MoanaMatronDesigns

Nature & Ocean jewelry. Whales, dolphins, sharks & more

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 1063 Sales

MoanaMatronDesigns

Nature & Ocean jewelry. Whales, dolphins, sharks & more

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1063 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (233)

Announcement   This shop donates to Orca Research Trust, WildAid, Whale-Rescue & many more. To date our Orca Research Trust donations alone have been more than $1000!

If you have metal allergies, contact me about Sterling Silver options.

All items listed are in stock & ready to ship. For custom orders / special requests please use the orange button to the lower left.

All designs © Katie Elizabeth O'Neil

Announcement

Last updated on 07 Jan, 2019

This shop donates to Orca Research Trust, WildAid, Whale-Rescue & many more. To date our Orca Research Trust donations alone have been more than $1000!

If you have metal allergies, contact me about Sterling Silver options.

All items listed are in stock & ready to ship. For custom orders / special requests please use the orange button to the lower left.

All designs © Katie Elizabeth O'Neil

Katie O'Neil

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Katie O'Neil

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Updates

This real silver Great White Shark necklace is available on chain or leather cord, so you can style it up to suit you best! ribbon It also comes in a cute blue scallop shell gift box, so it's perfect for gifting this romantic season gift
Monday Mailday orders mailbox_with_mail Thanks to another restock at the weekend though, some of these items are already back in the shop! Head on over to see which ones, or click the orange tab to go direct to the cute Orca necklace ribbon
Leafy Sea Dragon necklace is back in stock in my etsy shop ribbon Click the orange tab to take a closer look!
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About

Creating unique and customized wildlife jewelry to spread conservation awareness and instill a desire to protect our oceans.

My Marine Biologist experience began at age 4, when I heard someone say it on TV and asked my Dad if I could do that. I would draw whales and dolphins over and over until I got them perfect, and then I would copy pages of facts about them. This went on for about 14 years before I finally got to go to University and get my Marine Vertebrate Zoology degree, after which I moved to New Zealand to expand my knowledge. It was here I forged a connection with Orca Research Trust and other organistions, as well as attending whale strandings and rescues. It was in NZ that my creative outlet finally got a name, as Moana means "the sea" in Maori. And the shop was around before the film, in case you were wondering haha!

All packaging is re-used or recycled, and my business cards are printed on eco-friendly paper. Most items come with the option to donate to a worthy wildlife cause, usually one I have either worked closely with or researched thoroughly to find that their ethics perfectly match up with mine. If you'd like to find out more about the causes, please get in touch and I'll point you in the right direction. If you'd like to know more about Moana Matron Designs or get sneak peeks and product processes, search Moana Matron Designs on Facebook or Instagram.

All designs © Katie Elizabeth O'Neil

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Shop members

  • Katie O'Neil

    Owner

    Whale watcher, snorkeler and obsessive thalassophile, I am constantly inspired by nature and the ocean, using this to create life-like jewellery pieces for people to wear as conversation starters for conservation.

Production partners

  • Hoop-maker

    Australia

    Crafter of wooden embroidery hoops.

  • Laser Cutter

    Helsinki, Finland

    I am using their machines to print my work, until I decide what laser cutter to purchase for my studio.

  • Paper items print service

    United Kingdom

    A large printing company that I use for my business cards and packaging stickers. Their quality is outstanding and the service has always been great, I occasionally use them for printing other more novelty items.

  • Digital Fabric Printing

    Berlin, Germany

    Each design is created by me, starting as a hand-drawn sketch and progressing through to a digital image and finally, a fabric-ready pattern. This company produces the fabric for me and ships it to my shop. I then create the garments myself.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 16 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions
I saw an item I love but can't find it in your shop, will you be making it again?

Sounds like you have good taste as this item most likely has sold out! Don't worry, I do restocks every month, so your item will be back soon. If you'd rather not wait though, or if your item appears to be particularly popular, you can also pre-order. There is no additional charge to pre-order a sold-out item, only an additional wait time whilst I make it for you. Just send me a chat and we'll go from there!

Custom and personalised orders

You may have seen some of my custom orders on social media, so if you're thinking of ordering one, here's the scoop:

The charge is based on the style of charm. E.g., you'll see I have a number of different orca styles in the shop. You pick your base style and that will be the cost of your custom order, no additional cost, just a little wait whilst I make it to order.

To order or discuss, simply send me a message!

Care instructions

My jewellery items are made from light-weight, durable plastic or sustainable 3mm plywood. I recommend safe storage, out of direct sunlight, and suggest not wearing to bed/in the shower in order to get a long life out of your new piece.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my items come in either a gift box or gift bag, depending on the size of the charm. I select gift packaging carefully so that compliments the overall theme of my shop. I then pad the orders thoroughly to ensure they safely endure any international travel.

I re-use packaging materials wherever possible, as I'm very environmentally conscious and believe my customers are as well.

I don't include an invoice (as all transaction details are stored electronically by etsy anyway), so if you'd prefer to send the item straight to recipient as a gift, I have both gift-wrap and gift message options enabled on all listings.

Sizing details

All sizing details are listed per item, you should find all the details you need in the item description.

Wholesale availability

I've completed wholesale contracts from tiny boutique businesses up to clothing bigwigs like Lindy Bop, so will be more than happy to discuss a proposed wholesale agreement with you.

I'll need to know which designs you think you'd like, a rough quantity, and a timeline for when you would need them. This will all help me give you a quote faster and get to work quicker.

I look forward to working with you!