Handmade Literature and Nature Inspired Accessories

California, United States · 1241 Sales


Handmade Literature and Nature Inspired Accessories

California, United States 1241 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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SovereignSea is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We have decided to put our Sovereign Sea Designs brand on hold for the time being. We will be operating solely out of The Written Nerd ( until further notice.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 03 Mar, 2014

We have decided to put our Sovereign Sea Designs brand on hold for the time being. We will be operating solely out of The Written Nerd ( until further notice.


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How Sovereign Sea came to be.

I love the ocean, I love tiny treasures, rusty doors, secret passage ways, mysteries, and old dusty things. In my Sovereign Sea shop, I try to put those inspirations together as wearable objects and donnable pieces of art.

Sovereign Sea Designs is a love song to the part of me that wakes up early to go watch the sunrise at the beach. The part of me that would watch nests of baby birds grow up under our deck. That puts flowers in her hair, and likes the smell of dirt.

I also love books - like, a lot. And before I worked on jewelry full time, I was a librarian. So check my other shop, The Written Nerd ( for librarian inspired goodies.

I've been fortunate enough to be able to support myself on my craft since, and was able to quit my day job in mid 2012. Learn more about how we managed that by checking out our Etsy QYDJ feature here:

Shop members

  • Emma Bean

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I used to be a librarian, and I loved it. Now I work full time at my jewelry businesses; it's amazing. I'm a nerd and a goof ball. I make jewelry I like, affordable, beautiful, unique creations that work for every day and special occasions.

Shop policies

Last updated on 14 January, 2012
Thank you so much for your interest in Sovereign Sea Designs.

**We are now open to wholesale orders - so if you have a retail location, and would like to stock Sovereign Sea goodies - please contact me directly using the link below on the left. We are not available for consignment in 2012.**

** We are pleased to announce that in spring 2010 and 2011, sales of specialized NCCF pendants have raised over $1000 for the National Canine Cancer Foundation! Do you have an organization you'd like help raising funds for? Contact me directly! **

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you're not happy with what you have purchased, please contact me directly. I make every effort to ensure that each customer is pleased with their purchase. Feel free to convo me any time here on Etsy.

Though it is incredibly rare, and I package very safely, sometimes orders get roughly handled in the mail. If there is damage I am happy to offer a refund, a replacement, or store credit. All breakage claims must be reported within 24 hours of delivery of the item, and I will promptly contact you to resolve the issue.
Right now, Sovereign Sea Designs accepts PayPal payments only. All sales are final.

If your payment is not received within 48 hours your sale will be canceled and the item will be relisted.
I try to be very fair on shipping costs. Please remember there are costs associated with envelopes & packaging materials. I do recycle/re-use whenever possible to help keep costs low.

I ship every business day via the U.S. Postal Service. If I'm going to take longer than 48 hours to ship your order, I will communicate directly with you.

International orders are shipped ASAP but may not be shipped the next day. This depends on whether I can get to the custom's counter at the post office - I assure you most international orders get sent out within 48 hours of purchase. If I'm going to take longer I will communicate directly with you.

International buyers are responsible for any customs fees related to purchase. All customs fees and import duties are paid by the buyer at the time of arrival. It is impossible for me to know all countries fees and duties, so if you are concerned about import/duty fees - please call your postal service.

I use padded envelopes for most mailings under 12 items and flat rate boxes with larger orders to minimize damage/loss. It is suggested that you insure your package, but I will not unless it is requested. Uninsured packages will not be refunded if damaged or undelivered. Convo for adjusted shipping rates.

I've been shipping with the U.S. Postal Service for 3 years without issue.

If you are concerned about your item(s) arriving safely, please feel free to convo me and we can arrange adding the optional insurance to your purchase at an additional charge. Tracking can be added to any purchase under $50 for a $1 additional fee. Orders over $50 will have tracking added gratis.

Postal Address - orders will be sent to the ship to address indicated on your **Paypal payment**. Please ensure that this is your correct address and if there is a difference between it and your Etsy address then convo us to confirm the correct and full postal address. We can not be held responsible for undelivered packages due to discrepancies in Etsy to PayPal delivery addresses.

Please note that your delivery ie PayPal address really should always be your Etsy address for security reasons - if it isn't please convo us.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged! Custom orders typically take 1 week to complete from when I receive your image to when I can ship it out. I do try to get things completed quicker if possible. Images for custom orders can be sent to emma [!at], and listings can be purchased under the Create Custom Jewelry section in my shop. Custom orders are started after the purchase has been made and images have been sent. Since custom items are personalized, returns cannot be accepted.

My jewelry is not intended for little hands - please parents, purchase my goods for children 8 and up, as small parts may pose a choking hazard. Many pet parents use my pendants/key chains as collar charms, this works quite well, but do so when you can supervise your pet, and realize you do so at your own risk, thank you.

If you have any questions regarding my products, please feel free to contact me. I love talking to my customers.