NatureAndWhimsy

JEWELRY*HandMade*SeaGlass*BeachFinds*Natural*Exclusive*

Hudson, Indiana · 12 Sales

NatureAndWhimsy

JEWELRY*HandMade*SeaGlass*BeachFinds*Natural*Exclusive*

Hudson, Indiana 12 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   WELCOME TO NATURE & WHIMSY!
I am a home-based artist/photographer/naturalist who carefully creates each piece that you see here. Inspiration comes from God, nature, my travels and experiences, and growing up a waterman's daughter on the tranquil shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

All of the Sea Glass, River Glass and other beach finds I use in my designs are naturally tumbled by many years in the sea. Consider the salinity of the sea, waves pounding glass against rocks and sand, and the results are often beautiful and intriguing, with smooth edges and often a soft, 'frosted' surface. Certain characteristics can be authenticated by collectors, and cannot be replicated by man made tumblers or man's efforts to duplicate nature's processes.

I only use only authentic sea glass I've collected, or has been hand-collected by some of the world's leading collectors/experts on sea glass. Much of my glass comes from England, known for it's glass industry in the 1800's. Beach-combing finds like driftwood and shells, dried flowers from my gardens, feathers, and frequently a little glitter.....all add a touch of whimsy and can show up at any time! I also wire wrap some pieces and may add charms.

I welcome and encourage you to "Make An Offer", ask questions, make comments. I read all, are taken seriously and I'll reply back promptly. I sure hope you enjoy your visit here at Nature & Whimsy, and please let me know you stopped by! I hope you'll feel you've been refreshed by memories of, or dreams of the beach or the sea. Kindly "💙 FAVORITE SHOP" my shop, and please leave a REVIEW when you are completely satisfied with your purchase. Notify me immediately if anything is not to your liking! I hope to hear from you!

Blessings and Joy,

Sarah Thomas, Owner & Artisan
Sea Glass Collector
Visionary Artist
Exclusive Jewelry Designer
Wild Flower Preservationist
Photographer
Customer Service Manager
Quality Control Specialist
Shipping Clerk
Beach Comber, Purveyor of Wildflowers, and
Life-long Gatherer of Tiny and Natural Things

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2017

WELCOME TO NATURE & WHIMSY!
I am a home-based artist/photographer/naturalist who carefully creates each piece that you see here. Inspiration comes from God, nature, my travels and experiences, and growing up a waterman's daughter on the tranquil shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

All of the Sea Glass, River Glass and other beach finds I use in my designs are naturally tumbled by many years in the sea. Consider the salinity of the sea, waves pounding glass against rocks and sand, and the results are often beautiful and intriguing, with smooth edges and often a soft, 'frosted' surface. Certain characteristics can be authenticated by collectors, and cannot be replicated by man made tumblers or man's efforts to duplicate nature's processes.

I only use only authentic sea glass I've collected, or has been hand-collected by some of the world's leading collectors/experts on sea glass. Much of my glass comes from England, known for it's glass industry in the 1800's. Beach-combing finds like driftwood and shells, dried flowers from my gardens, feathers, and frequently a little glitter.....all add a touch of whimsy and can show up at any time! I also wire wrap some pieces and may add charms.

I welcome and encourage you to "Make An Offer", ask questions, make comments. I read all, are taken seriously and I'll reply back promptly. I sure hope you enjoy your visit here at Nature & Whimsy, and please let me know you stopped by! I hope you'll feel you've been refreshed by memories of, or dreams of the beach or the sea. Kindly "💙 FAVORITE SHOP" my shop, and please leave a REVIEW when you are completely satisfied with your purchase. Notify me immediately if anything is not to your liking! I hope to hear from you!

Blessings and Joy,

Sarah Thomas, Owner & Artisan
Sea Glass Collector
Visionary Artist
Exclusive Jewelry Designer
Wild Flower Preservationist
Photographer
Customer Service Manager
Quality Control Specialist
Shipping Clerk
Beach Comber, Purveyor of Wildflowers, and
Life-long Gatherer of Tiny and Natural Things

Sarah Thomas - Nature and Whimsy Handmade Jewelry

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Reviews

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Anonymous on Dec 29, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

A lovely piece. Excellent customer service - Sarah worked with me to customize the chain and put it in the mail the next day.

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Nature & Whimsy is refreshing its shop! Though never closed, my shop has been neglected. I have lots of new things to show you! Better photos, shorter listings, and easy ways to message me for info, orders, comments or talk over a custom designed piece!

About

Exclusive hand-made jewelry from beach-finds: genuine surf-tumbled sea glass, pottery shards, driftwood--whatever inspires me!

Nature & Whimsy began as the result of my hobbies gone wild. I sell exclusively one-to-one, on Etsy and can be found Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jackcreek1224
After a journey through major illness, I'm back in my studio, trying lots of new ideas! It's been a difficult few years, and I'm so very thankful that the creative side of me has returned! It was during this time that I first learned about the world of SEA GLASS and the passion of its collectors! I quickly became one of those intense collectors, tried my hand at wire wrapping pieces, and found that it was a good fit. I have sea glass gathered from a beach on the Chesapeake Bay stashed away from when I was a little child. How would I know that 60+ years later I'd return to that glass, be just as passionate about beach combing, expand my ideas, and offer my exclusive jewelry worldwide through the internet?
I welcome your inquiries and consider each customer special. My hope is that you will find something in my shop that makes you smile, spurs your imagination, triggers a new appreciation for history, or to have something hand made by a U.S. artisan that is unique. I hope each piece will be appreciated for its unique origins, mystery of its 'past life', or maybe just add a little whimsy to your life!
Blessings & Joy,
Sarah Thomas
Proprietor~Visionary Artist~Creative Designer
Nature And Whimsy
Beach combing Inspired Creations...with a little touch of whimsy!

