Handmade elements for you and your home.

Tarpon Springs, Florida On Etsy since 2014


Handmade elements for you and your home.

Tarpon Springs, Florida | 155 Sales

SapphireIsland is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking some time off to create new, exciting things for my shop and will be re-opening later this fall. Thanks for visiting Sapphire Island and come see what's new in November!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 3, 2017

I am taking some time off to create new, exciting things for my shop and will be re-opening later this fall. Thanks for visiting Sapphire Island and come see what's new in November!

Patty Andrea

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Patty Andrea


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About SapphireIsland

Sales 155
On Etsy since 2014

A Minimalist In Love with Sparkle and Color

I grew up in a little beach town on Lake Michigan and the ever-changing dunescapes, shoreline and sunsets were magical to me. As a kid, I could tell when it was time to go home from the beach by the sparkle on the lake. And when the color of the sky changed from orange and pink to deep purple and red, it was nearing time for bed . . . the sun has always guided me. One theory of why humans love diamonds and gold so much is because when our ancestors roamed the earth, they were constantly on the lookout for life-sustaining water which they could see from afar as it shimmered in the sun. Sometimes that twinkle was not water, but gold and shining gems. And . . . we were hooked!

My dichotomous spirit loves both glitter and bark, rhinestones and moss, rubies and bamboo. In my home, I tend toward minimalism, using natural elements and neutral colors, but absolutely MUST have bits of bright colors and shimmery things here and there. My husband says I am like a bird, attracted to bright, shiny objects and that attraction influences what I do with my art.

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  • Patty Andrea


    I grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan and have moved around the world for most of my adult life. I've lived in some awe-inspiring spots, including Colorado, Alaska and Costa Rica. I'm just going to say that this magnificent world is a beautiful place!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2015
I hope you have as much fun looking at my items as I had making them. When I finally figured out that I could make things for my home in the EXACT colors I wanted to, I went wild - I feel like a kid with a big box of crayons and a bunch of blank paper! Please let me know if there is something you like but want in a different colorway and I will do my best to accommodate you. I have done many CUSTOM ORDERS with very satisfied clients!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns and Damaged Items
I try to show the items in my Etsy shop photographs as true to life as possible – sometimes those sparkly objects are hard to capture as accurately as I would like (and most often, they are much more beautiful in person!) I also provide written descriptions of the prominent colors of each piece. Even so, I know that the color on computer monitors vary and sometimes things just aren’t exactly what you thought they were. In the event that you need to return your item, please note:

• Items must be returned in their original condition with the original wrapping and packing material within seven days after receipt. Upon receipt of the item, I will provide a refund or exchange equal to the amount of the total product cost plus taxes minus the original shipping fees.

If an item arrives damaged, please convo me within 3 business days after receiving the item. The policy for damaged items is as follows:

• Return any damaged item in the original box (unless damaged beyond re-use) with the original wrapping and packing material within seven days after receipt. The original sale price, plus shipping will be refunded when the damaged item has been received.

Unclaimed Packages
I will notify buyers of packages that have been unclaimed at the post office and returned to Sapphire Island via Etsy conversation email (usually the email address used to purchase the item.) If I don't hear back from the buyer within 14 days, I will refund the cost of the item, minus a 15% restocking fee and the shipping costs.
Sapphire Island uses Direct Checkout and accepts the following payment methods:
PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. Etsy Gift Cards
Your payment is secure, as I never see your confidential credit card information.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the “PayPal Option” during checkout. Here’s how:

• Choose the PayPal option during checkout
• After submitting order, click “Pay Now” button
• Scroll down and choose “Pay with Credit or Debit card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account

*IMPORTANT* I will need to receive payment within 72 hours of purchase to prevent the item from being relisted. Please contact me if you wish to cancel your order. If you cancel your order after your item has shipped (usually in 1-3 business days), your transaction will be handled as a return and is subject to shipping expenses payable by the buyer.

Please be aware that FLORIDA SHIPPING ADDRESSES will be charged a 6% sales tax.
I am happy to combine postage, when possible, on any multiple purchases made. Most items can ship together for less than $10.00 and I will work with you on ANY multiple orders! Convo me for a revised postage cost.

All of my items come wrapped in recycled white tissue with ties made out of many kinds of upcycled bits of yarn, string, ribbon, cording, washi tape and other lovely things I have saved over the years (they are very pretty and can be given as a present without re-wrapping - can be seen in some of my listed items.) I also ship Priority Mail via the USPS which uses “cradle to cradle” boxes from MBDC, who take a green approach to packaging that has, as part of its business model, the perspective of “people, planet, profit”. I also use shredded, non-bleed junk mail (my neighbors love to share that with me!!) for the packing material to keep items safe.

An e- receipt is provided when you purchase items from Sapphire Island. To save trees, I don't include a paper receipt in your shipment but would be happy to do so if you request one.

USPS Priority Mail should be delivered within 2-3 business days (but I have had shipments take longer!) I ship 1-3 business days after payment clears (in most cases, I will ship within 24 hours after payment clears.) Shipping charges INCLUDE ALL SHIPPING COSTS, INSURANCE AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. You will receive your confirmation number when the item ships. Please notify me if you have not received your package in a reasonable amount of time and I will help track it down.

*NOTE* I always ship to the address given during Etsy checkout unless clearly specified. Please make sure that you have an address that is deliverable via the USPS - if the USPS cannot deliver your item, it will be returned to me. Once I receive the item, I will refund the cost of the item (minus the shipping).

Insurance for international shipping is not included in shipping costs - please send me a message BEFORE ordering if you would like to add insurance. If applicable, the buyer is responsible for all duties and taxes. Sapphire Island cannot be responsible for items delayed by customs. If you do not see your country listed, please contact me for shipping information and costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thanks so much for visiting Sapphire Island's shop. I take the utmost care in putting all of my pieces together and apply clear coat finish on most of my items. Hand-made items lend themselves to gentle cleaning - a soft, damp cloth with a light touch works best. Avoid immersing any of Sapphire Island's items in water . . . treat them like little works of art!

I welcome custom orders - convo me and you can fill me in on what you are looking for. Custom orders will require half down before I can start them.