justbeachynow

Beach decor, wreaths, ornaments, vintage floats, shells

Washington, United States · 516 Sales

justbeachynow

Beach decor, wreaths, ornaments, vintage floats, shells

Washington, United States 516 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(101)
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Judy

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Announcement   BRING THE BEACH TO YOUR HOME with our elegant and fun coastal home decor starring nature's beautiful specimens from the sea in artisan handmade wreaths, shadow boxes, shell arrangements, holiday ornaments and wall art -- all incorporating organic elements with shells and tumbled glass. And we also sell shells for crafts and wedding decor.

ALL JUST BEACHY ITEMS are created in our Shell Shack Studio on the beach in Gig Harbor, Washington, and are perfect for a seaside home or any home occupied by beach lovers. Our items are perfect for year-round decor, from wall/door decor and centerpieces to desk and bath accessories.

We've hand-picked many of the shells we use while visiting the beaches of California, Florida, North Carolina, Mexico, England, Thailand, Burma, New Zealand and destinations in between. We're always careful to take seashells only where permitted and never take anything that still is home to a living creature. Most of our products showcase shells and sea life as they appear in nature -- the colors are amazing! But we also occasionally enhance some elements to fit a particular color scheme.

You can find Just Beachy designs in gift shops in Gig Harbor, Ocean Shores, and Long Beach Washington, and in Santa Barbara, California.

If you see something here that you like, but would like some alterations to the design, let us know and we'll work with you to develop the Just Beachy item of your dreams. And, if you have a personal shell collection that you'd like to see incorporated into one of our designs, let us help you create a lasting memory of your seaside experience.

Our goal is to showcase and preserve these exceptional examples of nature's art and to add warmth and beauty to your home, whether it's on the beach or far from the sea.

***Please note: wholesale, quantity and custom orders are always welcome -- just contact us with your inquiry.***

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

BRING THE BEACH TO YOUR HOME with our elegant and fun coastal home decor starring nature's beautiful specimens from the sea in artisan handmade wreaths, shadow boxes, shell arrangements, holiday ornaments and wall art -- all incorporating organic elements with shells and tumbled glass. And we also sell shells for crafts and wedding decor.

ALL JUST BEACHY ITEMS are created in our Shell Shack Studio on the beach in Gig Harbor, Washington, and are perfect for a seaside home or any home occupied by beach lovers. Our items are perfect for year-round decor, from wall/door decor and centerpieces to desk and bath accessories.

We've hand-picked many of the shells we use while visiting the beaches of California, Florida, North Carolina, Mexico, England, Thailand, Burma, New Zealand and destinations in between. We're always careful to take seashells only where permitted and never take anything that still is home to a living creature. Most of our products showcase shells and sea life as they appear in nature -- the colors are amazing! But we also occasionally enhance some elements to fit a particular color scheme.

You can find Just Beachy designs in gift shops in Gig Harbor, Ocean Shores, and Long Beach Washington, and in Santa Barbara, California.

If you see something here that you like, but would like some alterations to the design, let us know and we'll work with you to develop the Just Beachy item of your dreams. And, if you have a personal shell collection that you'd like to see incorporated into one of our designs, let us help you create a lasting memory of your seaside experience.

Our goal is to showcase and preserve these exceptional examples of nature's art and to add warmth and beauty to your home, whether it's on the beach or far from the sea.

***Please note: wholesale, quantity and custom orders are always welcome -- just contact us with your inquiry.***

Judy

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Judy

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(101)
Kerry Lenihan

Kerry Lenihan on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

OK, so I bought this float as a gift but selfish me, I kept it for myself! The color is beautiful, so clear yet so saturated. The jute netting makes the glass stand out even more. I actually have this float sitting on my desk at work. It's a constant reminder that the sea is not that far away. I love this shop! It has so many vintage glass fishing floats available and they are all lovely and unique. The shop owner does an amazing job cleaning and restoring these gems to their original beauty. Check out the shop and find some treasures of your own!

Kerry Lenihan

Kerry Lenihan on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This float is indeed a sea green grapefruit! It fills your hand both in size and weight. The color is also amazing with a lovely swirl linguering across the top of the float. It' so unique! I love it! Thank you for always having the best, most beautiful floats! You consistently deliver these gems safely packaged and delivered quickly. It's almost like Christmas in July!

