About The Artist


I'm Shari, welcome to my tiny spot on the internet!

I love making one of a kind original seashell pieces.    Taking raw materials and creating something beautiful that people want to display in their home is so humbling.


Each of my handcrafted pieces is created using strong industrial adhesives so you won't have to worry about your investment falling apart.
And a lot of love, too, by the way:)

I design each piece one by one, and it is so very COOL to think that things I have made with my own hands are bringing joy and smiles to people all over the world!
Is that cool or what?


A bit about me...my friends call me Scarlett because I'm as stubborn and bossy as the original. I am a mom to two amazing teenage sons and wife to an incredible man who always supports this sometimes crazy business.
I sometimes "hide" in my studio when home gets a bit too "manly".


I started out my work career with 13 years of the big stuffy corporate sales job... pharmaceutical sales...ugh...suffocating.
I gave up the big salary and fancy company car to do floral design. Crazy, right??!

I dabbled in floral design then created my first company, a fun corporate gift/gift basket company which I ran for 7 years.

Never seeing my family at Christmas and around any holiday
began to be a drag, so I sold the company to a gal who promptly killed it. That reality still makes my stomach hurt to think about, so as Scarlett says, "I'll think about that tomorrow!"

Short hiatus enjoying my incredible kids and trying my luck with another corporate sales job... ugh...didn't work...again...

I started Beach Grass Cottage in 2008 and by the grace of God, it is finally where I belong.  I'm so happy that I didn't give up my search!
He always has a plan for me but quite frequently it doesn't mesh with MY timing :)

I love the smell of a beach, sailing on a BIG wind day, travel to anywhere, York Peppermint Patties, getting organized, a good medium-rare steak with sea salt, Coke Icees, all kinds of ribbon, and a great hat.

I hate suspension bridges, pushy salespeople, big crowds, making small talk, green peppers, snow and its related gray slush, pokey drivers and beer of any kind.

On Beach Grass Cottage... Beach Grass Cottage is located in southwest Michigan near the fun beach communities of pristine Lake Michigan -- home of die-hard beach lovers, amazing dunes, eclectic cool beach towns, and the most gorgeous sunsets on the planet!

This company of mine is an answer to a lot of patience and prayers, and it's exactly where I'm supposed to be during this season of my life. Playing with shells, sea glass, and starfish all day long is not a bad gig!

I welcome you to take a look around, and message me with any comments or questions. I hope something I've made speaks to you:)



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