute of it. CARPE` DIEM!! "Sieze The Day"

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