Sydney Long was born and raised chasing seagulls and surfing in the blue-green waters of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. After high school she ventured a little further south to attend college in Charleston, South Carolina.
After dipping her feet in various industries and some soul-searching, she realized her zeal to design and create jewelry inspired by an undying love for the sea.
The name Barracuda Moon is inspired by her life lived by the ocean, planned according to the tides, orchestrated by the moon.
She has always been fascinated by the magic of this rhythm and how connected it makes us feel to the sea, no matter the coast.
The barracuda symbolizes the hunt; they are driven seekers, not afraid to roam wild and free.
Sydney hand-makes all of her jewelry with sea glass and seashells that she finds on the beach of her home island, Ocean Isle Beach, NC and in her new home of Charleston, SC as well as treasures from recent travels.
She uses only natural gemstones, and gold-filled chain, wire, findings, etc. She describes her jewelry as “beachy-bohemian mixed with elegance; jewelry designed to wear with your bikini or your favorite cocktail dress.
Each piece of jewelry is handmade with joy in the designer’s home studio in downtown Charleston, SC. It is created to carry on a story & become part of the wearer’s story through her travels and memories.
The collection features local treasures such as 14kt (3 microns) gold-edged natural sea glass and antique Charleston porcelain found in the earth of historic downtown as well as among Charleston’s neighboring islands. All pieces are made with 14kt gold filled materials and precious and semiprecious natural gemstones. Pieces made with 14k gold are available upon request, and are made-to-order.
This jewelry line is casual-luxury mixed with elegance; jewelry designed to wear with your bikini or your favorite cocktail dress. It is jewelry for every style, especially girls who want to howl at the moon and say “Viva!” How beautiful it is to be alive!