Kristin and David's designs begin at $20. The Twenty Dollar Ring is a gorgeous piece that is so beautiful that no one will believe you only paid $20 for it. A few other pieces that I simple adore are The Bacon Stack, The Three Gold Stack, and my ultimate favorite piece from their shop, the Infnity Plus One ring. The craftsmanship of each piece is undeniably exquisite. Let's get to know a little more about Sea Babe Jewelry...
Meet the artist-Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Kristin, and my other half is David and together we make up Sea Babe Jewelry. I have my own shop on Etsy, called Sea Babe and together we run the Etsy shop, Sea Babe Jewelry. This is a full time operation and we both work from home doing this day in and day out.
-What inspired you to begin Sea Babe Jewelry?
At the time, I was looking for a hobby. We had some friends that introduced us to "shelling" at our local beach. We were hooked and soon started making our shells into jewelry to sell at our local Country Market. The whole thing grew into a business from there.
-Where do you find inspiration?
I get inspiration from beach culture, current fashion trends, and I like to make pieces that I, myself would like to see and wear.
-Who do you see wearing your designs, do you wear them yourself?
I pretty much only wear stuff I make right now. Because I make what I love, I end up wanting many of the things I make. It's really a fun part about the business.
-I love that your designs are hand-crafted from 100% recycled silver and gold. Can you share with us your view about the importance of recycling and/or sustainability?
David and I made sure when we started Sea Babe that being eco-friendly would always be a big part our mission. We chose to use recycled metals, and opted not to use certain products, like glues or resins. We also use minimal electricity and seek out ways to contribute to our local environment.
-What is one of your favorite things to do in Hawaii (Oahu)?
I love doing things like going to the beach, hiking, and bike riding. But if someone was coming to visit, I would have to say that a drive out to the H-3 Pali Highway would be what I would recommend. The views from this drive are gorgeous and you get to drive through a mountain by way of a large lighted tunnel.
I was ecstatic when Kristin offered to send me my favorite piece - the Infinity Plus One ring (fine silver). From the moment I recieved the ring, I fell in LOVE! It came packaged in a cute little box and Kristin even included a handmade orchid hairpin. The ring itself is even more magnificent in person. The pictures do not do it justice. The quality is superb; delicate but substantial. The fit is true to size and I love that the ring is made of fine/pure and recycled silver. I don't have to worry about getting it wet or my fingers turning green (unlike my abundant collection of F21 rings. ha ha!). Another thing I love about the Infinity Plus One ring is that I can wear it a few different ways. I'm a big fan of versatility! This ring is slowly becoming one of my favorite pieces of jewelry (of course my wedding/engagment rings will always be at the top of the list, but that's a given!). Many Mahalos Kristin and David for letting me feature your shop on my blog and for sending me such a beautiful piece of jewelry. I'm sure I'll be paying your shop another visit. :)
Treat yourself to something magical and hop on over the Sea Babe Jewelry to pick up your very own treasure from Hawaii!