ReCurrents

genuine Atlantic shell and sea glass jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 242 Sales

ReCurrents

genuine Atlantic shell and sea glass jewelry

North Carolina, United States 242 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(68)
Shop owner

Susan

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Announcement   Each ReCurrents item has been handcrafted using shells and pieces of genuine sea glass that were found on the Atlantic shore in coastal North Carolina.

ReCurrents upholds a firm commitment to Mother Earth as an eco- friendly shop, both in spirit and in practice.

*For each shell I pick up from the beach, I also pick up at least one cigarette butt and/or piece of litter.
*No sea creatures have been harmed to create your jewelry. Only vacant shells are collected.
*All items are mailed with the least amount of packaging required to reach you safely.
*Mailing envelopes are made of 100% recycled materials and are made in the USA.
*Gift boxes and the non-tarnishing white synthetic cotton filler in each one are made of 100% recycled materials, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy in the USA.
*Business cards are printed on card stock made from 100% recycled paper.
*Whenever possible, upcycled materials, such as beads from vintage necklaces, are used.
*The only electricity used to create ReCurrents jewelry pieces is used to power my Black & Decker rotary tool.

Thank you for visiting my shop!
-Susan

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 27, 2016

Each ReCurrents item has been handcrafted using shells and pieces of genuine sea glass that were found on the Atlantic shore in coastal North Carolina.

ReCurrents upholds a firm commitment to Mother Earth as an eco- friendly shop, both in spirit and in practice.

*For each shell I pick up from the beach, I also pick up at least one cigarette butt and/or piece of litter.
*No sea creatures have been harmed to create your jewelry. Only vacant shells are collected.
*All items are mailed with the least amount of packaging required to reach you safely.
*Mailing envelopes are made of 100% recycled materials and are made in the USA.
*Gift boxes and the non-tarnishing white synthetic cotton filler in each one are made of 100% recycled materials, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy in the USA.
*Business cards are printed on card stock made from 100% recycled paper.
*Whenever possible, upcycled materials, such as beads from vintage necklaces, are used.
*The only electricity used to create ReCurrents jewelry pieces is used to power my Black & Decker rotary tool.

Thank you for visiting my shop!
-Susan

Susan

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Susan

Seashell Spire Pendant
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Gray Spiral Moon Shell Pendant
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Gray Spiral Sundial Seashell Pendant
US$7.00
Genuine White Sea Glass Icicle Pendant
US$7.00
Gray Whelk Seashell Spire Pendant
US$7.00
Gray and Orange Spiral Moon Seashell Pendant
US$7.00
Gray Seashell Spire Pendant
US$7.00
Gray Sea Stone and Falling Leaf Pendant
US$8.00
Large Silvery Sea Stone Pendant
US$8.00
White Snowflake Sea Glass Pendant
US$9.00
Summer Day Oyster Seashell Pendant
US$9.00
Wire Wrapped Green Genuine Sea Glass Pendant
US$9.00
Natural Sea Scallop Hair Barrette
US$10.00
Marbled Gray Sea Stone Adjustable Ring
US$10.00
Coquina Clam Seashell Post Earrings
US$10.00
Gray Moon Shell Adjustable Ring
US$10.00
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About

ReCurrents connects you to the ocean, the ocean connects us all.

The name ReCurrents reflects the reciprocity of humankind and the sea, and the vision of an ocean made clean by a worldwide effort to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recreate.

For as long as I can recall, I've enjoyed creating my own jewelry out of glass beads and stones. As a child living in Columbus, Ohio, I remember sitting at the picnic table on the back patio and stringing tiny seed beads onto thread from my mom's sewing basket to make bracelets and necklaces.

Once I moved to the coast of North Carolina in 2004, it felt natural to incorporate shells, sea glass, and other beach finds into my handmade jewelry. I started wearing these creations and realized that it felt good to have a little piece of the ocean and the salty coastal air with me, against my skin. It lightened up everyday tasks, and I noticed that people smiled when they saw me wearing these treasures from the sea.

Yet as I continued to comb the sand for beautiful shells, I found that for every keepsake I pocketed, I also picked up an abandoned cup, plastic straw, or cigarette butt. It was heartbreaking to discover that something as pure as the ocean could be so easily tarnished by human hands. This is what inspired me to make ReCurrents an eco-friendly company; one that produces as little waste as possible, uses packaging made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials, and donates a portion of its proceeds to the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project.

Since founding ReCurrents, I have had countless awesome privileges, and the honor of working with many environmental conservationists. I am inspired and humbled by their efforts. Wherever you live, I hope ReCurrents helps you to feel inspired as well, and that when you wear your ReCurrents jewelry, you experience the gratifying feeling of finding a pretty keepsake during a barefoot beach walk.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Lover And Dreamer

    Hi, I'm Susan, and here I am combining two of my favorite things: beach yoga! I'm fortunate to live on the coast and have lots of opportunities to hunt for seashells and sea glass, which I lovingly craft into ReCurrents jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2016
Eco Philosophy:
As the owner of ReCurrents, I have made a commitment to Mother Earth as an eco friendly shop, both in spirit and in practice.

*For each shell I pick up at the beach, I also pick up one cigarette butt and/or piece of litter.
*I never collect live organisms, so no sea creatures have been harmed to create your jewelry.
*All items are mailed with the least amount of packaging required to reach you safely.
*Mailing envelopes are made of 100% recycled materials and are made in the USA.
*Gift boxes and the non-tarnishing white synthetic cotton filler in each one are made of 100% recycled materials, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy in the USA.
*I reuse gift boxes, packing materials and tissue paper whenever possible.
*Business cards are printed on card stock made from 100% recycled paper.
*I use upcycled materials, such as beads from vintage necklaces. I also purchase beads, findings, chains and supplies from locally owned and operated shops, as well as other Etsy merchants. I do not purchase craft supplies at Hobby Lobby.
*The only electricity used to create ReCurrents jewelry pieces is the power used to run my drill.

