T H E R E NOT T H E R E / deconstruct + reconstruct

New York, United States · 70 Sales


T H E R E NOT T H E R E / deconstruct + reconstruct

New York, United States 70 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars

velvetseahorse is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hiatus until May!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 3, 2018

Hiatus until May!

Melanie Elyse Brewster

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Melanie Elyse Brewster


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Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

super cool!

Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Wearing this to my wedding dinner rehearsal. I have 4 its just perfect!

Anonymous on Nov 22, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

So glad to know you...looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

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Working with repurposed vintage earrings, pendants, and chain to create an entirely modern look.


Glaming up the internet since 2008

A little bit southern gothic, a little bit archeological dig from 1910, a little bit nouveau riche Bostonian. A whole lot of repurposed vintage and antique finds. Everything is one of a kind. Everything is made, packaged, and shipped by me.


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I'm happy to work with stores or fulfill custom requests for special occasions. Please email velvet.seahorse [!at] for inquiries.


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Shop members

  • Melanie Elyse Brewster

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Melanie Elyse Brewster is a professor at Columbia University. Academic by day, artist by night, Melanie has sold jewelry and showed her work in galleries and boutiques nationwide since 2002. She's sold on etsy as velvetseahorse since 2008.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2016
Welcome to Velvet Seahorse!

* Everything in this shop is designed and handmade by me. I do not recreate pieces, so all of my jewelry is completely one-of-a-kind.

* A vast majority of my pieces are made with antique or vintage components. As such, many of my items will have gentle vintage wear.

* I am happy to offer complimentary gift wrapping and cards on all orders, just put a request in your buyer notes.

* Please note that if you purchase two or more items from the store, you will only pay a flat shipping rate of $7.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If an item reaches you in a damaged condition, I will gladly exchange it for a similar item of equal value. Buyer pays return shipping. I do not exchange merchandise that reaches you in good condition. Please be sure that you are choosing what you would really like!
Payment is expected within 1 Business day.
All domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with a delivery confirmation. All orders are usually mailed within 1-3 business days of purchase. I will wait for your payment to clear before shipping and you will be notified via email when the item(s) ship.

International orders are shipped with USPS First Class Mail.

I automatically ship your package to the address specified on your etsy account. If you need your item to be shipped to a different address please note this in your buyer comments.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are purchasing a gift that is to be sent directly to the recipient, please notify me at checkout, and let me know what you would like the card to say (or I can include a blank greeting card so you can write the message of your choice). For gifts, I will not include any receipts or invoices.

I am also happy to offer gift wrapping at no additional charge, just make a request!