marialouisehigh

metalwear from the little blue studio ®

Baltimore, Maryland On Etsy since 2008

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marialouisehigh

metalwear from the little blue studio ®

Baltimore, Maryland | 41 Sales

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Select pieces at WHITE Viviane Rowan Design - 605 Hughes St. Cape May, NJ
Follow my Instagram and FB page for upcoming holiday shops/events in Baltimore, MD

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Last updated on May 7, 2017

follow me for more work at instagram.com/marialouisehigh and marialouisehigh.bigcartel.com

Select pieces at WHITE Viviane Rowan Design - 605 Hughes St. Cape May, NJ
Follow my Instagram and FB page for upcoming holiday shops/events in Baltimore, MD

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    About marialouisehigh

    Sales 41
    On Etsy since 2008

    It started with a not-so-small collection of shells...

    I have been collecting shells along the New Jersey coastline since I was about 5 or 6 years old. In the seventies, it was pretty easy to amass a collection of whole, large scallop and snail shells to commemorate your summer stay at the beach. Several times my mother was lucky enough to find 6-8” whelk or conch shells.

    Over the years, these larger pieces slowly disappeared. Now during beach visits, you mostly find fragments of shells. It is difficult to find larger, intact shells…except maybe a clam shell recently cleaned by a seagull. Many beachgoers don’t even look down anymore.

    I still collect, regardless, because I think even the small pieces are worth looking at and treasuring for their beautiful color and shape. What if, someday, we do not even have these?

    I endlessly search through thousands of shell fragments, sea glass and beach stones each year, sadly weeding out all of the pieces too fragile to use. At the end of my trip, I am usually left with a few dozen shells that carry enough color and texture to become the focal point of one of my designs. I do not drill the shells or stones. I prefer to find pieces that already have the holes pounded into them by the surf and sea creatures.

    I hope you enjoy your little bit of the sea as much as I do.

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    • Maria Louise High

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      I am sure it's genetic...if I do not make something every single day with my hands I will expire. I come from a family of building builders, Singer sew-ers and garden growers. Hands make magic.

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    Last updated on January 16, 2012

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    Returns and exchanges
    No refunds or exchanges on Custom/Reserved work. Made To Order pieces that are given a rush status are then considered Custom.

    On NON-CUSTOM pieces, I will gladly accept refund requests that meet the following conditions:

    1. Refund must be pre-approved before you send item back.
    2. Item must be in its entire original packing materials, both inner and outer packaging.
    3. Must be shipped with a delivery confirmation number.
    4. Must be unworn and undamaged.
    5. Must be postmarked within 4 days of the original delivery date as provided by USPS delivery confirmation.

    Shipping and handling fees are not refunded.
    Payment
    Money order or Paypal gladly accepted! Paypal payments must be from a confirmed address.
    Shipping
    For International Shipments, buyer assumes all responsibility for customs fees and all other taxes and tariffs. Also, international orders will be shipped first class mail unless you wish to pay for Priority Mail with tracking, as it is significantly more.

    Certain packages will be shipped with insurance and signature delivery confirmation. This may happen at my discretion or the customer's request.