GoofyMoose

Goofy Moose: sea glass ornaments and travel photography

Mishawaka, Indiana | 530 Sales

GoofyMoose

Goofy Moose: sea glass ornaments and travel photography

Mishawaka, Indiana 530 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (124)

Announcement   My husband and I are taking a honeymoon to London!
The shop will close on December 29th and reopen by January 13th.

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Warm sand under your toes, gentle waves rolling onto the shore . . . sea glass is a reminder of fun days spent on the beach or near the sea.

Be the person who gives one of a kind, meaningful gifts that your friends love!

Sea glass / beach glass is a great choice for people who love eco-friendly gifts, the beach, or the sea. Shopping for someone who loves the beach, but doesn't wear jewelry? Check out our sea glass angels, sun catchers, driftwood wind chimes and ornaments.

Looking for a unique gift for a wild child, flamboyant friend, unusual aunt, or artistic soul? Check out our Sea Creatures line! Authentic sea glass, captured in funky sea creature shapes are a gift unlike any other.

Due to the nature of sea glass,
and the artisan nature of creating jewelry and art by hand,
every item in my shop is unique!
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I am always creating, and have been enjoying making angel ornaments, sun catchers and wind chimes, so visit often (and find me on Facebook) to see what I'm creating!

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I'm moving away from making sea glass jewelry and toward making more ornaments and magic wands (available here soon!), so I've reduced prices on many items. Shop early, stock up, and save on unique gifts for friends and family (and yourself!). Put something special under the tree for someone you love.
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All of the sea glass in my pieces is authentic (never man-made or 'cultured'). It is found on the seashore, quite often by me and my family! To tell at a glance where the glass in my listings is from, peek at the item's description and use this handy guide:

South Shore beach glass = collected from the southernmost shores of Lake Michigan

Bonjour Sea Glass = collected in the south of France

Royal Sea Glass = collected in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Cornish Sea Glass = collected in St. Ives

Irish Sea Glass = collected in the Republic of Ireland

Sunshine Sea Glass = collected in Florida

California Dreaming Sea Glass = collected in California

East Coast Sea Glass = collected in Seal Harbor, Maine
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CONSIGNMENT AND WHOLESALE INFORMATION
I am happy to discuss opportunities for placing my ornaments or sun catchers for sale in your shop. Please contact me via Etsy messages for more information.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2018

My husband and I are taking a honeymoon to London!
The shop will close on December 29th and reopen by January 13th.

-----
Warm sand under your toes, gentle waves rolling onto the shore . . . sea glass is a reminder of fun days spent on the beach or near the sea.

Be the person who gives one of a kind, meaningful gifts that your friends love!

Sea glass / beach glass is a great choice for people who love eco-friendly gifts, the beach, or the sea. Shopping for someone who loves the beach, but doesn't wear jewelry? Check out our sea glass angels, sun catchers, driftwood wind chimes and ornaments.

Looking for a unique gift for a wild child, flamboyant friend, unusual aunt, or artistic soul? Check out our Sea Creatures line! Authentic sea glass, captured in funky sea creature shapes are a gift unlike any other.

Due to the nature of sea glass,
and the artisan nature of creating jewelry and art by hand,
every item in my shop is unique!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am always creating, and have been enjoying making angel ornaments, sun catchers and wind chimes, so visit often (and find me on Facebook) to see what I'm creating!

--------
I'm moving away from making sea glass jewelry and toward making more ornaments and magic wands (available here soon!), so I've reduced prices on many items. Shop early, stock up, and save on unique gifts for friends and family (and yourself!). Put something special under the tree for someone you love.
----------------- ---------------------- --------------------

All of the sea glass in my pieces is authentic (never man-made or 'cultured'). It is found on the seashore, quite often by me and my family! To tell at a glance where the glass in my listings is from, peek at the item's description and use this handy guide:

South Shore beach glass = collected from the southernmost shores of Lake Michigan

Bonjour Sea Glass = collected in the south of France

Royal Sea Glass = collected in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

Cornish Sea Glass = collected in St. Ives

Irish Sea Glass = collected in the Republic of Ireland

Sunshine Sea Glass = collected in Florida

California Dreaming Sea Glass = collected in California

East Coast Sea Glass = collected in Seal Harbor, Maine
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CONSIGNMENT AND WHOLESALE INFORMATION
I am happy to discuss opportunities for placing my ornaments or sun catchers for sale in your shop. Please contact me via Etsy messages for more information.

