BeachEclectic

BE part of the future and not add to the trash

Glendale, Arizona On Etsy since 2018

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BeachEclectic

BE part of the future and not add to the trash

Glendale, Arizona | 92 Sales

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Announcement    Recently, someone mentioned to me that their friend thought that I just purchased the charms and attached them to the straws. Although this is quite the compliment (Huge smile), I make all of them individually by hand. I mold and bake them then sand and/or carve to make perfect, then seal and attach to the straws with a heat activated adhesive.

I want to make a difference in the world, so my grand daughter and all the children have a beautiful ocean to grow up with as well. Not using plastic straws is just one small step, but it is an important one! The charms make it more fun to use the straws and show your unique personality while helping the environment. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

The straws make great favors and gifts. I am adding to my collection of options all the time, but if there is something that you have in mind that you do not see in any of my listings, please send me a message. I would love to help make your idea a reality, and there is a chance that I may already be working on it and just have not gotten it listed yet. I am a perfectionist, so it takes me a long time to get not only the product to be perfect but to get the photos that way as well.

I donate 10% of the profits each year to an environmental organization because it really is important to me to know that I am doing my part to help make a difference in the future of the world.

If there are any special colors, coastal pieces, or wording that you would like add to make a custom piece, just send me a message. I would love to create something super unique for you or your loved one.

Because all items are COMPLETELY handmade, there is a chance for error. If there is any issue with a product, please let me know, and I am happy to make things right for you. I do my very best to make sure that there will not be anything to fix as I am a total perfectionist. However, I am human and mistakes could happen, but please know it is very important to me that you are thrilled with your purchase. So just let me know, and I am more than happy to make it better.

Live your beach life,
Jami

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Last updated on Sep 9, 2019

Recently, someone mentioned to me that their friend thought that I just purchased the charms and attached them to the straws. Although this is quite the compliment (Huge smile), I make all of them individually by hand. I mold and bake them then sand and/or carve to make perfect, then seal and attach to the straws with a heat activated adhesive.

I want to make a difference in the world, so my grand daughter and all the children have a beautiful ocean to grow up with as well. Not using plastic straws is just one small step, but it is an important one! The charms make it more fun to use the straws and show your unique personality while helping the environment. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

The straws make great favors and gifts. I am adding to my collection of options all the time, but if there is something that you have in mind that you do not see in any of my listings, please send me a message. I would love to help make your idea a reality, and there is a chance that I may already be working on it and just have not gotten it listed yet. I am a perfectionist, so it takes me a long time to get not only the product to be perfect but to get the photos that way as well.

I donate 10% of the profits each year to an environmental organization because it really is important to me to know that I am doing my part to help make a difference in the future of the world.

If there are any special colors, coastal pieces, or wording that you would like add to make a custom piece, just send me a message. I would love to create something super unique for you or your loved one.

Because all items are COMPLETELY handmade, there is a chance for error. If there is any issue with a product, please let me know, and I am happy to make things right for you. I do my very best to make sure that there will not be anything to fix as I am a total perfectionist. However, I am human and mistakes could happen, but please know it is very important to me that you are thrilled with your purchase. So just let me know, and I am more than happy to make it better.

Live your beach life,
Jami

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Sometimes I get so excited with new molds I work a little messy even though I’m normally super OCD. #messydesk #valentinesday #reusablestraws #monogram #coffee

About BeachEclectic

Sales 92
On Etsy since 2018

Beach girl living in the desert

I am beach girl, now living in Glendale, Arizona. I have always been a believer in reduce, reuse, and recycle. My original business idea began with a desire to change up our dining table several years ago. After that, I did a few more pieces and with each one became more excited about what I could do with old pieces in order to make them loved once again. Upcycling furniture is my favorite thing, but my stainless steel straws with attached handmade charms have become my main focus these days and are quickly taking over. They fit perfectly in with my desire to make a difference, and I love making unique gifts and favors that also help our environment.

The story of my straws truly began from necessity. When we lived in California and stopped using plastic straws, suddenly we had a new issue - which drink belongs to who. With plastic straws, everyone could have a different color, but with our first stainless steel straws, we did not have any way to distinguish drinks by their straws anymore. This is where the straw charm began. It took me a couple months (off and on) to figure out exactly how I could attach the charm to the straw and still be able to wash the straw and use as I normally would. Once I figured that part out, I was excited to make cute, durable charms to attach.

The first ones, reflected my love of all things coastal. Those original ones still exist, but the straws have grown and evolved into sooooo many fun, new collections. The coastal inspired items were soon joined by cacti (the move to Arizona). Next, a good friend wanted cupcakes and cakes - super FUN. Then the suggestions poured in from close friends and family. My creative side flared up, and now I am obsessed with finding new and different molds to create new collections that will make everyone want to use reusable metal straws and stop single use plastic straws.

Each charm is completely handmade by me. Once I find an amazing mold, I use clay to start the process. Every one is perfected with painting, some sanding, and once it looks exactly as I want it, it is sealed. Finally, the charm is attached to the straw with clay and a heat activated adhesive.

This business plan began as a product of my love for decorating then redecorating that same space sooner rather than later and of course, crafts. Add that to my over whelming drive to make a lasting change in the world and we have BeachEclectic. Every item I make has the ability to make a difference in some way and always has the coastal flare. I know that I can still transform furniture and decor in my spare time and hopefully, find great homes for those items as well.

Beach Eclectic believes in a green lifestyle where reduce, reuse, and recycle are part of a mission to make a global difference. With each item that you purchase, not only are you getting a unique, one of a kind item, but you are also making a difference in the future.

All upcycled items are on at least their second “life” and have been cleaned throughly before being transformed into the unique item that you see here.

Choose to BE part of the future and not add to the trash.

Up:cy:cle (v.)
reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

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    I am beach girl, now living in Arizona. I am also a mom, GeGe, girlfriend, & true friend. I love being creative & making a difference in our world's future. Now I'm finally making my dreams a reality. BE part of the future and not add to the trash.

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