Gold & Silver Nature Jewelry and Forged Hoops

Cortes Island, Canada
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Announcement    I have been making gold and silver nature inspired botanical jewelry as well as hammered hoop earrings for over 30 years. You may know me as Irene Blueth or Silver Sea Handmade Jewelry from Cortes Island in BC Canada, or you may have seen my sterling silver cedar earrings (Lost Cedar Casting). Every piece is entirely handmade by me. I do all the casting and fabricating myself in my own studio, mostly using recycled silver and gold. Follow me on Instagram: @ silvercedar


Last updated on Dec 30, 2020

I have been making gold and silver nature inspired botanical jewelry as well as hammered hoop earrings for over 30 years. You may know me as Irene Blueth or Silver Sea Handmade Jewelry from Cortes Island in BC Canada, or you may have seen my sterling silver cedar earrings (Lost Cedar Casting). Every piece is entirely handmade by me. I do all the casting and fabricating myself in my own studio, mostly using recycled silver and gold. Follow me on Instagram: @ silvercedar


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About SilverCedarJewelry

Sales 5,697
On Etsy since 2012

Organically Grown Silver Jewelry Celebrating the Beauty of Cortes Island

I've been working for myself making silver jewelry all my adult life. I am self-taught, came out west with 3 pairs of pliars and some wire. Now I have a wonderful studio and lots more tools!

Working with metal grounds me. Transforming organic objects into precious metal connects me with nature. Wandering through the woods or along the seashore, some little seed pod or seaweed will catch my eye and I will take it home and try to cast it. Some things work, others get thrown back into the melting pot and recycled. Everything in my shop is completely handmade by me. I do all my own casting, most of it one-of-a-kind.

Some of the plants I work with are seasonal, like fiddlehead ferns. I need to pay attention to the seasons and return to the place I found them last year, at the same time of year.

My jewelry designs are often inspired by nature, but I also love to fabricate with silver and gold wire. Much to my surprise, my minimalist hammered gold and silver hoop earrings have become one of the most popular items in my Etsy shop, as well as my Ouroboros snake hoops and ear climber earrings that go up the ear.

If I'm not at the jewelry bench you may find me making kelp baskets, mixed media collages of pressed seaweed or taking photographs of nature.

Follow me on Instagram to see works in progress and scenes from Cortes Island:
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  • Irene Blueth

    Owner, Maker, Caster

    I live on Cortes Island in BC Canada, about 100 miles north of Vancouver. I am self-taught and have been making jewelry all my adult life. Originally named Silver Sea Jewelry , now I sell on Etsy and at the Cortes Craft Shop Co-op in the summer.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
As an artisan jeweller who celebrates the beauty of the natural world, I am honoured to offer you my wares. Every item is hand crafted by me in my studio. Enjoy!

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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: 21 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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All items are guaranteed for quality and workmanship. Please contact me if there is any problem, and we will resolve it.

In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your item, please contact me within 14 days of receiving it. In order to receive a refund or exchange (minus shipping) you must get approval from me first and send it back immediately in its original unworn condition (including gift box or pouch) at your expense. Include the order number and date of purchase. The original cost of shipping will not be included in your refund, even if it said "free shipping". In most cases this would be $6.00 US (Small Packet) or $15.00 (Tracked Packet). Hoop earrings that go through the ear are considered intimate items and cannot be returned for health/hygiene reasons.

In the event that the item is not in its original condition, I will deduct a 15% restocking fee from your refund.

For international returns including the US:
In the customs declaration on the envelope you need to write
RETURNED MERCHANDISE from and the invoice number and date. Any customs fees, taxes or handling charges that I have to pay will be deducted from your refund.

Custom orders are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless defective.

Irene Blueth
Box 148, Manson's Landing BC V0P1K0 Canada
tel: 250-935-6712
eyeland1 [!at]
I accept payment by PayPal, Etsy Payments (credit cards) and Etsy Gift Cards.

You may use your credit card through PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. While checking out, choose Paypal and select the option "I don't have a Paypal account". You will be asked for your credit card details.

Please pay within 48 hours of placing the order. We reserve the right to cancel the order if payment has not been made within this period of time.
Most items over $35 ship for free to the US and Canada and $10 internationally. Additional items in the same shipment ship for free. Shipping to the US usually takes between 7 to 14 days from the date sent but may take longer during the pandemic.

Most orders valued over $100 will be shipped via Canada Post with tracking and insurance. Items valued under $100 will be shipped internationally by Canada Post Small Packet Airmail which does not have tracking. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to include tracking and insurance, please convo me and I will adjust the shipping cost. Price varies depending on the destination.

Buyer is responsible for any customs fees or taxes that may apply. Prices do not include VAT.

I ship to most countries. If you do not see your country listed as an option, please let me know, I may be able to ship there. I reserve the right to cancel shipments to countries that have particular regulations, in which case your payment will be immediately refunded.

Loss or Damage during shipping:
If your order hasn't arrived in 4 weeks, please contact your local post office. Contact us as well and we will help you to locate your package. If it has still not arrived in 6 weeks (USA and Canada) or 12 weeks (International), I will resend it or give you a refund.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
-as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for a mailing list;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
-as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as
1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and
2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

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I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

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I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

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Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
Irene Blueth Box 148, Manson’s Landing BC V0P1K0 Canada
eyeland1 [!at]
tel: 250 935-6712