just another sneak peek…

Obviously we aren’t very good at keeping up with this blog! For the latest news on Mermaid by Hand, make sure you are following us on Instagram @mermaidbyhandjewelry ūüėČ

We are about to release a new ring design as well as a lookbook collab so stayed tuned! We WILL be posting the entire photoshoot on here. And you won’t want to miss it as we have paired up with one of our favorite¬†brands.11074722_736744953090339_1027555341303992274_n

this creative duo blows my mind every day and I am so very fortunate to call both of them friends.

Model: Kestrel Jenkins of awearworld.com

Wizard behind the lens: http://www.drewfoto.com

Turban: http://www.herabyday.com

Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mermaidbyhand

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the ring shown in the middle, the Southwestern Night Sky Ring may just be the first ring of a well overdue road trip collection! Inspired by New Mexico and the Zia Tribe. Also-hoping to have more teardrop opal rings available for purchase soon!

Folk Wedding Inspiration

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I’m not sure if I am feeling more inspired lately or if the new year is just bringing some wildly awesome editorials‚ĶI just had to share these photos I stumbled upon via Pinterest. Gotta love late night pinning and studio time! The styling is so on point it hurts!

See the entire shoot here: http://bridalmusings.com/2015/01/parisian-chic-meets-southwest-boho-folk-wedding-inspiration-shoot/

pacific getaway

 

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It has been quite a while since I have posted a lookbook on here, and to be quite honest I haven’t done so as I haven’t been that impressed with any lately‚Ķuntil now. Here’s my favorite picks from the latest for Love & Lemons Lookbook. Do they ever do it wrong? Feeling so inspired by the mix of soft lace and sheer fabrics with the grittiness of the sand, rocks and surfboards. The perfect contrasts. After seeing this lookbook I’ll be jetting off to somewhere tropical…

Photography Zoey Grossman
Muse Luma Grothe
Styling Ashley Glorioso

Beauty Ashlee Rose Clay

 

sneak peek of new jewels

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Some new jewelry hitting the site very soon, including a few pieces from the Molten Coral Collection ‚Ķ stay tuned¬†ūüėČ

turquoise. opal. mixed metals. + more

as always, handcrafted by the sea in California

Saltwater Vagabond

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A few favorite photos from our Holiday Lookbook // to see entire shoot, head on over to http://www.mermaidbyhandjewelry.com

Tons of new goodies on the site

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mermaidbyhand

Photography: Drew McGill (drewfoto.com)

Model: Enna Schell

Styling: Kestrel Jenkins & Eliza Sloane

Van: supplied by Be Kind Vibes

Check out the short film on Instagram!

Beyond excited to release this short Instagram film that my favorite photographer @drewfoto shot for us while on location at our Holiday Lookbook shoot: Saltwater Vagabond. (Full lookbook is live on our site) // Amazing music is by our good buds @streetsoflaredo. Make sure to check out them out. Every song makes me want to hop in the van and hit the road in search of adventure. We've had the joy of seeing them in San Diego and San Francisco. // Nothing makes me happier than collaborating with other creatives who I feel resonate with our own style. The beauty in front of the lens is @enna_nutschell. A huge thank you to everyone involved. #mermaidbyhandjewelry #drewfoto #saltwatervagabond #streetsoflaredo #lifestylefilm

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costa rica photo diary

I know this is very late but here’s a little photo diary from my trip to Costa Rica in September

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We camped in open Tipis on a mountainside near Dominical, hiked for miles in the jungle of La Sirena in Corcovado, slept on buses, trusted the locals with our lives on some very questionable boat rides (where we stayed in Bahia Drake is only accessible by an hour and a half boat ride), walked across a jenky suspension bridge (and decided it was a good idea to shoot some photos for Tobi’s shop, Fox House on it), got way too close for comfort to some crocodiles, watched in awe as whales breached only a few feet from our small boat, and met some truly amazing people. PURA VIDA.

More travel photo diaries from Sequoia, San Onofre, Big Sur, and San Francisco coming soon.

 

 

the real mermaid // MUSE Hanalei Reponty

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In love with this shoot. If I could choose anyone to model our Jewelry, it would hands down be the beautiful Hanalei.

Photographer: Kane Skennar

Stylist: Mark Vassallo

Model & Muse: Hanalei Reponty

Surfboard: Matty Yeates

Location: The Pass, Byron Bay

vintage florals and silver baubles // AWEAR post

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Outfit details: dress-vintage, from Buffalo exchange $10

Necklace: from Child of Wild, featuring turkish coin details

Meet more of the change makers, find inspiration and maybe even join the movement at¬†–>¬†www.awearworld.com

“AWEAR is a project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who made them.”

photos by Matthew Hickey

the depths of the sea and the vastness of the sky

A few new designs are hitting the shop tomorrow! A new spin on an original Mermaid by Hand design and a lapis statement ring. Both designs are inspired by the depths of the sea and the vastness of the sky. These will be available as made to order items!

Also soon on the blog, travels photos from Costa Rica and Sequoia. Feeling so inspired and refreshed. I truly believe there is a direct correlation between traveling and inspiration.

I also just wanted to say I am so very grateful for each and every one of my customers and followers. A new instagram giveaway is in the works to celebrate our new milestone of hitting almost 15,000 followers on instagram! Without you, this business would be just a hobby. I feel so blessed to share my passion and creativity with you and hope that it inspires you to follow your own dream.

and why yes, I did paint my nails just to showcase these jewels ūüėõ even though they will be chipped by tomorrow am

Happy Sunday All!

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