beachgrasscottage

Beach Decor, Sea Glass, Shell Decor & Beach Christmas

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Announcement    Beach Decor. Beach Christmas Decor. Coastal Home Decor. Bulk Sea Glass. Seashell Frames. Shell Mirrors. Nautical Decor. Seashells. Starfish. Beach Wreaths. Beach Wedding Decor, Gifts, and Favors. Sea Glass Decor... HANDMADE by ONE ARTISAN.

FIND BEACH GRASS COTTAGE ONLINE AT:
Web Store: http://beachgrasscottage.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1g6k7Hz

Thanks for visiting Beach Grass Cottage! Just me, one artist, using my own two hands to make your items and doing what I love and have a passion for!

I create my handcrafted products with industrial strength adhesives. And a lot of love.
You can have faith that my products will last and that you are spending your money on real handmade products.

I am a true beach girl and sea glass lover! I'm from beautiful southwest Michigan near Lake Michigan, home of gorgeous beaches, cool old beachy cottages, and the best sunsets in the world!!

Have fun taking a look around! If you love the beach like I do, I know something here will speak to you!

My usual turnaround time is 1-3 business days for everything except custom mirrors:)

Shari

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 28, 2021

Beach Decor. Beach Christmas Decor. Coastal Home Decor. Bulk Sea Glass. Seashell Frames. Shell Mirrors. Nautical Decor. Seashells. Starfish. Beach Wreaths. Beach Wedding Decor, Gifts, and Favors. Sea Glass Decor... HANDMADE by ONE ARTISAN.

FIND BEACH GRASS COTTAGE ONLINE AT:
Web Store: http://beachgrasscottage.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1g6k7Hz

Thanks for visiting Beach Grass Cottage! Just me, one artist, using my own two hands to make your items and doing what I love and have a passion for!

I create my handcrafted products with industrial strength adhesives. And a lot of love.
You can have faith that my products will last and that you are spending your money on real handmade products.

I am a true beach girl and sea glass lover! I'm from beautiful southwest Michigan near Lake Michigan, home of gorgeous beaches, cool old beachy cottages, and the best sunsets in the world!!

Have fun taking a look around! If you love the beach like I do, I know something here will speak to you!

My usual turnaround time is 1-3 business days for everything except custom mirrors:)

Shari

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About beachgrasscottage

Sales 28,220
On Etsy since 2009

Beach Grass Cottage.... Distinctive. Artisan. Coastal.

I'm Shari, welcome to my tiny spot on Etsy!

I am a long-standing 1-person shop, the kind of shop that made Etsy what it originally was.
I love making one of a kind original seashell and sea glass pieces. Taking raw materials and creating something beautiful that people want to purchase and display in their home is so humbling. My work is displayed in homes all across the nation and that kind makes my head explode when I think about it!

Each of my handcrafted pieces is created using strong industrial adhesives so you won't have to worry about your investment falling apart. I design each piece one by one, and it is so awesome to think that things I have made with my own hands are bringing joy and smiles to people all over the world! How cool is that?

A bit about me...my friends call me Scarlett because I'm as stubborn and bossy as the original. I am a mom to two amazing young adult sons, all grown up and adulting the heck out of life. God's greatest gifts to me, so proud of them.

My hubby is an incredibly supportive and patient man who sticks by me through all the roller coaster turns of this crazy business. Plus, he's a computer geek, which always helps when running an internet based company!

I started out my work career with 13 years of the big stuffy corporate sales job... pharmaceutical sales...ugh...suffocating... big money, no soul.
I gave up the big salary and fancy company car to do floral design. Crazy, right??!

I dabbled in floral design a bit then created my first company, a fun corporate gift/gift basket company which I happily ran for 7 years. Never seeing my family at Christmas and around any holiday was a major downside, so I sold the company in favor of more balance.

I started Beach Grass Cottage in 2008 and by the grace of God, it is finally where I belong. I'm so happy that I didn't give up my search!

I love the smell of an ocean beach, sailing on a BIG wind day, cashmere anything, aqua blue salt water, getting organized, the Florida Keys, a good medium-rare rib eye steak with sea salt, Coke Icees, traveling anywhere, all kinds of ribbon, cinnamon Mentos, and a great hat.

I hate suspension bridges, cantaloupe, pushy people, big crowds, being forced to make small talk with strangers, green peppers, drama queen women, slow drivers and beer of any kind.

On Beach Grass Cottage... We're located in southwest Michigan very near the fun beach communities of pristine Lake Michigan -- home of die-hard beach lovers, amazing dunes, eclectic cool beach towns, and the most gorgeous sunsets on the planet!

This company of mine is an answer to a lot of patience and prayers, and it's exactly where I'm supposed to be during this season of my life.
I welcome you to take a look around, and message me with any comments or questions. I hope something I've made speaks to you:)

My email is beachgrasscottage [!at] gmail.com and my company website is beachgrasscottage.com
You can see more products there, plus my portfolio of custom mirrors done over the years for clients.

