Meet the Maker


My name is Melinda and I have always loved being by the ocean.  I have enjoyed beach-combing and hunting for sea glass for as long as I can remember.  I live on a sailboat with my husband Mike which at present is on the River Dart in Galmpton, Devon. In 2024 we embark on global adventures in our sailboat Gwennel. Gwennel is Cornish for swallow so you may find that remarkable bird has inspired some of my jewellery.

Here in the South West of England we have some of the UKs most stunning coastline. The beaches here are full of treasures, and I have gathered quite a collection over the years. In 2019 I started using shells and seaglass to make jewellery for myself, friends and family. I decided to put a few on an Etsy Shop, and it turned out others liked them too. Now I handcraft all my jewellery and homewares in my floating home and studio, and they can be purchased here at the Nauti by Nature online store.

I will continue to make things as I skip from beach to beach around the world, and I am excited to discover what exotic treasures I will find along the way. I will document my global beachcombing adventures here on my blog, and share through newsletter,  so sign up if you want to come along for the ride!

Feet on a beach in the tide wearing striped Wellington boots.