Posted by Super Mom No Cape on January 18th, 2013
Just after we arrived in Florida I received an e-mail from our good friend Tobie asking if I would be willing to collect seashells for her when I went for walks along the beach. We lived across the street from Tobie and Mark when we lived in Rome, GA and they just recently opened Tobias Jewelry & More where they sell handcrafted jewelry. She wanted some shells for one of her display cases.
I hadn’t been having a whole lot of luck finding anything bigger than 1 to 2 inches until the day before we had planned a trip up to Rome to get some things out of storage. I set out early that Thursday morning determined to find at least a few more shells to take up to her even if they were similiarly small ones.
The day before the waves had been the biggest I’d seen since we’d been here. And to my delight they had churned up and deposited a long wavy line of shells down the beach. I felt like I had hit the seashell jackpot!
In amongst the broken and damaged shells I picked out this collection of beauties:
I placed the camera lens cap in the picture to give you an idea of the size these shells were. It is most unusual to find any of that size or variety on a regular day at the beach.
We dropped the bag of shells off when we arrived in Rome and by the time we stopped in later in the day to say goodbye, we found that Tobie had already been busy putting them to use.
I’ve created a short slide show of their shop.
Tobie’s shop has been getting some great exposure and was featured earlier this month in the Small Business Snapshot of the Rome News Tribune. Be sure to visit their facebook page (linked above) to see lots more photos of the beautiful handcrafted jewelry they have to offer. They are planning to start selling on-line soon as well, so if you like what you see, you might want to “Like” their page so you’ll get the update when that occurs.