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Send Us Your Beach Sand

Beach Jewelry Send Us Sand


Sending Your Sand for Custom Beach Sand Jewelry 

If you don't have sand, but are close enough to a location to get are some tips.  Keep in mind that not all sand is the same.  If you are looking at the beach, the sand that is further away from the ocean and next to the grass is much more finer and lighter in color.  The sand closer to the water is darker and much more courser. Walk around and pick a really good spot. 

Here are some other more frequently asked questions I receive that might help answer your questions.
  • How much sand do I need?  Not too much.  A very small ziploc bag size with about a tablespoon of sand should do the trick for one jewelry item.  
  • Does it matter if the sand is wet or dry?  It doesn't matter at all.  Send it to me wet or dry sand, just make sure the little baggie you send it in is sealed.  I've received some packages from customers and the bag wasn't sealed and all of the sand spilled out of the envelope.  My mailman had a very sandy mail bag that afternoon.
  • Do I need to clean the beach sand before I send it to? DO NOT clean the beach sand at all.  Please send it to us untreated.  I've had some customers wash beach sand...that's right, they washed it.  If you wash beach sand, you are dissolving the sea salt and other minerals that make up the beach.  Afterward the sand tends to be very dark and muddy and doesn't look good at all.  Sand is made up of mostly quartz and you don't want to wash away any of the minerals found in it.  I do sanitize the beach sand by putting it in the oven.  It kills the bacteria and any tiny organisms that might be living in it.
  • Is it legal to take sand from the beach?  That depends on the beach and where you live.  Some beaches and state parks are protected and you absolutely can't take sand away from them.  It is very harmful to the environment.  For example, it is illegal to take any sand from the beaches of Hawaii.  Don't do it, you are breaking the law.  I do not create jewelry from illegal beach sand.  A good rule of thumb to follow is to ask your state, especially if it's a protected beach.  Each time I collect beach sand, I always ask to make sure it's ok.  State employees are very friendly and informative. Please be conscience of your surroundings when taking beach sand.  Don't collect sand near wildlife or dunes, there is a pretty good chance that it is someones home and you are interrupting their day.
    • How long does it take to receive my custom beach sand jewelry?  After I receive your beach sand, it takes me a few days to prepare and sanitize your beach sand.  After preparing your beach sand, it then takes me approx 3-4 days to make your jewelry depending on humidity. 
    • Where do I send it?  As soon as you place your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation email automatically sent to you. My address and instructions for sending your sand will be located in this email.  Make sure your order # is located on your bag of sand that you are sending in. Any sand that doesn't get used for your order will be returned to you unless you provide a note that says I can keep the rest.
    Please make sure that you send in your sand asap so I can complete your order timely. If 30 calendar days go by and I haven't received your sand and you haven't contacted me to let me know you sent it, I will make your order using the sand in my collection if I have it. If I don't have the sand you want or if you are not ready to send it in, I will cancel your order. This is ONLY for custom orders.
    *Please don't send rocks or pebbles, just sand. Anything that is larger than sand does not fit inside the jewelry.*