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    Bezel setting a cabochon

    Posted on October 20, 2016 by in DIY/Tutorial, Uncategorized

    I recently listed the Artemis Moon pendant in my Etsy shop. It’s a new pendant style piece with a bail large enough to slip onto nearly any chain. A large circle gently cradles a smaller, creating a crescent moon type shape, studded with a small 4mm bezel set moonstone. I played with texture on this […]

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    Historically speaking

    Posted on October 6, 2016 by in General

    Does this happen to anyone else? You have something in your head for what feels like forever, and then you finally do it, and you feel like jumping up and down you’re so excited, but no one really understands why. This was me this week. The title of this post refers to world history and […]

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    Meet the designer

    Posted on September 25, 2016 by in Updates

    Hi there. My name is Ilana, and I am the owner, designer and maker behind Seashore Design Studio. You can read about my back story and experience on my About page, and I’m always fluttering around on Facebook and Instagram, but I wanted to take a moment to actually say hello and introduce myself. This […]

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    DIY hanging jewelry organizer

    Posted on April 4, 2016 by in DIY/Tutorial

    I’ve amassed quite a little collection of mix and match jewelry. Between pieces I loved from other artisans, pieces I’ve made for myself and assorted chains (I need options!), I have a nice little selection and I was not satisfied with leaving them all sitting on my dresser. I haven’t liked any of the organizer options […]

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    Silver Cleaning

    Posted on March 22, 2016 by in FAQ/Tips, Silver care

      This is a hot topic when it comes to silver – how do you clean it? Silver tarnishes. It may tarnish faster or slower based on how often it’s worn, where it’s stored and the wearer’s individual body chemistry, but silver is going to tarnish. If you’re curious, tarnish is just a chemical reaction. […]

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    Mixing and matching

    Posted on March 10, 2016 by in General

    Much of the jewelry I offer through Seashore Design Studio falls under the category of “mama metal”. In order to qualify, pieces need to be strong and sturdy in construction, with no loose pieces or parts and smooth edges. Basically, they need to be pretty enough for daily wear, strong enough to withstand grabby baby […]

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    How strong is it?

    Posted on January 26, 2016 by in FAQ/Tips

      I’ve seen it on Facebook, and I’ve been asked personally, the single most common question I’ve found in the mama metal world: Is it strong? The short answers usually given are sufficient, but I wanted to take a moment to offer a long answer from my perspective. If you’re late to the mama metal party and […]

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    Shipping update

    Posted on January 19, 2016 by in Updates

    I rely on the USPS pretty heavily for delivering my packages, and my good-natured postman for doing me the favor of picking up countless little yellow envelopes to go in the mail. So while I appreciate the USPS, I admit it also bums me out. I’ve been selling online since 2007, and every year when […]

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    The journey so far

    Posted on January 18, 2016 by in General

    I’m so pleased to have the website for Seashore Design Studio nearly completed! I’m going to begin my blog here with a little bit about me and how I’ve gotten to where I am. I’ve been a crafter as long as I can remember, and I’ve been making jewelry seriously for 10 years. I remember […]

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