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I just listed EIGHT new items in my Etsy shop, Serendipity Blu, to help you beautifully accessorize your summer! All jewelry is created with eco-friendly recycled glass beads. Here is the roundup:

Top Row

These are three new Beach Bum Choker. All feature woven distressed honey brown leather and are approximately 16 inches in length. From the top: new Moroccan Sunset in sultry shades of blush peach and plum: revamped Ko Samui in soft shades of seafoam and pale bottle green; and new Shabby Chic in fresh shades of frosty white and marbled blue.

Middle Row

I just ordered this beautiful new teal distressed leather and created these two brand new Betty Bracelets: Stone Harbor with pale bottle green beads and flirty daisy toggle; and Gizzy Pipe with rustic taupe and seafoam beads accented with a tribal turtle toggle. Both Betties are approximately 7 1/2 inches in length.

Bottom Row

I also revamped these three perennial favorites: Hanalei Bay with pale bottle green beads and white washed copper hibiscus; Bonzai Pipeline with aqua blue beads and silver plumeria; and Huntington Beach with true blue beads and artisan scallop shell. All three were crafted with honey brown distressed leather and are approximately 7 1/2 inches in length. Please feel free to view all of these new listings at the following sections of my Etsy shop:

Beach Bum Chokers
Betty Bracelets

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Summer!

Shanti,
Erin

KISS THE SKY

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With so much going on this holiday weekend, I decided to extend the deadline to enter to win this fabulous free boho Jimi Hendrix bracelet! It is hand woven distressed black leather accented with eco-friendly aqua blue recycled glass beads. The beads have an amazing seaglass quality and reflect the light beautifully (as shown in the photo). The bracelet is completed with a hip Jimi Hendrix button, making it perfect for any music aficionado! It is a versatile 7 1/2 inches in length and has a retail value in my Etsy shop of $32.00.

TO ENTER

1. Follow my blog. (If you are already following, you are halfway there!)

2. Post a comment on how Jimi’s music inspires you. You are able to post more than one comment!

3. This contest is only available to US residents. (Unfortunately, USPS hiked up international shipping rates this year.)

I will choose a winner on Friday, May 31st (Right before I leave for New Orleans!) The winner will then be contacted via email to arrange delivery of the bracelet. I will also be featuring the winning comment in next week’s blog post.

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PURPLE HAZE

I also just listed this super cool purple Jimi bracelet on my Etsy shop, Serendipity Blu. It lists for $32.00 with free shipping for US customers. The full listing can be viewed here:

Purple Haze Bracelet

Thanks for stopping and have a happy & safe holiday!

Shanti,
Erin

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KISS THE SKY

I am pleased to present my very first contest and I am offering this very boho Jimi Hendrix bracelet as the free prize! It is hand woven distressed black leather accented with eco-friendly aqua blue recycled glass beads. The beads have an amazing seaglass quality and reflect the light beautifully (as shown in the photo). The bracelet is completed with a hip Jimi Hendrix button, making it perfect for any music aficionado! It is a versatile 7 1/2 inches in length and has a retail value in my Etsy shop of $32.00.

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TO ENTER

Entry to the contest is quite simple:

1. Follow my blog. (If you are already following, you are halfway there!)
2. Post a comment on how Jimi’s music inspires you. You are able to post more than one comment!
3. This contest is only available to US residents, as I will also be picking up the tab for shipping.

I will choose a winner based on the comments on Sunday, May 26th. The winner will then be contacted via email to arrange delivery of the bracelet. I will also be featuring the winning comment in next week’s blog post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace, Love, and Jimi,
Erin

new beach bum necklaces

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I just listed some beautiful new necklaces for spring and summer. They are hand-woven leather in a fun choker length at 16 inches. They are also very eco-friendly as they are created with recycled glass beads. I call them “Beach Bums” because they can be worn all day at the beach (sand & salt water proof!) and take you into a breezy summer evening, whether you are wearing a flirty little dress or jeans & classic white shirt. Here is a sampling of the new collection:

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Bali Bliss

This curvy bathing beauty is quite the stunner with super chunky (14-15 mm) marbled recycled glass beads from Ghana in gorgeous ocean hues of cobalt blue and seafoam green! The beads are accented with smaller (10-11 mm) Indonesian recycled glass beads in a matching shade of seafoam. They are wrapped in deep distressed brown leather, woven using a double overhand knot technique and finished with a simple toggle closure. Very boho beach chic! The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/77134246/woven-leather-necklace-blue-green?

Bermuda Sands

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This delicate beach beauty begins with honey brown distressed leather, woven in a basic square knot pattern. It is complemented with soft, shimmering 8 mm petal pink Indonesian recycled glass beads and a Thai Hill Tribes silver flower pendant. It is feminine, fun and flirty, just like a perfect island bloom! More details can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/92822797/woven-leather-choker-pink-flower-bermuda?

This collection ranges in price from $36 to $39 USD. This price includes free 1st Class USPS delivery with confirmation for US customers. I also have a special offer for my blog readers of 15% off your entire order through Nerd Wallet Indie; please click on the link to the right for more details. The entire Beach Bums collection can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/serendipityblu?section_id=10580286

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your browsing!

Shanti,
Erin

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I just listed some fresh new Betty Bracelets just in time for spring! These two toned bracelets were suggested by my friend Kim who owns Three1Seven Designs, an amazing cottage chic shop. The first one, Playa Bonita, features super chunky frosted white beads accented with smaller petal pink beads. The flamingo toggle adds a fun accent to this flirty bracelet!

