Earthwindandfire

Earth Wind and Fire Designs

Bradenton, Florida · 458 Sales

Earthwindandfire

Earth Wind and Fire Designs

Bradenton, Florida 458 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(151)

Shop owner

Mark

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Announcement   How did I become a jewelry maker and designer? For 30 years fossil collecting has been my passion. Many people who have bought and traded fossils with me would ask if some of the items could be made into wearable art. About 15 years ago it all started with the dinning room table and a few hand tools. Now there is a full working shop that allows for the creation of all sorts of wonderful "one of a kind" pendants. If you should be interested in some fossil items please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,
Mark

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2016

How did I become a jewelry maker and designer? For 30 years fossil collecting has been my passion. Many people who have bought and traded fossils with me would ask if some of the items could be made into wearable art. About 15 years ago it all started with the dinning room table and a few hand tools. Now there is a full working shop that allows for the creation of all sorts of wonderful "one of a kind" pendants. If you should be interested in some fossil items please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,
Mark

Mark

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(151)
jbosboom

jbosboom on Oct 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a pleasure to work with this seller. Item as described. Great communication. Super fast shipping. I highly recommend this seller. Will buy from again. Thank you.

jbosboom

jbosboom on Oct 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a pleasure to work with this seller. Item as described. Great communication. Super fast shipping. I highly recommend this seller. Will buy from again. Thank you.

jbosboom

jbosboom on Oct 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always a pleasure to work with this seller. Item as described. Great communication. Super fast shipping. I highly recommend. Will buy from again. Thank you.

Jean Morrs

Jean Morrs on Oct 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Quick shipping-fair price. Going to share with the family

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About

One Man Searching for the Past

My name is Mark and I have been diving for fossils for 35 years. I took up scuba diving long ago just so that I could pursue my hobby and have made countless dives in the Gulf of Mexico, rivers and creeks in SW Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
I started my shop from requests of dive buddies who would ask me to make some of their fossils into jewelry for them to wear.
I enjoyed turning objects that could only be seen in Museums into pendants that could be worn and appreciated by everyone. People seemed to really enjoy telling their friends and co-workers about the very unique piece of jewelry they were wearing , telling of its history and age the type of animal the fossil came from. I have since branched out using all types of gemstones in my jewelry creations. Not wanting to cover the beautiful stone with cross sections of wire I came up with a way to keep the pendant clean yet secure. I devised several types of homemade cutting tools with a diamond blades to cut a channel into the side of the stone and form a heave gauge Silver or Gold band into the channel holding the stone securely and allowing it to be seen for its natural beauty. This is by far not the easiest way to make jewelry but I guess I really enjoy that it is so unique.
Thank you for visiting my shop.
Mark

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  • Mark Merrill

    Owner

    I am a scuba diver who is addicted to hunting for the lost remains of ancient animals and artifacts in the dark waters of Florida rivers and creeks. I started 35 years ago collecting and have been creating Jewelry from my finds ever since.

  • Molly

    Assistant

    This is Molly. She is a mixed breed mostly Rhodesian Ridge-back. She is always there to keep me company while I work on my jewelry creations, clean my latest fossil finds and get me dive gear ready for the next fossil hunting excursion.

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Last updated on June 26, 2016
How did I become a jewelry maker and designer? For 30 years fossil collecting has been my passion. Many people who have bought and traded fossils with me would ask if some of the items could be made into wearable art. About 15 years ago it all started with the dinning room table and a few hand tools. Now there is a full working shop that allows for the creation of all sorts of wonderful "one of a kind" pendants. If you should be interested in some fossil items please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,
Mark

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" I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase " .
If you are not happy with your item please return it within 5 days and you will have the purchase price refunded. (You must email me prior to the return.)