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​​handmade casual, coastal, & Boho Beaded Jewelry

 
Thank you for visiting Sea Ranch Jewelry, proudly handmade in my little piece of heaven in Maine, USA.  Since 2015, each piece has been made to order by me, just for you; I keep no stock pieces. I take pride in creating beautiful coastal, boho, casual, and resort jewelry at price points that work.  My designs are my own, and I don’t subcontract out any part of my production process.


When I source components I seek to strike a balance among quality, look & feel and cost. I purchase from Etsy sellers, US- and European-based suppliers, and directly from Asian distributors. Components include:

  • Silver plated tribal beads, charms and sliders.  Generally, these are base metals or alloys such as brass and zinc.
  • Stainless steel or plated base/alloy metal clasps that are RoHS certified (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) for lead and cadmium, and nickel free where possible. 
  • Only stainless steel ear wires, which is considered the most hypoallergenic material for earrings.
  • Genuine freshwater pearls, grown in China.
  • Handmade fused glass beads created by artisans in Ghana from recycled glass soda and pop bottles.
  • Upcycled sari ribbons, fair-trade sourced from communities in eastern India.
  • Genuine dyed leather cords.
  • Patterned vegan 100% cotton woven cords.
  • Genuine cork sourced directly from Portugal (cork is a renewable, eco-friendly resource).
  • Genuine 925 sterling silver and blown glass for sand necklaces.  Also silver plated snake chains.


Caring for Sea Ranch Jewelry is easy!

  • As with any plated jewelry, tarnish to metals will occur over time and can be removed with a jewelry polishing cloth.
  • Woven cotton jewelry can withstand getting wet.
  • Care for cork with a damp cloth and mild soap.  No chemicals or detergent.
  • Leather can stretch, so avoid tension on leather cord jewelry if you want to prevent stretching (ie: wearing a ring or bracelet very tightly). 
  • Avoid any chemicals, hairsprays or detergents with pearls.  Pearls keep their natural luster by being worn because the oils in your skin are great for them! Wipe clean from perspiration, which is slightly acidic. 


My goal here at Sea Ranch Jewelry is to design and create high quality, good-looking, hand-crafted jewelry you love, priced fairly.  I hope you like what you see!    ~Karen Anderson