LoveFromCapeCod

"To Send A Little Extra Love Out Into The World..."

658 Sales

LoveFromCapeCod

"To Send A Little Extra Love Out Into The World..."

658 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Drawn to serene things and creating peaceful spaces. Stones, driftwood, branches, feathers whisper to me...I listen with my heart and create.

A portion of all sales is donated to organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

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Last updated on Feb 5, 2016

Drawn to serene things and creating peaceful spaces. Stones, driftwood, branches, feathers whisper to me...I listen with my heart and create.

A portion of all sales is donated to organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

Sandi Pike Foundas

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ginasaunders78

ginasaunders78 on Jul 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Sandi, once again, it's a home run! Just went to my mailbox, and my purchase was waiting for me. Came more quickly than I expected. You know, in my family, I'm more the gift giver. And gifts that are for me, I've generally chosen for myself. But I'm like an excited kid receiving these stones from you. Though I know which stones are arriving, it's a wonderful, sweet surprise to receive all the other goodies you tuck into the package. What a pleasure it is to do business with you. Your creations are magnificent. Thank you! Thank you!

Julie Marie Vicknair

Julie Marie Vicknair on Jul 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite sea stone and my new word to live by... "Be"... thank you so much dear Sandi for another beautiful addition to my "Love from Cape Cod" collection, xoxo

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Playing and having fun adding new stones to my shop.
I've been happily creating new painted sea stones this past week and just added seven of them to my etsy shop just now.
Finished up with a few new pieces and they're now in my etsy shop. blue_heart
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The Call of The Sea...And the Desire to Create...

The beautiful and oh so powerful energy of the sea that draws us in....with its calming rhythm of the waves,... its soothing colors and sounds...its salty scents...its textures as we wiggle our bare feet in the cool, moist sand.

All of this and more...

I truly believe it is the vibrational energy of the sea that calls to our spirit most of all.

There is 'something' about sea stones... that simply whispers to my soul.

My connection with the stone begins on the shore as I walk beside the sea...most often in the autumn and winter months...when there is a stillness at the beach.

First the sight of it... then the tactile connection of holding it in my hand...gathering it with a few other stones in a canvas bag and lovingly bringing it home where it will join the other stones from previous journeys to the shore and patiently wait until its energy calls to me... and it will share its message when my hand and heart connect with the colors and design or word it will call my spirit to bring forth.

From the moment my heart and hand connect with my work...there is pure joy.

Within the sea stones there is magic.

There is rarely any planned design. Instead, I simply feel an inner 'tug' to choose certain colors and as I begin to apply the colors to the stone, the designs begin to flow. When I am working on a stone I lose all sense of time. I am amazed to see that many hours can go by...

My designs are done a little differently. They are not typically 'painted on the stones' with a paintbrush. First a 'rough' design is laid on the stone with white paint. That allows the color of the water-resistant glaze inks to have a base that will allow the colors to be true and more vibrant. When the white paint is dry I then add the first layer of glaze ink and then allow the first layer of glaze to dry... usually a half hour or more... then slowly add another layer, and wait... and then add another layer. Most of my stones have at least 3 to 4 layers of glaze on top of the white paint base-coat design before it is complete. Somtimes a stone is completed in one day, but most often it takes a period of several days before it is finished. I may work on a few stones at once, going back and forth as layers of glaze dry on each.

It is a labor of love from start to finish.

I am also drawn to driftwood and fallen sticks and branches. These become enchanted totems, often wrapped in beads and metal...and painted. Something magical happens when I begin to 'play' with the natural elements... sticks, stones, glass, wood, wire....

One of my other passions is journals. They have called to my spirit for as long as I can remember. I love the sweet, soothing sound of a pen across the pages...the 'space' that waits for me to let my inner thoughts and words flow...

