Handmade Jewelry and Batik by Sue and Sarah Danielson

Santa Barbara, California · 446 Sales


Handmade Jewelry and Batik by Sue and Sarah Danielson

Santa Barbara, California 446 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   ♥ All of our items are handmade, original designs, and many are one of a kind! ♥
☼ Instagram: @Boho.XoXo
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Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

♥ All of our items are handmade, original designs, and many are one of a kind! ♥
☼ Instagram: @Boho.XoXo
☼ Facebook: ☼
Please read our shop policies before purchase!

Sue and Sarah Danielson

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Sue and Sarah Danielson

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Meet the Makers, Sue and Sarah Danielson of Boho XoXo ♥

☼ Hello!! Thank you for stopping by our page and checking out our shop! ☼

We are a mother and daughter team of jewelry making fashionistas with a bohemian flair! My mom (Sue), makes all of the beautiful, handmade batik creations. No two are alike, and our prices are incredibly low given the amount of time that goes into the intricate creation process. She has been doing batik for decades and absolutely loves the ancient Indonesian craft, enjoys creating unique boho pieces, and making wearable art for our customers. She also designs and makes most of the jewelry in our shop. Sue spends most of her time in Pittsburgh, PA, her hometown, but also enjoys several months each year in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

I (Sarah) specialize in making bohemian stretch bracelets, and dabble occasionally in necklace design. I manage the shop and do most of the promotion. My real love, however, is all things bohemian and vintage, especially dresses and all sorts of clothing. I am a fashion designer at heart. At present, I live in Santa Barbara, California and sell vintage clothing here on Etsy (see link below).

The majority of our jewelry items, and all of the batik items, are one of a kind. While we would love to make a profit and have a successful Etsy business, our main purpose here is to make beautiful, original, unique statement pieces for creative customers to enjoy and wear with pride. Our items are not for the faint of heart. They are for a woman (or man!) who knows who (s)he is and loves to express her/his inner beauty and personality through unique jewelry, accessories, and clothing!

♥ Sue on the batik and jewelry craft ♥
My first batiks were created in a class at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center in 1975 that was a Christmas gift from my husband. I had been making arts and crafts works all of my life, but the serendipity and surprise of this ancient Indonesian craft really inspired my imagination, much like photography and dark room work had. It is exciting, even magical, to see how the dyes have seeped into cracked wax, how the dye colors have combined, and ultimately, to experience delightful surprises when the wax is removed to reveal what has been created through the multiple steps of waxing and's like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis!

Back in the beginning...when I learned the batik process from my excellent teacher, I quickly produced a wide-variety of batik items, including magical window hangings that glowed like stained glass, large framed abstract and pictorial wall prints, unique and unusual stuffed dolls and clothing. Unfortunately, it was difficult to sell batik, back when the dyes were not as permanent, at a price that would reimburse my time and materials, as well as make a profit. So I took a hiatus from loving and living batik to making a living, then to loving and raising two wonderful daughters. I encouraged my girls' own creative endeavors, which included demonstrating batik and other crafts and arts, while working full time as an office administrator. Later, when I was working as a human resources specialist at a community college adult education program, I began taking various art classes, including beaded and wire-wrapped jewelry. Another love was born! I couldn't stop, and once again produced a large inventory of items, purely for the love of creating beautiful pieces. Although I gave away most of the items I made to friends and family, I often sold things, and was encouraged and assisted by Sarah, my fashion and business savvy younger daughter, to create a batik and jewelry shop on Etsy. Still busy with my job and other commitments, I appreciated and trusted Sarah's design sense and marketing experience to step in to create my SuDan Design site in this wonderful global marketplace, and to be its sole manager until I retired from my job in April 2013.

Now I am blessed to do what I love full time, creating unique and beautiful things by hand, from my heart to yours. I hope you love what I make as much as I love making it!

If you love or make One of a Kind creations, head on over to our team:

♥ Find us on:
Instagram: @BohemianBatik

I was, for several years, a consignor at Boutique 208, a locally handmade arts and crafts cooperative in Pittsburgh, PA that has recently closed it's doors. You can read more of my story at the "Meet Your Makers" blog below:

I am a also member of the HandMade in USA team of 375 artists and designers on Etsy. Please check out the 4000+ items made by hand in the USA by clicking the link below:

Shop members

  • Susan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    My wonderful family: Sarah, boutique manager, designs and models beautiful clothes, and inspires and helps me with my batik and jewelry business; husband Earl, chemist/land developer, loves what I make; Cindy, microbiologist, makes beautiful things.

  • Sarah

    Marketer, Assistant, Designer

    I am the daughter. I help manage the Etsy shop as well as the Instagram (@BohoXoXo). I create jewelry as well and run my own vintage shop ( I live in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Lucy


    Lucy is Sarah's little munchkin who is just too cute not to share with the world. Sweet Lu...providing inspiration on the daily. ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2016
Thank you for stopping by to browse our collection of original, handmade, bohemian beaded jewelry and unique batik! Please read all policies before purchase. ☺

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
If you anticipate any need to change the shipping address for your item (for a gift, etc), please use DIRECT CHECKOUT.

If you purchase an item through PayPal, we ONLY ship to the address on file.

If you purchase an item using PayPal, and then need to change the address, we will have to cancel the transaction and initiate a new one with the correct address, so please be mindful of the address on file with PayPal.
We ship in 1-3 business days (3-5 days for batik) and your item should reach you within 5-10 days (7-12 days for batik), usually by first class mail (weight dependent). If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, it may take up to two weeks for delivery.

International buyers welcome! Contact us about shipping if you are unsure because there are some countries we are unable to ship to due to customs regulations, etc.

International delivery is approximately 2 weeks, but may take up to 6 weeks in rare instances and we cannot make any guarantees.

International buyers are responsible for any customs, duties, or taxes on their item.
Refunds and Exchanges
The buyer has 7 days from receipt of goods to return the item/items for a refund of the purchase price NOT including shipping. Please contact us BEFORE mailing the item back. Your refund will be granted within 10 days of our receiving the goods.

Contact us with any further questions! Your satisfaction is important to us!
Additional policies and FAQs
We know that accidents happen, so if your item breaks at any time after purchase, buyer pays shipping and we will be happy to fix the item for you!! This should not happen, but be aware that we guarantee high quality items.