Our Story
I am all about turning Trash into Treasure and making Something from Nothing! Most people discard an item when they don’t want it anymore. This once, strongly desired and loved thing becomes trash in a heartbeat, never to be admired again! I didn’t understand this. Why were these people throwing all of these perfectly useful (not Pretty but Useful) things away?!? I began adopting these items and giving them makeovers. I wanted to bring them back to life, to have them be desired again, and keep them out of our landfills. With all of these items looking beautiful again, I needed an outlet to get them out of my house and back into yours. Thus, ThinkBiG Designs was born. My mediums have changed over the last few years but my focus has stayed the same. I strive to create something from nothing, To find the beauty where others neglect to see it. NATURALLY OBSESSED Since moving to Wilmington, NC I have fallen in love with the beach and am constantly captivated by the beauty of the ocean! My gaze eventually moved from the waves to the sand and where most would see broken seashells, I saw little gems! I started picking them up and for some reason couldn’t stop! This is what I call Naturally Obsessed! I had gathered my weight in sea shells… but for what?!? The sea creatures that once inhabited these shells no longer had a use for them. They had been dismissed just like the “trash” described above. So, why was I so drawn to these broken little shells?… I saw the beauty in what Mother Nature had created and I wanted others to see it too. Thus, came “Naturally Obsessed.” A Jewelry line created from the inspiration of Mother Nature’s discarded items. All shells are handpicked from the Carolina Coasts and incorporated into the Jewelry designs. All pieces are HandCrafted using new and recycled materials – From Trash to Treasure! In the last year ThinkBiG Designs has moved towards trying to make an honest positive change in our community! One small gesture can make all the difference in someone’s day… or Life! Think about it next time you see someone in need.
Amy Grant – Art In Bloom – Gallery Deenie Dowell – Mosaics Unleashed – Mosaics Studio Nine Jewelry – Tammy Stumbo Jill Jackson – SeaSpray Watercolors Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey Happy Scraps – Jamie Chapman SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Bitsy Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Cabin Girl Designs Taylor Monroe – TayTangle Designs Heather Talton – Nico Blue Karen Mason – The Glass Garden Heather Baldwin – Heather Leigh Designs Sara Westermark Jewelry June Druchunas & Lois Wallace – Victorian Magpie Hannah Lee – An American Metalsmith Lauren Rogers – Lauren Rogers Ceramics Doug Dupuis – Decaying Dougs Photos Horace Long – The Bearded Heart Heather Thornton – Patina Queen Jeffrey Karnes Photography The ArtWorks at Wilmington Jennifer Gaydos & James Harrington – CharmedbyU Ellen Dean Nelson – Seascape Designs Emily Parker – Jewelry Metalsmith Kristen Dorsey – LaLoba Amy McNabb -Mommy’s E-E Baking Donnah Haisley – Hootie Brown Designs Holly Scott – Ocean Fired Studio Pottery Lisa Chandler – LC Quilled Pendant Design Sara Toothman – Cosmic Art By Sara Linda Flynn – Linda Flynn Art James Steele – Jim’s Wood Art Jameka Purdie – Alter Ego Designs Marlene McDonald – Marlene McDonald, Inc. Dalanee Bianchi – Artisan Clay Flowers Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop Kristi Carter – KC Design Debi Lancaster – D Lancaster Art Lori King – Glass Designs by Lori King Christopher Diaz-Raluco Notion Tracey Walton – Tracey Lenn’s Studio Laura Kalina – Mossy Fox Studio Jennifer DeMary – Kritter Couture & More Emily Walter – Walter Pottery Kristy McKnight – JK Castaway Jenn Maksymiak – JEMS of the SEA Scott Seifer – Woodcraft by Scott Diana Welte – By The Beach Studio Beth Carroll – Art By Beth Carroll Jonathon Hendershott – Surfboard Tables & More Jessica Miller – THINKBIG DESIGNS Seaside Crafts & More – Larry Honaker Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art Lauren Jones – Home Body Field Goods Jody Tucker – Jodylou Creations Kelly Smith – Botanic Synergy LLC Nancy Sandy – Sandy Studio Jodi Vilcans – Pixanoodle Sally Jo Eagon – Seaweaves Debra Pagliughi – DP Fine Art Claudia Bustamante – Lativa Accents & Art Genna Lee Brooks Addie Jo Bannerman Brian Evans – Evans Studio Ryan Albanese – Loggerhead Woodworks Patricia Murphy – Murphy Art Glass Steve Karloski – Steve Karloski Sculpture Jordan Nason – Jordan Nason Photography Rileigh Wilkins – Rye Naturals Alessandro Cagiati – Vicious Circle Studio Linda Lee – The Card Corner Kelly Sweitzer – The Peppermill Shop Kimberly Meacham – Milk Street Soap Company Mike Bryand – Bryand Gallery Joanna Frye – Soul and Sea Studio Jiri Kalina – Home and Kitchen Ronald Williams – Ronald Williams Art Alyssa James – Abstract Aquarium Art