Announcement Handmade coastal inspired jewelry~Designed and made for you by a Mermaid:~}
Handmade coastal inspired jewelry~Designed and made for you by a Mermaid:~}
A Mermaid loves the Sea no matter where she ends up!
An Entrepreneur since age 10, Gigi's first "company" was making animals from seashells and selling them to the local gift shop on Cape Cod.
While she worked her day jobs, she was always busy at night, fist it was creating custom wedding invitations in the art of Calligraphy, then it was sewing clothes for her daughters Doll, which became a successful side business in the 1990s.She began painting and was a sought after custom artist on Cape Cod for decorative furniture and custom coastal paintings.
She was the official cape Cod Marathon race Artist for many years and made many commemorative posters for the event.
In 2000 her husbands job took her away from her beloved coastal views and (she thought) her creative style had dried up. No longer inspired by what she saw outside her window, her excitement to paint waned.
One day she poked into a small bead shop and as she walked around all the pretty crystals, she began to feel inspiration again. She started teaching herself how to wrap wire and how to solder sterling silver, She began making earrings for all of her friends. Before she knew it, this self taught girl was teaching others to make jewelry. Her favorite colors remind her of the sea, and her jewelry usually has a coastal theme.
In 2008 she opened her ETSY shop as the Midwestmermaid. Between that and the art shows she entered, Soon she had enough business to quite her "day job" .
In 2013 she began designing pieces to be cast in either sterling silver or pewter, so she could grow the business. Everything they sell is proudly made in the USA, and they still do custom pieces as needed.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Shop Owner, Designer, And Maker Of Most Things
Gigi has had about 25 careers along the way…ranging from Dental assistant to Store Display Artist to Banking. Her true love is in creating…."the excitement I get from creating something from nothing is a kick I can't get anywhere else. "
Designer, Logistics, Customer Service
Molly is Gigi's younger sister...she and her husband live in Key Largo , FL and work on a yacht! Molly makes all the Pearl jewelry, and also handles all the paperwork and logistics for MidwestMermaid
Barry T O'Neil
Meet our Dad, <3 His career was a Medical Illustrator but he always had a love for the Sea...he made Scrimshaw while we were kids and we picked up our talents from him.! He designs our anchors, lighthouses, and christmas ornament and cards....
Rhode Island, United States
Onsite Model Maker project manager for us, molds, models, casting, plating, and overseeing the epoxy ( enamel)
Cranston, RI, United States
Enameling Company is RI owned by friends of ours... has been around over 25 years. they have done many made in america enameling jobs, for some big names such as Kenneth jay lane and Kirks Folly
The Spouting Whale
New Bedford, MA, United States
Bill Feeny is running this family business in the whaling capital of USA, near my hometown...he has a resin privies where he is able to manufacture items to look hand etched and look like ivory...he has taken our designs and drawings
A Silkscreen Company
New York, United States
silkscreen company that uses our logos and artwork to make fun acrylic products
Sterling Casting Company
Rhode Island, United States
We love this small family owned company and they help us make multiples of some of our most popular designs, such as Fearless our Mermaid.
We have grown from creating our ocean beachy themed jewelry one at a time - to having molds made so we can make multiples - we are happy to be able to make everything locally by friends here in the USA
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
► Payment is most appreciated at time of purchase. If I do not hear from you within 48 hours with non payment, I will have to cancel the sale and relist any items from the order.
I accept payment through Paypal using your credit card or Paypal account as well as Money Order. If sending the latter, your item will be shipped as soon as the Money Order arrives.
✿ A paypal account is not required if you're using a credit card ✿
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Items will be shipped ONLY to Paypal confirmed addresses. This means your billing and shipping addresses must be the same.I recommend purchasing Paypal's buyer protection insurance for your order. I do not re-ship or refund orders that are shown as delivered using the USPS Track and Confirm feature, which will appear on your Paypal delivery confirmation email.
PACKAGING – Your jewelry will be placed in a cardboard cotton-lined jewelry box and shipped in a USPS supplied box. I will ship your item within 2 business days of receiving payment, unless there is a problem with receiving your email or unless your item is custom made. Custom made items are normally shipped in 5-7 days.
Refunds and Exchanges
3 If you are not fully satisfied, please let me know and ship it back to me within 7 days.
I will be more than happy to send you a replacement of your choice at no extra charge or in case of refund, money back, ( SHIPPING COST WILL NOT BE INCLUDED ).