Contemporary Handmade Coastal Jewelry


I love to design and make seashell jewelry with a contemporary twist! I am an avid sheller and have an extensive shell collection, as well as shells given to me by friends and relatives.  I love the natural sculptural quality of seashells, and started to envision little pieces of wearable art. All the shells in my beach line of jewelry have been hand picked for their beauty and unique qualities, then transformed into a piece of jewelry with thought and attention put into the details!

Semi precious stones, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystal cabochons are incorporated into my designs. All chains and findings are high quality .925 Sterling Silver, Argentium Silver, 14k Yellow and Rose gold filled. All pieces arrive in an eco friendly box ready for gift giving!

I have been designing jewelry for over 20 years and also own and operate Ann Carol Designs, a line of sterling silver contemporary jewelry that has been in business since the 1980's and featured in many art galleries, museum shops and specialty gift stores.

- Janet Schroeder, Designer & Maker