Island Tingz is a new store at Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack, located on The Strip in Frigate Bay. Buy unique, locally-made products, including art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, pottery, food, soaps, books, and much more. Great gifts for tourists and islanders alike. Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack t-shirts are available as well. Be sure to visit our Island Tingz Facebook page to stay up to date on items, hours, and happenings.
Meet a few of the artists!
Angela Fenton of Akua Creations (Facebook: AkuaAwesome), originally started making/creating fashion jewelry in the U.K with her best friend. In 2011, she moved to St Kitts with her Kittitian husband, Stedroy, and decided to carry on with the fashion jewelry. Angela makes everything from necklaces to earrings, bracelets, anklets, and barefoot sandals. She also makes a few unusual pieces such as ear cuffs, ear vines, Loc jewels (for those with dreadlocks).
She works with sterling silver and semi precious gems such as rose quartz, tiger's eye, lapis lazuli, amethyst, larimar, and fresh water pearls. Inspired by what washes ashore on St. Kitts beaches, and after feedback from tourists who have visited her booth in the Port Zante Amina Craft Market, Angela makes jewelry art from mainly sea glass and coral sea fans.
Akua Creations has expanded from jewelry to up-cycled bottles turned unique candle holders, wind chimes, and vases. Can't get to St. Kitts to buy Angela's unique creations? Her one-of-a-kind items are now available on Etsy as Unique Chic by Akua Awesome.
The Living the Beach Life Series and The Crumb Bunch were born out of love and appreciation for the Island of St Kitts and the characters that live here. Miss Heidi considers the island her forever home and the setting and characters her muses. Currently she is working on more stories and helps sustain school libraries on the Island for Hands Across the Sea.
Parents, teachers, children and animal lovers have commented on the laugh out loud and feel good moment’s characters experience in her books. You can too! Share a story set in St Kitts with family and friends. They won’t be disappointed! To see the characters in action or to contact Miss Heidi visit www.missheidisworld.com.
Caroline Joseph is self taught and has dabbled in art forms like drawing, painting, designing jewelry, dress making, and repurposing. She's been making/designing jewelry for 20 + years, but most recently has launched her popular new collection made from lion-fish spines. Other more traditional jewelry is made with many different mediums, including hand-cut glass wrapped in hand-hammered wire, lava rock, crystal beads, glass and clay beads from all around the globe, made with many variations of hand-twisted metal, . We also have her original paintings in acrylic and watercolor that are available in prints on canvas.
And lots more...
Pottery by Darlene Hodge.
Sura'h Line Flexi Wear Sura'h: Literally means “highness of status.”
The best quality design work transforms mere fabric into a dream weave that molds to your body and enhances your best qualities. Turn beach wear to casual wear to elegant wear as easy as the day changes from suntime to funtime!! You are bold, flexible and free! You are Sura'h!
Marcia is a mom, a potter, a writer, a gardener, and the list could go on and on. She also loves to sew stuff, and her beachwear line is near and dear to her. They are fun to make and easy to wear. Her friends adore them, she knows because they keep buying them. Her hope is that you will love them too. Welcome to Sura'h Line Flexi Wear! May all your days be beach days!
Jewel's of the Caribbean
Kittitian-born Deborah Cramer is not only a sharp businesswoman in the community, but is also a jeweler. Her designs are unique and employ leather, silver, pearls, copper, and semi-precious stones to create stunning jewelry that flatters the wearer. Deborah finds jewelry making an enjoyable way to explore her creative soul.
A cookbook that benefits the International Women's Association of St. Kitts and some Mrs. Greaux's (St. Kitts) and Llewellyn's (Nevis) hot sauce to put on your completed culinary creations .
From Sigi Patrick, we've got magnets and ornaments made from calabash.
Checkmark Mark (not Nike-symbol Mark) is a friendly artist who shows his wares regularly down at the Port Zante Amina Craft Market. Here at Island Tingz, we can't keep his cute coconut piggy banks on the shelf long enough. You can either buy the banks "raw," and maybe give them to a child with paints & brushes so they can paint the piggy themselves, or buy a piggy already painted. The ears move, and you retrieve the money by unplugging, the um, backside.
Dorina is Romanian born in the picturesque area of Transylvania and has been painting since she was very small. Since 2007, she has been enjoying Caribbean life. Painting for her is always a moment of delight, but at the same time, also a moment of deeper thought and introspection. The final product is always a revelation.
Enjoy with your heart!
Inspiration is key and is the reason to continue the journey. Art is not a privilege but is anybody's right to express themselves and send a message to the world.
D Studio uses natural components and materials like sand, shells, glass, stone and rocks from local scenery.
Pottery by Carla
Meet potter, Carla Astaphan. She originally hails from Dominica but has been in St. Kitts since the mid-1980s so considers both islands home. While she's quite a multi-faceted person, dibbling and dabbling in everything from writing/orating powerful poetry to studying history, she connects most with her pottery.
She started in 1993, using Nevisian clay and firing up coconut husks on the beach to use as a kiln. Today, she may employ more modern methods, but one thing hasn't changed: "The feeling I get upon completion of my work, regardless of the technique, is one of pure joy.
If you can't make it to Island Tingz, she does sell her wares at the Port Zante Amina Craft Market on most cruise ship days. She's also on (Facebook).
Sue Debuck Art
Sue DeBuck-Woodard has two passions in life. Helping those less fortunate, and her art. She has combined those two passions by sharing the proceeds of some of her artwork to charitable works she's participated in, such as Mickey's H.O.P.E.
Visit her Facebook page to see more of her work!
Olivia of Sunset Beach Bar creates good looking and useful bags from recycled grocery bags. The bags are perfect for beach bags as they're indestructible, waterproof, and sand sieves right through. Help the environment and look fashionable doing it!
CaribbeanReads is the brain child of St. Kitts-Nevis native Carol Ottley-Mitchell. Always fascinated by the majesty of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, she set her first children’s book, Adventure at Brimstone Hill, at this historical site. Later, struck by the need for accessible, contemporary, children’s literature based in St. Kitts she continued writing and then opened her services to other talented authors with a similar mission. CaribbeanReads has now published 30 books and is spearheading several initiatives to ensure that Caribbean children have Caribbean books in their homes and classrooms. Visit caribbeanreads.com to contact her for more information.
We've got magnets from our sister island Nevis, too thanks to Tom Deveoux, of Off the Beach.