2014 Sandbridge “Turtle”

$28.95

Each year we create and offer a new design that comes from nature around us. It’s our way of celebrating the beauty of the ocean and beach.

The hand-crafted pewter Sandbridge Ornaments were created by Mark Shields, co-founder of the Sterling Pelican. He was a gifted Silversmith trained at Colonial Williamsburg and rose to be a Master Craftsmen. Mark grew up on the York River near Yorktown, Virginia. Always surrounded by nature, it was no wonder that most of his work after leaving C.W. centered around wildlife. He had great reverence for all living creatures.

He created the line in 2010 with the dolphin and produced one new ornament each year with the year imprinted on the attached coin.

To ensure the continuance of the line, Mark trained a young metalsmith for several years before his passing in 2020. Jennifer Ussery lives in Virginia Beach and has been providing beautiful craftsmanship since 2014.

Most of our handmade pewter ornaments measure in size from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches.

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Each year we create and offer a new design that comes from nature around us. It’s our way of celebrating the beauty of the ocean and beach.

The hand-crafted pewter Sandbridge Ornaments were created by Mark Shields, co-founder of the Sterling Pelican. He was a gifted Silversmith trained at Colonial Williamsburg and rose to be a Master Craftsmen. Mark grew up on the York River near Yorktown, Virginia. Always surrounded by nature, it was no wonder that most of his work after leaving C.W. centered around wildlife. He had great reverence for all living creatures.

He created the line in 2010 with the dolphin and produced one new ornament each year with the year imprinted on the attached coin.

To ensure the continuance of the line, Mark trained a young metalsmith for several years before his passing in 2020. Jennifer Ussery lives in Virginia Beach and has been providing beautiful craftsmanship since 2014.

Most of our handmade pewter ornaments measure in size from 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches.