Sharlene Maher
Sharlene Maher at her home studio ©2017

Stranded Treasures is an original jewelry collection established in 2003 by clay artist and designer Sharlene Maher. Offering an extensive range of floral styles, from minimalistic to intricate, her products have become popular as gifts, formal and everyday wear.

Born and raised in New Jersey, after graduating college Sharlene headed to California where she worked in various fields mostly behind a computer. In her personal time, she completed studies in aromatherapy and certification courses at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. She later moved to Florida where she worked in creative marketing and as a hobby began clay sculpting with a special interest in flowers. Ambitious to be her own boss doing what she enjoyed most, she gradually developed a product line. "My vision was to create a flower shop of wearables instead of bouquets.  I'm passionate about the creative process but find it most fulfilling when it is transformed into a meaningful expression for someone else." Her professional experiences and personal endeavors later proved to be invaluable assets to, and a reflection of, her company.

The Process
Sharlene creates all of her products in her home studio. Her technique involves no molds or paint but instead sculpting each petal using a rich blend of color-embedded clays and assembling the jewelry components by hand. The entire process is specially made for each order and defines the artistry of handmade products by Stranded Treasures.


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