dogdollar on Apr 25, 2017
Great job love the wave. Seller is awesome to work with.
dogdollar on Apr 25, 2017
This is just perfect thank you.
amelialcampana on Apr 24, 2017
Such a beautiful and unique piece!!! I just love it and I am so happy with my purchase - thank you so much!!! Quick shipping, nicely packaged and great communication from the shop owner.
Fat Cats, Sea glass and Sterling Silver
I've lived in a coastal town all my life, but it wasn't until my Mother-in-law moved even closer to the beach (walking distance) that I developed a love for collecting sea glass. At first it was sort of like a contest with my husband and kids - who could find the prettier piece of sea glass. Each time we would visit his mom, we would stroll along the beach and experience the thrill of the hunt. But the more I collected, the more I began to feel inspired to want to create something with each piece I found. I was fascinated with imagining the history of each piece - was it from this century, perhaps the one before that or the one before that?!?
I have always been a creative person - ever since I was a little girl. Over the years, I've enjoyed drawing, painting, and working with clay. I then decided I'll give jewelry making a whirl. How was I supposed to know that this new endeavor would turn out so well for me? I have so much fun incorporating those little sea glass gems that I collected over the years into my creations. This passion has turned me into a self-taught silversmith and jewelry designer.
Helping with my creations are my two fat ragdoll cats - Lincoln and Remington - (Click on their pictures to read their specific jobs :)) hence the name - Fat Cats on the Beach. They love to "help" me on the workbench. Mostly getting in the way, but you got to love the curious nature of kitties! My daughter adds to my inspiration - she too is very creative - Always wanting to design with me. She is my go-to critic. My son is an artist in the making - his ability to draw with such detail is really amazing at the age of only 9. Who knows what the future holds for him? Then there is my best friend and husband of 22 years. The most loving and supportive husband anyone could ever ask for.
This gives you a little glimpse into my simple life here in Connecticut. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them. For more pictures of my inspiration and creations follow me on Instagram @fat_cats_on_the_beach
I'm a stay at home mom and a self taught silversmith and jewelry designer who loves being close to nature.
Checks quality of shipping materials specifically rafia ribbon.
Checks breakability of pieces by randomly batting them off the table with her paws.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
INTERNATIONAL shipping may take 1-4 weeks or longer even though I ship out next day!
** ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS** Please note:
USPS Postal rates for international shipping have doubled since January 2016.
Sorry, but this is out of my control.
Customs and Import taxes:
**Buyers are responsible for any possible international customs charges or import taxes. Unfortunately, this is also out of my control and I can't be responsible for any customs charges or delays.
**I'm sorry, but I can't be responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Please convo me for a quote if you want your packages to be sent Express or Priority.
Refunds and Exchanges
***Personalized items can not be returned. So please be sure you have the correct information and size when you place the order.
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like me to add a gift note, just let me know - I will be more than happy to include your special little note :)
We can personalize any of our jewelry by adding a stamped sterling silver initial tag - see listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97713901/extra-personalized-initial-tag
Just a note to remember: Sea glass, Beach stones, Beach pottery and Seashells are fragile pieces of nature. These jewelry items need to be handled with care. Sometimes all it takes is one drop on the floor to shatter them. Believe me- I know! I've lost of few of my favorite pieces with a one slip of the hand.
Beach stones are natural absorbers of moisture. They will darken when in contact with the moisture in your skin. They will lighten again when dry just like they do in nature. To keep this from happening you can rub a little bit of lotion or oil into the stones to keep the dark color, but note that once you do this it will stay dark (like it's wet) for quite some time. I will usually apply a little oil to the stone after I am done making the piece to bring out the naturally rich color - it will fade after a while.
***Handstamped Jewelry - please note:
Because sterling silver is so soft, your personalized silver washers may become scratched over time. You can use a piece of 0000 steel wool to gently buff the scratches out.
I individually handstamp each letter and each piece has it's own unique quality. Some letters may not line up perfectly (I do the best I can - but I'm only human :)) but that is what gives it character and charm.