Topsail Island Treasures is an “at home” business specializing in creations made from Sea Glass and other treasures found on Topsail Island. Owner/creator/artist, Kim Nelson, transforms her love for the Island into jewelry, decorative items and photographs …… Unless otherwise noted, every shard of Sea Glass and every Sharks Tooth in her creations were found on (or off-shore) Topsail Island.
The Sea Glass found on Topsail Island began as broken, discarded glass — most often from bottles left on the beach or thrown off a pier or a boat. Sometimes it is from household debris from hurricanes, nor’easters or other unfortunate disasters. The broken shards of glass are naturally tumbled in the sand and surf. They are transformed into beautiful gems.
In addition to Topsail Island Treasures, Kim is a full-time social worker. She says, “the beach is my refuge. It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life. The salt, sand and sea bring hope and rejuvenation. I often tell my clients that people are sometimes like Sea Glass…. Broken and discarded. With time (and sometimes distress) we can become whole and beautiful.”
Kim enjoys creating custom pieces for visitors to Topsail Island, allowing them to take home their personal “treasures” as jewelry and other unique keepsakes. In addition to visitors to the area, Topsail Island Treasures has also sold to customers across the United States as well as Australia and Germany.
Contact information for Topsail Island Treasures:
910-526-6695; Please call Kim to schedule a time to view her creations.
Following are a few comments from Topsail Island Treasures customers:
“Gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Love the idea of ‘wearing’ part of my favorite beach! Great service, very quick delivery, makes internet shopping a breeze! Thanks Kim, I’m sure I’ll be back to find a perfect pair of earrings next.” Angie, Fairfax VA
“Topsail Island Treasures has given me the ability to keep a token of Topsail close to my heart when I can’t be there. Thank you, Kim for the beautiful piece of sea glass.” Trisha, Cowpens SC
“Got my necklace today!!! Thanks so much I love it, it’s perfect!!!” Amanda, Stanford KY
“I got my treasures today! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!!! Thank you!” Wandakaye, Carrollton VA
“Still loving my jewelry and getting 100s of compliments! My daughter also with her bracelet! Thanks for everything!” Joy Saunders – Valentines VA
NOTE: Thanks to Kim Nelson and Topsail Island Treasures for this article and the beautiful pics!