Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beach Gypsy Dreams Unveiling!

Man when something hits my heart I'm a goner! It's like zoweeee this is the direction and away we go!

Aka: the ideal for Beach Gypsy Dreams came on Tuesday when a Sales Rep mentioned she could get my goodies in a few choice Hotel Gift Shops on the Beach!
Within a week I've got over a dozen new designs that resonate with the vibe! And it all came so easily!
And yes I'm one of those peeps who kept it quiet until I researched available .coms, blogs, etc.
I first thought the name Beach Gypsy but well there's a website, twitter acct., Etsy, etc. already in play.
Then while staying a few nites in hotel getaway in Orlando, and when i finally got to relaxing the last part came to me DrEaMs! Cause we can't always "be" a Beach Gypsy but we can have our Dreams of Being one!

Then it clicked... .com, blogger, etsy, gmail, etc.... All available feels meant to be..
So the journey begins with one tiny Splash!!
Check out some of the new designs and let your inner Beach Gypsy Rock!
I'll soon have them listed in their own shoppe on Etsy!

I decided to Redo the Bracelet I featured in last Saturday's post!

Dreaming of the Beach?

Also redid this design also from last Saturdays post!

Yah U R My Sunshine!

Ocean Serenity Bracelet

Another Redo! This design is from Christmas 2011! Starfish Dreams Anyone?

Sunrise-Sunset Locket!

Starfish Charmer Necklace

Ocean Wishes Necklace!
More to come! Can't wait to share!!
All avail here in my Etsy Shoppe!
It's coming up on Summer soon time to get your Beach Gypsy Dreams on!
Next week..
I'm going to make a fun Summer 2012 Beach Gypsy Dreams DYI list next week!
Also I'll be doing fun little giveaway!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach Gypsy Dreams

It's a name for my new line of Designs, but maybe more?

What does Beach Gypsy Dreams Mean?

Here's a abbreviated take on each word via the dictionary.

beach[ beech ]
1. an expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore.
2. the part of the shore of an ocean, sea, large river, lake, etc., washed by the tide or waves.

Gyp·sy (jpsy)
1. One inclined to a unconventional way of life.

1. Daydreams; a reverie.
2. Aspirations that are longed for.

So maybe beach gypsy dreams touches u, or just the idea of being free at the beach, no cares, writing memoirs and insights, like Anne Morrow Lindbergh writing Gift from the Sea in Sanibel Island.. BTW One of my most favorite books!
Or just no responsibility for the day, no children, no hubby, just you and the Ocean dancing and playing on the Beach!

Throwing that one around not sure how it's gonna jell with Sunshine Bliss.
I'm toying with the ideal of opening back up our Holistic Spa and we would call it: Sunshine Bliss Studio!
So it's a blanket for a few different bizz's... Beach Gypsy Dreams may just be a branch under Sunshine Bliss Studio if that makes sense?
I'm not sure either! LoL! Scheming and Dreaming that's me.

Why Beach Gypsy Dreams?

We've been blissed to live on the beach, across street from the beach, steps from the beach on East Coast & West Coast respectively!

One of my many dreams is to visit ALL the Beaches in Florida and share photography along the way, Instagram overload!!

The feeling of freedom, carefree, cartwheels, playing and just Being in the Sunshine, finding shells and floatsam & enjoying the water.

And it's a vibe I wanna remember when I'm knee deep in non Beach Gypsy Dreams! Haha!

So yes I am a Beach Gypsy..... And this is my dream. To share it with the world!

I think many of you have Beach Gypsy's Dreams! Sooooo maybe this is the blossoming of Designs to release your Inner Beach Gypsy!

Bracelets clacking and tinkling stacked together on your wrist, long flowy earrings moving with you, dangly luck-key charm necklaces that connect with your soul.. And pretty toe rings, and glittery shimmery anklets. Toes and flip flops in candy colors the smell of coconut oil flows thru the air..

That's A Beach Gypsy Dream baby and maybe that's your dream too?!!

Join me on the journey? First one in the water is "it"!!!
- Shanti

Just a little ReMiNdEr

- Shanti

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Week of Blissful Events!

Yah, ok big secret right? I luv the world Bliss! Bliss Bliss Bliss Bliss Bliss! :-)
Ok got that out of my system, for now!

This is some of what my week Included:
-Alot of Action
-Not enuff relaxing
-Too many Gluten Free Donuts
-Getting a Rep for my jewelry
-Epcot & Hollywood Studio Fun
-Beautiful Sunsets
-Enjoying the old movie Mame
-Listening to Sweet Charity Movie Soundtrack
-Inspired Ocean themed Designs

I luv Bangles and this one is so Ocean inspired!
Avail in my shop

More Fun Sand Wishing Jar Necklaces! Luv these! Avail here

But this is my fav New piece! Vintage & New... Copper & Brass.. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Luv! Avail Here

We live close to Canaveral National Seashore & Sea Turtles do their thang from May-Oct! This is a tribute! And yah that is a tiny Sun charm hanging near the heart clasp! Avail Here

This is a real beach charmer! Just gorgeous dahling! The Shimmery of these Czech glass beads? Amazzzzing! Avail Here
Expect more Summer/Beach themed designs! Kinda my thang besides Inner Faith Jewelry!

Spiritual Bliss????
I'm really trying hard to stay in gratitude this week! It's extra hard when I feel worn out (I take care of everyone else but me vibe)!
But I'm a work in progress and it seems there's some moving forward in that area of my spiritual life!
I've been putting alot of stress on myself to trying to fit into a mold spiritually that's just not me!

