Bleu Tropics sells handcrafted jewelry that’s perfect for people who love the island (or coastal) lifestyle. Owner and artist Anna Bauman makes everything by hand.
The materials Anna uses in her pieces include many natural elements, most of which come straight from the see. Shells, shark teeth, starfish and pearls are all prominently displayed on pennants, while on-sea items include leather and amber.
These materials are used to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more, and there are styles suitable for men, women, and children. In addition to jewelry, hand-painted signs are also available.
As for style, Anna’s aesthetic is infused with a laid-back theme that makes the pieces perfect for a beach bum, island resident or anyone who appreciates those lifestyles.
Anna herself has lived mostly in Destin and Maui, and her appreciation for the culture of the coastal areas is evident in every piece she makes. The jewelry is unpretentious and fun, yet it also manages to be elegant in its simplicity. The signs are typically painted on natural wood using bright colors, evocative the colors around Destin and other coastal towns.
Many people appreciate the style of the jewelry at Bleu Tropics, making this a great place to pick up gifts for people at home. While you’re here, don’t be surprised if you find a souvenir to keep for yourself.
A few of our favorite items at Bleu Tropics include:
Leather and Pearl Jewelry
Using only natural elements, the Leather and Pearl Jewelry is basic but beautiful. The contrast of leather’s dark tones with the brightness of pearls make these pieces especially classy.
Shells and rope-style threads make the Shell Jewelry distinctively nautical. Choose from a variety of painted-on designs that make each piece unique.
Why not get matching earrings, necklace and bracelet when you find a design you like? Many pieces are available in Complete Sets.
Shark’s Tooth Necklace
Especially popular with male customers, the Shark’s Tooth Necklace draws on the ocean’s more aggressive side. Of course, the necklaces can come in different lengths to accommodate differently sized necks.
Even if you don’t need a sign at home, take a moment to check out Anna’s creations. Witty and colorful, the Signs show another side of her artistic talent.
– Stop by Bleu Tropics earlier during your visit to Destin rather than later. Anna often is willing to take custom orders if you have something particular in mind, and checking out the shop at least a few days before you leave will help ensure she has time to make your perfect piece.