LobsterDesigns

The Original Creators of Lobster Shell Jewelry

South Bristol, Maine

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Announcement    Welcome! Here you will find beautiful jewelry fashioned from raw materials from the sea. We are the ORIGINAL designers behind lobster shell jewelry and our work is carried in only the finest galleries and shops along the Maine coast. Each of the pieces featured here are made from actual lobster shell set in sterling silver, 14K gold or pewter- with all findings sourced from US manufacturers.

Whether you wake in the early morning to the sound of lobster boats heading out to haul, are relishing the memories of a clam bake on the rocky coast of Maine or simply want to take a piece of “summer” home, this jewelry showcases all those sentiments and more.

Take a look "behind the scenes" with Lobster Designs in this recent Maine Made news piece produced by WMTW Channel 8: http://www.wmtw.com/article/made-in-maine-lobster-designs/12782213.

Thank you for your interest in our work and enjoy your visit!

Announcement

Last updated on May 2, 2020

Welcome! Here you will find beautiful jewelry fashioned from raw materials from the sea. We are the ORIGINAL designers behind lobster shell jewelry and our work is carried in only the finest galleries and shops along the Maine coast. Each of the pieces featured here are made from actual lobster shell set in sterling silver, 14K gold or pewter- with all findings sourced from US manufacturers.

Whether you wake in the early morning to the sound of lobster boats heading out to haul, are relishing the memories of a clam bake on the rocky coast of Maine or simply want to take a piece of “summer” home, this jewelry showcases all those sentiments and more.

Take a look "behind the scenes" with Lobster Designs in this recent Maine Made news piece produced by WMTW Channel 8: http://www.wmtw.com/article/made-in-maine-lobster-designs/12782213.

Thank you for your interest in our work and enjoy your visit!

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Tenley Seiders

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Tenley Seiders

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About LobsterDesigns

Sales 510
On Etsy since 2010

Jewelry Made from Real Maine Lobster Shell

Lobster Designs is all about lobsters. We design and create jewelry that features lobster shell framed in sterling or 14K gold plated settings. Each piece is accompanied by the name of the lobsterman and the boat upon which the lobster whose shell has been used to create that particular piece was caught. Information about “your” lobsterman, lobstering in Maine and fun lobster facts is available on our Facebook page at Lobster Designs. Each piece is unique in color and texture, making it truly a one-of-a-kind piece.

While knee-deep in bait, working as a stern-woman aboard her husband’s lobster boat, Tenley tried to envision a way to capture the “romance” of the fishing process. The result: recycling lobster shells to create a beautiful piece of jewelry that celebrates the tradition behind this demanding industry.

We are commemorating a Maine icon in the creation of each unique piece of jewelry. Whether you wake in the early morning to the sound of lobster boats heading out to haul, are relishing the memories of a clam bake on the rocky coast or simply want to take a piece of “summer” home, this jewelry showcases one of the many reasons we hold the Maine coast dear. Go beyond a knick-knack souvenir and find quality, a story and the celebration of Maine in our Lobster Designs.

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Last updated on November 9, 2017
While knee-deep in odoriferous bait, working as a stern-woman aboard her husband’s lobster boat in 2005, Tenley tried to imagine a way to capture the “romance” of the fishing process. The result: recycling lobster shells to create a beautiful piece of jewelry that celebrates the tradition behind this demanding industry.

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A paprika colored jewelry box is included with all jewelry items, for perfect gift giving! The top of the box is signed by the artist and illustrated with a lobster. Each piece of lobster jewelry is accompanied by a card describing the item and crediting the fisherman and vessel on which the lobster was caught. Sample text below:

“This bracelet is made from the shell of Homarus americanus, the ‘Maine’ lobster. The shells, selected for distinctive coloring, are shaped/crushed and set in 14K gold-plate. Each piece is a unique work.

The lobster featured in this piece was caught in S. Bristol, Maine by J. Seiders aboard the Comin’ or Goin’.

Care: When not wearing the bracelet, please keep in a jewelry box, away from sunlight, as UV rays can cause damage and fading over time. Wipe clean or wash gently with soap and water. Do not use a jewelry cleaner.”


All designs, photos & content ©2010 Tenley Seiders.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All purchases may be exchanged while refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. We want you to be completely satisfied with your Lobster Designs items. If you are not, please email me to coordinate an exchange. We need to receive your item back within 30 days of your receipt for an exchange. Also, feedback is always welcome too- as we strive to provide the best artistic lobster pieces possible.

Please send your items back to me in the original packaging via a trackable courier (UPS/FedEx), as we are not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit in the return back to our shop. Sorry, shipping charges are not refundable.
Payment
Our shop accepts PayPal as well as personal checks. You may use your credit card through PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. If you use a check for payment, your order will not be shipped until your check has been received and cleared by a financial institution.
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We thank you for your immediate payment upon checkout.

Please note: If we don't receive your payment within 24 hours of your order, we reserve the right to cancel your order and re-list the items for sale to other Etsians. For repeat non-paying buyers, please understand that we reserve the right to cancel your order immediately and to leave appropriate feedback.

SALES TAX:
Maine, USA: I must charge 5% sales tax on orders being shipped to Maine.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
The customer is responsible for any customs or duties taxes on the order.

PROMO CODES/DISCOUNTS:
No discounts are available at this time.
Shipping
MOST ORDERS ship within 2-3 business days (Mon-Fri) of your payment. All orders will be shipped using Priority mail, flat rate boxes. The small flat rate box can accommodate more than one item. (Max: (3) any combination of earrings or necklaces, (2) earring and bracelet, or (2) bracelets. Additional fees will be added per piece to cover the additional weight (noted in parentheses).

❉ USA: $6.10. ($2.00)
❉ CANADA & MEXICO: $12.45. ($4.50)
❉ EVERYWHERE ELSE: $16.45. (May be up to $16.45)
We include Delivery Confirmation with all USA shipments at no additional cost.

If your order is of high dollar value and shipping to the USA, we may ship your order with Signature Confirmation. Again, this is provided at no additional cost but to ensure a secure delivery.

SHIPPING ADDRESS:
We will ship your order to the address you specify on the ETSY order, so it is necessary that your PayPal address matches the address where you want to receive your purchase.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
We ship international packages once per week, so please allow some extra time for your package to arrive. Some international shipments can be delayed due to Customs, so please allow extra time for this possibility (occasionally 3-4 weeks).

The customer is responsible for any customs or taxes due. Sorry, we cannot mark your purchase as a "gift" for the purposes of Customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
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THANKS SO MUCH for your interest in our Lobster Designs!
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