Handcrafted Jewelry Inspired by the Ocean and Nature

St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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On Etsy since 2008

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Adorn yourself in the spirit of the sea! Designer jewelry inspired by the ocean and nature.

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Like memories of your favorite vacation or weekend at the beach, FantaSea Jewelry is a piece of the Caribbean islands to keep with you always. Shimmering metals and uniquely organic gemstones serve as wearable representations of the beauty around us. We are truly blessed to live in the beautiful Caribbean, in the US Virgin Islands.

The inspiration behind the FantaSea Jewelry line should be easy to see! It is the stunning, natural beauty that surrounds us here on the island of St. Croix. Elegantly flowing designs are inspired by the movement of nature. Allow yourself to be lapped by waves of shimmering metal and exhilarated by gemstone spray. We share our islands and waters with some incredible creatures, like the gentle sea turtles, playful seahorse or the more elusive octopus, to whom we pay tribute in our “Under the Sea” collection. Shimmering swirls reflect the waves of the infinite ocean, spirals and shapes are reminiscent of the ancient petroglyphs. You’ll also find dragonflies, birds and Caribbean flowers depicted in our work, as our beautiful habitat both inspires and energizes us, feeding our creativity and invigorating our souls. We love what we do and where we live, we are truly blessed to live in the beautiful, whimsical Caribbean, where we draw much of our inspiration from. The sea, the sky and the earth are limitless and awe-inspiring. We are fortunate to live this life, to create beautiful things and make our passion our living!

FantaSea Jewelry was created in 2009 by Liz Tylecki-Kuniej. After a spiritual encounter with a sea turtle in Hawaii, Liz decided to move to the Caribbean and start a new life. Her jewelry endeavor started with beading, making braided hemp turtle necklaces and moved on to wax carving, metalsmithing and eventually CAD jewelry design. What started as a part time hobby doing local art shows and vendor fairs quickly turned into a full time business selling to all of the wonderful visitors the island of St. Croix on the cruise ship circuit and online via Etsy. The unique style and whimsical representations of the beauty of the islands has made it a popular line with locals and visitors alike.

Nicole Gariepy joined the FantaSea family in 2014 and is the production and sales manager, running all aspects of the business and the day to day operations. The FantaSea Jewelry collections continue to grow and evolve with new inspiration all the time.

Shop members

  • Nicole Gariepy

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Graduate of GIA, Gemological Institute of America, and creative designer, goldsmith, and all around jewelry Guru (as per Liz's definition!), St. Croix, US Virgin Islands has been her home for over 20 years. Her inspiration is her island home.

  • Liz Tylecki

    Creator Of FantaSea, Owner, Designer

    Founder of FantaSea and designer of all original jewelry. Liz developed her jewelry lines, inspired by her love for endangered sea turtles, ocean creatures and the beautiful Caribbean where FantaSea is based.

Production partners

  • JJ Silver Designs

    FL, United States

    Jonathan really is the best of the best, and he does it all on his own, has been creating perfection in each and every turtle design he has cast for me from my original, copyrighted little wax or model. He puts his heart and soul right into each one!

  • Racecar Jewelry

    Pawtucket, RI

    Simply put, one of the BEST casters I've ever worked with! I've been sending them my original models and they have been casting them in sterling silver mostly, for several years. I have to say, they came highly recommended and there is good reason!

  • Santa Fe Jewelry Supply

    Santa Fe, NM

    Simple, high quality chains and findings to compliment our handmade jewelry items.

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