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About TheSandDollarProject

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On Etsy since 2020

The Sand Dollar Project

I had been walking for hours up and down the shoreline in the rain and cold ocean in sweatpants wading knee-deep in the ocean waves. Looking for sand dollars a friend told me they had at this beach. Being sad at the passing of my beloved dog of almost 17 years, it was the first time in half my life I had Christmas without her. In a very big bubble of grief, I stood looking out into the ocean. I stopped and prayed "Maybe if I just find one sand dollar, I'll know she is with me always."...

Then I found one, and another and another. The excitement of finding a sand dollar was pretty awesome, as I have been going to the beach since I was old enough to walk and never found one. But after a whisper in the salty air a wish, it was comforting.
Then I flew back down, a few more times, to find hundreds and hundreds more each time. In disbelief, I found hundreds just in 2 days. (Mind you they were already passed away and never take sand dollars alive).

My mother and I carefully got them back to the house, cleaned them up, my mother bleached them, couple rinse baths, dried them and wrapped each one up put them in a container then packaged them up, said some prayers, and shipped them to Ohio. Where I unwrapped them, coated them front and back, learned resin, and created little pieces of art.

Sand dollars can live up to 6-10 years, they aren't the prettiest of things when they are alive so the beauty of them comes in death. They turn white and the rings around them are just like a tree, you can count how old they are. I have since done a lot of reading about sand dollars in the 9 months I have been working on this project and grow even more love for the ocean and these beautiful sand dollars each day.

A portion of each sale will be donated back to the beach.

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  • Joslyn Crowl


    I also have Joslyn Crowl Studio Etsy Shop that I own and run.

Production partners

  • Amazon Fulfillment

    OH, United States

    I designed the product, the make it for me.

  • Product Assistant

    NC, United States

    Joslyn Designs the products and has another company hand-make them, and ship them

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are the sand dollars harmed?

No! We would never hurt sand dollars. These sand dollars were collected after they already passed away! Please don't ever take sand dollars alive.

Custom and personalized orders

No. Sand dollars and resin are both unique as there are no 2 alike!