When the holiday season kicks into gear, it’s nice to have Chatham Coastal Creations and their shellfish ornament creations for decking the halls as well as your gift giving needs!
Creator Nick Nickerson is a proud descendant of a long line of fishermen on Cape Cod. In 2010, Nick decided to put his knowledge and creativity into use and wanted to create something out of what is typically gone to waste in the fishing industry – the sea scallop shell. His wreaths, picture frames, and ornaments are made entirely from shellfish that are locally harvested from the waters of the Cape.
To create the ornaments the shells are harvested, sanded down and the shapes are then cut out using a very high pressure jet of water.
Chatham Coastal Creations has a design for almost everyone in your life. Their ornament collection features Cape-y, nautical and holiday-inspired designs that are the perfect accent in your home or hanging on your Christmas tree. We love Nick’s mission to create beauty out of the normally discarded sea scallop shell and his dedication to hand-making each unique piece. Shop locally this holiday season and get your own coastal creation at ours and many other retail shops across the Cape!