The holidays are quickly approaching and supporting local is a wonderful place to start when buying gifts for loved ones this holiday season. An island favorite is the exquisite handcrafted designs made by Gale Tibbetts, founder of Bee Line Designs by 24k-Mon Jewelers & Art Gallery. Gale is a Caymanian artist and from an early age she has had a desire and infatuation to have some form of art as a career. Always being her happiest when her hands are occupied and creating something artistic.
Her collection is inspired by her love for the ocean and the island’s natural beauty. Bee Line Designs is composed of handcrafted jewelry and unique crafts. Gale has been creating handmade jewelry for the past 35 years. Her signature style for Bee Line Designs, is her use of Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gem stones, pearls and a selection of metals. Her collection is hand forged by Gale creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Bee Line Designs has an array of products, including: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, anklets and key chains all of which are part of her “Expression Trinkets.”
The Story Behind Bee Line Designs
After the loss of her sister, Brenda Tibbetts Lund, from Breast Cancer, Gale took her grief and allowed it to transform into something positive and beautiful— a collection of jewelry dedicated to the memory of her sister. Her sister’s memory is beautifully honored and carries on through Bee Line Designs — the company name is a loving reference to her sister’s name. Brenda, was affectionately known as Auntie “Bee.” For every purchase from Bee Line Designs, a portion of the sale proceeds benefits the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
“It brings me joy to know I can share in supporting the cause and bringing awareness to others.” -Gale Tibbetts.
Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fashion Lover
Below is a selection of beautifully handcrafted jewelry pieces perfect for the holidays and as a gift for that loved one who loves fashion and jewels.
Sparkling Jewels & Keepsakes
To purchase items from the Bee Line Designs, visit Gale on Wednesday’s at Camana Bay’s Farmers & Artisans Market from 12:00pm-7:00pm.
Santa Claus is coming to town, in a very eco-fashionable way. Gale, a Caymanian artist finds beauty in everything. She is greatly inspired by the natural beauty around her. This love for the ocean and nature has inspired a fun and unique collection of Santa Claus inspired eco-friendly products. She uses driftwood, collected along the seashore, as her canvas to paint Santa and repurposed old paintbrushes. The idea came some years ago when she was spending some creative time with her mother, Evelyn, together they began painting Santa on driftwood. The idea stuck with her over the years and she now makes them exclusively for the holiday season. Gale continues to find interesting ways to combine her love for painting and up-cycling items such as: coconuts, wooden spoons etc. You can find her Santa ornaments for sale at at Camana Bay Farmer and Artisans market on Wednesday and other locations including: Pure Art Gallery & Gifts of South Sound and Polished Salon located at Galleria Plaza.
Gale says, “With a little imagination it is interesting to look at the wood and see Santa’s face on it.”
One-Of-A-Kind Trinkets & Jewelry
Gale is more than happy to modify various items in her handmade jewelry and handcrafted products with a custom design. Please contact Gale at 24Kfirstname.lastname@example.org for inquires regarding custom orders.
As an active Cayman artist she is a member of the Visual Art Society and board member to VAS helping to promote the arts. She is grateful to live in such a beautiful serene island surrounded with so much environment that is inspiring. Being artistic is her happy place.
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