About Us

A trip to the Philippines in 1976 became the basis for the business when Denis Brand visited the country and became fascinated with the seashells and stones he found there. He came up with the idea of cutting and shaping stones into small animals, such as bears and turtles, and seashells into beads, boxes, and bowls. Naming the business after himself, Denis started a company that would become his legacy. He began to travel the world, collecting shells and minerals from all over the globe.

In 1991, he met his wife, Jackie, and introduced her into the world he had created. They ran the business together, working hard every day to produce high-quality, hand-made items. 

After Denis passed in 2011, Jackie became the sole owner. She decided to keep the business name the same, to honor her husband's memory.