Ahoy, welcome to Foamy Wader!
Our in-house collection of handmade jewelry and fiber art is inspired by the seaside. Our work reflects nautical concepts and minimalist style.
We deconstruct beach themes to create understated, elegant jewelry. (Read more about our artist below.)
All designs are hand-crafted mixing precious metals, the loveliest gemstones, and thoughtful practices.
We use eco-friendly metals, ethical stones, and recycled packaging (that's still ADORABLE, because the box is part of the gift).
Our team of three creates each piece one-by-one with artisan wire work, metal smith techniques, and the utmost of love and care.
Because we believe in our work, we back it up with a guarantee of FREE LIFETIME REPAIRS!
Our jewelry is infused with a spirit of joy and playfulness - just like when wading in the foamy sea water at the beach. So...indulge, roll up those pant legs and hop in!
Find us on Whidbey Island at 107A First Street Langley, WA 98260.
We are available:
Tuesday + Wednesday by appointment or chance
Questions? Send us a message, or give us a call! 206.778.8469
About the Artist
Foamy Wader is owned and operated by artisan jeweler Alexa Allamano (hi, that's me).
I began toying with wire and gemstones in 2007 as a creative outlet (because that day job in banking was pretty dull). Steadily my self-taught hobby became my passion!
After mass layoffs in 2008, I left my career in banking in favor of creating art and cultivating Foamy Wader. I like to say, "I got fired and then I got fired up!" And here I am 12 years later, living my best life!
I draw inspiration for my jewelry from the colors, shapes, and textures of the seaside. An ethereal sense of light, airy, playfulness is infused into my work.
I love deconstructing ocean and boating themes to create understated nautical jewelry. I'm all about that #nauticalminimalism (hint, you can follow that hashtag)
I opened my first storefront in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood in 2014. After nearly three years, I couldn't resist the call of island life and re-located my shop to Whidbey Island (while 5 months pregnant no less...) We opened our shop in Langley June 1st, 2017. We love it here on Whidbey!
I currently oversee all aspects of Foamy Wader. And because every great business has to grow, so has our team! Production assistance and in-person customer service is handled by our shop assistant, Kaari. Resident "shop hunk" Matthew (aka the Foamy Husband) mans the shop from time-to-time.
Since 2009 I have participated in prestigious pop-up markets and craft fairs such as Renegade Craft Fair, Maker Faire, Urban Craft Uprising, and more.
My jewelry can be found in boutiques across North America (see our Stockist page for details).
My last name is Italian for "by hand". My grandfather was a sailor and a gemcutter. He instilled in me a love for both stones and boating. I was inspired to be my own boss by my father who owned his own motorcycle repair shop for over thirty years.
Want to hear even more about our story? Have a look at this wonderful interview with Evening Magazine!