Genuine Shell and Sea Glass Guarantee:
*I guarantee that each seashell and piece of sea glass in ReCurrents jewelry was found on a beach, not purchased in a craft store or gift shop.

Contact Me:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have. The easiest way is to use the "Contact" link on the left side of the screen in my shop. You can also email me at szmiller980(at)gmail(dot)com.
Please also "like" ReCurrents on facebook. This is a great way to keep up with sales, new item postings, and what I'm working on at any time:
https://www.facebook.com/ReCurrents

Thank you for visiting my shop! Namasté.
-Susan

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment:
I accept Paypal payments and credit card payments through Paypal. Please note, you do not have to register for a Paypal account in order to pay with a credit card through Paypal.
I also accept direct payments by credit card, as well as Etsy gift cards. Please select this option during the checkout process.

Privacy Policy:
I will not sell your mailing address to any third party organization. Etsy has a similar policy and has pledged to not sell your personal information.

Cancellation Policy:
Orders may be canceled within 24 hours of placement. If you wish to cancel an order, please notify me as quickly as possible. (I often ship orders the same day they are placed.)

Custom Orders:
If you are looking for a specific type of shell or have another request, such as a necklace in a certain length, please send me a private message and I'll be glad to see what I can do for you. My shell inventory is always limited to what the Atlantic decides to offer up. But at any time, I will be happy to see if I have what you are seeking.

Sea Turtle Items:
Jewelry pieces that are marked as sea turtle items are being sold to raise money for sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation efforts here in southeast North Carolina. 100% of the profits from these items will be donated to the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, an organization for which I volunteer.
For more information about the WBSTP and our efforts, please visit our facebook page or our website:
https://www.facebook.com/WrightsvilleBeachSeaTurtleProject
http://turtles.wrightsville-beach.info/
Shipping
Shipping:
I always mail to the address entered on your Etsy invoice, not your billing address listed in Paypal. Your purchase will be shipped within 3 business days of when your payment has cleared. (I typically ship orders within 1 day of when they are placed.) All items are shipped via USPS first class mail.

Packaging:
All items are lovingly packaged in a gift box, tied with a bow, and shipped in a padded lightweight bubble mailer. All packaging is made with post-consumer recycled materials, as specified above.
If you order multiple items, they may be safely packaged together. Please specify if you need each item to be packaged in its own individual gift box, and I will be happy to oblige.
The "Please Recycle" stamp on my packaging was handmade by BlossomStamps here on Etsy. Check her out her shop in my favorites!

Shipping and Handling rates for one item-
-USA orders- $3.00, allow 2-3 days for shipping
-Canada orders- $6.80, allow 3-7 days for shipping
-All other international orders- $6.80, shipping may take up to one month depending on the country and whether the package is retained by customs. In most cases, international shipping will only take about 1-2 weeks. Please note that international buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
*Please note, my shipping rates were raised as of February, 2013. This is the direct result of heightened shipping charges from the United States Postal Service, which took effect on January 27, 2013. I apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have in regards to shipping costs.

Combined Shipping:
If you order more than one item at a time, a reduced shipping rate is offered for subsequent items.

Shipping rates for more than one item-
-USA- additional items ship for $1.00 each
-Canada- additional items ship for $1.00 each
-All other international orders- additional items ship for $1.00 each

Gift Purchases:
I love mailing gifts and will be happy to mail an item to a gift recipient for you. Please send me a note during checkout (a message space will be available) in regards to your gift purchase, and please include pertinent information so that I may include a personalized "To/From" gift tag.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchange Policy:
Refunds and exchanges are not offered for a lost or stolen item.

Repairs and Replacements:
If your ReCurrents jewelry item breaks, please send me a private message. I will be happy to discuss a repair or replacement at no cost to you.

Undelivered Items:
The average delivery time for an item sent by USPS first class mail in the continental United States is 2-3 days. For Alaska and Hawaii, it is 4-5 days. If you place an order at a time of high mail traffic, such as before Christmas or Mother's Day, please allow up to 7 days for delivery. In the rare instance that the USPS has lost your package, please contact me. After 14 days from the date your order was placed, I will ship a replacement or offer reimbursement.
Additional policies and FAQs
Allergy information:
All ReCurrents items are handcrafted in my smoke-free home. I have one dog and no other animals.
Each shell and piece of sea glass has been cleaned with a diluted bleach solution and rinsed with clean water. In some instances, a shell may be covered with a nontoxic clear acrylic gloss coating. If this is the case, it will be specified in the product description. Otherwise, all of the shells have only their natural finish.

Four Jewelry Care Tips:
1. Please do not wear your ReCurrents jewelry items while swimming, bathing, or showering.
2. If the feathers on your Sea and Sky item become rumpled, you can gently comb them back into place using a clean, regular toothbrush.
3. Most shells, such as Scallops and Oysters, are generally strong and not terribly breakable. Others, such as Pen Shells and Mermaid's Toenail Shells, are more fragile and should be handled with care as much as possible.
4. If you wish to give the shells on your ReCurrents item a bit more of a gleam, you can safely coat them with a layer of regular clear nail polish. Or for a wet look, apply several coats of clear nail polish, allowing each coat to dry in between.