KiyaMarieDesigns

Kiya Marie by the Sea

Danvers, Massachusetts · 345 Sales

KiyaMarieDesigns

Kiya Marie by the Sea

Danvers, Massachusetts 345 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to Kiya Marie Designs! Growing up in Massachusetts, I am 100% a New England girl. I love every season, especially winter. Growing up, I often heard that you could catch a million snowflakes and not one would be alike. I already loved snow, but this sparked an interest in something else that is unique in itself; sea glass. Like snowflakes, you could collect a million pieces of sea glass and not one would be like another. Even if they are almost exactly similar, each piece has unique markings, shapes, color, and history. Sea glass has journeyed through the ocean for decades to become the gems I use for my jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is a piece of history, and is as unique as the wearer!

I began making jewelry in 2013 when my best friend taught me to wire wrap. I wasn't great at it, so I decided to research drilling sea glass. Once I had mastered drilling, I wanted to take my work to the next level. I decided to buy a basic soldering kit, and I watched as many videos as I could find. When I was ready to purchase my first materials, I went with Argentium Silver. Many will say start with copper in case you fail, but I had seen this silver in multiple videos and it intrigued me (and I'm impatient)! I had success with it and have been using it ever since. It is 100% recycled and fuses to itself, so no solder is needed. Many who may have an allergy to sterling can wear Argentium. Argentium silver contains more silver than traditional sterling silver, and contains germanium. This puts a tarnish proof protective layer over the metal, so Argentium Sterling Silver will not tarnish like traditional sterling silver. It is made from recycled silver, so it is eco-friendly, just like my sea glass! I also use sterling silver, fine silver, and gold fill and gold in my designs. I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy in 2016 to take my first ever class, in goldsmithing. I will be traveling back in 2017 to master gold.


I collect a lot of my sea glass myself. If I don't collect it myself, it is from close friends or from Seaham Beach in England. Someday I hope to take a trip to Seaham Beach to collect my own glass from there. I love using English sea glass the most because the colors are so rare, especially multi-colored pieces of beach glass. England has some of the most beautiful and treasured sea glass in the world. My shop has a large selection of this rare and sought after sea glass. If you would like the story behind a particular piece of glass, please ask! Even if it wasn't collected by my own hands, I can give you the place it was found, what kind of glass it may have evolved from, and how old the piece may be.

Each piece of sea glass holds it's own story, and the beauty cannot be duplicated by man-made tumbling techniques. I use 100% genuine sea glass, always. You can be confident that you will be getting a beautiful ocean tumbled gem with every purchase. Beach glass jewelry is an eco-friendly choice, because it is essentially recycled glass from years ago.

I have created a line called Design A Ring™ which features some of my best and rarest pieces of sea glass. The purpose of this line is to customize a sea glass ring for the wearer. Being a size 4 ring, I never can find a ring in my size. With Design a Ring™, you can choose your special piece of the ocean, along with your band size and band style.
Like me on facebook , then message me for a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase! :)

Free shipping over $70 in U.S. with code FREESHIP. I use USPS First Class Mail to keep prices down and shipping fast. If you would like to upgrade to USPS Priority Insured Mail, purchase this listing. https://www.etsy.com/listing/152063527/priority-mail-upgrade?ref=shop_home_active_5

Customers receive an email with a 5% off code after first purchase.

Copyright © 2016 Brittany Russo, Kiya Marie Designs. I reserve all reproduction rights. No work may be reproduced in any manner, or derivative copy made.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2017

Welcome to Kiya Marie Designs! Growing up in Massachusetts, I am 100% a New England girl. I love every season, especially winter. Growing up, I often heard that you could catch a million snowflakes and not one would be alike. I already loved snow, but this sparked an interest in something else that is unique in itself; sea glass. Like snowflakes, you could collect a million pieces of sea glass and not one would be like another. Even if they are almost exactly similar, each piece has unique markings, shapes, color, and history. Sea glass has journeyed through the ocean for decades to become the gems I use for my jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is a piece of history, and is as unique as the wearer!

