Artistry 98 started in 2001 with a concentration on creating handwoven sock rugs on our 100-year-old loom. Our durable and sustainably-made rugs gained notoriety at local craft shows.
In 2008, we took an interest in shell collecting along the Florida coast, but what were we to do with all those beautiful shells we gathered? A visit to Sanibel Island in South Florida answered that question. After seeing some art that was made from shells there, we decided to learn the technique and begin crafting our own shell art.
Since then, we have taken our own twist on the timeless art form to create unique pieces that convey the beautiful, peaceful and easy-going nature of the Florida Gulf Coast. It is handmade from 98 percent locally sourced shells, which you’ll only find along the Gulf Coast. A few other pieces include a few shells that we special order.
In 2018, after hearing from dozens of people who enjoyed not only our shell art but also our rugs, we decided to open a store in Navarre, Florida.
Our goal is to create products that bring a little of the beach to your home, no matter where you are.
Thanks for visiting, and we hope that you enjoy what we have to offer.