Turtle Beach Sarasota 2016 copy

Lauren Moira Crowders TS2016 copyThroughout the month of February, our National Sand Artist Lauren toured the entire state of Florida, appearing at 20 retail destinations on both the the East and Gulf Coasts. We thought you might like to know what Dune Styles were most popular with Florida residents and the many tourists that Lauren had a chance to meet.
heart-sandjewelOur Sand Jewels were hard to keep on the shelves! These delicate necklaces that come on an adjustable Sterling chain are perfect for layering and are complemented by matching earrings that we launched in January. We shared a date with Molly & Drew, a husband and wife team that sell DELICIOUS Beer Bread that kept Lauren fed. Drew snuck over to our table and purchased a Sand Jewel Heart Necklace for Molly with sand from the beach where they are moving to, Delray Beach in Florida.
sje4_copyOur Sandbead collections were hot sellers and many customers were mixing round and square Sandbeads and then stacking several bracelets on their wrists. Lauren met two sisters at Silver City in Sarasota; Connie and Linda, who gravitated towards the Sandbead Bracelets. Connie already had the original, and bought a Wave Charm to add to her bracelet. Her sister Linda decided to go for our new Square Sandbead to match her personal style. Both were beyond happy to share their love of Siesta Key in similar, yet unique ways.


tshow-1Of course, our Dune enthusiasts love the newest styles and the Natural Sandollar was high on our Top Seller list. Ruth, whom Lauren met at Molly’s! A Chic and Unique Boutique, purchased the Earrings for herself and the bracelet for her daughter, their love of Lido Key and its notoriety for Sand dollar collection was perfectly captured by these pieces. Ruth was excited to give the bracelet to her daughter since she no longer lives in Florida.



Aaron Kilman Jewelers

Aaron Kilman Jeweler’s is a beautiful family owned and run store in Port Orange. Lauren had a great time matching her Stacker Ring’s with Aaron’s beautiful engagement rings! David came in with his four children to purchase a Mother’s day gift for his wife. Each of his children picked out a Port O’ Call charm to add to our Port O’ Call Charm holder. Each charm a unique representation of each kid.


Next tour for Lauren will be coming up in June! She’ll be starting down in Northern Florida and working her way through the Carolina’s to the beautiful Outer Banks. Stay tuned for dates so you can meet her and let her know what your favorite Dune pieces are!