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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Celebrating 45 Years in Business

This year marks 45 years in business and we wouldn’t be here without YOU!
Help us celebrate by sharing your memories of Whale’s Tale from over the years!
Send stories and/or photos of your favorite items to us at:
312 Washington St. Mall, Cape May, NJ 08204
Facebook or Instagram @whalestalecm
We’ll be sharing these memories throughout the year and the 45 most heartwarming will receive a gift card!
We can’t wait to hear from you!
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Mermaid & Pirate Day

Whale's Tale is hosting Mermaid and Pirate Day on July 26th from 1-4pm.
Touch live sea creatures with the Nature Center of Cape May, meet The Greatest Captain in the World author Captain Johann Steinke, meet a mermaid, and make a nautical craft to remember the day by.   
Meet marine life when the Nature Center of Cape May brings their touch tank full of interesting creatures for us to learn about. This unique hands-on educational experience is fun for all ages!
Johann Steinke is a tall ship captain who loves singing and dancing and a good story. He wants everyone to discover the joy of history, sailing and the sea, and his book, The Greatest Captain in the World, is a part of that.
Come dressed in your best Mermaid or Pirate outfit and win a prize!
Admission is free and all are welcome!
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Michou Summer Trunk Show


Join us for a Michou Trunk Show with artist Michele Sonner!

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 13th & 14th as Michele shares her jaw dropping creations.
Known for classic sea life pieces and an amazing one-of-a-kind collection Michou jewelry is truly a gemstone lovers treat! Michele searches the globe for unique and beautiful gemstones, and these pieces feature her most stunning finds. The jewelry is created around the stones, forming a seamless fusion of metal and gemstone that enhance the stones with ribbons of sterling silver and are accented with 22K gold vermeil.
Michele often uses elements of filigree, granulation, and scroll-work. From pendants and earrings to bracelets and cuffs, Michele’s exquisite work is truly “Art to Wear”, perfect for every occasion, and suitable for both day and night.
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