On a solo camping road trip to Glacier National Park.

On a solo camping road trip to Glacier National Park.

Hailing from the tropical peninsulas of Malaysia and Florida, designer and maker Reese Lee currently makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, where she has been situated for the better part of two decades. Using metals and a variety of materials, including shell, African glass beads, and gemstones, she creates classy jewelry with an edgy vibe. Her work is inspired by her travel and cultural experiences as a first generation immigrant.

Reese enjoys the great outdoors, learning, and giving back to the community. When you shop Travel By Sea pieces, know that you are also supporting other small and local businesses! This includes other artists, local shops, and local charities. She also supports small businesses in other countries by being a regular lender at Kiva.org, and hopes to eventually be able to contribute even more by starting grants for economically challenged artists.



  • Every item is made to order. You can expect your item to ship within 3-5 business days.

  • All orders are shipped via USPS First Class post or First Class International Post (Priority available as well).

  • Once in the mail, domestic orders will take an additional 2-5 business days to arrive; international orders will take anywhere between 1-4 weeks to arrive, depending upon customs and distance.

  • All jewelry will be shipped ready for gift-giving.



  • As each piece is handmade, please handle with care—do not bathe, swim, or soak with your Travel By Sea jewelry on.

  • Raw brass will naturally acquire a patina over time. This adds to the look of the piece, but should you prefer it shiny, a cleaning pad is provided (see below).

  • A ProPolish pad is provided so that you can clean your Travel By Sea jewelry when it tarnishes. Just gently rub the piece with this pad to get its shine back.

  • This pad lasts a long time, but when both sides turn black, you may request a new one free of charge—so that you can enjoy your Travel By Sea jewelry for years to come!