I began making jewelry in 2013 when my best friend taught me to wire wrap. I wasn't great at it, so I decided to research drilling sea glass. Once I had mastered drilling, I wanted to take my work to the next level. I decided to buy a basic soldering kit, and I watched as many videos as I could find. When I was ready to purchase my first materials, I went with Argentium Silver. Many will say start with copper in case you fail, but I had seen this silver in multiple videos and it intrigued me (and I'm impatient)! I had success with it and have been using it ever since. It is 100% recycled and fuses to itself, so no solder is needed. Many who may have an allergy to sterling can wear Argentium. Argentium silver contains more silver than traditional sterling silver, and contains germanium. This puts a tarnish proof protective layer over the metal, so Argentium Sterling Silver will not tarnish like traditional sterling silver. It is made from recycled silver, so it is eco-friendly, just like my sea glass! I also use sterling silver, fine silver, and gold fill and gold in my designs. I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy in 2016 to take my first ever class, in goldsmithing. I will be traveling back in 2017 to master gold.


I collect a lot of my sea glass myself. If I don't collect it myself, it is from close friends or from Seaham Beach in England. Someday I hope to take a trip to Seaham Beach to collect my own glass from there. I love using English sea glass the most because the colors are so rare, especially multi-colored pieces of beach glass. England has some of the most beautiful and treasured sea glass in the world. My shop has a large selection of this rare and sought after sea glass. If you would like the story behind a particular piece of glass, please ask! Even if it wasn't collected by my own hands, I can give you the place it was found, what kind of glass it may have evolved from, and how old the piece may be.

Each piece of sea glass holds it's own story, and the beauty cannot be duplicated by man-made tumbling techniques. I use 100% genuine sea glass, always. You can be confident that you will be getting a beautiful ocean tumbled gem with every purchase. Beach glass jewelry is an eco-friendly choice, because it is essentially recycled glass from years ago.

I have created a line called Design A Ring™ which features some of my best and rarest pieces of sea glass. The purpose of this line is to customize a sea glass ring for the wearer. Being a size 4 ring, I never can find a ring in my size. With Design a Ring™, you can choose your special piece of the ocean, along with your band size and band style.
Like me on facebook , then message me for a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase! :)

Free shipping over $70 in U.S. with code FREESHIP. I use USPS First Class Mail to keep prices down and shipping fast. If you would like to upgrade to USPS Priority Insured Mail, purchase this listing. https://www.etsy.com/listing/152063527/priority-mail-upgrade?ref=shop_home_active_5

Customers receive an email with a 5% off code after first purchase.

Copyright © 2016 Brittany Russo, Kiya Marie Designs. I reserve all reproduction rights. No work may be reproduced in any manner, or derivative copy made.

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Happy 4th of July weekend! Remember to have fun, stay safe, celebrate your freedom, & enjoy time with friends and family. Enjoy 30% off my shop (even made to order items) with the code INDEPENDENCE. Sale ends July 4th @ 11:59pm. Orders will be shipped 7/5
Starting at 10pm EST today, March 2nd, I will be having a flash sale in my etsy shop. All items are 40% off with code FLASH40 for the next 40 hours. Take advantage of this sale while it lasts!
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About

Kiya Marie Designs

"The Sea is Calling"

Nature is the most beautiful creation on Earth. It is so amazing, in every aspect. Even the tiniest of things hold incredible beauty; like when the snow lightly blows off the trees and sparkles in the sunlight like fairy dust as it sprinkles to the ground. Or that sound of the waves washing new finds ashore as you walk down the beach, feeling the sand shifting with every step. There is nothing better than being outdoors, and enjoying the pure pristine beauty of nature. Nature made sea glass, and I make this piece of nature into jewelry. To preserve the natural state of my sea glass, I do not alter it in any way. Each piece is carefully cleaned before it is made into jewelry. These mermaid tears are Eco-friendly, because they are essentially recycled glass. To compliment these Eco-friendly gems, I use Argentium Silver for all of my soldered pieces. Argentium Silver is made from 100% recycled silver. It is more pure, whiter, brighter, and tarnish resistant. This silver and sea glass are two examples of what amazing, beautiful things can come from recycling and protecting the Earth. Although sea glass was originally created from pollution of glass being discarded into the ocean, Mother Nature has tumbled these pieces in her waves for hundreds of years, shaping them into the most beautiful and unique gems. I love sea glass for so many reasons, but the main reason is the uniquety of it. Like sparkling snowflakes, no two pieces of sea glass are alike. You may find two that are the same color and shape, but at closer inspection you will discover one has markings that the other doesn't, or one is more smooth, or one has a slight bump where the other doesn't. Such differences make sea glass the perfect jewelry; each piece is as unique as the person who wears it.

