Hi! My name is Deb, and I'm the owner/artist at Coastal Charms.
I'm so happy you decided to stop by!
A little of the back story: I was born and raised in the seaside village of West Dennis on Cape Cod. I spent many summers at the beach and have always found a sense of serenity when walking there.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment changed the way I feel about so many things! I try NOT to sweat the small stuff and I don't take ANY single day for granted:)
During my recovery, I would walk the beach and it was during these walks that I felt my body and spirit begin to heal. Feeling the salty breeze on my face and the warm sand between my toes, listening to the sound of the waves crash against the shore and just being outside with Nature helped to increase my feelings of well being and keep my mind in a positive place. Nature's magical powers seem to lower stress levels and put things into perspective.
I would find sea glass and other treasures on my walks. I became fascinated with sea glass and its beautiful colors. I taught myself how to make a pair of earrings and my friends wanted me to make some for them. That was the beginning of my love affair with sea glass!
While healing from my surgery, I vowed to do what I could to make a difference in the battle against breast cancer. I imagined creating a beautiful bracelet for every woman having surgery( yes, not realistic!). I want every woman in that situation to still feel feminine and to know that someone cares!!
What I CAN do, is donate a % of all my sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So, when you purchase an item from Coastal Charms, you're also helping in the fight against breast cancer. Thank you!!!
My hope is that when you're wearing your Coastal Charms Jewelry, you're transported in your mind back to your favorite beach and the wonderful feelings you had by being there! I truly believe that interacting with nature can soothe your soul! It definitely helped me to find inner peace and hope again.
You'll also look and feel pretty, wearing the soft hues of the ocean tumbled sea glass used in Coastal Charms Jewelry,and you're sure to WOW your friends with your coastal chic style!
Every piece of sea glass I use is the REAL DEAL! It's been tumbled by the ocean or found on the shore of a lake. NO man made glass here!!:) As a member of the North American Sea Glass Association I have pledged to use only genuine ocean tumbled sea glass.
I want you to be 100% OVER THE TOP happy with your purchase! If not, I will refund the item minus shipping costs if you're not satisfied. Your purchase will arrive in an elegant white gift box with the Coastal Charms logo hot stamped in aqua blue on the top.
So celebrate the sea with me, and choose a sea glass keepsake to add to your jewelry box today!