Father Christmas Visits the Whale's Tale!

Father Christmas is back!
Saturday, October 12th from 1-4pm!
Father Christmas is headed back to Cape May! Come meet him at the Whale's Tale on Saturday, October 12th. He'll be signing and personalizing your Old World Christmas Ornaments from 1-4pm, so be sure to bring your camera and stop by to say hello and revel in the magic of the season!
While you're visiting Father Christmas don't forget to enter to win a beautiful Old World Christmas Ornament basket valued at over $300! Winners will be drawn on October 12th!
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45th Anniversary Celebration

This year marks 45 years in business and we wouldn’t be here without YOU!
Help us celebrate by joining us for a party on Saturday, September 21st from 5-8pm!
Stop by for food, drink, and good conversation as we take a walk down memory lane!
Receive a free commemorative t-shirt when you spend over $45 that evening (while supplies last)Free t-shirts for former staff members.
Special appearances by David Macomber and Empanada Mama's!
Event is on rain or shine! We can’t wait to see you!
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Sea Glass Festival Reception

This year the North American Sea Glass Festival is once again returning to our region! Sea glass lovers from across the continent will be flocking to the area and we’re kicking off the festivities on Friday night with some of our favorite sea glass jewelers and artists. Special, one-of-a-kind pieces are being created featuring rare colors and intricate designs.
This is a wonderful event to discuss a shared love of all things sea glass and interact with some of your favorite artists. The convention begins on Saturday, September 28th at the Wildwoods Convention Center and this is a fantastic reason to come to town a little early.
We are pleased to welcome special guest Richard LaMotte back to the store! He will be joining us from 6-7pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Whether you are a seasoned sea glass lover or new to the search, an evening with these sea glass artists is sure to inspire you to take a walk on the beach.
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Sixth Annual Sea Glass Celebration

Please join us from 12-4pm on Thursday, August 8th at Splash as we host our sixth annual Sea Glass Celebration!
Jewelry designers Janet Payne and Christine Gable Epstein will be on hand with their latest works and to discuss their craft.
Whether you are a seasoned sea glass lover or new to the search, an afternoon with these sea glass artists is sure to inspire you to take a walk on the beach!
Local West Cape May artist, Janet Payne uses sterling silver and freshwater pearls to offer a simple elegance to her sea glass jewelry. Janet takes her inspiration from the size, shape and color of each piece of sea glass. She walks the beaches of Cape May everyday in search of the sea glass and Cape May diamonds she uses in her jewelry. Janet is an advocate of #2minutebeachclean on instagram and always picks up trash on her daily walks and encourages others to do so as well.
Christine Gable Epstein is the designer behind Oceano Sea Glass. Her meticulous craftsmanship and graceful design have made her a customer favorite. All of the sea glass used in her jewelry has been collected from pristine beaches in Puerto Rico and is not altered, cut, or conditioned in any way. Each piece is imbued with a bit of history, a splash of color and the spirit of the sea. Christine will be bringing an assortment of her rarest finds and show-stopping designs.
What is Sea Glass?
Sea glass is a shard of glass that has been discarded and found its way into the ocean waters through rivers, tides or carelessness. The tides and waves tumble the shard with the natural sand and salt of the sea. Years of this natural action of the sea and sand create a frosted, smoothed gem of incredible beauty. The shapes of sea glass are at the whim of the ocean. The color is greatly varied as well, sea glass comes in as many colors as glass itself.
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Anna Balkan Trunk Show

Join us on Thursday and Friday, August 1st & 2nd for a very special trunk show featuring amazing one-of-a-kind pieces from jewelry designer Anna Balkan.
Anna Balkan’s handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are distinctive conversation pieces composed of the finest natural semi-precious gemstones and pearls from around the world. Her work has been incredibly popular at Whale's Tale for the past two seasons and this year we've introduced her work to Splash. This trunk show is a great opportunity for us to showcase her more elaborate pieces.       
Anna Balkan came to the US in 1992 as a refugee, alone with $100 and no English. Since then she's achieved a college degree, built a career in IT, and now a business with 10 employees, a retail store, and scores of wholesale accounts. Designed from the heart, Anna’s designs showcase unique color combinations and each piece makes a remarkable fashion statement.
Light refreshments will be served.
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