Being a water-baby runs in my family. As long as I'm near water, I'm happy. But there's something about the beach and hearing the surf that's almost magical. A walk on the beach can erase any stress that life throws at you. It's my happy place. Unfortunately, I can't always be at the beach, so I started creating affordable sea-inspired jewelry that allowed me to always carry that feeling with me. Tough day at the office? Just touching a butterfly shell necklace would provide a sense of tranquility that I get from walking along the beach. All the shells, sharks' teeth, driftwood, and seaweed used in the carefree jewelry I create were found on the beaches of Manasota Key, Florida on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.