MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island · 260 Sales

MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island 260 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(99)

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Melonie

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Announcement   Beachcombing has never been easier! Stroll a virtual shore of beach beauties in this Shop. Net your your favorite Mermaids Baubles & enter code "FREESWIM" at Checkout to get FREE SHIPPING* & FREE Sea-inspired Gift with Every Mermaids Baubles Purchase.

Check the Mermaids Baubles Facebook page for a sneak peek at the freshest new creations & oceans of other news :-)

ARE YOU LOCAL? Mermaids Baubles will be at the following Festivals, with the newest/freshest creations --and at 'sail-away' prices!

*Friday, Feb 3rd - Saturday Feb 4th - Sunday Feb 5th the ARTSea Gallery at the RI Boat Show at the RI Convention Center in Providence. Hours: Fri 12-8pm; Sat 10-8pm; Sunday 10-3pm.providenceboatshow.com

*Saturday, Feb 18th. Festival of the Arts: WINTERFEST! Newport Marriot Hotel, 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI. 10AM-4PM.


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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


ARE YOU LOCAL??
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles at:
*The Landing Gift Shop & Chandlery in New Bedford, MA (98 Front St). Call (508) 642-9211 for hours.
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*Sea Star in Bristol, Rhode Island (35 State St.) W-Sun 1-5PM
*Curated , 1783 Main Road in Tiverton (next to Coastal Roasters).
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*The Wickford Collection, (30 W. Main Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852) Mon, W-Sat 10 am-5 pm.Sun 11 am -4 pm.
*Seaport Studios in Watch Hill, 122 Bay Street, Westerly, RI. Hours: (401) 419-2030


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 Feb 2, 2017

Beachcombing has never been easier! Stroll a virtual shore of beach beauties in this Shop. Net your your favorite Mermaids Baubles & enter code "FREESWIM" at Checkout to get FREE SHIPPING* & FREE Sea-inspired Gift with Every Mermaids Baubles Purchase.

Check the Mermaids Baubles Facebook page for a sneak peek at the freshest new creations & oceans of other news :-)

ARE YOU LOCAL? Mermaids Baubles will be at the following Festivals, with the newest/freshest creations --and at 'sail-away' prices!

*Friday, Feb 3rd - Saturday Feb 4th - Sunday Feb 5th the ARTSea Gallery at the RI Boat Show at the RI Convention Center in Providence. Hours: Fri 12-8pm; Sat 10-8pm; Sunday 10-3pm.providenceboatshow.com

*Saturday, Feb 18th. Festival of the Arts: WINTERFEST! Newport Marriot Hotel, 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport RI. 10AM-4PM.


****
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


ARE YOU LOCAL??
Shop a selection of Mermaids Baubles at:
*The Landing Gift Shop & Chandlery in New Bedford, MA (98 Front St). Call (508) 642-9211 for hours.
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*Sea Star in Bristol, Rhode Island (35 State St.) W-Sun 1-5PM
*Curated , 1783 Main Road in Tiverton (next to Coastal Roasters).
*Newport Scrimshanders, (14 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI) 401-849-5680 for Hours.
*The Wickford Collection, (30 W. Main Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852) Mon, W-Sat 10 am-5 pm.Sun 11 am -4 pm.
*Seaport Studios in Watch Hill, 122 Bay Street, Westerly, RI. Hours: (401) 419-2030


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.)

Melonie

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Melonie

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(99)
beverlymigliore

beverlymigliore on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have purchased several pieces of jewelry from MermaidsBaubles. They are all beautiful, well made and unique! When I requested earrings, they were completed quickly and were exactly what I wanted...and delivered to my home, since the owner is local. What more could you ask for? Don't hesitate to purchase from this great shop!

Patcharee Phomsouvannady

Patcharee Phomsouvannady on Nov 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item was shipped and arrived just in time! My mother loved this beautifully made piece :-) Also happy to be supporting local RI biz! Would definitely this shop recommend to others.

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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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