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Nautical Jewelry LOVE

Being the social media snoop that I am, I came across this line of beautiful nautical jewelry which I just loved.  I started talking to the designer and we worked out a way that I could include her gorgeous jewelry on our website.  Click here to find it.  I had to know more about this talented lady, so I asked Jen to send me some photos of herself and her workspace to share with you guys "our island family".... what she sent me was just as adorable as her jewelry..... Introduce yourself: I’m Jen from Nautical Wheeler Jewelry and I handcraft nautical and beach inspired jewelry for mermaids and salty souls. Where do you work from? I work from home...

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Caribbean island influences

At the age of 29 I had quit my high paying, high stress, glamorous job as Head Designer at Billabong South Africa to go sailing to the Caribbean.  Here I am in the messy chaotic design room at Billabong SA. My boyfriend (now my husband) and I had done navigation courses, and sailing courses with a tough old merchant sailor in South Africa.  He was in the business of training men to be commercial fishermen on the South African Coast.  I was only the 2nd woman to do his courses, and he was not very forgiving…. well the South African coastline (known as the Cape of Storms) is not very forgiving either. It sure was a steep learning curve.The day...

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Starfish love pops up everywhere...

I love how our Starfish Tunic pops up all over the place. Now as you all know, an island is not necessarily a tropical island.  Have you ever been to "Fire Island" in NY..... a tiny sliver of an island only 31 miles long and in some parts only 520 feet wide.  It was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and actually split in half, so that 31 miles long is actually 2 islands now.   Well in true "island" fashion the people of Fire Island picked themselves up after Hurricane Sandy, cleaned up and even opened back up for business in the summer following that devastating storm.  The lovely little coastal boutique on the island is called "A Summer...

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