About the Artist

Brittanie Pierce, Owner/Manager of Fossil Frenzy and Shark Frenzy in Venice, FL

It all began when I was just 10 years old, and my family stumbled upon our very first shark tooth while exploring the shores of Saint Augustine, Florida. Little did we know that this chance discovery would kickstart a lifelong fascination with fossils.

As we delved deeper into the world of shark tooth hunting, we soon learned that Venice, Florida, held the prestigious title of the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. This discovery prompted us to make it an annual tradition to visit this coastal haven, where we combed the beaches in search of more elusive treasures.

During my freshman year of high school, my father and I embarked on a creative venture, co-inventing and patenting a unique product we affectionately named the Shark Tooth Sifter (www.sharktoothsifter.com) This ingenious tool revolutionized our hunts, making it easier than ever to find sharks teeth along the shoreline. To our delight, the Shark Tooth Sifter gained popularity and found its way into many stores across Florida.

In 2019, our family decided to take our passion to the next level by opening our own store: Shark Frenzy. It was here that I discovered my love for wire wrapping techniques, a craft I learned from an amazing coworker. This newfound skill ignited my journey into crafting beautiful jewelry pieces using the shark teeth we unearthed.

Fast forward to today, and you can often find me at our family's latest venture, Fossil Frenzy, which opened its doors in February 2023. This store not only celebrates shark teeth but also explores the world of fossils. It's a dream come true to share my passion with others and to see the joy that these ancient treasures bring to people's lives. Sharks teeth have filled my life with endless fascination and happiness, and I'm excited to continue this incredible journey.