OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Serenity by the Sea owner Sarah Taylor Izzo will lead a workshop demonstrating how she creates her signature “grateful heart” sachets on Wednesday, October 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 53 Main Avenue.

Participants will join Izzo in making the colorful, intricately detailed handicrafts by sewing together felt, ribbons, buttons, silk flowers, beads, lavender and other treasures.

“During this class of pure joy and merriment, everyone will be making one sachet filled with love,” Izzo said. “Kits will also be available for purchase, so you can make another to give or keep.”

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Cost is $35, which includes all materials. Class size is limited, so call 973-699-1760 to reserve your space.

The workshop is part of Serenity by the Sea’s ‘It’s All Within the Zen” series, which features a variety of artistic and holistic offerings during October. For more information on upcoming programs and workshops, visit its Facebook page.

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds … Every Day

At Serenity by the Sea, it’s always about creating beautiful things and introducing specialty items that includes handcrafted and fair trade treasures, one-of-a-kind artwork, eco-friendly merchandise, and personal care items that relieve stress and promote relaxation, including CBD oils and creams.

What’s more, shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo is known for her custom-designed lines of hotholders and other home textiles, tutus for children and pets, bracelets and affirmation art.

In fact, Izzo’s keen eye for items that are “deliciously delightful and zenful” makes a visit to Serenity by the Sea a different experience every time.

For example, she recently introduced an expansive line of her “Just Charming” line of DIY jewelry, which includes hundreds of different styles and shapes of charms that can be used to create key chains, necklaces and bracelets.

Serenity by the Sea also showcases featured vendors on a regular basis, including NJ Hair Fairy Kate Bresso who does her magic with Luna Locks sparkling hair extensions. Watch for details on her next visit.

To complement the shop’s ever-changing mix of merriment, there is a selection of blooms of the season beginning every weekend on Fresh Flower Friday.

Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find at this beautiful little gem at the Jersey Shore.

  • Unique Finds for Any Holiday or Special Occasion
  • Treasures from Around the World
  • Bamboo Fabric Clothing and Other Eco-Friendly Items
  • Custom-Designed Hotholders and Potholders
  • Bracelets, Beads, Baubles
  • Crystals, Charms and Trinkets
  • CBD Oils and Creams for Humans and Pets by Holistic Health Extracts
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • Yoga-Inspired Items
  • Handcrafted Home Décor and Wall Art
  • Hostess Gifts and Custom Gift Baskets

Serenity by the Sea is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Thursday  For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.

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