Why Misty Sea Studio ?

photo of beach and surf

You have a journey and story that is uniquely yours.

Are you a force of nature like the wild and stormy windswept winter sea?   Or are you even keeled and breezy with the quiet and serene strength of a halcyon summer beach?

Each piece of Misty Sea Studio jewelry is exclusive and one of a kind.   Like you, each stone has its own journey and story.   Every piece starts with an individual stone from which the inspiration for the setting and design flows.

Whether it be a classic, minimalist, or more complicated setting, Misty Sea Studio has a variety of styles to fit your individual style.   I also welcome custom requests and would love to work on a design that together we can make uniquely yours.


How you help Misty Sea Studio give back to the community

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for our active military and veterans.  They give so much for our country to keep us free and safe, and receive little in return.   I also love animals, especially dogs.  Your  support allows me to contribute to an amazing organization called K9s for Warriors.  They rescue and train shelter dogs to be paired as service dogs for warriors with service connected Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.  Their goal is to end veteran suicide and return our veterans to a life of dignity and independence.  If you’d like to find out more about K9s for Warriors, click on the icon.


Let me introduce myself.   I’m Ann Rutar, and I’m the owner and artist at Misty Sea Studio.   I have a passion for creativity and having the beauty of art in my life and the lives of others.  I love to paint and I love playing with metal and seeing what it can do and how it can become a work of art.   I create one-of-a-kind, artistic pieces of jewelry inspired by the sea to ultimately create a piece of jewelry that is uniquely yours, that sets you apart and expresses your independent soul.

I’m a forever beach girl, even though I now live in the middle of the country.   I love the ocean and the beach – the colors, sounds, and feelings of day at the beach or at a spot overlooking the sea.   The ocean is so breathtakingly powerful at times and so soothing and nurturing at others.   There’s something about it that makes us feel strong and empowered yet relaxed and serene at the same time, grounding our souls.   I fell in love with the ocean and beach as a young girl growing up in Southern California.   My best memories are with family and friends during summers at the beach.   I feel grounded and serene there.

I was always intrigued by my mom’s jewelry, the colors and finishes of the components and metals and the different ways they were put together.   My dad would go prospecting on the weekends and bring home all kinds of interesting rocks.   I definitely inherited the rock hound gene, which fuels my quest for the interesting and uncommon stones I bring to you.