When I find the perfect journal (one that opens easily, with pages that lay flat so that writing flows effortlessly, good quality paper and a pleasant weight to the journal that feels comfortable in my hands) I begin the 'dance' of adding...tweaking...embellishing....giving each journal its own, distinct personality. Often beginning with lightly padding the front and back covers so that it FEELS good when you hold it in your hands to write. And then... the fun begins....

Pulling together the mix of fabrics and ribbons, feathers, 'jewels and gems', vintage inspired embelllishments, and more...all of this just makes me happy within! Again, it evolves over time...usually taking several days for it all to come together.

I love and savor each part of the journey...and feel so very blessed to be able to do what brings my heart such peace.

I hope that you will be able to feel the love that is within every piece of art that I create...and that my work may bring a little more peace to your days...

with Love From Cape Cod.....xoxox Sandi
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  • Sandi Pike Foundas

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Vision-Keeper

    My joy is found in the amazingly powerful and beautiful energy within the sea stones, I work with... the delight my heart feels when creating with mixed fabrics, ribbons, feathers, 'baubles and beads' on my hand-embellished journals and note books.

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Last updated on March 4, 2016
Thank you for visiting Love From Cape Cod. It is lovely to have you stop by.
Each stone that I create on is special to me. Tranquil walks on local Cape Cod beaches is where the process begins...with sounds of the waves against the shoreline, the smell of the salty sea air... it is such a peaceful time for me. Discovering each stone on the sand, holding it in my hands, feeling its energy and often smiling. What is it about sea stones that simply makes me feel more serene within...? When I return home to my studio and begin to work on a stone, I am filled with such a sense of peacefulness...It feels almost as if time stands still for me.

Sometimes a stone is completed in one day, but often it takes several days, as time is needed for each layer of the glaze inks and paint to dry before I can add another one, creating the depth and shades of color. Sometimes I create on two or three stones at once, going back and forth between them as they dry. I rarely have a design idea in mind as I begin to work on the stone. It often feels as if the stone directs my hand. It is an entirely happy process from start to finish.

All of the artwork on the stones is created entirely by hand, making each stone unique. Some people like to place stones in small vessels...such as a vintage dish or tray...sometimes alone, other times grouping several stones. You may like simply to place them on mantel, a desk top, table top, nightstand...in front of a loved ones photo. I do hope you will often pick them up and hold them in your hands...I am certain that you too, will feel their calming energy...

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Each finished stone needs to be cared for as most pieces of art. (~with loving care~) Oils from hand lotion or perspiration will be absorbed into the stone, so please be sure to handle them with clean dry hands. (If oils do get onto the stone, it can be lightly washed with warm water and a mild soap and rinsed well and dried, being mindful to treat the paint and glaze designs with tender care~ the designs are waterproof, but will not stand up to abrasion.) The stones are intended for indoor use only. The back of every stone is signed and dated and includes the words "serenity sea stone" cape cod hand lettered as well.

Thank you for interest in my creations. I hope you will come back again, as I will be adding new pieces often. My intention is that my work will bring a little more color to your world....a little more beauty.....and a little more serenity too.

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Shipping
I will usually ship within 2-5 days after receiving your order. Your order will be shipped via the United States Postal Service. (Orders are most often shipped US Priority Mail with a tracking number.)

International Orders: Customer is responsible for any custom's taxes/fees. Please note I can not lower the value amount, or mark as gift on the customs form.

I am a big recycler and often use gently-used packing materials (and sometimes boxes) for shipping.

Please know that I will package your order with tender loving care. Each stone is placed in a small sheer bag to keep it safe and 'happy', with a calligraphed oval hang-tag and ready for gift giving. I include a handwritten note with an envelope with calligraphy and artwork, and tuck in a few little 'extras' with tissue paper inside the box.
Refunds and Exchanges
I have taken care to show the designs and colors in close up photos, but please take into consideration that settings on computer screens vary and may cause the image to appear slightly different in color than the actual colors on the stones.

I want you to be happy with your order. If you have any problems with an item, please contact me as soon as you receive the item, but at the least within three days to discuss an exchange or return.