ShadesOfBling the place that Sparkles!

Port Saint Lucie, Florida · 119 Sales


ShadesOfBling the place that Sparkles!

Port Saint Lucie, Florida 119 Sales On Etsy since 2007

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome, my name is Marla and if you love sparkle, you are at the right place! For more info on our store go to our "Policies" Section.

We have also have: Simple Organic Beauty We are in offering no-frills beauty products for the skin and that natural or Organic!



Welcome, my name is Marla and if you love sparkle, you are at the right place! For more info on our store go to our "Policies" Section.

We have also have: Simple Organic Beauty We are in offering no-frills beauty products for the skin and that natural or Organic!


Marla C Barton

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Marla C Barton


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Rusty Varney

Rusty Varney on Aug 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I don't know what more I can say that others (and myself) haven't already covered. This is my second pair of GORGEOUS flip flops made by the wildly talented Marla. I absolutely LOVE them. The quality is outstanding (my first pair lasted two years -- and if I'm not wearing boots, I'm wearing my Shades of Bling), the customer service is amazing (Marla is incredibly attentive) and the finished product is absolutely top notch (and I've owned lady lanells). If I were independently wealthy, I'd own all different colors and types (still eyeballing the camo ones!) not just because they're fantastic, but because Marla is such a nice person who creates a beautiful product and is a true joy to do business with! Thank you again, Marla!


monih2o on Apr 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered the pink style with Swarovski Crystals and just now got them. Had to run over to the computer to leave my very happy review :) They are sooooo beautiful!!! Plus, Marla was very attentive with my questions. She kept in contact with me about the shipment ETA. Very professional. Now, I need to save my pennies for a brown pair lol!! Also, I'm a size 8 with narrow foot, often flip-flops are too loose, but these feel like they will not slip off (can't remember what size I ordered...). The shoe is a little long, but I prefer that over too short - hate to have my toes hang over :P Thank you Marla!!! :D

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
**Hi, my name is Marla and I live in Jupiter, Florida. Allow me to give you a very WARM WELCOME to ShadesOfBling! You are going to find some AWESOME top quality gift ideas here! Or if not for a gift, treat yourself to an authentic pair of Shades Of Bling Customized Flip Flops Adorned with Genuine Swarovski Crystals. There are also crystallized Sandals, Heels, Hair Accessories or Tanks. I think if you enjoy things that sparkle and shine you will have fun in my shop!

If you too love, love, love the bling check out some of the other things I have made at: If you see something there you like "convo" me and let me know, I'd be happy to list at this website for purchase!

I stand behind everything that I design, make and sell. I also pride myself on fast shipping. I usually get items out the very next business day (unless they are custom made items).

How we came up with the name Shades Of Bling is because it really started with sunglasses. I had bought a pair of bling flip flops, then I started buying Swarovski Jewelry from their retail store (pricey), next I started blinging sunglasses and people in parking lots would come up to me and ask me about them and sometimes I would sell them right off my face!!

So, that's how the love of Swarovski Crystal flip flops, jewelry, tees all started! Keep watch we'll be introducing sunglasses (shades) again very soon. Our policy and philosophy is to provide the best quality products for 1/2 the price of retail. Most all of the Hut, Colin Stuart and Havaianas are made to order especially for you, the buyer.

Lots of love goes into everything made at Shades of Bling! Your joy and happiness from our sparkle is so important to us! We guarentee that you will love our products! Thanks for taking the time to read about us!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Not only do you buy a pair of outstanding, eye catching footwear but $1 of each item purchased and the profits go to a very important and worthy cause. We have joined the wonderful effort of other Etsy Shop Owners to support African Village through Blood: Water Mission. Our goal is to be able to sponsor 1 clean water well in an African Village through Blood:Water Mission at

Check out our other friends joining the Water Well Challenge!
Here is a list of friends involved in the Water Well Challenge: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

To do this, we need to raise $3,000, so we will be donating on every item sold $1.00, NOT $1 per total purchase but $1 for each item you buy!

With your help we can, we are fortunate enough to never think about where to get clean water only what clean water to choose. Did you know $1 = 1 year of clean water for an African! The 1000 Wells Project is building 1000 wells and clean water projects in 1000 African communities. Businesses, churches, schools, artists and individuals are collecting funds so they can sponsor the construction of wells in Africa. In the process, they are learning about how HIV/AIDS affects African communities, and what it means to partner humbly with communities to pursue transformation.

Help us spread the word - Right now 3,000 products seems an impossible goal, but I choose to believe in Incredible things, not Impossible things!

Thank you for purchasing Shades of Bling and Simple Organic Beauty items so we can donate to Save Lives.

