The Mussel Shell Butterfly is made by Melanie of Mainely Tidal – “Simply beautiful and all natural.”
Melanie grew up in a small town just around the corner from Kennebunkport, Maine. As a small child she would spend her summers going to the local beaches, always gathering special treasures and leaving them piled up for someone else to come upon. Her oldest daughter was also raised spending summers on the beaches of Maine. Later she would marry on the same beach she frequented as a child.
One day she was looking for the perfect gift. Original gifts are hard to come by so she decided to create her own from pebbles, sea glass, driftwood and shells found on the Coast of Maine. Within a week from creating her first piece, personal orders were coming in and suddenly she had a business. Today you can find her at the beach gathering treasures with her family or in her studio creating art with those findings.
The idea is to try to capture the look, the smell, and the feel of the ocean; something natural and simply beautiful with her treasures. All of Melanie’s art is made exclusively from treasures found on the Coast of Maine.