Star LaFredo

Hello! I'm the owner, designer & maker of From the Sea & Me! My Brand was formed from my love of the coastal life here in Southeastern Connecticut. On my walks on local beaches, I loved finding and collecting the pearly white oyster shells that wash up ashore. I decided to find a way to transform these seaside gifts into unique, organic, heirloom jewelry. As a self-taught jewelry maker, I use high quality 14K gold filled components, and a process called electroforming, to create sustainable pieces to bring the peace-of-mind of the ocean to you, wherever you may be.

All of the shells used in my creations are gathered by myself and my kids off of local Connecticut beaches. No oysters or oyster beds are harmed in the collection of these shells. I use gemstones and pearls that are ethically sourced.  I hope you love your one-of-a-kind pieces as much as I loved finding and making them!

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