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About Natalie

Natalie Reed grew up on Vinalhaven, a lobstering island off the midcoast of Maine. As a child, she spent many afternoons beach combing and adventuring on Vinalhaven’s rocky coast, and began collecting sea glass, unusual rocks, urchins, and shells. She has always had a deep love for the ocean; it’s power and mystery always drawing her back. At the age of five she discovered her love for jewelry in a small room full of sunlight and walls lined with jars of colorful beads while visiting her aunt in Portland, a graduate of Portland School of Art. She was greatly influenced by her artistic family, but mostly by her two aunts, who are not only Portland School of Art graduates but have a great love for jewelry. Her father also has a graduate degree in sculpture. In 2009 Natalie began her degree at Maine College of Art in Portland (formerly Portland School of Art) where she quickly discovered she could combine her two passions: jewelry and the ocean.

Working her way through college doing construction and lobstering she majored in metalsmithing and jewelry, and graduated in 2013.

She immediately began working for a private goldsmith for whom she interned for and still works for today. Natalie is based in Gray, Maine where she has her home studio and lives with her big orange coon cat, Chevy. While keeping several stores and galleries stocked with her work she also does some fine craft shows each year. She is anxious to get back to the ocean, and visits the beach and her home island as much as possible. These visits always inspire ideas for new jewelry designs, which constantly push her in new directions. In her spare time Natalie enjoys snowboarding in the winter, gardening in the summer and of course visiting the ocean whenever possible.

Testimonials

The silver barnacle necklace I ordered was beautiful; I bought it as a birthday gift for my girlfriend & she absolutely adores it. What was just as impressive as the necklace, however, was Natalie herself. She was an absolute gem to communicate with & provided outstanding customer service. Unfortunately, my original order was lost by the postal service; while the tracking claimed it was delivered, I never received it. Natalie spent her own time & effort to see that a claim was properly processed so that I was fully refunded for the cost of the necklace (of course I ordered a second one which arrived). I’m not only satisfied by the quality of the product but grateful for the service. Highly recommended!

-Dominica G

I had visited Maine for a conference and was flipping through the ‘what to do while you are here’ booklet in the hotel. I saw an advertisement for Natalie Reed Fine Jewelry with the sea urchin necklace and I was hooked. In December 2020 I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the Diamond Sea Urchin Pendant and matching earrings on wires rather than posts. The entire experience from placing the order to putting them on for the first time was exceptional. The quality of the craftsmanship and materials are spectacular and I would HIGHLY recommend any purchase. You will not be disappointed. I receive endless compliments each and every time I wear the set and they match perfectly with that little black dress as well as jeans and a t-shirt!

-Susan P

Shopping online with Natalie is an amazing experience. Once you pick out your desired piece, correspondence with Natalie couldn’t be easier. She is quickly in contact with you and answers each and every question you might have, even providing pictures with details and size in order to reduce any doubts you might have and achieve your total satisfaction. After Natalie ships your package, she sends USPS notification so you can track your package, and which you will need to sign for. The item that you selected comes beautifully packaged—too pretty to open, and some special Natalie gifts too. Enjoy!!!

-Jill G

I was first introduced to Natalie Reed and her work at the Maine Craft Guild Show in Fort Andross in Brunswick and was immediately taken with – okay, overwhelmed by – her designs, in particular, her iolite cabochon ring in sterling silver and eighteen carat gold. Natalie graciously allowed me to try on the ring and we chatted about her work and two of the rings I was wearing that day, both hand-crafted pieces. I explained that I wasn't yet in the position to purchase the iolite ring but that I was very interested. After that meeting, Natalie and I exchanged emails in which we learned about our mutual passion for adopting/rescuing animals, the color teal, chicken pot pie, and the state of Maine. I also spent time on her website viewing her work and getting to know more about her aesthetic. Fast forward a few weeks and I was able to buy the iolite ring! I was a bit worried about the package being stolen from my front porch – sadly, that sort of thing happens often in my neighborhood – and Natalie generously offered to drive down to Portland and bring the ring to my home! Her presentation/packaging was lovely and included a teal velvet ring box (!) and two little gifts. My experience working with Natalie was fantastic from start to finish. I have every intention of collecting more of her amazingly beautiful, hand-crafted pieces and look forward to visiting her studio one day.

-Elise S

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