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It’s a pretty exciting day today at Wanderland HQ, friends — a headquarters that just so happens to sit on a lush, tiny island in the middle of a vast, beautiful ocean. It’s been hard not to shout this one from the thatch-rooftops these past weeks as we’ve worked behind-the-scenes to make this happen: today, I’m announcing Wanderland Waves, a collaboration with Amy Jennifer Jewellery on a collection of island-inspired silver jewellery handmade in paradise!

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Amy and I met here on Koh Tao three years ago, where we’ve been chasing sun and living the tropical dream ever since. I’ve been a customer of Amy’s business since she first opened shop on the island — many of you have seen me wearing Amy’s work on Instagram, and I’ve commissioned several custom pieces for family and friends. I could not be a bigger fan of her work, or more honored that she’s allowed me to collaborate with her.

Amy and I are two beach loving ocean addicts as well as certified divemasters. We designed these easy-to-wear pieces pulling ideas from the natural paradise we feel so blessed to call home, using sustainable business practices and donating a portion of proceeds back to the waves and waters that inspired us.

I left my soul there
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free

— Morcheeba, The Sea

Snorkeling on Koh Tao, Thailand

This is a project I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. As much as I love creating content here on my little corner of the internet, I’ve long missed creating physical art with my physical hands, and have been working on several projects and products that I think will fill that hole.

And while I might not be the one creating these pieces with my own two hands — I’ll leave that to the much more experienced, talented, and qualified Amy — it was a joy to collaborate on a collection that I envision sending off with love from our tiny island all the way to your mailbox, where we hope it will bring you a little piece of our tropical sunshine wherever you go.

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

The Wanderland Wave Ring

The wave that started it all! This ring was designed to keep a little slice of the sea with you always. These handmade rings are made to order for a perfect fit, and handcrafted from 1.5mm of solid sterling silver with a hammered texture finish.

The Wanderland Waves are perfect for stacking or wearing solo for a simple, beachy look. The perfect gift for the ocean lover in your life — or for yourself.

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Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Frangipanis in a bowl on Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

The Turquoise Wanderland Wave Ring

For the girl that loves a little color, we gave the Wanderland Wave ring some oomph and an upgrade with a 4mm Natural Turquoise Gemstone. If I had to paint Koh Tao in just one color, this would be it — the color of the traditional wooden longtail boats, the color of the water when you look up from underwater in the middle of a dive, the color of the sky right before the sun sets.

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Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

School of barracuda at Sail Rock, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Longtail boat on Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Framed Wave Ring

This ring is created with three gauges of silver wire and handmade silver beads recycled from silver offcuts. Silver, sustainability, and the sea — these are indeed a few of my favorite things. I’m not normally one to go overboard on jewelry but I love wearing all three of the wave rings together.

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Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Aerial shot of a longtail boat on Koh Tao, Thailand

Smoothie Bowl by Living Juices • Koh Tao, Thailand

The Wanderland Framed Wave Necklace

A Wanderland Wave around your neck! Sitting on an 18″ solid silver chain, the Wanderland Framed Wave Necklace is designed to wear alone or pair with any of the Wanderland Wave rings. Perfect for divers, surfers, or simply eternal ocean addicts who want to keep a piece of the sea close to their heart at all times.

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Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Sunset on Koh Tao, Thailand

The Wanderland Framed Wave Set

Want a matching set? You’re in luck! We created a bundled set that you can buy at a discount.

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Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Koh Tao Tropical Charm Necklace

I know from your comments, your emails, and your messages that Koh Tao is a special place for many of you, too. When Amy and I started dreaming up ideas for this collection, I really wanted to create something for those of you that are part of our extended family of wanderers who have left a little piece of your heart here on Koh Tao.

So many travelers come to Koh Tao to dive, to work, to play, to get back in touch with the magic of the ocean and the amazing community that gathers here. Did you do your divemaster here? Get married here? Just plain have the most magical trip of your life here? We made this necklace for you.

This three charm cluster has three removable charms that you can mix and match according to your mood — a hand-pierced map of Koh Tao to remind you of the island you love, a deep lapiz lazuli gemstone to remind you of the sea that surrounds it, and a wave to remind you of the wave that will hopefully bring you back again someday.

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Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Mask, fins and snorkel on the beach in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Batfish underwater on Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

About Amy Jennifer Jewellery

My dear friend Amy comes from a long line of metalworkers, and after a youth spend working weekends in her father’s jewelry shop, she studied Metalwork & Jewellery Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. While traveling the world post-graduation, she got stuck on a little Thai island called Koh Tao.

Amy Jennifer Jewellery • Koh Tao, Thailand

Purple orchid on Koh Tao, Thailand

Amy Jennifer Jewellery • Koh Tao, Thailand

Amy launched Amy Jennifer Jewellery in 2015 out of what was essentially a workshop treehouse in the jungle, having cobbled together the materials and tools required to start her business through sheer will, determination, and love. Having also launched my own blog into a business here on Koh Tao, it was a joy to watch hers too thrive and grow. As Amy puts it, she’s been causing chaos and creating treasures ever since.

Amy uses traditional silversmithing techniques in all her pieces — no casting or mass production manufacturing techniques here. These are pieces that will last a lifetime — the first time I bought a necklace from Amy she told me, you could pass this down to your grandkids, and I think of that every time I put it on. (Though in my case, it might be a grand-niece instead!)