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  • Sarah Thomas, Owner/Artist

    Photographer, Customer Service, Gatherer Of Natural Things

  • Sydney ( In Memory 1996 - 2017 )

    Tranquility Specialist, Assistant

    Sydney fills a very important role in the magic that takes place in creating Nature & Whimsy Jewelry, and is always by my side. She has a natural gift when it comes to helping chose materials. She excels with selection of ribbon, fiber, and beads.

  • Murffee (In Memory 1996 - 2017)

    Packing & Shipping Assistant

    Oh Murffee! (Pronounced "Murphy) What a lover! 23 lbs and scared of his shadow. Would start purring when you headed his way and would raise his 2 front legs up when he wanted to be picked up. Knew the route the sunbeams traveled through the house.

  • ....about Syd and Murffee.....

    Constant Companions For Many Years.

    These babies joined our home at 5 weeks old.Litter-mates; never apart. Indifferent, but not apart. Syd was the hunter/curious one! Murf was thrilled for her to go for it; wake him when succeeded.Syd:Diabetic/2shots/day Murf: Thyroid disease/daily Rx

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

CAN I MAKE AN OFFER?

Yes, you can, and I encourage you to! It is always very difficult for artists to price our own work. I study similar jewelry to determine a price. I have no way of knowing, however, if the quality standards of the pieces I'm comparing are as high as mine or if the artist only uses authentic - not man-made - glass.
Contact me and let me know what you have in mind, and I'll return your inquiry ASAP!

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR NATURE & WHIMSY EXCLUSIVES

I use a wide variety of materials in my creations. Some have water-soluble components. I strongly suggest that you *DO NOT* get your Nature and Whimsy exclusive *WET!* The final protective coat is usually durable and protective, however it is NOT guaranteed waterproof.

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO SOMETHING I WANT TO BUY?

I can usually make changes such as shortening a necklace to become a bracelet instead, lengthen/shorten size, remove or replace a charm or something you don't care for, etc. You are encouraged to contact me to see if I have a charm or can add something that will personalize your piece. (Let me know if your name starts with "S" !) Contact me BEFORE PURCHASE to be sure what you have in mind can be done. Reach me here by clicking on "Contact Shop Owner" or "Contact Shop".

SIZING DETAILS

Please be sure to make your size choice very clear! Frequently I can shorten a necklace/bracelet but not add length. In some listings I provide choices in check boxes. Where I have not done that, please be sure to clarify in Message to Seller box or Ask A Question Box.

WHERE DOES YOUR SEA GLASS COME FROM? DO YOU GET IT FROM A HOBBY STORE?

The sea glass I use is authentic, surf (not machine) tumbled. Although living in Indiana presents geographic challenges for my personal beach combing time, I have developed a network of friends and collectors who supply me with beautiful, authentic glass. Sea Glass is found all over the world, washes up on beaches like shells do, and typically takes 100+/- years to develop the smooth, sea frosted patina that makes it so special. I have friends in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, as well as throughout the U.S. and Caribbean who are blessed to beach-comb frequently, and have massive collections that they share with other artists. I purchase most of my glass from credible collectors in England.

HOW CAN I SEE MORE OF THE JEWELRY YOU'VE MADE?

You can! Go to Nature & Whimsy home page. Click on "Sold! Thank You". These include not only sales through Etsy, but many pieces I've given away, used as samples, or kept for myself. The number listed next to "sales" are only the pieces sold through the Etsy store. I gave a LOT away before opening Nature & Whimsy!

OTHER STUFF

Nature And Whimsy is home-based and I create each piece myself.

All Nature And Whimsy pieces are made by me IN THE USA. I buy supplies from US sellers whenever possible, but, unfortunately, sometimes it is necessary to find just what I'm looking for out of country.

A wide variety of chains, cords, ribbons, and fibers for necklaces is available separately. Not all styles, lengths, materials available at all times. Contact me for availability, choice of material, color, and length. I also carry a limited number of zipper pulls and clips.

I avoid the use of lead and questionable materials whenever I can.

If there is anything about your purchase that you are dissatisfied with, contact me immediately BEFORE LEAVING REVIEW!

HAZARD WARNING!

Caution: NOT FOR CHILDREN! Tiny pieces could present a choking hazard or other danger. A 3rd grader stuck a tiny shell in his ear.....trying to hear the sea. It took a trip to the ER to have it removed. Fortunately hearing was not damaged. (True story!) I design all my jewelry with adults and care in mind. Nature & Whimsy is not liable for any harm, damage, injury or other accident of any kind associated with any of it's products.

I REALLY ENJOY SEEING WHAT'S NEW AT NATURE & WHIMSY!! HOW CAN I ADD YOU TO MY 'FAVORITE' LIST AND GIVE YOU A FANTASTIC REVIEW?

Just under the photos of my Shop listings, over on the left there is "REVIEWS". Favorable reviews go a long way in the success or failure of my shop. If you are unhappy at all, please let me know BEFORE leaving a critical review so we can solve the problem!
Regarding FAVORITES, at the very top, left, just below the Sea Glass Logo, there is a spot to tick the box. There is a heart and FAVORITE SHOP. This makes it very easy to find me again....and other potential customers can be confident that I am a trustworthy seller. Thank you so very much.