I'm realizing Easy Does it, One Day At A Time & First Things First (AA slogans) really applies here! And today I decided that I'm going to just be ok with my spiritual walk and let GOD guide me, instead of me taking the reins. I don't know where it will lead, and Just for Today (AA Slogan) I'm ok with that.
How was your week?
Did you see spiritual growth in your life this week?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coastal Living "Happiest Seaside Towns"

Ok I Subscribe & LuV Coastal Living Magazine and not just because it usually features Florida beaches, but it's gorgeous to peruse thru on a afternoon off with lemonade & my feet up!

I am going to start sharing some of their nuggets from the Magazine! Hope u likey!!

And I'm a bit bewildered that only two towns in Florida made it!
I've lived in Naples, Fl and it's nice and Jupiter, Fl is nice but their both Affluent areas! and we also lived 2 miles from Laguna Beach! It's again very nice but uber Affluent!

I would Add:
-Treasure Island, Fl
-Satellite Beach, Fl
-Flagler Beach, Fl

But you decide!

Here's the Press Release they sent me:


“In honor of our 15th anniversary, we are excited to share a list of the ‘Happiest Seaside Towns’ in America,” said Editor-in-Chief Antonia van derMeer. “By ranking the top 15 happiest seaside communities, we draw attention to places where life is good and the beach is close by. These towns boast a blend of such criteria as sunny days, walkable neighborhoods, easy commute times, healthy beaches, and more—plus that indescribable coastal vibe.”

Introducing the Coastal Living Top 15 “Happiest Seaside Towns”

1. Kiawah Island, SC
2. Naples, FL
3. Sausalito, CA
4. Lake Bluff, IL
5. Tiburon, CA
6. Laguna Beach, CA
7. Half Moon Bay, CA
8. Chatham, MA
9. Jupiter, FL
10. Lahaina, HI
11. Marblehead, MA
12. Stinson Beach, CA
13. Cohasset, MA
14. Duxbury, MA
15. Solomons Island, MD

For more information and the complete list of the 15 “Happiest Seaside Towns,” please visit coastalliving.com.

So what do you think? What would your list be?

- Shanti

Friday, May 18, 2012

Epcot Instagram Bliss

We headed 45 minutes inland to Orlando & The world of Magic!
We started at Epcot & it's better then I remember.... Ammmmmazing!! I do so luv Disney.......
I snapped some Instagram Photos. It was a rainy day & I didn't get a bunch a photo's but I tried!

We "Park Hopped" and went to Hollywood Studios Disney Park also! Just a really groovy place!!

It's really a beautiful form of Bliss! Thank You Walt!!!!



Sunday, May 13, 2012

Button Swap and Blog Hop

Welcome to my little neck of the woods! I just want to start out with saying Cindy Wimmer Thank you and you RoCk! Seems like only yesterday I signed up for Cindy Wimmer's Button Swap! So awesome of her to have this rather darling event! A Really Fun time me thinks was had by all!

I was partnered up with Rose Binoya here is her Etsy Shoppe and Blog!
She is a very talented Jewelry Artisan with beautiful designs! Luv her style!!!
She lives in a part of California that Hubby and I lived in! Such a small world really?! ReallY!
She sent me some beautiful buttons vintage and new! I totally spaced on taking a pic before designing of her beauties :-(....

She also sent me these beauties:

These are big-leaf maple tree seed beads and a vintage bead Rose wire wrapped into a clasp and a few fun Dragonflies!!
TY again Rose!!
Ok let's get to what you came here for! The designs!!!!

Pink Lemonade Bling Leather Wrap Bracelet

I decided to take the WTF Rhinestone Wrap Design into Sunshine Bliss land and did my own take on that look!
I wire wrapped a rhinestone strand around a braided t shirt yarn bracelet, then wrapped randomly pink lemonade silky hued ribbon and cotton candy hued ribbon around the rhinestone strand.
The beautiful pink lucite style vintage button is the closure. I added a silver platted wishbone & OM charm just for fun! Oh heck this whole piece reeks fun!

Rainbow Hued Fringe Bangle

For this design I used a vintage bangle & wrapped very randomly deep sparkly rainbow hued ribbon. I randomly knotted and let some of the pieces be fringe! I wire wrapped the vintage metal beauty of a button! I hit the repeat button on fun!

Tangerine Dreams Leather Wrap Bracelet

The fun trendy Leather wrap bracelet done in tangerine jade beads with tangerine leather and the gorgeous vintage style orange and yellow with flowers button! Makes me want a Creamsicle Popsicle!

Charming Feather Necklace

I decided for the MOP Beauty of a Button to try something different from my norm. As in bracelet! Haha! So i did up this beauty! Started out with wire wrapping a silver plated horseshoe charm and Czech glass gorgeous faceted fire polished deepest green bead dangle, then added chain and a pewter sun charm, silver plated peace sign charm, a silver plated evil eye hamsa charm and a beautiful peacock feather to finish the statement piece! I added a OM sign to the chain and a Hamsa toggle clasp in silver plate for the final touches! I luv Charm necklaces that dangle and has that Boho Chic Vibe I so adore and this one does both!
I hope you enjoyed your visit and want you to know that Buttons are something I rather luv. I always have and always will and TY again Cindy for pushing me creatively!

Now go! Get out of here! And see the other gorgeous designs from these oh so gifted Jewelry Artisans!

And Thank you for visiting and

 Kim Roberts and Partner unable to participate at this time.

Pam Ferarri and Stefanie Teufel (will share their reveal on a later date)

Stefanie Teufel and Pam Ferarri (will share their reveal on a later date)