NatureAndWhimsy

Sea Glass-Beach~Nature ~ Inspired Handmade Jewelry

Indiana, United States · 11 Sales

NatureAndWhimsy

Sea Glass-Beach~Nature ~ Inspired Handmade Jewelry

Indiana, United States 11 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ** SHOPPE being updated, but come on in anyway! ** WELCOME TO NATURE & WHIMSY! Handcrafted jewelry inspired by surf tumbled Sea Glass, Beach-combing finds, Nature, God, and growing up a waterman's daughter on the Chesapeake Bay. Driftwood, dried flowers, fibers, shells, and ..... add a touch of whimsy. All items shown are in stock. I only use authentic, hand-collected sea glass from some of the world's leading curators and collectors. It's best to contact me here through Etsy "Contact Owner" to make an offer or with questions. Enjoy your visit here and let me know you stopped by! I'd love to hear from you! Sarah Thomas, Owner, Artist

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Last updated on May 20, 2016

** SHOPPE being updated, but come on in anyway! ** WELCOME TO NATURE & WHIMSY! Handcrafted jewelry inspired by surf tumbled Sea Glass, Beach-combing finds, Nature, God, and growing up a waterman's daughter on the Chesapeake Bay. Driftwood, dried flowers, fibers, shells, and ..... add a touch of whimsy. All items shown are in stock. I only use authentic, hand-collected sea glass from some of the world's leading curators and collectors. It's best to contact me here through Etsy "Contact Owner" to make an offer or with questions. Enjoy your visit here and let me know you stopped by! I'd love to hear from you! Sarah Thomas, Owner, Artist

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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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About

I use surf-tumbled Sea Glass/Beach Glass/River Glass/Pottery shards, driftwood, shells, and other natural materials - what you may find on a desolate beach - to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Nature And Whimsy began as an extension of hobbies gone wild. I sell exclusively one-to-one, on Etsy and can be found all over Pinterest. Copy & paste into your address bar: 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. The little girl in my shop banner really is me; I was about 18 months.....and in the sand! How would I know that 50+ 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?
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 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 fortunate enough to beach-comb frequently, some daily, and have massive collections that they share with other artists. I purchase most of my glass from credible collectors in England. History documents the eastern shore of England as a major producer of glass in the 1800's, and daily scraps were disposed of in the sea. The results are commonly referred to a "end of day multies" and have remarkable colors! They are truly gems that arrive on beaches and each one is fascinating and precious to me.
Glass is made with sand and other elements, and today Sea Glass washes up on beaches as remarkably beautiful, one of a kind treasures. I love each new piece of glass I get, and as I hold it up to the light to expose hidden colors, wonder how old it is, where it came from (factory?, home?, sunken ship?, estate?, humble pub?), and what it's original intended purpose was (something elegant or utilitarian?) Regardless, it somehow has ended in my hands and I feel a responsibility to be a good steward of each piece. It's intended purpose is only one of the unknowns. Where did it originate? Was it a foreign import for trade? From a old sunken merchant sailing ship that went down? How did it get into the sea? How many years did it tumble and crash against rocks, the sea floor, and was scoured by the actions of the waves and storms? What toll was taken by the composition of elements in the water, such as salt? Just so many things to ponder!
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 just add 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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