story

Born and raised on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, I was taught at an early age to have a deep appreciation for my unique home island, the ocean that surrounded it, and the arts.

I found my niche in both performing and visual arts, inspired by the creative atmosphere that the island encompassed me in. In high school, I found a passion for photography which I took with me to the University of New Hampshire. In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelor's in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and a newfound love of sculpture and jewelry design.

Not long after moving back home, I took my new passions and translated them into the form of quahog shell carving and metalsmithing, and Littlest Fish Designs was born.

I created my unique designs in my studio on Martha's Vineyard until 2018 when I relocated to Southern California to attend the Gemological Institute of America to study to be a fine jeweler. Inspired by both the East and West coasts, I gracefully blend semi-precious stones with modern bohemian design. I aim to create designs that cater to anybody that holds a deep connection to the earth, there is truly a piece of LFD for every age and style.

All quahog shells used in Littlest Fish Designers are sustainably and ethically sourced. Littlest Fish Designs is a proud supporter of the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group and an active participant in their shell recycling program.

 

As for the name? I am the youngest member of the Marlin family, making me the Littlest Fish.

 

 

photograph by Chandler Cook