MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island · 309 Sales

MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island 309 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(108)

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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 favorite Mermaids Baubles for 20% OFF by 5/31/2018 by entering code: MERMAIDS20 at Checkout. Or 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?
You will find the freshest Mermaids Baubles creations at the following Festivals/Fairs this season, and at sail-away Show Specials:

Sat June 16th: Newport Craft Garden & Botanical Show 2018! 20+ artisans, crafters, food, live musical performances & more. Elks Lodge Lawn, corner of Pelham and Bellevue Avenue (across from the Newport Art Museum) 10AM-4PM. FREE.

Sat June 23rd: Providence Arts Market, Lippitt Memorial Park, 1015 Hope Street, Providence RI. 10-2.

Sat June 30 - Sun July 1st: Chatham, MA Cape Cod. Castleberry Fairs and Festivals 10-5 /10-4.

Sat July 7 - Sun July 8th: New Bedford Folk Festival! 10-6pm. Artisan Marketplace is FREE. Some venues may cost extra for a seat. BUT I always enjoy the music /performances from the street and it's wonderful!

Sat July 14th: Black Ships Festival, Bristol RI's Independence Park overlooking beautiful Bristol Harbor. 10-4. FREE!

-- and many many more this coming Festival season
(Visit the Mermaids Baubles FB page to see full calendar and catch up on Mermaid news! :-) )

Mermaids Baubles also does private Workshops/Classes. Each one provides you with friendly instruction and hands-on help by yours truly. I bring EVERYTHING to class, and you sail home with gorgeous finished pieces that all feature treasures from the Sea! Contact me at MermaidsBaubles [!at] yahoo.com to schedule a private Workshop for you and a small group (up to 8) of your fellow shell lovers!

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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.
*New Bedford Fishing Heritage Museum Shoppe (Bethel Street).
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*The Sand Dollar in Bristol, Rhode Island (54 State St.) Open 12-5PM.
*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


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 Jun 18, 2018

Beachcombing has never been easier! Stroll a virtual shore of beach beauties in this Shop. Net your favorite Mermaids Baubles for 20% OFF by 5/31/2018 by entering code: MERMAIDS20 at Checkout. Or 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?
You will find the freshest Mermaids Baubles creations at the following Festivals/Fairs this season, and at sail-away Show Specials:

Sat June 16th: Newport Craft Garden & Botanical Show 2018! 20+ artisans, crafters, food, live musical performances & more. Elks Lodge Lawn, corner of Pelham and Bellevue Avenue (across from the Newport Art Museum) 10AM-4PM. FREE.

Sat June 23rd: Providence Arts Market, Lippitt Memorial Park, 1015 Hope Street, Providence RI. 10-2.

Sat June 30 - Sun July 1st: Chatham, MA Cape Cod. Castleberry Fairs and Festivals 10-5 /10-4.

Sat July 7 - Sun July 8th: New Bedford Folk Festival! 10-6pm. Artisan Marketplace is FREE. Some venues may cost extra for a seat. BUT I always enjoy the music /performances from the street and it's wonderful!

Sat July 14th: Black Ships Festival, Bristol RI's Independence Park overlooking beautiful Bristol Harbor. 10-4. FREE!

-- and many many more this coming Festival season
(Visit the Mermaids Baubles FB page to see full calendar and catch up on Mermaid news! :-) )

Mermaids Baubles also does private Workshops/Classes. Each one provides you with friendly instruction and hands-on help by yours truly. I bring EVERYTHING to class, and you sail home with gorgeous finished pieces that all feature treasures from the Sea! Contact me at MermaidsBaubles [!at] yahoo.com to schedule a private Workshop for you and a small group (up to 8) of your fellow shell lovers!

****
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.
*New Bedford Fishing Heritage Museum Shoppe (Bethel Street).
*Whimsies in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*The Sand Dollar in Bristol, Rhode Island (54 State St.) Open 12-5PM.
*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


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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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(108)
mclemens76

mclemens76 on May 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous necklace! A perfect Mother’s Day gift for my mom. She loves it!! Arrived quickly and packaged nicely. Melanie is a wonderful artist!!

John

John on Sep 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much Melonie! My girlfriend absolutely loved her shellblossom earings with large pearls. The extra birthday gift you threw in for free of a shellblossom pendant was lovely as well! You helped make her birthday special! I'm sure I'll be a returning customer!

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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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