Square Eye Candy

I asked my husband David to cull some of his images for new square format prints I will plan on selling in the shop soon. He got so inspired, he decided to take it three steps further and put together this awesome little video of work he’s done for Betty Belts along with collaborations with our amazing friends, some Glass Beach imagery and his phenonemal water work. You’ll recognize some favorite people and places, near and far, that have been in our life together for more than a decade.

If you see anything you’d like to own on an 8″x8″ printed easy to hang box, screenshot it and send it to me at Seaglass at bettybelts.com and I will add it to our first order. These prints will be signed by David and available at my Ventura shop. Faraway folks can order by phone.

Enjoy while this excursion takes you from Ventura, across California, to Hawai’i, to Bali and even the Maledives with our friend Hannah Mermaid. The clip also features Team Betty surfers Jeanette Ortiz, Asia Mahy Carpenter, Ming Hui Brown, Tiare Thomas, Taylor Bruynzeel modeling and surfing.

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Betty B + LiV Blue = Earth Day Love

With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” – Sylvia Earle

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Happy Earth Week Betty B Family! Every Spring we’re urged to “Go Green”. But when we really think about it, there’d be no “Going Green” if it weren’t for our “Beginning Blue”.

Our precious ocean, and all life giving water– is severely threatened. To truly honor our whole Earth, we must not only cherish the land we live upon, but re-sanctify the very element that allows the Earth (and us) to exist; Water.

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As an homage to the Water, we are donating 20% of all Betty B sales (both in-store & online) to the for-purpose organization LivBlue over the weekend and on Earth Day itself. As a dedicated member of 1% for the Planet, Betty B is also part of the LivBlue Angel tribe that supports the imperative, on-going research of passionate scientist, wild water advocate, and blue movement-maker Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols.

He is the author of Blue Mind; a ground-breaking book which “connects the dots: neuroscience and psychology, nature and conservation, art and science, poetry and practice in profoundly important new ways. The result is an emerging, exciting, fast-growing new field we call Neuroconservation.”

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Every cent we can give counts tremendously towards this much needed cause.

As inspiring marine-biologist, and role-model mermaid Sylvia Earle reminds us,

“[The ocean is] the blue heart of the planet–we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”

So thank you. Thank you so very, very much for your continued support and participation in giving the ocean and all of nature the care and respect it deserves.

With deep blue gratitude,

Donna & Team Betty

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Sirena: Enchantress of the Sea

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Bold, seductive, Sirena

Told across oceans of the world is a timeless tale of an enchanting aquatic being with beauty so sublime, and voice so alluring, sea men would walk off the decks of grand ships hypnotized into deep waters never to surface again.

Her legend spread from the deep to distant lands. They called her Sirena; a spellbinding siren of the sea–a captivating damsel with the face of an angel and the shimmering tail of a fish. We know this maritime maiden as the Mermaid.

Each inspired Sirena ring is made of pure sterling, and is crafted by hand with a traditional Balinese “dot technique” used by master Balinese silversmiths for centuries.

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A flawless flush fit

Genuine sea glass is centered in the ring with a silver “rope” surrounded by glimmering texture reminiscent of mermaid scales.The curved oval bezel lays flush to the top of the finger, and is encircled by pearl-like spheres, framing the opulent layers of this treasure. Imprinted inside of the band is the origin of where the sea glass was found, along with Donna’s authenticating initials.

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An authentic story inside every ring

Be legendary, hypnotize, and enchant with one of Betty B’s freshest Spring ring designs.

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Sizes 4-9 available

As are all Betty B creations, the Sirena is Made with Dignity. Our fair-practice design studio sustainably supports the livelihood of our Balinese team of workers and the local community. We feel blessed to be able to connect the talented individuals who skillfully produce our signature jewelry to you, our cherished customer.