Shari


FIND BEACH GRASS COTTAGE ONLINE AT:
http://beachgrasscottage.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beach-Grass-Cottage-Distinctive-Artisan-Coastal/154653583098


LOVE THIS!!!!!
“When you buy from an independent artist, you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds, the dog. You aren't just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into the living.”
-Rebekah Joy Plett

Shop members

  • Shari

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    Owner, manager, artisan, marketing director, buyer, inventory control specialist, advertising manager, trash collector, beach girl, mom, wife....

Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2022
Beach Grass Cottage was created out of my passions for the sea, the beach, and shelling. I hand design each item from beautiful natural seashells, starfish, and sea glass.

My signature pieces include my beautiful starfish wreath and mirrors, sea glass frames and wreaths, custom seashell mirrors, and beaded starfish garlands. Where possible, each of my pieces bear my signature as the artisan and the date.

My hand crafted pieces make unique and memorable gifts -- wedding gifts, housewarming gifts, hostess gifts, or just special gifts for the people closest to you for whom value and handmade quality is important and worth the extra effort and cost. You will not find my pieces in the mall - they are as special and unique as the person receiving them!

Thanks so very much for checking out my shop!
If you love the beach and the sea like I do, I know something here will speak to you!

Shari

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

At Beach Grass Cottage, you have the choice of paying directly on the Etsy site with any credit card, or using PayPal to process your payment.

Either way, your payment is fully secured, and I NEVER see your confidential credit card information. You can use your credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account!!

TAX: 6% tax is charged to orders shipping within Michigan.

Shipping

My turnaround time is generally 1-3 BUSINESS days, 3-5 BUSINESS days during November and Deccember, Monday-Friday, unless it's a custom mirror. Custom mirrors require a lead time of 3-4 weeks and are not available during November and December.


I ship from Michigan every WEEKDAY, Monday through Friday, using primarily USPS for smaller items and UPS Ground for larger items. Commercial (work) addresses do tend to receive their packages up to 2 days faster, so if that works for you it's a great option.


There is a "Priority Shipping Upgrade" listed on the last page of my shop that you can purchase to have your packaged expedited and shipped Priority.


Many of my pieces are heavy, large, fragile, and/or glass, (or all of the above!)
so shipping fees unfortunately have to reflect that. Shipping fees include necessary protective packaging such as inner and outer protective boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc in addition to the actual postage. I do not make a profit on shipping. Also, I re-use clean recycled materials whenever I can:)


TIMELINE: You can count on your order shipping within (1-3) BUSINESS days (M-F) of being placed. I'll contact you via your email right away if there will be an additional delay processing your order. Occasional vacation shipping delays are noted at the top of my shop pages under "Shop Announcements".


*****SHIPPING TO ALASKA / HAWAII / GUAM / VIRGIN ISLANDS :
Orders shipping to AK, HI, USVI, and GUAM are subject to a surcharge beyond the stated shipping to pay for the additional costs of shipping.

If you are shipping to any of these locations and place an order here, I will contact you if additional postage is due, and send you a PayPal invoice to cover the additional shipping. You can pay via Pay Pal with any credit card, even if you don't have a PayPal account.


INTERNATIONAL: I do not ship internationally at this time. It's nothing personal, just a business decision based on the fragility and weight of my pieces.

Additional policies and FAQs

SEA GLASS: I use recycled and manufactured sea glass in my pieces. While I LOVE genuine sea glass, using genuine sea glass in my pieces would be incredibly costly and would increase my prices to an unaffordable level.


INDOORS ONLY, PLEASE: My items are meant to be enjoyed indoors in temperature controlled rooms. Nothing should be used outdoors unless specifically discussed in the items' description. Extremely hot temperatures outside, in between storm doors and entrance doors, and in rooms that are not temperature controlled can cause adhesives used in my products to weaken or soften.


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: Just a quick mention that many of the shells I use are by-products of the seafood industry and are eaten in foreign countries. Additionally, shell harvesting provides hundreds of jobs. I don't carry shells that are endangered or threatened. Certain shells become unavailable from time to time and season to season, which prevents their over-harvesting. I also do not sell coral except for small pieces that are harvested dead.


STOCK PHOTOS: My items are almost always created "made to order".
My photos represent an actual piece that has been photographed before it sold, unless the item's description clearly states "YOU WILL RECIEVE THIS EXACT PIECE", "one of a kind" or "original". Care is taken to replicate the photo in detail using the same elements whenever possible. Shell varieties or sea glass shades may differ due to unavailability at the time of your purchase but the overall design of the piece will always be consistent with the photo.
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation made uniquely for you!


CUSTOM ORDERS: I love to do custom work and look forward to creating something gorgeous just for you:) Custom orders by their very nature are customized to your wishes and are not returnable.

I will work with you beforehand in detail to make sure we are both in agreement with what we are creating for you before I proceed. Once all your questions have been addressed and we are in agreement on all aspects of the design, materials and timeline, in writing, I will require full prepayment.
I require this prepayment in order to "go ahead" and purchase items for your order that I would ordinarily not have in stock and would not be able to sell to someone else.

More information

Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

No Refunds on Custom Orders - Custom orders, by their very definition, are made to your requests and are not returnable. I will work with you to make sure you are happy with what we are creating before I start work on your piece.