MermaidsBaubles

Mermaid's Baubles .... Unique Gifts from the Sea

Bristol, Rhode Island

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Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Announcement    Yes, I make each & every one of these with all natural Seashells! I love to use pearls & an ocean of other Treasures from the Sea, and I'm inspired by the 1800's nautical art of "Sailors Valentines" (which is how I started with these, over a decade ago!)
SALE -- Use Code: MERMAIDS20 at Checkout for 20% OFF and enjoy a surprise little beach treasure GIFT in your outgoing parcel, too. Most items are FREE SHIPPING.

Check out my Mermaids Baubles Facebook page and/or Instagram for a sneak peek at the freshest new creations & oceans of other news :-)

ARE YOU LOCAL?
So excited that Art Fairs & Show are being scheduled (it's actually happening!) in 2021!!
Here's the list of fun events where you can find Mermaids Baubles (so far!):

Sat August 21 - Sun August 22nd: GLOUCESTER WATERFRONT FESTIVAL by Castleberry Fairs & Festivals. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. Over 150 artisans and vendors of lovely things - food and fun right by the Sea!

Sat August 28th: Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Huge event!

Sat Aug 28: Plymouth Waterfront Festival

*Labor Day Weekend TBD

*Sat Sept 11- Sun Sept 12th: Gaspee Days Art Fair, Pawtuxet Village RI

*Sat Sept 18: State St Fair, Bristol RI

*Columbus Day Weekend: Oct 9 - 11th Scituate Art Festival. I will be setting up shoppe right in front of Nationwide Insurance

*Sat Oct 16-Sun Oct 17: Roseland Cottage, Woodstock CT

*Halloween Weekend: Salem, MA

*Fri Nov 5th, Sat Nov 6th & Sun Nov 7th: N.E. Christmas Festival, Earth Expo Center
Mohegan Sun, CT.

Sat Nov 20th: Eustis Estates Victorian Holiday Market (10-3)

More to come... !

I'm busier than ever in my Bristol, RI Studio - sorting, designing and creating NEW Mermaids Baubles.

Keep your wits about you, everyone <3
xo- Melonie

Please visit my www.Facebook.com/MermaidsBaubles page, or follow MermaidsBaubles on Instagram for updates on Workshops and Classes.


LOCAL SHOPPES: please call ahead for updated hours.
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles at:
*Hotpoint Emporium, (39 State Street) Bristol RI www.hotpoint-shop.com - Two levels of artists' creations, all sales tax free! ONLINE SHOP is available as well. Search for "Melonie" to see my listings.
*The Landing Gift Shop & Chandlery in New Bedford, MA (98 Front St). Call (508) 642-9211 for hours.
*New Bedford Fishing Heritage Museum Shoppe (Bethel Street). Call (508) 993-8894 for hours.
*Whimsies Art in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.) Call (401) 289-2404 for hours.
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*Mystic Scrimshanders in Wickford Village (15 West Main Street. Wickford, RI. (401) 294-2262 for hours.

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ABOUT:

Mermaids Baubles is where you will find Unique handcrafted works of art using Sea glass, Shells, Beads & genuine Gifts from the Sea.

I have always been intrigued by the exquisite love tokens given by a sailor to his beloved. Enjoy a gift from the sea with my one-of-a-kind Sailor's Valentine inspired creations.

I LOVE creating Custom Orders: If you don't see *exactly* what you are looking for, simply click on "Request Custom Item" ... I would find it delightful to create a sea-inspired item just for you.
- Melonie Massa




New to Etsy? Shopping here is EASY and fun :-)
http://www.etsy.com/faq_buying.php


(*Free Regular Shipping within Continental U.S. Only. International & Shipping fees for Sailors Valentine Shadowboxes will Apply.)

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2021

Yes, I make each & every one of these with all natural Seashells! I love to use pearls & an ocean of other Treasures from the Sea, and I'm inspired by the 1800's nautical art of "Sailors Valentines" (which is how I started with these, over a decade ago!)
SALE -- Use Code: MERMAIDS20 at Checkout for 20% OFF and enjoy a surprise little beach treasure GIFT in your outgoing parcel, too. Most items are FREE SHIPPING.

Check out my Mermaids Baubles Facebook page and/or Instagram for a sneak peek at the freshest new creations & oceans of other news :-)

ARE YOU LOCAL?
So excited that Art Fairs & Show are being scheduled (it's actually happening!) in 2021!!
Here's the list of fun events where you can find Mermaids Baubles (so far!):

Sat August 21 - Sun August 22nd: GLOUCESTER WATERFRONT FESTIVAL by Castleberry Fairs & Festivals. Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. Over 150 artisans and vendors of lovely things - food and fun right by the Sea!

Sat August 28th: Plymouth Waterfront Festival. Huge event!

Sat Aug 28: Plymouth Waterfront Festival

*Labor Day Weekend TBD

*Sat Sept 11- Sun Sept 12th: Gaspee Days Art Fair, Pawtuxet Village RI

*Sat Sept 18: State St Fair, Bristol RI

*Columbus Day Weekend: Oct 9 - 11th Scituate Art Festival. I will be setting up shoppe right in front of Nationwide Insurance

*Sat Oct 16-Sun Oct 17: Roseland Cottage, Woodstock CT

*Halloween Weekend: Salem, MA

*Fri Nov 5th, Sat Nov 6th & Sun Nov 7th: N.E. Christmas Festival, Earth Expo Center
Mohegan Sun, CT.

