MermaidsBaubles

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

Rhode Island, United States · 249 Sales

MermaidsBaubles

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

Rhode Island, United States 249 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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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!

*Saturday, Aug 20th - Sunday Aug 21st: Gloucester Waterfront Festival
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. A *HUGE*, much anticipated annual Festival!
A collection of over 175 juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods including a pancake breakfast (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester) on Saturday to help kick off this picture perfect seaport event!
Free live "family style" entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime Bands, Country and Folk Music and Just Like Newman from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Additionally, North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.
The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets, on a leash, are welcome. Admission is FREE and the event will be rain or shine!

*Saturday, Aug 27th - Sunday August 28th: Festival Fete, Bowen's Wharf, Newport Rhode Island. Overlooking a spectacular view of the harbor and all its activity, this will be an unmatched spot to wile the day away, strolling and shopping, both within the festival and all around it!!

*Saturday, September 10th: Local Brew Fiddle & Folk Fest, Haines Memorial Park (right off the East Bay Bike Path!), Barrington, Rhode Island. Musicians, story tellers, poets, artisan craft vendors and food trucks!


...MORE dates to come!

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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:
*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.
*The Wickford Collection, (30 W. Main Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852) Mon, W-Sat 10 am-5 pm.Sun 11 am -4 pm.
*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


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 19, 2016

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!

*Saturday, Aug 20th - Sunday Aug 21st: Gloucester Waterfront Festival
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. A *HUGE*, much anticipated annual Festival!
A collection of over 175 juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods including a pancake breakfast (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester) on Saturday to help kick off this picture perfect seaport event!
Free live "family style" entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime Bands, Country and Folk Music and Just Like Newman from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Additionally, North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.
The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Handicap Accessible and friendly pets, on a leash, are welcome. Admission is FREE and the event will be rain or shine!

*Saturday, Aug 27th - Sunday August 28th: Festival Fete, Bowen's Wharf, Newport Rhode Island. Overlooking a spectacular view of the harbor and all its activity, this will be an unmatched spot to wile the day away, strolling and shopping, both within the festival and all around it!!

*Saturday, September 10th: Local Brew Fiddle & Folk Fest, Haines Memorial Park (right off the East Bay Bike Path!), Barrington, Rhode Island. Musicians, story tellers, poets, artisan craft vendors and food trucks!


...MORE dates to come!

****
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:
*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.
*The Wickford Collection, (30 W. Main Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852) Mon, W-Sat 10 am-5 pm.Sun 11 am -4 pm.
*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


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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5 out of 5 stars
(96)
michd321

michd321 on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I looove this pendant!! I actually have purchased things from this seller in the past and love them all! Highly recommend..

irisclark

irisclark on Feb 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning! The photos don't do it justice. It arrived quickly and was wonderfully packaged. The bonus gift was unexpected and lovely.

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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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