ShabbyChicinMBeach

Born with a love for the beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina · 20 Sales

ShabbyChicinMBeach

Born with a love for the beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 20 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Thank you so much for stopping by Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach. I am an artist who loves to create and repurpose unique and one-of-a-kind items, my designs appeal to free spirits who are inspired by the beach and nature. Please visit me on Facebook and say Hello! Remember to "Like" Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach for daily inspiration!

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Last updated on Jun 17, 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach. I am an artist who loves to create and repurpose unique and one-of-a-kind items, my designs appeal to free spirits who are inspired by the beach and nature. Please visit me on Facebook and say Hello! Remember to "Like" Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach for daily inspiration!

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/shabbychicinmyrtlebeach

All rights reserved. All content, designs and photographs contained in this shop are protected by copyright belonging to Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach.

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Jolaine Scott

Jolaine Scott on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Love my beaded starfish earrings! And the bag is adorable!! Thank you as always sweet Julie!

Jolaine Scott

Jolaine Scott on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Love this se!! So colorful and as always beautifully crafted!!

jancav246

jancav246 on Jul 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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beautiful earrings! so pleased with them!

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Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach is on Etsy!

Welcome to Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach !

Hi, I'm Julie Smith, a self-taught artist and jewelry designer. I've been able to pursue my passion full time since my husband and I was able to retire early. My husband is the one who actually retired, he spent his entire working career at DuPont in Richmond, Virginia, his last position was Technical Assistant in Kevlar and he developed several patents on products for the company. I was a paralegal for the law firm of Midkiff, Muncie and Ross, also in Richmond, working mainly on workers' compensation cases. Together, we have a son and daughter who have, between them, given us five beautiful grandchildren!

At the time we retired, we made the Outer Banks of North Carolina our permanent home after years of enjoying our home in Colington Harbour only for too-short vacations or weekends. Once retired, I started my jewelry business and collection, "Jewels of the OBX," a registered name on the Outer Banks. Many of my designs can still be seen at Cloud Nine, A Creative Emporium, in Nags Head. I have included a picture of my name tag from the very first little display there, I was so proud!!

When on the Outer Banks, you would usually find me beachcombing for shells and sea glass. At the beginning of my Jewels of the OBX collection, the majority of jewelry pieces included the shells I found. Examples of my early shell work are in the "Traces of Copper" and "Quahog Charms" pictures. The beadwork, however, seems to hold my interest more and so I began creating more beaded jewelry, keeping that "beachy" feel. "Starfish Cuff" is an example of my bead embroidery from the Jewels of the OBX collection.

Along the way, I begun other collections including "Sandy Gear," an edgier style of jewelry in metals and black, perfect to wear when out on the Harley; and, "Country Blue," my upcycled denim cuff bracelets with coordinating jewelry. I have also worked on felted pins, bead stringing, and wirework, to name a few. I also began a line of Christmas jewelry to display in the Lions Club Christmas Art and Craft Show in Christiansburg, Virginia and have participated in the show for the last two years.

In August of 2014, I finally decided to set up an Etsy shop and also started a business page on Facebook. My friends and family have been so supportive in this journey and it has been so rewarding because I have met many talented artists, made new friends and fans of my jewelry. Most recently, I have begun refinishing vintage jewelry boxes and incorporating them into my inventory - I told you I have lots of interests!

A compliment I hear alot from those who are seeing my jewelry for the first time is that my jewelry isn't quite "like everything else." I hear this especially at the art shows when the customer has already visited the other vendors offering jewelry. I'm so proud of this because it means the creative effort I have put into my jewelry has been recognized and appreciated. I take pride in knowing that it is my creative passion that has produced unique and hopefully exceptional work. I have won awards for my beadwork and my work has been shown in Beadwork Magazine, beading ads and books.

In 2015, my husband and I moved to Conway, South Carolina and our new backyard is Myrtle Beach. We decided it would be fun to have some new experiences and all the activities in the area definitely fit the bill ! We keep very busy but I still try to work on my jewelry design ... I hope to always create and share my designs with you!

Thank you so much for spending a few minutes here with me and letting me share a bit about myself with you. I hope you'll keep in touch with me and follow my designs. You can favor my shop here in Etsy, Like my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shabbychicinmyrtlebeach and don't forget to follow Shabby Chic in Myrtle Beach on Pinterest !

All the best!
Julie

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