MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island | 337 Sales

MermaidsBaubles

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

Bristol, Rhode Island 337 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Melonie

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Melonie

Announcement    Beachcombing has never been easier! Stroll a virtual shore of beach beauties in this Shop -- all my creations are made with natural seashells, pearls & an ocean of other Treasures from the Sea. They are all handcrafted by me, the artist and are inspired by the original 1800's Sailors Valentines <3 .
Use code FREESWIM at checkout for 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?
FESTIVAL SEASON is here again! So excited to bring you my newest, freshest Mermaids Baubles at these (and more!) events. If you purchase from me at a *Rhode Island* Festival, all is TAX-FREE. No sales tax on Art in RI and my creations qualify!

Saturday May 25th, Sunday May 26th & Monday May 27th: GASPEE DAYS Memorial Day Weekend in Pawtuxet Park on Narragansett Parkway, Warwick RI. https://www.visitrhodeisland.com/event/gaspee-days-arts-%26-crafts-festival/49034/ 10-5 all 3 days. My space is A12, same as previous years!

Sunday June 2nd: Barrington Arts Festival. Barrington Town Hall lawn, County Rd, Barrington RI. 10AM-4PM. FREE. Musical performances, artist demonstrations, family art activities, art book sales, a 3D mobile maker lab, food trucks, free raffle prizes for art supplies, and lots of surprises.

Saturday June 8th: Newport RI. Artisans By the Bay presents it's annual Show...with a lovely Botanical theme. Live acoustic Music by Julio Amaro, food, artisans, crafters and makers of all things wonderful! 10-4PM. FREE!
Elks Lodge Lawn, corner of Bellevue & Pellham in Newport RI. https://www.facebook.com/events/2012901115681877/

Saturday June 15th - Sunday June 16th: Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival! I'm so excited & will be in the Marketplace (under one big tent) with my Mermaids Baubles wares each day from 10AM-6:30PM. Entertainment the likes you will have to see to believe! 210 Turners Falls Rd, Montague, MA 01351 www.muttonandmead.org/tickets

Thursday June 20th, Friday June 21st & Saturday June 22nd. Concord NH Market Days Festival! www.concordartsmarket.net/concord-arts-market.html THREE Days of fun - come experience this fabulous Art Festival with me! 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH. FREE!

Saturday June 29th: Fairhaven Homecoming Days! 10AM-4PM. Fairhaven’s largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children’s activities, including the very popular fire engine rides. Handicap parking available. FREE!! Directions & other info: http://fairhavenimprovement.org/homecoming/

Sunday June 30th: TBD

Saturday July 7th - Sunday July 8th: New Bedford Folk Festival! I love this yearly music /arts /food event and will be there from 11-8pm all weekend. FREE to walk around, shop, eat and listen to the music but to have a seat & view performances up close or take a Workshop, you need to buy a pass. http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/schedule/

....and more fun & frolic 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:
*Hotpoint Emporium, Bristol RI www.hotpointemporium.com Daily 10am-6pm with some later hours on Fri & Saturdays in the Summer. (39 State St). You can find a tall glass case full of Mermaids Baubles near the upstairs desk. <3
*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 Art in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*The Sand Dollar in Bristol, Rhode Island (54 State St.) Hours:
(803) 487-2628
*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 May 23, 2019

Beachcombing has never been easier! Stroll a virtual shore of beach beauties in this Shop -- all my creations are made with natural seashells, pearls & an ocean of other Treasures from the Sea. They are all handcrafted by me, the artist and are inspired by the original 1800's Sailors Valentines <3 .
Use code FREESWIM at checkout for 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?
FESTIVAL SEASON is here again! So excited to bring you my newest, freshest Mermaids Baubles at these (and more!) events. If you purchase from me at a *Rhode Island* Festival, all is TAX-FREE. No sales tax on Art in RI and my creations qualify!

Saturday May 25th, Sunday May 26th & Monday May 27th: GASPEE DAYS Memorial Day Weekend in Pawtuxet Park on Narragansett Parkway, Warwick RI. https://www.visitrhodeisland.com/event/gaspee-days-arts-%26-crafts-festival/49034/ 10-5 all 3 days. My space is A12, same as previous years!

Sunday June 2nd: Barrington Arts Festival. Barrington Town Hall lawn, County Rd, Barrington RI. 10AM-4PM. FREE. Musical performances, artist demonstrations, family art activities, art book sales, a 3D mobile maker lab, food trucks, free raffle prizes for art supplies, and lots of surprises.

Saturday June 8th: Newport RI. Artisans By the Bay presents it's annual Show...with a lovely Botanical theme. Live acoustic Music by Julio Amaro, food, artisans, crafters and makers of all things wonderful! 10-4PM. FREE!
Elks Lodge Lawn, corner of Bellevue & Pellham in Newport RI. https://www.facebook.com/events/2012901115681877/

Saturday June 15th - Sunday June 16th: Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival! I'm so excited & will be in the Marketplace (under one big tent) with my Mermaids Baubles wares each day from 10AM-6:30PM. Entertainment the likes you will have to see to believe! 210 Turners Falls Rd, Montague, MA 01351 www.muttonandmead.org/tickets

Thursday June 20th, Friday June 21st & Saturday June 22nd. Concord NH Market Days Festival! www.concordartsmarket.net/concord-arts-market.html THREE Days of fun - come experience this fabulous Art Festival with me! 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH. FREE!

Saturday June 29th: Fairhaven Homecoming Days! 10AM-4PM. Fairhaven’s largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children’s activities, including the very popular fire engine rides. Handicap parking available. FREE!! Directions & other info: http://fairhavenimprovement.org/homecoming/

Sunday June 30th: TBD

Saturday July 7th - Sunday July 8th: New Bedford Folk Festival! I love this yearly music /arts /food event and will be there from 11-8pm all weekend. FREE to walk around, shop, eat and listen to the music but to have a seat & view performances up close or take a Workshop, you need to buy a pass. http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/schedule/

....and more fun & frolic 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:
*Hotpoint Emporium, Bristol RI www.hotpointemporium.com Daily 10am-6pm with some later hours on Fri & Saturdays in the Summer. (39 State St). You can find a tall glass case full of Mermaids Baubles near the upstairs desk. <3
*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 Art in Warren, Rhode Island (Main St. to 4 Church St.)
*The Sand Dollar in Bristol, Rhode Island (54 State St.) Hours:
(803) 487-2628
*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.)

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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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