SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

California, United States · 2788 Sales

SurfAndSand

Colorful Handmade Jewelry Inspired By The Sea

California, United States 2788 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1605)

Announcement   *********Vacation Notice********
I will be on a long needed vacation from Aug 28.thru Sept. 12. My shop will remain open, but last day of shipping is Aug. 28th. Shipping will resume Sept. 13th. Thank you for your support and understanding.

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Last updated on Aug 21, 2016

*********Vacation Notice********
I will be on a long needed vacation from Aug 28.thru Sept. 12. My shop will remain open, but last day of shipping is Aug. 28th. Shipping will resume Sept. 13th. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Julee Ahlman

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5 out of 5 stars
(1605)
heathater

heathater on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

When I saw this bracelet, I fell in love with it. I love the combination of pearls and herkimer diamonds. Thank you Julee for a beautiful piece of jewelry.

June Rollins

June Rollins on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE these earrings!! Super speedy shipping- excellent communication- quality workmanship- can't ask for more. A+++++

heathater

heathater on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is awesome! The gemstones sparkle in the sun and the oxidized sterling silver makes them really show up. Glad I bought it.

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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 !!!!!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.