Sharon Nowlan, Fine Art from Pebbles and Sea Glass

Pictou, Canada | 1639 Sales


Sharon Nowlan, Fine Art from Pebbles and Sea Glass

Pictou, Canada 1639 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Sharon Nowlan


Wedding season is almost upon us! I'll be posting more wedding pics all week :)
I've been working on adding some new frame options to my ETSY shop listings. I'm in love with these new white washed frames available for my 12 by 12's and 5 by 5's. They pair so nicely with my nautical pieces.
Just finished another tiny series of birds on a wire. If you don't see the specific number of birds you'd like don't hesitate to ask! I love custom orders.
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Design is everything

I've always loved rocks and I've always loved design. It was a natural progression to start designing with pebbles.

My son collected a handful of pebbles at the beach one day and gave them to me in my studio. They were like tiny treasures. I had to make something special.

This is what I try to capture in every picture I make.

My designs have grown to include not only pebbles, but also sea glass, driftwood, moss, wire and the odd bit of pottery I find on the beach. Pretty much anything goes at this point. The only principle I try to maintain is simplicity. To say as much as I can with as little as possible.

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  • Sharon Nowlan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Pebble Picker

    I've been an artist and designer since I was big enough to hold a pencil. It is my passion to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art. I studied art at the university of Waterloo. The power of composition is a beautiful thing.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 7, 2018
Welcome to Sharon Nowlan's Little Etsy Shop. Come in, have a look around and see what little treasures you can find. The items in this shop are all original, one of a kind pieces totally handmade by me , Sharon Nowlan in Pictou, Nova Scotia. I am also currently working with a wonderful giftware company, Demdaco, to carefully reproduce a select number of my designs, which are available in stores in North America, the UK, and Australia. If you are a store looking to wholesale these reproductions please email customercare [!at] If you would like to know where these reproductions are available in your area in order to have one for yourself, please email customersupport [!at] for information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, or ideas for a custom made piece. I'm always glad to help in any way I can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your picture for any reason I will be happy to refund you your money if you contact me within 14 days of delivery. Simply send me a message to let me know you are returning the item. Carefully repack the item in the original packaging, and pay for the return shipping to me. Once I have received the item, I will refund you the purchase price of the item.

If damage occurs during shipping, please contact me and appropriate action will be taken depending on the damage.
If you need to cancel an order for any reason before I have shipped it please send me a message, and I'll be happy to help.
I generally ship with Canada Post within 1-3 business days of payment.
If you need something quickly, please let me know and I can do what I can to make that happen.

My pictures ship very well, and I take great care in packaging them. If the glass breaks in shipment I may pay to have someone in your area replace it, or have the picture shipped back to me for replacement, whichever is more economical.

International customers will be responsible for any customs fees or taxes your country may charge upon delivery to your country.

More information

Last updated on Sep 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

The frames are measured on the inside of the frame. For example a picture listed as an 8 by 10 would be 8 by 10 inside the frame. The frame itself adds about 1 and 1/4 inches to each side. For a total size of 10 1/2 by 12 1/2 on the outside dimensions.

What kind of glue do I use?

I get a lot of requests on how to make my art. Lol. I can not give away all my secrets.

Where do I get my frames?

Mostly I make the frames myself. When I get very busy I hire someone to help out and build some for me.

How do you ship your pictures? Mail address or civic address?

I ship all my parcels regular post through Canada Post, so make sure to use your mailing address. I try to ship orders out the same day or next depending on what time the orders happen. Orders do not go out on weekends or holidays.

International customer information

If you are ordering internationally, if possible please provide your phone number in a message to me. It is important for the customs form for international shipping.