Kerry Lenihan

Kerry Lenihan on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love love love this float! It's a wonderful size and the color is a stunning pale blue. The grey thick net adds such character to the float, love it!. It is all that you described but so much more. Opening the package to find such a unique and wonderful float was a happy surprise. I love your selection of floats and so enjoy shopping your store. Awesome service and fast shipping tops it off. Anyone looking for a great glass float find, stop and shop here!!Thank you!!

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About

I'M A SHELLAHOLIC!!

There -- I've said it! I am a confirmed shellaholic!

I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember -- first while growing up in Southern California, and then through the years as a public relations professional in the travel industry. That gave me the privilege of roaming the beaches of New Zealand, Mexico, the Bahamas and Caribbean, Thailand, Burma, England, Chile, Costa Rica --- if there's a beach, I'll comb it.

But it wasn't until I retired from my "other" job, editing the national magazine of Kappa Delta Sorority, that I really found the time to try to do something with the shells I'd collected over the years. That's how Just Beachy was born.

I began with my Beach-in-a-Ball Christmas ornaments and decided to just go to a favorite coastal decor shop (where I'd bought a number of beachy things for my home), Caron's Beach Cottage in Poulsbo, Wash. Caron, the owner, bought some of the ornaments -- my first sale to a retailer. She gave me my start and has continued to be a mentor and friend through the years. I'm forever grateful.

(Caron's brick-and-mortar shop has now morphed into a leading online coastal decor store with thousands of items ... and a few Just Beachy items as well. You can find her fabulous selection at www.caronsbeachhouse.com.)

Flushed with success at Caron's, I began calling on beach-oriented gift shops. Usually, the owner would roll her eyes when I asked if I could show her my samples, but once they saw my items they responded positively; soon my products were carried in 14 shops in coastal communities in Washington and Oregon.

I signed up for Etsy in 2009, but didn't open my shop until March 2012 when I finally edited my last magazine. Since then, I've added many products -- wreaths, shellscapes in glass, shadow boxes, and of course, my growing collection of Christmas ornaments.

What's more, my husband and I have moved to the beach -- Point Richmond, a collection of 21 homes on Puget Sound in Gig Harbor, Wash. My studio is a former greenhouse on the beach that I call the Shell Shack. It's small, but it's all mine and I love the energy I feel when I go inside.

I've expanded beyond my shell decor to offer vintage authentic Japanese glass fishing floats -- these were all hand-blown prior to the 1960s and are absolutely perfect for adding a beachy vibe to your home. And, in 2015 I began selling shells to help other crafters find the unique shells usually unavailable to them. My collection is growing!

I invite you to join me and my beach buddies on Facebook at Just Beachy Now. I post a variety of items, from nautical topics to coastal decor to fun and inspirational beachy sayings. Every once in a while I feature a Just Beachy product, but most of my posts are just to keep us all thinking of the sun, salt air and ocean breezes.

My Best Beachy Wishes to you!

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  • Judy Thorne

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
WELCOME TO JUST BEACHY NOW!

Seashells are my passion, and I love being able to preserve Nature's beautiful gifts from the sea for others to enjoy. I design each item by hand using natural seashells, starfish, sand dollars and sea glass.
Just Beachy products are made on the beach in Gig Harbor, Wash., a historic little seaside fishing village about an hour from Seattle. Our Shell Shack Studio is a tiny converted greenhouse where we can enjoy the salty sea breezes blowing off Puget Sound, the blue skies of the Pacific Northwest (when it's not raining!), the barking of sea lions and the rustle of the wind through fir trees. When we need inspiration, we walk our beach, searching for sea glass, shells and agates.
Our best-selling items are Just Beachy's exclusive Christmas ornaments, vintage glass fishing floats and shell-collage shadow boxes, all of which bring a touch of the beach to any home -- for yourself or for a unique and memorable gift.
In addition to providing you a quality handmade product, we want to ensure that you have a happy and rewarding shopping experience. That's why our shop policies are here for your protection as well as ours, and if you have a question or concern, please know that we will work closely with you for the best possible outcome.
I hope you'll read my profile so you'll know more about me -- I look forward to getting to know you as well. Thank you for checking out our shop, and I send best beachy greetings from Gig Harbor, Washington.

Judy

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
DIRECT CHECKOUT through Etsy is an easy way to pay. I also process orders through PAYPAL where I can accept all major credit cards and debit transactions, and I never see your confidential credit card information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal. Here is a link to assist you in completing a PayPal payment: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php. (Just copy and paste this link into your browser.)

