Philosophy & Vision
The TEM-artwork is hand-crafted,
individual, unique statement jewelry -
100% made in USA.
In the May Art Studio in Naples/Florida
by Ina May.
TEM supports the idea of ethical eco-friendly
and sustainable jewelry, art and design.
The main raw material for the TEM-Jewelry
are hand-selected sea shells collected at local Southwest Florida Beaches like
Pass State Park in Naples, Barefoot Beach,
Lovers Key or the beaches of Sanibel and Keewaydin Island.
If you take jewelry from "The Enchanted Mermaid" you can rest assured that you bring a piece of Florida Beach home...
Beside the sea shells 90% of the material
for the jewelry are of vintage components from
local thrift stores, flea markets and antique stores .
I love the idea of recycling and turn old finds
into brand new individual treasures.
Beside beach-combing i explore the local fleamarkets, thriftstores and antique stores
– what i call „treasure-hunting“.
This is where i find a lot of my supplies, which i take apart, re-design with the seashells and give them the
The shells as well as the vintage components are thoroughly cleaned before transformed in TEM-jewelry.
My main material will always be the seashell,
which is the essence of my work. But to mix it with old vintage or even antique components gives every single piece the unique spirit and distinctiveness.
To collect carefully and transform found
materials into one-of-a-kind statement jewelry
is the sustainable character and commitment of
„The Enchanted Mermaid“-jewelry.
TEM-jewelry is dedicated to the preservation of Mother Earth and its nature and wildlife
- so that we may coexist in peace and harmony.
Getting TEM 100% eco-friendly with as little waste as possible is the current effort and vision for the future.
The different collections of the jewelry come with special symbolism and are intended to inspire and empower their wearer.