How Michele, handmade jewelry designer got started

Artisan Michele J. Buckler from Sand N Stones in Lewes, DE

Sand N Stones in Lewes, Delaware

 Sand N Stones, Delaware, Nature & Sea Glass Shop in Lewes, Delaware is where artisan, jewelry designer, Michele J. Buckler creates and sells her wire wrapped jewelry and photography.  Michele feels that she wire wraps the piece and when she is finished it turns into a wire framed piece of art that you can wear and enjoy. That is why her slogan is…. “Mother Nature Does The Artwork, I Put A Frame Around It!”  Michele feels that she frames each piece of jewelry as though it was a picture, showcasing each piece uniqueness and beauty. She has been collecting stones, sea glass and beach treasures in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia since she was a young girl, and has been able to turn her passion for gemstones, marbles, sea glass or beach glass, sea china and Delaware Bay diamonds, into a business.


Michele offers a collection of 14 K Gold-Filled, rose gold, and Anti-Tarnish  (Argentium AG925) Sterling Silver or a combination of both (two-tone) wire framed jewelry. You can choose a gem out of one of the cases in the store to be wrapped, or she will be happy to custom wire wrap a special gemstone, coin, sea glass or beach glass, beach stones, broken fine bone china or pottery, arrowhead, Delaware Bay Diamond (A.K.A. Cape May Diamond), glass shards, coin, button, marbles, Swarovski Crystal, beads, or almost anything that you already own. She will also be glad to put a new look to an old piece of jewelry.


She makes necklaces pendants, pins, earrings, and rings,  using a variety of common and uncommon gems. The end result is a custom piece of jewelry with it’s own story and emotional connection that is meant to be worn and loved for generations. In most cases Michele can wire wrap it for you while you are enjoying your day in Lewes, Delaware.


Michele is also known for her knowledge of gemstones and sea glass / beach glass and carries a large selection of  local nature and sea glass related items in Sand N Stones. It truly is “Your One Stop Sea Glass Shop!” 

Besides her wire framed jewelry Michele is also known for her photography.  Michele has been interested in photography since she was in high school it was something that she and her father did together.  She enjoys capturing through a lens how she sees our beautiful Delaware and Eastern Shore wildlife and landmarks.  When she opened up Sand N Stones, Delaware & Nature Shop in Lewes, it was a natural fit, for her to start selling some of her local interest photographs on cards and prints in her shop. 

Michele embodies her slogan, "Mother Nature Does The Artwork, Michele Puts A Frame Around It."

Sand N Stones also carries Delaware History books  and nature resource guides,  “Living The Lewes Life“® and Lewes Insignia© merchandise, Sandy Delaware Ornaments, Sergio Lub bracelets, Delaware souvenirs, gifts, and mementos. Michele says that her "Ideal Customer" are those who enjoy wearing one-of-a-kind custom artisans jewelry.  Michele enjoys having her store in a beautiful small beach town enriched with lots of nature and history and loves the creativity of handmade jewelry designers which is reflected in the merchandise in her store and on her website.