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SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

Newport Beach, California · 2851 Sales

SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

Newport Beach, California 2851 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1631)

Announcement   **************************New Sale For The Holiday Season**************************
25% Off all items, plus free shipping! Prices are already marked down. No need for a coupon code.

My pieces are inspired by my love of the sea and the beautiful flowers of the tropics. After 20 years of living in Hawaii, you can take the girl out of the tropics, but you can never take the tropics out of the girl. Enjoy a little tropical vacation for yourself by taking a walk through my shop.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

**************************New Sale For The Holiday Season**************************
25% Off all items, plus free shipping! Prices are already marked down. No need for a coupon code.

My pieces are inspired by my love of the sea and the beautiful flowers of the tropics. After 20 years of living in Hawaii, you can take the girl out of the tropics, but you can never take the tropics out of the girl. Enjoy a little tropical vacation for yourself by taking a walk through my shop.

Julee Ahlman

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Julee Ahlman

25OFF Green Onyx and Sterling Silver Bracelet
$63.75
25OFF Amethyst Luxe Necklace - Soul Surviver
$93.00
25OFF Aqua Blue Chalcedony Necklace - Bubbles
$54.00
25OFF Lapis Lazuli with Sterling Silver Bracelet
$32.25
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1631)
emmyluv180

emmyluv180 on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Loved them. They are beautiful; wish they were a bit bigger :)

Taryn Lee

Taryn Lee on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love my new bracelet!! Awesome craftsmanship! It's a beauty to behold and I liked the fact that it reminds me of a Chinese style bracelet. Great price and beautiful seller and maker ❤️ Thank you so much Julee! I will treasure it everyday 🙆🏻😘 Aloha 🌺🌴🌴😊

gardenstategirl

gardenstategirl on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Julee - My new bracelet is a stunner. I've been wearing it since I opened the package today, and I know I'll be reaching for this bracelet often. Labradorite is such a pretty stone! With thanks, Cheryl

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About

There once was a girl who dreamed of living in the tropics....

Growing up in Southern California, specifically Newport Beach, I have always had a love of the ocean. Having a bay on one side and the ocean on the other of a small spit of land I grew up on, meant being surrounded by water. I moved to Hawaii when I was 18 and spent almost 20 years there. (once again surrounded by water) I can't imagine not being able to see and smell the ocean every day of my life. My love of family brought me back to Newport Beach where I currently live. Besides making jewelry, I currently work in the health care field.
Being a creative person by nature, I began making jewelry while in high school, then became employed as a silversmith. Currently, because of the lack of proper studio space, I have become enthralled with wire wrapping beautiful gemstones, which fulfills my obsession with color.
I love making pretty things. Making jewelry is like meditation for me. I lose all track of time. It helps keep me calm, centered and helps relieve the stress of a full-time job and life in general.
Putting my two loves together, tropically inspired colors and materials, and jewelry making, has brought me to create the pieces you see here.
I hope that when you wear one of my pieces, you feel that same sense of serenity that I feel creating it.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julee

I have created another shop (TheFriskeyMermaid) and hope to begin listing overstock gems soon.

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  • Julee

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I've always loved making things and have dabbled in stained glass, lapidary, sewing, needlepoint......but nothing quite fills my creative soul like working with beautiful gemstones!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2016
I believe jewelry reflects a persons personality and outlook on life. Are you bold and make your presence known? Are you uncomplicated and straight forward? Kind of quirky and kooky? Whatever your taste, I hope you find something here to match your individual style. HAVE FUN !!!!!!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I accept direct checkout and PayPal.
Shipping
I always try to ship items within 24 hours of completed payment. All items are shipped USPS first class. Shipping is free on second item. I now ship internationally. International orders are shipped via First Class International mail. I cannot be held responsible for customs fees your package may incur as they are imposed by the receiving country and are not in my control. Please be aware of Vat taxes for your country. The UK especially has very high fees on items purchased on line. I also cannot declare that a purchase is a gift on a customs form. This is a federal offense in the US and carries severe penalties.
Insurance is also added to all orders over $100.00.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to photograph true to color and give measurements as accurately as possible, but keep in mind that colors can look different on different monitors. If you are unhappy with your purchase, it may be returned within 10 days of receipt as long as it is unworn and in original packaging. You will receive a refund for purchase minus shipping fees. Custom orders, generally cannot be returned. But if I feel I can easily sell the piece, I may be willing to allow a return of it.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would prefer a different metal (oxidized sterling, gold filled, sterling silver) just convo me. Different clasp? No problem. Longer or shorter length? No problem. Let me create a custom piece just for you!

If you have a issue with your piece breaking, I will repair it for free. Please keep in mind that gold pieces are gold filled and not intended to be worn in the shower or exposed to perfume or hair spray. I know we all want to look and smell good ,but your jewelry should be the last thing you put on. Perfume can especially damage pearls.