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


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!


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


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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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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sea siren

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re-blogged from the lovely Oracle Fox

Numero China June July 2014  //  model: Lexi Boling  //  photographer: Laurie Bartley


recent creations

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just a little peak into our most recent jewelry!

Mostly been focusing on opal, turquoise, abalone, and experimenting with different metals‚Ķand of course always throw in some wampum and cowrie shells ūüėČ



of salt sand & s i l v e r

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Our new summer Lookbook is here! When searching for inspiration, I had a very specific vision for the Lookbook and I am in awe of how beautifully our photographer, Drew, was able to capture it. To say he is talented is an understatement. He has an amazing eye, ¬†and is such a humble person, letting his work behind the lens do the talking. Our model and muse, Kestrel, is not¬†only beautiful on the outside, but is also an incredibly genuine and happy person. These are some of the first things you notice about her, as she always has that beautiful smile on her face! As for the vision behind the Lookbook, I really wanted to go with tons of whites and neutrals, so the jewels would really stand out. I had this raw idea of focusing on saltwater, sand, and silver, which sort of became the entire theme of the Lookbook. Over the past few months Mermaid by Hand has undergone some changes, adding many more dainty pieces to the collection, so I wanted to show that you can still make a big statement with just small simple silver pieces, such as stacking on tons of sterling silver rings. The mediums I have been focusing on using lately include seaglass, abalone, turquoise, spiney oyster, wampum, opal, cowrie shells, arrowheads, just to name a few. The majority of our designs are inspired by the sea. To complete the jewelry, I wanted some crazy makeup, and messy hair, but not too over the top. Our H&M artist, Jessica, created two looks that I thought I could have only dreamt up and it worked so so well with all the pieces we used in the shoot. We called Kes our little Mermaid Fairy (complete with many accents‚Ķjamaican, wisconsin, english, canadian…just to name a few. This always makes for a fun photoshoot‚ĶDrew I’m talking to you too! ha ha) The location choice was a bit last minute, but it ended up being just right. There is nothing more magical than the rugged California coastline. I’m so grateful to have had such a wonderful team shooting this and excited to share these photos with the world.


All jewelry seen is Mermaid by Hand // many pieces available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mermaidbyhand

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Clothing and accessories from:

Shop Van de Vort white romper


Reformation dress


Wild & Free Headdress


hand crocheted bikini by Ambika Boutique



Model:Kestrel Jenkins of Awear2014



instagram @awear2014


Photographer: Drew McGill



instagram @drewfoto


H & M: Jessica Tyransky


instagram @jtyranskyhairandmakeup


bohemian beach // wild & free

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The beautiful, bohemian, and ever so stylish Corina of Wild & Free has styled her Mermaid by Hand ring along with some Free People and Bahgsu Jewels. Check out her blog at http://www.wildandfreejewelry.com, and make sure to follow her on instagram @wildandfreejewelry. She makes some gorgeous creations!

Below is an up close and personal photo of the ring she is wearing…Stay tuned for a new Mermaid by Hand winter lookbook, Mermaid in The Mountains featuring one of Wild & Free’s amazing feather crowns!!!



Fall Lookbook







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The fall lookbook is finally here! Such a fun day of shooting and styling.

Photography: Sabawa

Model: Hayley Nicole

Styling: Eliza Sloane




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adorn yourself in mermaid treasures


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My most recent creations…wampum, seaglass, coral, shells, turquoise, agate…all things beautiful and natural.