The East End beach sand jewelry is made by Kate, who left Florida as a teenager and embraced Portland Maine as her new home. She spent everyday at the nearby beaches and it became the one constant that made her whole. As she grew older, she saw the beauty in sea glass, seashells, and beach sand in her jewelry designs. She went on to college to study Computer Science at the University of Southern Maine and New Media/Graphic Design at Maine College of Art. During this time, designing and making jewelry became a hobby as she sold her jewelry at craft fairs in Boston, Providence, and Portsmouth. Eventually the demand for her jewelry increased and she left her career as a tax accountant and QuickBooks ProAdvisor to pursue her dream.
She is fearless, creative, and embodies her free spirit. Her products are handmade in her studio in South Portland Maine. She applies the use of natural materials such as beach sand, sea shells, and sea glass naturally found on the shore.
This jewelry is inspired by the colors and the textures of the beach and the sea. At Beachdashery, they value sustainable production and protecting the environment. They also embody the spirit of their “Sand and Sea Inspired” motto through the design of our natural materials into nautically beautiful jewelry. Each item is handmade with an emphasis on beach style and coastal life. She LOVES what she does and we love it too.