A little over a year ago, I started making wire wrapped sea glass jewelry. I look back at the pictures now and laugh at how amateur everything looked, and think about how far I've come. I went from very bad wire wrapping techniques, to drilling with a dremel, to teaching myself how to solder. It's taken a lot of hours, hard work, frustration, and cuts (ow my fingers!) to get where I am now, but I know I still have a long way to go! It can only get better from here.

?? My inspiration is my amazing and beautiful Princess, Kiya. She's an Alaskan Klee Kai, a rare breed of dog, also known as the mini husky. I never imagined I could love something so much until I got Kiya. She's like a mini-me in dog form. I guess the saying is true that dogs take on the personality of their owners! She's adventurous, stubborn, smart, quick, fiesty, energetic, sweet, caring, and loving. She'll stand up to anyone and anything, no matter how outsized she may be. She's always ready to take on the world. She's truly my puppy. Sometimes it's hard to understand the joy of having a furbaby until you from a real bond with your own. She's my best friend that I can tell any secret to, and I know she won't tell anyone! ? Kiya is truly a blessing and I wouldn't trade her for the world. I decided to honor her by naming my company after her. Kiya Marie Designs. Marie is my middle name, but I've come to make it Kiya's middle name as well (especially when she's being a brat!) Kiya loves going to the beach with me to collect sea glass. She's actually pretty good at finding me nice, big pieces! It may be coincidence, but she always stumbles over great finds. At low tide, when I go to collect glass and let her run, I'll sometimes look up and she'll be out in the middle of the ocean! She'll find a sandbar, chasing birds, and next thing she knows she's standing among the waves. She has such a personality and gives all the meaning behind my company.

I collect a lot of my sea glass myself. If I don't collect it myself, it is from close friends or from Seaham Beach in England. Someday I hope to take a trip to Seaham Beach to collect my own glass from there. I love using English sea glass the most because the colors are so rare, especially multi-colored pieces of beach glass. England has some of the most beautiful and treasured sea glass in the world. My shop has a large selection of this rare and sought after sea glass. If you would like the story behind a particular piece of glass, please ask! Even if it wasn't collected by my own hands, I can give you the place it was found, what kind of glass it may have evolved from, and how old the piece may be.

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read my story. I hope you find inspiration in love and nature that I have found, and live every day to your happiest, fullest ability. Feel free to ask me for a custom order, if you don't find something that inspires you. When you wear your piece of the ocean, I want you to feel connected to the sea, as if this sea glass you are wearing was made by nature, just for you.

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Shop members

  • Brittany

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    At Kiya Marie Designs, I am focused on providing genuine sea glass jewelry that is as unique as the person who wears it. With a wide range of prices and gems, I can provide every customer with a product they will love.

  • Kiya

    Inspirator

    Kiya is an Alaskan Klee Kai. She is 25 lbs, full grown. She loves to go to the beach to help me find sea glass. She sits by diligently as I work for hours on my creations for the shop, after we go for a long walk on the beach of course!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2016
Welcome to Kiya Marie Designs! I specialized in handcrafted sea glass, beach & wedding jewelry, dog tags, and more! Feel free to browse through my selection. Don't see anything you love? Ask me for a custom piece! I will work closely with you to create something you will love at a price that fits your needs. I mainly use argentium sterling silver, which is more pure than sterling and made from 100% recycled silver. I also use fine silver, sterling silver, 14k yellow gold fill & 14k rose gold fill. Visit my website at www.KiyaDesigns.com.

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Payment
Payment is due within 24 hours of purchase. Once payment is received, the item will be shipped within 1-2 business days. Please allow 2 weeks for custom orders.
Shipping
Calculated based on your location. Currently, shipping within the U.S is $3.60. International shipping is between $10-$15 depending on your location.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns accepted within 14 days of purchase if not satisfied. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. Once product is received, refund will be issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
Check your email for a 5% off coupon after your first purchase!

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES

Thank you for your interest in Kiya Marie Designs! I would love for you to carry Kiya Marie Designs Sea Glass Jewelry in your shop.

To qualify for a wholesale account, you must have a brick and mortar location and a valid tax ID number. Wholesale customers are limited to one per zip code. Kiya Marie Designs reserves the right to decline any wholesale offer to protect wholesaler exclusivity. If this does happen, I can certainly place you on the waiting list.

Please contact me through Etsy and I will provide you with more information about your account, including wholesale pricing and pictures of the inventory.