Sat Nov 20th: Eustis Estates Victorian Holiday Market (10-3)

More to come... !

I'm busier than ever in my Bristol, RI Studio - sorting, designing and creating NEW Mermaids Baubles.

Keep your wits about you, everyone <3
xo- Melonie

Please visit my www.Facebook.com/MermaidsBaubles page, or follow MermaidsBaubles on Instagram for updates on Workshops and Classes.


LOCAL SHOPPES: please call ahead for updated hours.
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles at:
*Hotpoint Emporium, (39 State Street) Bristol RI www.hotpoint-shop.com - Two levels of artists' creations, all sales tax free! ONLINE SHOP is available as well. Search for "Melonie" to see my listings.
*The Landing Gift Shop & Chandlery in New Bedford, MA (98 Front St). Call (508) 642-9211 for hours.
*New Bedford Fishing Heritage Museum Shoppe (Bethel Street). Call (508) 993-8894 for hours.
*Whimsies Art in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.) Call (401) 289-2404 for hours.
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*Mystic Scrimshanders in Wickford Village (15 West Main Street. Wickford, RI. (401) 294-2262 for hours.

****
ABOUT:

Mermaids Baubles is where you will find Unique handcrafted works of art using Sea glass, Shells, Beads & genuine Gifts from the Sea.

I have always been intrigued by the exquisite love tokens given by a sailor to his beloved. Enjoy a gift from the sea with my one-of-a-kind Sailor's Valentine inspired creations.

I LOVE creating Custom Orders: If you don't see *exactly* what you are looking for, simply click on "Request Custom Item" ... I would find it delightful to create a sea-inspired item just for you.
- Melonie Massa




New to Etsy? Shopping here is EASY and fun :-)
http://www.etsy.com/faq_buying.php


(*Free Regular Shipping within Continental U.S. Only. International & Shipping fees for Sailors Valentine Shadowboxes will Apply.)

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Mermaids Baubles -- Genuine Gifts from the Sea

Years ago, I saw an exhibit of antique Sailor's Valentines on display and was utterly captivated by their romantic history ...and the exquisite artistry that went into each vintage framed piece.

I thought, "I just want to take one of those seashell flowers and WEAR it!"...
and so after much research & consulting some modern day Sailors Valentine artists, I began creating Mermaids Baubles for my own enjoyment.

Admiration by close friends, family & strangers alike (such as being asked while shopping, "Is that flower made of REAL seashells?", "Where can I get one?") led to me opening my very own Etsy shop in 2009. It was the perfect place to display and offer some of my unique, hand-crafted Seashell Blossom accessories. I called my creations "Mermaids Baubles" because they are frivolous, fanciful things...feminine sea-inspired baubles even the most discriminating Mermaid might wear!

Something about the Sea has always called to me, calmed me and rejuvenated me.

Since I was able to toddle, I have collected sea glass (ie: Mermaids Tears!) and seashells. Perfection & symmetry, they are one of God's amazing creations!
To me, seashells are the most fascinating of all art "mediums".

I tend to believe that it's something in my genes...
Giving proof to that theory is something that happened a couple of years ago. My mother was going through some of HER grandmother's craft boxes and came across a flowered wreath that her Meme had made with wire, silk leaves and blooming with, YES you guessed it, seashell flowers! There was even a pair of scrollwork embellished tweezers packed alongside it.

Sometimes when I'm working, I like to think that my great-Meme used those very same tweezers to also painstakingly form flower blossoms. With a fabulous pair of tweezers (and more than a little bit of patience) it's possible to create flowers using even the tiniest of seashells!

It makes me incredibly thankful to be doing something I absolutely love...something that allows me to work from home, raise and homeschool my 4 children and gives me permission to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes entirely guilt-free:
Beachcombing!

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  • Melonie Massa

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Beachcomber

    Blessed beyond belief to have lived by the Atlantic my whole life, surrounded by an "Ocean" of inspiration! I adore breathing the salt air, hearing waves & gulls and am happiest when beachcombing barefoot along the shore...especially after a storm!

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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Returns and exchanges
I would like to make shopping from me a pleasant and worry-free experience. If you are unsatisfied with item, please feel contact me!
Payment
I accept PayPal and money orders.

Paying by PayPal:
(Note: You do NOT need a PayPal account to use PayPal as a secure payment option!!)
If you purchase an item, it is expected that you make payment at that time. If payment is not made within 4 days the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Please make sure that your PayPal information is correct and up to date. If your information is not current, it can delay your order by several days.

Paying by Money Order:
Please allow a few extra days for your money order to arrive at my shop. I will then immediately ship out your item!
Shipping
I will use First Class USPS shipping for your item. If you feel you would require insurance, confirmation or other special shipping options please let me know ASAP so that I can add this expense to the sale price.

If you would like to send your item as A GIFT, please let me know. Convo me with what you'd like as the Gift Message & the Name/Address where you'd like the package sent. I would be thrilled to package your item attractively and include a FREE CARD. (specify: Birthday; Congratulations; Thinking of You or other Greeting for the cover of the hand-crafted card)