SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

Newport Beach, California On Etsy since 2008

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SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

Newport Beach, California | 3,600 Sales

Announcement    *Announcement*- I am trying to conduct my business as close to normal as possible. Orders are shipping out as usual, but some international orders may be delayed due to flight restrictions. Each piece is sanitized well before I package it up for you.

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 Apr 9, 2020

*Announcement*- I am trying to conduct my business as close to normal as possible. Orders are shipping out as usual, but some international orders may be delayed due to flight restrictions. Each piece is sanitized well before I package it up for you.

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.

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Julee Ahlman

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Julee Ahlman

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About SurfAndSand

Sales 3,600
On Etsy since 2008

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.

Shop members

  • 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 August 26, 2018
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 !!!!!!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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.
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.
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.