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If you have already paid, thanks for being so quick! If you have not paid yet, please pay now by logging into Etsy and going to Your Etsy Purchases, then clicking the INVOICE link. Remember, on Etsy you always pay the seller directly, and each seller must be paid individually.
We are all about fast shipping. If you are paying via PayPal, please make sure that the shipping address listed in your Etsy account matches the one in your PayPal profile. So, if you have moved since you set up your original PayPal account and haven't submitted the change to them, your package will go to that old address because address labels are printed directly from PayPal. Be sure to double check your address on your PayPal profile! We say this because we just had an incident where the package went to the old address and many days later was returned to us and had to be reshipped. That process took over 2 weeks instead of 2-3 days. The shipping quotes include handling fees. We use lots of padding and tissue in each package.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not pleased email us right away and we will do what we can to make sure that you are pleased. That is our utmost goal - to be sure you are very happy! So far, we haven't had any unhappy customers and we want to keep it that way! All of our customers have lots of praises and that is what it's all about at Shades Of Bling!
Additional policies and FAQs
Most all of the flip flops, shoes, sandals and heels are made to order especially for each individual. Be sure to let me know either by email or when you place your order what size(s) you want and if applicable the color(s) of shoe and crystal color. Here at Shades of Bling we strive at communication. You will receive several emails from us with updates on your item(s); the first one will be telling you that we have received your order and if it's a custom made item approximately when it will ship. The next one will tell you that your package is ready to ship and when it will leave our location. We ask that once you have received your package to sign back into your Etsy account and go to "Feedback", click on "Items awaiting Feedback", click positive and then type in your words regarding your item, then click submit. This way we know you have received your package and are happy with it. Next we will put in your positive feedback. We will put in a few business cards for you to share with your friends and once you have referred 2 customers that buy and mention your name, we will be sending you a gift certificate to our shop as a thank you!

I want you to know I only use the best quality materials for my precious Swarovski creations. I use only the highest quality flip flops so that you can wear them into infinity and won't worry about the straps breaking on your beautiful shoes. I use .925 sterling silver in my jewelry or 14k GF and so on! So, rest assured.

P.S. Please, buyer beware of non-quality flip flops or sandals when purchasing Genuine Swarovski Crystal Footwear or Apparel. My first pair of flip flops I purchased about 5 years ago and a cheap flip flop without a brand name (no label)on them and the strap broke within 4 months. I would like you to know through that experience I only use top quality flip flops and sandals. The way I see it is, a pair of these should last you for years and years to come and if you take care, indefinitely! The other thing is I have a secret that I don't know one other Jewelry Footwear Designer who uses. This secret process is to ensure the crystals won't fall off! Shhhhh, it's a secret! Thanks again!

History of the Authentic Havaianas Flip Flops from Brazil:

The Zori (a Japanese style sandal) was the inspiration for the creation of Havaianas sandals in 1962. The name Havaianas (pronounced ah-vai-YAH-nas), Portuguese for Hawaiians, was a tribute to America's glamorous holiday destination. The addictive nature of these Havaianas flip flops is largely due to a 42-year old secret rubber formula, which makes them butter-soft, bouncy, flexible and durable.

The idea for the new sandal was so simple that its success spread like wild-fire. In less than a year, S Paulo Alpargatas was making five pairs of Havaianas sandals every second; which adds up to 125 million pairs per year. Since their launch, 2.2 billion pairs of Havaianas sandals have been produced and sold throughout the world. If the sandals were laid end to end, they would go around the world 50 times.

In Brazil, Havaianas flip flops are beloved and worn by all personalities from the average citizen to dignitaries and celebrities. Since being introduced to the United States three years ago, Havaianas flip flops have created an unprecedented cult following. Now referred to as the best rubber sandal in the world? Havaianas sandals can be seen gracing the pages of the hottest fashion and sport magazines, strutting down the runways at New York Fashion Week and featured at red carpet events. Stylish Americans, including top athletes, rock stars and celebrities demanded the butter-soft comfort of these inexpensive flip flops, making Havaianas available at the most chic retailers and surf boutiques nationwide.

And now a bit of history on Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystals are known all over the world for their quality and brillance. They sparkle like diamonds. The following is an article on the Swarovski Crystallized Flip Flops:

Defining Crystals

Scientifically speaking, a crystal is a solid body whose atoms are arranged in a regularly repeating pattern, ofter having smooth planar surfaces called faces. In more common usage, however crystal is transparent quartz or a substance whose transparency and colorlessness resembles quartz.

Glittering Facts About Swarovski Crystals:

Performer Liberace had a piano encrusted with Swarovski Crystals.
Marilyn Munroe wore a skin-tight evening gown dripping with 6,000 Swarovski crystals while singing "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Gardens in 1962. The dress fetched $1.2 million at a Christie's Auction in 1999.

The replicas of the British Crown Jewels are made with Swarovski Crystals.

Swarovski Crystals will always be in style. Besides being affordable and versatile, the extraordinary variety of crystals makes them wonderful components.

There's always something new. That's because Swarovski takes great pain to keep with the worldwide trends in color, cut and shape.

Still crystals aren't in and of themselves a trend, but rather an ingreidient in fashion says Kim Krikorian, Swarovski's public relations manager.

Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops are always in style.

The crystallized Havaianas are loved by such luminaries as Sarah Jessica Parker on "Sex In The City", Maria Shriver, Vera Wang, Heather Locklear. Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Eva Longoria and Ivana Trump to name a few. Not only are they high fashion, but they are also extremely comfortable and stunning in their brilliance!

The Havaianas Crystal Flip Flops you purchase from me are made by me and only me.

Havaianas Crystal Flip Flops for Summer Fun and any time of the year.

Fun, sexy and flirty are three perfect words to describe your new Swarovski Havaianas Crystal Flip Flop with the unique Havaianas manufacturing reputation standing behind the quality in each of our crystal flip flops. Whether you are at the beach, pool side or out on the town, your Havaianas Flip Flops with Swarovski Crystals is always sexy and fashionably chic.

Certain to cause a commotion, your new Havaianas Crystal Flip Flops have multifaceted "Xilion Rose" Swarovski Crystals. Reverse facets create sparkle like no other crystal. "Xilion Rose", only by Swarovski Crystals

Your Genuine Havaianas Flip Flops are transformed into Havaianas Crystal Flip Flops.