Shelly by the Sea

California, United States · 175 Sales


Shelly by the Sea

California, United States 175 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
Shelly Thelen

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Shelly Thelen

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Miss Kitty

Miss Kitty on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, these are gorgeous! I don't know which is my most favorite...many thanks!

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I have turned my lifelong passion of beads into a jewelry line & business

I have had various professions throughout my life but my true passion is creating jewelry with beads and Abalone shells. My favorite beads are Venetian glass beads, African trade beads & the antique bohemian beads . As a young girl I was smitten with them the first time I laid eyes on them & have been seriously addicted ever since! My favorites Italian beads are the traditional Fiorato beads. The history & art of these beads is fascinating. I use these beads in my jewelry line to create an old world charm, recalling a long ago, by gone era of Venetian princesses & courtesans.

Another childhood obsession that I never outgrew (and never will!) is collecting Abalone shells, so I decided to turn this passion into creating necklaces with these little treasures and have created my own original designs. I am fortunate to live near the Big Sur coast & have access to a beautiful little cove where these little Abalones can be found . It is truly I believe one of the most beautiful places on earth & very magical (See my shop photos). It is hard to find these little shells in perfect condition so each one is truly a treasure. I have been collecting them in this spot since a child. I like to draw from my surroundings and nature to inspire my designs. I have been fortunate to grow up in and still reside in the central coast of California where we have beautiful mountains and some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. I am truly blessed and try to pass my thankfulness & inspiration for my surroundings along in my designs by making them into beautiful, classic, eclectic & bohemian designs which come from my own inspiration and entirely from me.
Wholesale orders available.

Another of my joys in creating is making my Sea Shore Shell gift box line. I use mostly shells that I have found along the coast for these designs and I try to fashion them to look like a natural beach scene. Each box is unique and different and no two are alike. I love doing special orders and enjoy making them for beach weddings, birthday party favors, corporate gifts, baby shower gifts etc. So much fun!
I am happy to sell wholesale to boutiques and stores & any quantity order.

For my line of Woodland Frames, I draw from nature for my designs. I am always collecting various interesting tree branches, little various cones, different types of mosses, acorns and just anything that can be used from nature to create these unique and darling frames. The designs are my own and from my own inspiration from the natural nature around me. No two frames are alike. I love doing special orders with these frames for various themes such as weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, etc.
Wholesale: Please contact me for wholesale pricing

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  • Shelly Thelen

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    I have a passion for Venetian glass beads & my designs are full of old world vintage antique charm. My other passion is collecting tiny Abalone shells along the Big Sur coast. I turn these little shells into nature inspired designs with a Boho vibe!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 23, 2016
I pride myself on my customer care & appreciate my customers & want them to be 100% satisfied. I love what I do & I hope that that love & pride shows through in the quality of my work & customer care. If you are not happy with your purchase I will refund your money or make purchase right, resizing, restringing etc

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
I accept all major credit cards except American Express. I accept Pay Pal, Money orders, Personal Checks. Just message me if you would like to pay by check or money order type payments. I will mail item as soon as I receive payment through mail
I ship within 1 to 2 business days unless noted. If I am going to be out of town I will post when I will be available to mail item. I package my jewelry very safely & guarantee it will not be damaged in transit. If you are buying from outside of the U.S, please keep in mind that i am not responsible for package once it is mailed. Sometimes packages can get held up in customs & it can take several weeks or more for package to arrive. Our mail system here in states is slower due to cut backs in postal service. Please note: if buying from overseas, you are buying at your own risk. I have never had a package not get to it's destination overseas but have had several packages take 3 weeks. It all depends on customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund your purchase minus shipping. I do not charge a handling fee. If you are not satisfied with your item, just let me know & I will take care of it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to sell wholesale . Simply message me & we can discuss the terms & discounts. I try to keep my costs down as a whole but am willing to work with people wanting wholesale as best as I can