SaltwaterStudiosShop

Saltwater Studios, Arts, Crafts, Design and Jewellery

Poole, United Kingdom | 16 Sales

SaltwaterStudiosShop

Saltwater Studios, Arts, Crafts, Design and Jewellery

Poole, United Kingdom 16 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement    Welcome to Saltwater Studios! We have just opened, but please feel free to get in touch if you like what you see. We are always happy to discuss bespoke orders. Come by our site and Facebook pages too!

info [!at] saltwaterstudios.co.uk
http://jewelleryshop.saltwaterstudios.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/saltandwaterstudios

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Last updated on Jul 30, 2017

Welcome to Saltwater Studios! We have just opened, but please feel free to get in touch if you like what you see. We are always happy to discuss bespoke orders. Come by our site and Facebook pages too!

info [!at] saltwaterstudios.co.uk
http://jewelleryshop.saltwaterstudios.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/saltandwaterstudios

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About

Making beautiful jewellery together.

Hi, we're Sharon and JR, AKA Saltwater Studios. We are artists, designers, and jewellery makers based in a beautiful part of costal Dorset. Our dogs introduced us 12 years ago, and we became a couple, living and working together.

We have collaborated on and created many artworks, products, and designs. Much of our work has been inspired by the power and beauty of the sea and the materials and textures of the coast.

Both of us grew up, and spent our entire lives within walking distance of one sea or another. Even when we moved around the globe, from California, to Nova Scotia, to Corwall, and Dorset, we have always been drawn to the coastal lifestyle and the energy that beaches and the open ocean can fill you with.

Last year, inspired by our life on the Jurassic Coast, we decided to move our creative talents into an area that we have always wanted to work in, jewellery. It is important to us that people enjoy our work, and there really is no better way to do that than to wear it every day. Just as important is our love of nature, and the need to incorporate ethical and sustainable practices into everything we do. That is why use recycled EcoSilver, vintage crystals, ethically sourced gems, and biodegradable recycled packaging.

Sharon Andrew is an artist and Jewellery maker with BA and MA degrees in Fine Art. She has exhibited in venues across the south of England and focuses her work on the power and energy of the open ocean.

“As a Native of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, I spent my youth next to and on the sea; my imagination captured by the rough ocean waves, and icy frosts of winter. Later I would seek out that raw power in my adopted homes of Cornwall and Dorset, feeling awed and energised as I walked my dog Daisy along the coast. I have always had an eye for the seemingly unnatural colours and patterns that occur in the depths of a crashing wave, or looking down through the fathoms of open ocean. The constant change in a coastal environment, its ephemeral nature, the uniqueness of each wave and grain of sand inspires me and drives my creativity.”

JR Ryan is a maker and multidisciplinary designer with degrees in Product Design, Interactive Multimedia, and Graphic Design. His interest in jewellery stems from his roots as a maker where materials in their raw and finished states are what drive him.

“I grew up in sunny Southern California, spending countless hours on the beach and in the surf. As I grew up, I travelled the world, moving from one costal town to the next, I would feel physically deflated if I had to live more than a few miles from the ocean. I even spent some time working on the water as a deck hand, where I learned the real power of the sea and how it could give, or take at will. These days, I am interested in expressing ideas, and solving problems with creativity and style. I love working with materials and understanding their limits and properties, and often will combine raw and finished materials together to show how things can be beautiful in any state.”

We are at the beginning of our journeys as jewellery designers, but we hope that you will enjoy following us as our designs grow, and we discover new and exciting ways to express our love of the coast and its creative energy.

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  • Sharon Andrew

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Sharon Andrew is an artist and Jewellery maker with BA and MA degrees in Fine Art. She has exhibited in venues across the south of England and focuses her work on the power and energy of the open ocean.

  • JR Ryan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    JR Ryan is a maker and designer with degrees in Product Design, Interactive Multimedia, and Graphic Design. His interest in jewellery stems from his roots as a maker where materials in their raw and finished states are what drive him.

  • Kerry

    Studio Dog, Customer Service

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Last updated on Aug 30, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

All our jewellery is custom made to order and we put a lot of time and love into each and every piece. Therefore, we can only offer refunds and exchanges if we have made a mistake on your order, or it is damaged in transit.

Damaged items

If your item arrives damaged in its packaging, we may offer a refund or exchange based on photographic evidence.

You MUST contact us first before arranging a return or we will not offer a refund.