MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island | 329 Sales

MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island 329 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (116)

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Note from shop owner Dear Shopper,

Feeling the urge to flip my fins...explore new waters and do some beach treasure hunting for my 2019 Mermaids Baubles designs!
Be back in a week, Monday Jan 21st

-Melonie Massa

ARE YOU LOCAL??
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles "live & in person" at:
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*Sea Star in Bristol, Rhode Island (35 State St.) W-Sun 1-5PM
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*Tula Tinkers, (54 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Richmond, RI 02812) W-Thu 10-6; Fri 4-8; Sat-Sun 10-6.
*Heavenly Heather, Fall River MA (430 High Street) Call for Hours: (508) 679-3013
*Seaport Studios in Watch Hill, 122 Bay Street, Westerly, RI. Hours: (401) 419-2030

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 12, 2019

Dear Shopper,

Feeling the urge to flip my fins...explore new waters and do some beach treasure hunting for my 2019 Mermaids Baubles designs!
Be back in a week, Monday Jan 21st

-Melonie Massa

ARE YOU LOCAL??
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles "live & in person" at:
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*Sea Star in Bristol, Rhode Island (35 State St.) W-Sun 1-5PM
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*Tula Tinkers, (54 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Richmond, RI 02812) W-Thu 10-6; Fri 4-8; Sat-Sun 10-6.
*Heavenly Heather, Fall River MA (430 High Street) Call for Hours: (508) 679-3013
*Seaport Studios in Watch Hill, 122 Bay Street, Westerly, RI. Hours: (401) 419-2030

Melonie

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About

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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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)