Carolyn Jones

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Carolyn Jones

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Updates

Creating a custom order of angels. Order yours now!
We had some fun feathered company yesterday while searching for Lake Michigan beach glass!
I was on the beach in Ireland today! The Irish Sea gave me presents that will soon become gorgeous little pieces of jewelry and art.
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About

Treasure hunting on the beach

My love of sea glass began when I worked at a park on Lake Michigan.

Melissa - my awesome, world traveling niece - visited one day, and found some glass on the beach. I had no idea what it was at the time, but I researched it – because that’s my brain’s automatic response to new, interesting, yet unknown items/information – and discovered that it was beach glass.

I grew up with Goonies and Indiana Jones, so hunting for treasure has always appealed to me. Finding beach glass feels very much like treasure hunting – even on a beach that consistently provides glass, you never know what you’ll find. It could be 3 pieces of white, or an amazing day of 200+ pieces, including a handful of rare blues!

All of my beach/sea glass is genuine. Most of it (the pieces from Lake Michigan, California and France) was found by me and my family. The pieces from Florida were a gift from a lovely woman and her adorable mother. The few Haitian pieces that I have were collected by a missionary. Nearly all of my English sea glass pieces were bought online (though I did collect a few in Brighton).

We also clean up trash from the beaches on our walks, because clean beaches are happier and prettier places to spend time.

The only thing that I do to enhance the glass is to wrap, solder, or occasionally drill a hole in it. I do not put it in a machine to tumble it.

Thank you for reading about me and my shop! Over on my blog I write about art, beach glass, travel, and my spoiled dogs:
http://goofymoose.wordpress.com/

If you would like to be added to my email newsletter (which often includes new product info, beach glass hunting tips, design ideas and coupons) please convo me your email address or sign up at https://mygoofymoose.com

In addition to making jewelry, I also like to take photographs during my travels. If you're looking for a pillow with a beach scene, or an art print of the Mediterranean (and much more), they can be found here:
http://society6.com/carolynjones

Find me on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/goofymoose
https://twitter.com/goofyseaglass
https://instagram.com/goofymooseproductions/
https://www.pinterest.com/onhae/

Shop members

  • Carolyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I started collecting sea glass when I was working as an interpretive naturalist at a park on Lake Michigan. I love the unique nature of each piece and the fact that each one has a unique history and a story to tell.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 30, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Do you make every item yourself?

Yes! I make every item in my shop by hand. My workshop is in a smoke-free, dog friendly home in northern Indiana.

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes I accept custom order requests. Please send me a conversation about what you would like, and we can work together to determine if I can create it.

Can you make something using my sea glass?

If you have collected sea/beach glass or stones and would like to have it made into custom jewelry at an affordable price, I would be happy to help! Message me via Etsy and expect to hear back within 72 hours. Prices start at $15 for earrings and $20 for necklaces.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item is packaged in a sturdy shipping box, stuffed with lots of tissue paper and bubble wrap to protect it during shipping.

To reduce eco waste, a printed receipt will not be included in your order unless requested.

Sizing details

Some items can be made smaller or larger. If you like the look of something, but the size doesn't quite meet your needs, message me!

Wholesale availability

CONSIGNMENT AND WHOLESALE INFORMATION
I am happy to discuss opportunities for placing my ornaments or sun catchers for sale in your shop. Please contact me via Etsy messages for more information.

Care instructions

If your jewelry or ornament darkens, and you don't like the look of patina (I love it!), it can be polished until it sparkles again.

Sometimes tarnish from metal can get onto the beach glass giving it a clouded or dirty look. A gentle scrub of a soft toothbrush with warm water and soap will clean it off.

Dry the piece (air dry or use a hairdryer) before polishing the wire.

Rub the metal surface with medium pressure. Non-scratching polishing & cleansing cloths work until the cloth is completely darkened. Polishing cloths can be found online or at local craft shops. I don't suggest using pastes or other chemicals to clean the metal of your pieces, because the chemicals could get into the tiny pores of sea glass and affect its appearance.