Who are we?

I’m Mercedes, owner designer and fabricator of this little store. I started SBS in 2017 as a way to reconnect myself with my roots in the Sunshine State. Growing up in Florida I had many fun adventures to the ocean and gulf almost every summer. My love for shells, and the animals that make them, grew over those many years. And my appreciation for living so close to those waters were amplified after a few years on living in a landlocked state. While there I longed for the water and the little treasures that I could find in their sands. Even at a young age, I’ve always had a bit of the crafter in me. Making little friendship bracelets and necklaces, incorporating things that I would find on walks and days at the beach. As my shell collection and other found items expanded I liked to find new ways that I could show off these ‘treasures’. This lead me to learning that arts of Macrame, Wire Wrapping and now even Metalsmithing.

While honing in on my craft it brings me an immense sense of accomplishment and joy to witness others smile while wearing my jewelry and accessories. It’s the absolute BEST feeling. It is even better when I was able to take someone else’s found trinket, be it an interesting stone, shell, glass or some other little item, and was able to craft it into something they can enjoy and wear.

So take a look around and if you have any questions please feel free to message me. I hope you find a new Treasure to add to your collections.