Son of a Sailor Jewelry + Supply Co.

Austin, Texas · 2660 Sales


Son of a Sailor Jewelry + Supply Co.

Austin, Texas 2660 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We are William Knopp and Jessica Tata, the husband and wife team behind Son of a Sailor. The birth of the brand is inextricably tied to our own relationship—Son of a Sailor was the organic result of the two of us joining forces to create items for a well designed life. We remain focused on the story behind the designs.
→ follow us on Instagram! @sonofasailor
→ check out our website!


Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

We are William Knopp and Jessica Tata, the husband and wife team behind Son of a Sailor. The birth of the brand is inextricably tied to our own relationship—Son of a Sailor was the organic result of the two of us joining forces to create items for a well designed life. We remain focused on the story behind the designs.
→ follow us on Instagram! @sonofasailor
→ check out our website!

William and Jessica

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William and Jessica


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Spinstress on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The key leather keychain is well made with quality leather. The clip is just the right size for length. I added the charm .

Erin Depew

Erin Depew on Oct 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace, I loved this so much that I bought a second one once my first necklace broke


Jenn on Sep 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second Arete necklace I own, and I love this one as much as the first. They go with practically everything, and the colors are great. Thank you!

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Each of our Tango keychains is hand painted with precision and care in our Austin, Texas studio! Even the seemingly "dipped" color blocked keychains are all painted by hand, one at a time!

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Son of a Sailor is the embodiment of playful collaboration between a husband and wife.

Son of a Sailor is the result of William and Jessica, husband and wife, and their delight and exploration of creative process. They volley ideas back and forth, each helping to craft and form every item that they create.

William and Jessica met while she was living in San Francisco and he in Austin. She was originally from Austin, but had been in the Bay Area for a couple of years. William traveled to the Bay Area to visit a friend, her roommate, and they immediately hit it off. The first day spent together they ended up doing art projects on the floor of her room! After that trip, they began dating long distance. Every time they would have a visit, they ended up creating something together.

Ten months later, Jessica returned to Austin. Together, in the scope of a year, they bought a house, began Son of a Sailor, and became engaged to be married. It's clear they like to do everything at once.

In 2013, William and Jessica launched a second line, Son of a Sailor Supply, where they have continued to expand their offering of goods to accessories for men and women, and unique gifts. William and Jessica look forward to continuing to design and add great items to their offering.


Shop members

  • Jessica

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jessica is one half of the husband/wife duo that began Son of a Sailor. She and William design and make most every product together in a very collaborative partnership.

  • William

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    William is the other half of Son of a Sailor! Together William's thoughtful and adventurous design and Jessica's organized and inspired design come together in Son of a Sailor's line of jewelry and accessories.

  • Kamaria

    Customer Service, Marketer

    Kamaria, Son of a Sailor's 'jack of all trades' manages the Wholesale, Retail, and Marketing affairs of Son of a Sailor. When she's not busy with that, she keeps the Austin, Texas storefront in ship shape.

  • Sarah

    Production Manager

    Sarah keeps Son of a Sailor's production moving smoothly! She plans the weekly tasks that allow Son of a Sailor to produce the handmade items that we ship out to customers and shops.

  • Mallory


    Mallory has been helping us make Son of a Sailor goods for over three years, and keeps our handmade items made to the highest standards. She's the fastest beader this side of the Mason-Dixon...

  • Dave


    Dave rounds out our team as our Supply production assistant. He helps keep the studio in good music, and looks smashing in a respirator when he's painting.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2017
Welcome to Son of a Sailor Jewelry! We're excited to share our handmade items with you.


All items are made by us, William + Jessica, with care and great detail. Please keep in mind that no two handmade items will be exactly alike. There will be slight differences, as much as we try to remain consistent.

If you are not pleased with your item, please let us know so that we may do our best to make you happy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Son of a Sailor Jewelry currently only accepts direct checkout as a method of payment.

Payment must be made within three days of purchase, otherwise the sale will be cancelled. If you must cancel a sale, please let us know and we will do it ASAP.
Items will be shipped via USPS, either standard or priority shipping depending on your selection, from our Austin, Texas studio within 1-3 business days. Please allow additional time for custom orders, or items with a longer lead-time indicated in the product listing. If you require special insurance, priority delivery, or gift wrapping, please convo us! We're happy to accommodate your needs!

Also, please refer to our rush + wrap gift option for fast-order processing & shipping:

Shipping rates for many of our items are weight-based. The weight of any such item can typically be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

All items shipped via USPS include insurance. Son of a Sailor is not responsible for delays, damage or loss. We will do our best to ensure the arrival of your package and send tracking information accordingly. If your package arrives damaged, please save the packaging and photo document the incident upon arrival so that an insurance claim may be processed.

You will receive an email from Etsy once your item has shipped.


International orders will be accompanied by a customs form, generated by Etsy, that states the full value of the item(s) you're purchasing. Please note that your country may levvy duties, taxes, and/or customs charges for your purchase. Son of a Sailor is not responsible for any import charges your country may impose, nor will we mis-represent what we are shipping to you.

We do our best to ship with integrity. Ultimately, international buyers are responsible for bringing any packaging requirements specific to their country to Son of a Sailor’s attention.
Please convo us if you have any questions.

When shipping international orders via US Postal Service, we are unable to track your package once it leaves the United States. The only courier services that provide tracking for international packages are those such as UPS. We are happy to ship via UPS, if you so desire. Simply convo us so that we may create a custom listing with the appropriate shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
Son of a Sailor accepts returns on most new, unused items within 14 days of delivery for a full refund, excluding shipping. Son of a Sailor is not responsible for item loss or damage in-transit. We recommend shipping items with delivery confirmation to avoid issues. When returning, please repackage items with care to avoid damage en route.

Sales are final on: all custom items, sale items, and all apothecary, consumable goods, and any items marked “final sale”.

If you would like to return an item, please contact us within 3 business days with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of shipping the item back, and we will be happy to refund your money in full, less the cost of shipping, once the item arrives in its original condition. Please return items with delivery confirmation--we cannot be liable for items lost in mail for return.

If an item is returned to us for a refund that is not new, appears used, or is damaged, a refund may not be possible. A percentage of the original price may be forfeited, or a return denied entirely. Son of a Sailor is not liable for any shipping charges that may be necessary to send back an item in the event that it is not returnable.

If your item arrives damaged, please provide photographs of the packaging and the damaged item. Son of a Sailor is unable to assist in filing an insurance claim without proper documentation of the package. Notify us immediately so that we can work to resolve the issue as quickly as we can.

Please feel free to convo us with any questions regarding our policies.
Additional policies and FAQs
Jewelry items are shipped in a medium bubble mailer. If you would like your item packaged in a box and/or you would like your item(s) gift wrapped, please convo us! We're happy to accommodate your needs!

Son of a Sailor is happy to fulfill wholesale orders. Please convo us with your specific interestes, and we'll be happy to give you more information about our line.

We are happy to talk with customers about special requests. If you need multiple quantities of an item, or are looking for something in particular, please don't hesitate to ask!

Thank you so much for visiting Son of a Sailor!