beachgrasscottage

Beach Decor, Nautical Shells, Sea Glass, & Starfish

Michigan, United States · 13622 Sales

beachgrasscottage

Beach Decor, Nautical Shells, Sea Glass, & Starfish

Michigan, United States 13622 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(3577)
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Shari

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Announcement   Beach Decor. Shell Mirrors. Seashell Frames. Nautical Decor. Sea Glass. Seashells. Starfish. Beach Wreaths. Seashell Letters. Beach Wedding. Sea Glass Decor... HANDMADE by ONE ARTISAN.


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

Beach Grass Cottage uses no "factory partners", "collective labor", or "outsourced production." 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 3-5 business days:)

Shari


“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

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

Beach Decor. Shell Mirrors. Seashell Frames. Nautical Decor. Sea Glass. Seashells. Starfish. Beach Wreaths. Seashell Letters. Beach Wedding. Sea Glass Decor... HANDMADE by ONE ARTISAN.


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

Beach Grass Cottage uses no "factory partners", "collective labor", or "outsourced production." 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 3-5 business days:)

Shari


“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

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5 out of 5 stars
(3577)
erin plocica

erin plocica on Aug 25, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Garland came in quickly, however it came in a small package and it was tangled and while trying to untangle it the starfish and other bead popped off. I can fix it but if I'm paying for it, i shouldn't have to diy it.

Shari

Shari responded on Aug 25, 2016

No, you shouldn't have to DIY it, Erin. I apologize for a loose starfish. I wish you had notified me first. If you'd like to return it I will refund your return shipping, no problem.

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About

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

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

There's been a lot of press lately about Etsy's broadened definitions of what's "handmade."
I want to assure you that I am a long-standing 1-person shop, the kind of shop that made Etsy what it originally was. You will find no "factory partners", "collective workers", or "outsourced labor" at Beach Grass Cottage.

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.

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 teenage sons, one in college at University of Michigan studying architecture, and one is a senior in high school. 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 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 began to get old, so I sold the company and it then didn't survive a year. That reality still makes my stomach hurt to think about, so as Scarlett says, "I'll think about that tomorrow!"

Short hiatus enjoying my incredible boys and trying my luck with another corporate sales job... ugh...didn't work...again...

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, traveling anywhere, York Peppermint Patties, Nantucket, getting organized, a good medium-rare rib eye steak with sea salt, Coke Icees, all kinds of ribbon and a great hat.

I hate suspension bridges, cantaloupe, pushy people, big crowds, being forced to make small talk with strangers, green peppers, 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. Playing with shells, sea glass, and starfish all day long is not a bad gig!

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


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“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

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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.