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/123970350/macrame-leather-bracelet-white-pinkh

This next bracelet, Washout, features icy pale green (think vintage Coke bottle) super chunky beads accented with smaller blush peach beads. The delicate color combination is reminiscent of sorbet. It is completed with a fanciful white-washed dragonfly toggle.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/125313080/macrame-leather-bracelet-mint-peach

These next two bracelets feature brand new recycled glass tube beads in bright jewel tones! The first, Ipanema, features gorgeous purple beads accented with a lovely tropical hibiscus toggle.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/125315116/recycled-glass-bracelet-purple-hibiscus?ref=v1_other_1

The last bracelet in this spring roundup, Montauk, features shimmery vibrant teal beads accented by a sassy sunflower toggle.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/125314169/woven-leather-bracelet-teal-sunflower?ref=v1_other_2

Thanks for stopping by…please enjoy your browsing and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Shanti,
Erin

surf safari stackables

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Layering, or stacking, lots of boho bracelets is a big look for spring. I just introduced four new Surf Safari Betty Bracelets that were designed just for this trend: the distressed leather is just a little thicker, the recycled glass beads from Ghana are just a little smaller, and the accent toggles are just the right size to fit perfectly in the line of the bracelet.

Here is the line up:

TUNISIA with honey brown leather, mint green beads, and Celtic Knot toggle.
CASABLANCA with honey brown leather, blue & white marble beads, and heart toggle.
ZANZIBAR with deep brown leather, electric blue beads, and hibiscus toggle.
MADAGASCAR with deep brown leather, soft teal beads, and Tree of Life toggle.

The entire collection can be viewed here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/serendipityblu?section_id=12789090

Thanks for browsing!

Shanti,
Erin

african surf safari

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I am so excited! I recently acquired some amazing African trade beads for some new spring designs. They are made by the Krobo People of Ghana, Africa, using a centuries old technique. The process begins by pressing glass into a fine powder and heating it until the particles fuse together. The glass is then poured in clay molds and the stem of a cassava leaf is used to make the bead hole. The beads are then baked in an oven, causing the glass to melt together and the stem to burn. The end result is a soft matte finish very similar to seaglass that just POPS in direct sunlight!

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The colors are just incredible! I am very much in love with marbled effect on some of beads. I also love that these beads are not only crafted with recycled glass, but are also fair trade.

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The beads I chose for this series of Betty Bracelets are larger than what I normally work with – a whopping 14mm! I decided to use thicker leather (1mm instead of .05mm) in a soft distressed shade of honey brown. I spaced the beads a little further apart using the above pattern, which is a variation on a basic square knot. The bracelets are then terminated with a bold button to complement the beads. Here is the roundup of the new collection:

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OFF THE WALL

Named after a very challenging surf break in Cape Town, South Africa, this Betty features stunning cobalt blue & seafoam green marbled beads with a white-washed copper dragonfly button. More details are available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120980972/recycled-glass-bracelet-off-the-wall

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FREE TOWN

Named after the capital city of Sierra Leone, an up and coming surf destination, this Betty features earthy brown and clear swirled glass beads with a white washed brass tribal sun button. The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120980168/recycled-glass-bracelet-free-town-sandy?ref=v1_other_2

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LA SOURCE

Named for a popular surf beach on the southern coast of exotic Morocco, the Betty features delicate blush pink beads and a brass nautilus shell button with a verdigris green finish. Item details can be found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120979252/recycled-glass-bracelet-la-source-blush?ref=v1_other_2

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SUNLIGHT BAY

Named after another impressive surf break in Cape Town, South Africa, this Betty features cobalt and clear swirled beads (together they create the hue of a perfect summer sky!) and a pewter tribal artisan button. It is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120978123/woven-leather-bracelet-sunlight-bay-sky?ref=v1_other_2

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CAPE VERDE

Named after an archipelago off the Atlantic Coast of Africa, this Betty features seafoam green beads and a fun daisy pewter button. The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120977218/woven-leather-bracelet-cape-verde?ref=v1_other_2

Thanks for taking the time to view my new Betty Bracelet collection! Be sure to check often as I am adding more great new designs for spring!

Shanti,
Erin

mystic maidens

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I would like to introduce everyone to three very magical ladies! As with all of my Betty Bracelets, they are crafted from Indonesian recycled glass beads, which have a soft quality reminiscent of sea glass.

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This is Mermaid Beach. She is named after an actual surfing beach on the Goldcoast of Queensland, Australia. She is created from deep distressed brown leather and rich Pacific blue recycled glass beads. She is accented with a stunning artisan mermaid button (note how she is brushing her long hair!). The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118695407/mermaid-beach-blue-recycled-glass-woven

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This is Llangennith. She is named after one of the most consistent surf breaks in the mystical, craggy land of Wales. Soft, misty lavender recycled glass beads are woven with deep brown distressed leather and finished with a fanciful fairy artisan button. The complete listing is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118695607/llangennith-lavender-recycled-glass?ref=v1_other_1

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This last lovely lady is Cloudbreak. She is named for a famed surf spot on the magical & breathtakingly beautiful island of Fiji. She is crafted from deep brown distressed leather and gorgeous aqua blue (think tropical lagoon!) recycled glass beads. A seductive artisan mermaid clasp is a perfect accent to the stunning beads. The entire listing can be seen here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113947039/cloudbreak-aqua-blue-recycled-glass

Each bracelet retails for $29.00 and ships for FREE in the U.S. and Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

Shanti,
~Erin

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