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Seaworthy

American Made Since 2010

Marisa Howard

Portland, Oregon
A handmade jewelry line based in Portland, Oregon. Our line is centered around historical design and traditional metal working processes.
Oregon

Tell us about your business.

Seaworthy will always be an American-made jewelry line that is centered on design and craftsmanship. Our goal is a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry that is lasting and affordable. That requires a very thoughtful approach to each step of the process. I view Seaworthy as a community, made up of customers and of creators. I hope to offer work for artisans and give people the opportunity to have the creative and supportive careers they deserve. While at the same time providing a positive experience to each of our customers. I hope that my business will continue to grow in a way that will support this desire.

What makes your business stand out?

I am a self taught jeweler, which means I have a lot of trial and error. Sometimes beautiful things are found in mistakes, in both design and life. I thrive on the process and take my time designing and creating. I wear every single one of my samples, sometimes for months, before they go into production. I want to know what it's like to live with a piece. Each piece is created with a wearer in mind. I take a traditional design concept, like art deco architecture and attempt to translate it into something my best friend would wear. I want every piece to feel empowering and lasting.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Do what you love.
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Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

    Nominate yourself
  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

    Meet the judges
  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

    See the finalists
  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.

    Buy tickets now

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