Seashore Design Studio

Handmade silver jewelry

Behind the scenes

seashore design studio designer ilanaMeet the designer

Seashore Design Studio is the next step in a lifelong journey. Designer Ilana (she/her) has been crafting since she was a child, and began seriously making jewelry and selling online and at craft fairs as a college student, founding her own small design business. In the years since, she maintained that business, creating hundreds of custom pieces and shipping to nearly 30 countries as well as working as a production assistant for a jewelry design company that is stocked in stores and boutiques worldwide.

With the birth of her daughter in 2014, Ilana’s schedule and availability changed and her focus shifted. In the fall of 2015 she founded Seashore Design Studio and began creating heirloom quality fine silver and sterling silver jewelry with a focus on flexibility and customization.

Ilana has sold at local craft fairs as well as organized the craft marketplace for Long Island events, and was the founder and administrator of the Handmade Long Island website. In addition to jewelry design, she is a graphic designer and writer, providing design and content services for small businesses.

Now a mother of two and living amidst farmland nestled between the Catskill and Berkshire mountains, Ilana continues to offer creative custom jewelry at accessible prices.

Seashore Design Studio is owned and operated by Ilana Leah LLC.

Everything at Seashore Design Studio is made by hand, one at a time, with utmost care and attention from start to finish.

At Seashore Design Studio, the focus is on creative expression and durability. Each piece is handcrafted using quality materials, cut and shaped, processed and finished individually to create final items that are smooth and strong, in styles that are both timeless and long wearing.

Working primarily in silver, Ilana utilizes both fine silver and sterling silver, choosing the medium that best fits the needs of each piece. Copper and gold fill are used at times when the warm pop of a mixed metal is desired.

It all starts quite humbly, with spools or wire or flat sheets of metal that are processed through shaping, texturing, fusing or soldering, and polishing. Seashore Design Studio chains utilize manufactured links, with styles and sizes thoughtfully chosen for their strength and durability. Ultra-fine and open links are not things that will be found here. Our jewelry is cleaned and finished using natural methods, ensuring no chemical residue is left.

Enjoy signature Seashore Design Studio designs, custom items, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Because everything is made by hand, even signature designs may vary slightly from piece to piece. The personality of each piece shines through in it’s individual details; little quirks and beauty marks are to be expected and add to the organic beauty of hammered silver. At Seashore Design Studio, we don’t compromise on quality, so rest assured that your piece has been lovingly and carefully created to the highest standards.

Custom orders are welcome! At Seashore Design Studio, you are an active participant in the custom order process. You’ll have an initial discussion with the designer about what you’re looking for, and you will remain involved throughout the process, until your custom order has been completed to your satisfaction.

Seashore Design Studio offers individual sterling silver double clasp chains, sold separately from pendants, charms, and centerpieces. This allows the wearer to choose the perfect length and style chain to pair with one special centerpiece, or to build a collection that allows for endless mix and match fun.