OCEAN GROVE, NJ — It’s free charm Friday today at Serenity by the Sea, where it’s always about creating beautiful things.

The specialty boutique at 53 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove is offering one charm from its expansive line of “Just Charming” DIY jewelry with every purchase of $5 or more, giving you a reason to start a keepsake for yourself or to give to someone special.

There is a vast array of charms — in different styles, shapes and themes — that can be used to create keychains, necklaces and bracelets or wherever your imagination takes you.

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“We have so many charms, there’s something for everyone — to fit their personality, to symbolize what they love, to express a thought, to tell their story,” said shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo.

Choose from gold, silver, copper and antique brass in creating your piece of jewelry, which can include as many charms as you like beginning with your first free charm. Be bold with an affirmation message or be subtle with a grouping of charms that reflects your interests or captures a memory.

For those who feel overwhelmed by the world,  Diane Todd will be offering her “Highly Sensitive People” workshop at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 1.

“Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells or sirens nearby? Do you pick up on the energy of places and other people? Do crowds bother you? Do you need to have alone and quiet time after a busy day? Do you make it a high priority to avoid overwhelming situations? When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy? Do you feel things deeply?” asks Todd, a certified reiki master/teacher, who also practices craniosacral therapy, integrated energy therapy, reconnective healing, among other holistic techniques.

Participants will learn about highly sensitive people, the pros and cons of being an HSP and how to cope with having this trait.

Cost is $25. Call 973-699-1760 to reserve your space.

These events are part of Serenity by the Sean’s continuing ‘It’s All Within the Zen” series, which features a variety of artistic and holistic offerings. For more information on upcoming programs and workshops, visit its Facebook page.

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds

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 keychains, 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. Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.

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