About Foxy Fossils

Foxy Fossils Founder & Finder pictured fossil hunting

 Founder - Finder - Designer

Casey Garvin

Foxy Fossils is a unique brand of adventure, natural history, and innovative jewelry designs located in Charleston, SC.  The brand was created by Casey (Garvin) Whitman, who is passionate about exploring the outdoors and collecting natural treasures along the way. A saltwater lover since the day she was born, Casey has spent countless hours collecting shells, rocks, driftwood, and fossils with her older brother Corey. Casey wanted to share her intrinsic passion for fossil collecting and identifying with others which led to Foxy Fossils being born. Foxy Fossils is multifaceted and includes more than just beautiful handmade fossil jewelry. It encompasses Casey's years of exploring the outdoors in Charleston, hunting and collecting prehistoric fossils, researching and identifying fossils, and of course sharing a glimpse of her personal fossil collection in her original jewelry designs.  

Casey earned her Bachelor's & Master's at the University of Georgia and is a certified speech-language pathologist. Having studied a great deal of anatomy and physiology, Casey began recognizing similarities between human anatomy and fossils she was finding (e.g. palates, vertebrae, dentition). Her natural interest in science and nature inspired her to learn more about specific fossils and the species that once roamed the Lowcountry. She joined the Palmetto Paleontological Society and has donated hundreds of fossils to local schools and events. 

 

 

 

Georgia Grace of Foxy Fossils Epitome of Grace Photography

Georgia Shampy

Photography - Branding - Design
Georgia makes up a crucial aspect of Foxy Fossils with her sophisticated sense of style and her ability to bring all aspects of design together in a natural yet glamorous way. Georgia is the primary lifestyle photographer & booth display designer for Foxy Fossils. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Studio Art with concentration in photography from Keene State College and studied photography at New Hampshire Institute of Art. 
Georgia is also the content (& branding) manager for Foxy Fossils and her work contributes to content creation, product descriptions, photography, website design, social media, packaging design, branding, event management, and jewelry designs (New rings coming soon!).  Georgia’s display/booth design earned Foxy Fossils “Booth of the Year” in 2019 at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (in only our 2nd year at SEWE)! Georgia brings together major aspects of branding to create a solid image for Foxy Fossils. 

 

Sandra Bilkyte

Photography - Maker- Design

Sandra is a crucial pair of hands and eyes behind Foxy Fossils jewelry designs. Her keen sense of design aesthetics and elegant yet natural/coastal style has been instrumental in bringing Foxy Fossils to a new level of ocean-inspired jewelry.

Sandra earned her Master's degree in Business and Design from a prominent university in Sweden. She oversees product quality which includes intricate selection of quality raw materials, creating & editing organic yet modern styled pieces, material and design problem solving, and ensuring proper assembly and composure of each design. She is also a key contributor in product photography, branding/styling, and business ideas. Sandra is forever a beach lover and treasure collector!

 

 

 

Foxy Fossils is a proud member of Lowcountry Local First in Charleston, SC

 

 

Foxy Fossils is a proud member of Lowcountry Local First!

 

 

 

Fossils found and collected by Foxy Fossils for use in handcrafting original artisan jewelry are hunted on public land spots (e.g. such as beaches and shore lines) and collecting does not disrupt the natural archaeological framework of the sites hunted. Fossils are found on land surfaces and are collected by hand.  Foxy Fossils holds her Hobby Diver License for the state of South Carolina and reports any (if any) submerged paleontological findings to the South Carolina Museum Commission on a quarterly basis in accordance with the South Carolina Underwater Antiquities Act of 1991.  ​