Please be sure that your Etsy address matches your PayPal shipping address so your orders will not be delayed.

TIMELY ORDERS -- Some of our items are in stock, others are made upon receipt of an order. As soon as we receive your order, we will contact you by email with an estimated shipping date. If you have a particular deadline, please let us know and we'll advise you whether we can commit to your timeframe. Customarily we ship FedEx ground or USPS, depending on size and weight, but if you have an urgent need for an item and it is in stock, we can add expedited shipping and get it to you faster.

TAX -- For Washington state residents only, we must charge sales tax based on your shipping address. This will be added to your invoice.
Shipping
JUST BEACHY NOW ships by ground, either FedEx or USPS Priority or Parcel, whichever is least expensive, and that estimate is reflected in our stated shipping rates. Some of our pieces are large, so shipping fees unfortunately will reflect that. Rest assured that we do not make any profit on shipping.

Customarily we ship by ground, but if you have an urgent need for an item, we can add expedited shipping and get it to you faster.

NOTE: Our wreaths are shipped in specialty boxes that do not allow for adding another item in the same package. However, whenever possible, we will combine multiple items to save you shipping charges, but only if payment is sent for all items in one transaction.

GIFT SHIPPING -- We are happy to ship a gift direct to the recipient on your behalf, and will include a gift card from you if you wish. (Please specify what you want the card to read in the "Note to Seller" area during checkout.)
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS -- We want you to delighted with your purchase and be 100 percent satisfied. Please contact us within 7 days of receipt to authorize your return, and we'll give you a return authorization number and help you with any packaging questions.

Products need to be in resellable condition, in our original protective packaging, and shipped back at buyer's expense. Your refund will be processed upon receipt of your items in resellable condition.

DAMAGE -- Please notify us of any damage within 7 days of receipt. We will ask you to photograph the damage; this is required during the claims process. Together we'll decide on the best course of action regarding replacement/refund. Please note that the shipping process can sometimes dislodge a piece or two of shell or sea glass no matter how much we bubble-wrap the item. This is not "damage." Small repairs can be made with a household hot-glue gun.

TIMING -- Returns and damaged goods must be received back to us within 2 weeks of your receipt. Because most of our products are originals and are not kept in inventory, returns after 2 weeks cannot be accommodated.

CUSTOM ORDERS -- By their very nature, custom orders are not returnable. We will work with you beforehand in detail to make sure you are happy with what we are creating for you before it's created. We will email photos of the custom work before shipping.

FEEDBACK -- Please contact us with any concerns before leaving online feedback. In the unlikely event there is a problem with your order, we will be eager to work with you to resolve the matter.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS -- We love to make unique, one-of-a-kind items, so we welcome all inquiries, comments and ideas. Please contact us with any special requests, and we will try our best to accommodate you. Custom orders cannot be returned, but rest assured, we will work with you beforehand in detail to make sure we are both in agreement with what we are creating before we proceed. Once all your questions have been addressed and we are in agreement on all aspects of the design, materials and timeline -- in writing -- we will require half prepayment to move forward and purchase items for your order that we do not have in stock and would not be able to sell to someone else.

WEDDINGS -- Some of our items are appropriate for wedding favors and table decor; we are happy to work with you on details to help you have the wedding of your dreams. Please give us plenty of lead time!

MATERIALS -- We use high-quality, manufactured tumbled sea glass in our pieces. While we love genuine sea glass, using it exclusively would make the cost of our items prohibitive. However, we do beach comb for sea glass regularly and whenever possible, include some in our creations. All our shells are natural and not dyed.

PLEASE NOTE -- All Just Beachy pieces are created by hand with one-of-a-kind seashells and sea life, so no two items are precisely identical, and that’s the beauty of coastal products made with natural materials. Care is taken to replicate in detail the photos used to illustrate our items using the same elements whenever possible. Shell varieties or sea glass shades may differ slightly due to unavailability at the time of your purchase, but the overall design of the piece will always be consistent with the photo. Please allow for these slight variations.

WHOLESALE ORDERS -- We sell Just Beachy items in gift shops, and are happy to discuss wholesale discounts and quantities with you. Please contact me by email at justbeachynow [!at] gmail.com.

DROP SHIPPING -- We welcome drop shipping partnerships provided the online retailer specializes in upscale coastal home decor. Please email us to discuss at justbeachynow [!at] gmail.com.