Showcase: Seaside Scarf

Originally I made one of these just for me. I received so many compliments that I decided you might like one too. So I began making them for my shop.

I named it the Seaside Scarf because of the net-like pattern & the nautical bits I’ve attached to it. Shells, wooden beads, golden swirls, anchors, seahorses, sand dollars, lovely blue drops that look like splashes of water…. you get the idea.

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These are gorgeous and can be worn several ways. I like to wear mine with the V-shape in the front. You can also double it over and loop the ends through. Or perhaps you’d like the V-shaped portion to hang behind you and have the ends loosely twisted in the front if you are, say…. at a more formal event or walking about sightseeing.

I have these scarves in four colors right now: marine heather, navy, sandy brown, and light blue. Each color has it’s own personality. Come to the website to see more photos! Click the link below and have fun browsing. 👩🏻‍💻

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Showcase: Waterfall Earrings

Is there anything better than being near water? Ocean waves breaking on the beach, the thunderous sound of a waterfall, or a burbling brook, they all bring peace and contentment.

If you haven’t figured it out yet I love water. The sound, smell, and feel of it. The glitter of sunlight sparkling on the surface… Is there a better gift in the world that we have been given?

These are the images I had in mind when I created the Waterfall earrings. I could envision the water dancing over the rocks of a stream and splashing upward in joy. I could hear it laughing as it rushed by. The stream I refer to is one I had fished with my husband last spring. I never had a bite and after a while I reeled in the line and laid the pole aside so I could just sit and listen to the water. He wandered downstream while I stayed on my boulder and absorbed the sound of the giggling water, the smells of the forest, and the warmth of the sun on my face. It was glorious.

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Thinking back on that day I used the aqua blue glass beads and golden whorls to represent the water actions. The droplets splashing and catching the sunlight as it cascaded over the rocks and the circular motions of the eddies in the protected areas. These earrings are gorgeous and glow when they catch the light. I only wish that I could see them as I wear them! But I know they’re happily swinging from my earlobes and catching people’s attention.

Most of my selection of earrings have leverbacks. I’m terrible at keeping ear wires from falling out of my ear and have lost many well-loved earrings in years past. I do make some with ear wires because they lend a certain look to some designs. I recommend using the little rubber stoppers on the backs of the wires to help prevent loss. But if you want either type— leverback or ear wire— I’m happy to accommodate. Drop a note in your order at the link below. Happy browsing! 👩🏻‍💻

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Living on the coast of Maine I’m inspired by the colors of the ocean, beaches, forests, and sunsets. It’s absolutely beautiful and a wonderfully calming place to be.

I want to share a piece of that with you through my products.

I began making earrings and accessories because I could never quite find the styles or colors I was looking for. Sometimes I want earrings in a long, swingy, carefree style. Other times I want classy, timeless sophistication. And everything in between!

As I began wearing my creations I received increasing numbers of compliments and suggestions to sell them. I resisted that idea for a long time. But then I thought ‘Why not?’ I enjoy the process of making these items. I love to create things that others will treasure and get joy from using. For about 35 years I’ve crocheted and knitted and crafted many projects that I’ve gifted to family and friends, sold in shops, or raffled off.

The happiness that goes into making each piece travels with it, and is a small part of me that I gladly send to you. 

In my small shop you will find many styles of earrings, a lovely Seaside Scarf in various colors, tiny treasure bags, and nautical-themed ornaments that can be used on your Christmas tree or anywhere you wish to have a bit of nautical charm. I wear (or use) the prototypes of these creations to test the quality and happiness factor before I assemble the products to share with you. I want to make sure it will hold up over time with regular use and proper care.

I’m always creating new designs and products so stop by and check it out. You may find a  treat for yourself or a wonderful gift for a loved one. The link below will open a new tab for you. Browse & Enjoy! 👩🏻‍💻

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