Spring, 2021. Florida Inspiration;
Creating DearBritt's newest jewelry line, the forgotten coast collection.
The Forgotten Coast Collection was inspired by the community and nature found in Port St. Joe & Panama City Beach, Florida, and surrounding areas during a trip to visit family who lives in the area. This collection features a variety of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with intense ocean vacation and under the sea vibes. Made with seashells collected while walking along the shorelines, glass beads, and charms locally sourced from the LH Bead Gallery in Panama City.
Hand painted palm tree on a shell pendant.
Abalone teardrop and silver sailboat earrings
Seashells and blue glass bead earrings
Ocean charms necklace with glass starfish, seashell, abalone shell teardrop, orange pearl, green pearl and blue glass bead charms.
Ocean scene matching jewelry set including necklace, bracelet and earrings with handmade glass beads.
I loved every moment I spent while inside the LH Bead Gallery in Panama City and found so much to use in this collection. I visited with two sweet ladies working there who showed me the lampwork glass beads and pendants crafted by the owner. I hope to meet her in person during my next visit! You can read more about the owner and her bead shop by clicking this link: https://lhbeads.com/artist-lisa-hanna/
Here are some of my favorite photo's from the trip!
Seagulls frequented the area fishing along the shore.
Florida's sunsets are incredible, if you haven't had the chance to see one, I highly recommend it.
Flowers growing in the sand
Utilizing that good car lighting and beachy hair for a selfie.
A sand castle my little brother and I built. I don't think we'll ever be too old to have fun doing things like this together. :)
Family photo! Me, Aunt Roni, Uncle Steven, My Mom Kristen and Brother Garrett.
The process of creating this collection was a very good way to extend the feeling of being on vacation and remembering the joy and relaxing time I had while visiting, and I can't wait to go back! To read more about the area where this collection is inspired by click here: Forgotten Coast - Wikipedia
The Forgotten Coast Collection is available now in-store and online at DearBritt.com. I hope anyone who keeps a piece of jewelry created in this collection feels a sense of joy and warmth while wearing it.
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901 S Main Street,
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074.
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