Amy Jennifer Jewellery • Koh Tao, Thailand

Aow Leuk Beach on Koh Tao, Thailand

Amy Jennifer Jewellery • Koh Tao, Thailand

Amy writes, “when you purchase handmade, you are supporting a dream.” As someone who is focusing on quitting fast fashion and investing instead in pieces that are good for the planet and good for the soul, this make me happy to think about.

Amy and I are lucky to be part of a strong network of female entrepreneurs on Koh Tao — I don’t know what I’d do without my partners-in-crime, er, partners-in-creating-sucessful-small-businesses-that-bring-joy-creatively-fulfill-and-support-our-untraditional-lives-of-adventure, more accurately.

Scuba tanks on the boat at sunrise in Koh Tao, Thailand

Girls diving on Koh Tao, Thailand

Friends in the pool at a villa with a view, Koh Tao, Thailand

Shadows of two hikers on Koh Tao, Thailand

Giving Back

Because Amy and I see firsthand every day how delicate our beautiful planet is and how important it is to protect it, we’ll be donating $1 from each sale to the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

Amy designs using sustainable jewelry techniques and all pieces are delivered in eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging.

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Alex in Wanderland on Koh Tao

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

Wanderland Waves • Silver Jewelery Handmade in Koh Tao, Thailand

I love supporting artists, I love supporting fellow women, I love supporting entrepreneurs… so imagine my excitement at collaborating with someone who is all three. We are honored that you’ve taken the time to read about these handmade silver works of love! If you wanted to share this post with someone you think would love these pieces, well, let’s just say I’d be giddy.

From our island to your mailbox… sending love from Koh Tao.

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Sunset silhoutte on Koh Tao, Thailand

Which piece if your favorite? I’m so excited to hear what you all think!

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30 Comments...
  • Andrea Perullo
    December 4 2017

    Congrats darling, this collection is STUNNING! Love that you modeled it too.
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    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      Thank you <3 Not sure I'm the world's best jewelry model ha but we had a lot of fun running around the island!

  • Love, love, love this! It so perfectly encapsulates your brand, not to mention, the pieces are stunning! I’ll be buying one very soon, for sure =)

    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      You are always one of my greatest cheerleaders <3 Thank you for your constant support!

  • Steph Dring
    December 4 2017

    This is so great, congratulations! These pieces are stunning!

    Steph x

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    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      Thanks Steph! I just adore them! x

  • Liz
    December 4 2017

    Absolutely gorgeous and so happy you’ve gotten to explore another realm of your creative side again! Love these pieces (and your modeling of them!) and can’t wait to see the success you and Amy have. Thank you both for choosing to give back in the process as well!

    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      You’re the best, Liz! Thank you so much for your constant love and support xo

  • Rachel
    December 4 2017

    Congratulations! They are beautiful!
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    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      Thank you Rachel! We are so pumped 🙂

  • Ramona
    December 4 2017

    The pieces are beautiful, the scenery is stunning and I love the fact you two are giving back to a worthy cause! I’ll be ordering soon!

    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      Aw, thank you Ramona! We can’t wait to ship off your order and see what you choose <3

  • Jo-Anne the crazy lady
    December 4 2017

    Oh so nice
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    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      Thank you for reading Jo-Anne!

  • Wow congrats! What a huge accomplishment. I’d have to say my favorite is the turquoise wave ring!
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    • Alex
      December 5 2017

      I just love the color on that one <3 Such a gorgeous stone!

  • Julia Nix
    December 5 2017

    Congrats and love the colour. Tucker asks “Where’s my man ring and necklace?”

    • Alex
      December 6 2017

      Haha! Special line of dog jewelry coming soon 😉

  • Evan Kristine
    December 5 2017

    Nice post! Koh Tao is so beautiful. All of the pieces made by Amy are so beautiful. I love all of the photos and I love seeing you also wearing the jewelries. I love it how you support artists, entrepreneurs, and women. Both of you have a big heart for giving back for the Surfrider Foundation. Congratulations and may your business prosper.

    • Alex
      December 6 2017

      Thank you Evan — that’s very kind!

  • Jill
    December 5 2017

    As a lover of all things beachy and understated, I love this collection SO much. I’m saving money for a cross-country move right now, but once I settle down I’m gonna need that turquoise wave ring on my finger stat!
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    • Alex
      December 6 2017

      Just got to deliver one of those personally today — it’s definitely one of my favorites! <3 Thank you so much for the kind words and kudos!

  • Jamie Delaney
    December 11 2017

    Wow, I’m so impressed with this new business venture! It’s amazing how lots of different industries can tie up into one. Best of luck! I love the designs(:
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    • Alex
      December 11 2017

      Thanks Jamie! We adore them and appreciate the support <3

  • Lauren
    December 11 2017

    Alex these are beautiful! I know exactly what I’m asking for this year for my birthday. Thanks for collaborating with such talented people 🙂

    • Alex
      December 11 2017

      I can’t think of a better birthday gift <3 Thank you so much for your support!

  • Maddie
    December 11 2017

    I love this, all the pieces are so gorgeous!

    I’ve never been to Koh Tao, but if I had I’d definitely be getting that charm necklace!

    Maybe I’ll add the Wanderland wave with turquoise to my Christmas list 😉
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    • Alex
      December 14 2017

      Please do! And maybe it’s time to plan a trip to Koh Tao 😉

  • Sam
    December 14 2017

    Congrats Alex!!!!
    Stunning designs and just in time for Christmas!
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    • Alex
      December 16 2017

      Thanks Sam! We are really proud of them and hope they make people smile 🙂

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