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 Jill Jackson – SeaSpray Watercolors Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Bitsy Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Taylor Monroe – TayTangle Designs Heather Talton – Nico Blue 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 Linda Callison – Out of Chaos Kristen Dorsey – LaLoba Amy McNabb -Mommy’s E-E Baking Lisa Blackmon – Age of Alchemy Sara Toothman – Cosmic Art By Sara Linda Flynn – Linda Flynn Art Jameka Purdie – Alter Ego Designs Dalanee Bianchi – Artisan Clay Flowers Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop Debi Lancaster – D Lancaster Art 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 Jonathon Hendershott – Surfboard Tables & More Jessica Miller – THINKBIG DESIGNS Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art Lauren Jones – Home Body Field Goods Jody Tucker – Jodylou Creations Kelly Smith – Botanic Synergy LLC Nancy Sandy – Sandy Studio 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 Rileigh Wilkins – Rye Naturals Alessandro Cagiati – Vicious Circle Studio Linda Lee – The Card Corner Kelly Sweitzer – The Peppermill Shop Mike Bryand – Bryand Gallery Joanna Frye – Soul and Sea Studio Ronald Williams – Ronald Williams Art Alyssa James – Abstract Aquarium Art