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Glass Art Pendants and Marbles arrive in Santa Barbara


Beautiful new glass art has arrived at Blue Lotus and Beads in Santa Barbara! A huge variety of pieces are available now in our storefronts.


Come by to see these amazing glass marbles and pendants for yourself! Hand crafted glass worlds float within each unique and highly detailed piece of glass. We also have brand new crystals, art, clothing and jewelry designs you can only find by visiting us here in Santa Barbara. Our stores are nextdoor to one another, downtown on the corner of Santa Barbara and East De La Guerra Streets.


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About Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus Jewelry brings you creations by Barbara and Erica Nelson. This mother daughter team combines culturally inspired designs with organic elements. Blue Lotus is based out of Santa Barbara, CA. In 2001 it began with the concept that much like the mystery at the center of the Blue Lotus, our jewelry would represent the beauty and diversity of nature. This began our creative partnership. We use high quality gems, pearls and metals to create jewelry inspired by the origins of the materials.

Watch some time lapse photography and video we shot during a recent buying trip in Bali:

Blue Lotus Jewelry is a reflection of our travels around the world. People, places and cultures all play a part in the creative process. Nature is also an important source of inspiration. The stones are creations of the earth and we bring that across with our organic presentation of jewelry. Our culturally inspired lines represent India, Thailand, China, Europe, Mexico and the Southwest. Our organic jewelry have pieces from the Garden, Elements and Seasons collections.

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Blue Lotus Jewelry Santa Barbara

Blue Lotus designs are organically and culturally inspired.

We regularly create new pieces and update our inventory online but some special pieces are only available through our storefront in downtown Santa Barbara.

Blue Lotus Jewelry features high quality Sterling silver, 14kt gold and 24kt Vermeil, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Garnet, Tanzanite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Spinel, Citrine, Moonstone, Andalucite, Labradorite, Aquamarine, Topaz, Freshwater Pearl, Feathers and many more treasures from around the world.



While we do offer secure online shopping, the best way to see Blue Lotus Jewelry is to visit our storefront in Santa Barbara. We have a locations page that lists other stores carrying our jewelry. If you want to find out more about our checkout and shipping policies, please visit our customer service page. If you have any general questions, or if you want to inquire about a particular piece, please contact us.

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‘Sanctuary’ Art show by Diana Comstock, May 3rd


Local artist Diana Comstock creates a beautiful tranquil emotion with her new series, Sanctuary. The word sanctuary is defined as a sacred spiritual place, as well as a place of safety for humans and animals. Diana’s paintings explore the inner spirit of animals, people and deities. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Rose Brooks Center a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and their animals.


Join us for a night filled with art, music, wine and refreshments at Blue Lotus. DJ Murj will be playing in the courtyard under the stars. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Free Movie Night at Blue Lotus! The Adventures of Baron Munchausen!

A classic, by Director Terry Gilliam. This film is based on the not so true stories of the Baron Von Munchausen.  ‘All the world’s a stage,’ in this imaginative fantasy universe, full of comedy and larger than life adventures. With beautifully stunning sets and imagery it is a work of art within a film. Join us for our 6th month of free movie nights in our lovely courtyard under the stars. Feel free to bring any refreshments you would like. We will be serving popcorn to our guests and selling organic fair trade chocolate. This movie is completely free, but we will be taking donations to help build a Gaudi work of art here in Santa Barbara, as our Tea Fire rebuild continues. We hope to see you there!

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Free Movie Night at Blue Lotus! King of Hearts!

Sunday, July 31st we will be showing the classic French film King of Hearts by director Phiippe de Broca.


King of Hearts  at Free Movie Night Blue Lotus Jewelry Santa Barbara

A visual treat from 1966, full of comedy and imagination. This beautiful film touches on war, insanity and love, with a quirky French style. Join us for our 5th month of free movie nights in our lovely courtyard under the stars. Feel free to bring any refreshments you would like. We will be serving popcorn to our guests and selling organic fair trade chocolate.


This movie is completely free, but we will be taking donations to help rebuild our house from the Tea Fire (if you wish to contribute.) We hope to see you there!

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Free Movie Night at Blue Lotus! Baraka

This month at Blue Lotus our featured movie is Ron Frick’s masterpiece, Baraka.


Baraka at Free Movie Night Blue Lotus Jewelry Santa Barbara

This movie is a visual journey through culture, spirituality and nature. Shot completely without dialogue, this film travels through the world capturing beautiful shots that tell the story through the visuals. This movie will be breathtaking projected in our courtyard under the Summer night sky.


Join us at 9pm, Saturday June 18th at 135 East De La Guerra.


Feel free to bring any drinks or food that you would like and as always we will be serving free popcorn and selling gourmet organic chocolate. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough chairs for everyone. This film is one of our favorites and we hope it will be yours too.

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Free Movie Night in Santa Barbara! Spirited Away

On Sunday, May 15th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Blue Lotus will be showing Miyazaki’s Anime, Spirited Away. This movie is completely free and we will supply popcorn for viewers.  We have an awesome outdoor space available to project movies on the wall behind our shop at Blue Lotus: 135 East De La Guerra St. in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.


Spirited Away Free Movie Night Blue Lotus Santa BarbaraWe chose this movie to share an example of beautiful Anime in appreciation of Japanese culture and what better way to enjoy it than under the stars! We will be accepting donations for Direct Relief International to help the victims of the tsunami. Feel free to bring any drinks or snacks you like. Please RSVP so we can have enough chairs for everyone.


We look forward to seeing you here!

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Free Movie Night at Blue Lotus

Blue Lotus will be showing Yellow Submarine for our Free movie night!
April 13th at 7:30pm.

Yellow SubmarineThis is a monthly event we just started where we project movies in the courtyard off the side of the building. It is such an enjoyable experience to sit in the historic district of downtown Santa Barbara and watch a classic movie for free under the stars. We encourage our guests to bring friends and their own drinks or food if they would like. We provide free popcorn and sell gourmet Theo chocolate. We acccept donations to help cover the costs of the chair rentals. These movie nights are really a blast and we hope you can join us. Since it has been getting cold at night we suggest bringing blankets or extra clothes. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough chairs for everyone.

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Valentines Day in Santa Barbara is Around the Corner

Valentines Day is just a few days away here in Santa Barbara! Don’t wait until the last minute to buy something special that’s made with love.


Blue Lotus has everything you need for your Valentine! We  offer exquisite handmade Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry, Feather clips and earrings, Scarves, Paintings and Sacred objects. Oh and did we mention Gourmet Chocolate? Theo Chocolates from Seattle produces Organic, Fair Trade, Slave Free Chocolate that is guaranteed to make that special someone have a perfect valentines!

Try our new Valentine’s Day limited edition Casanova mixed Chocolate Caramel boxes. These confections are infused caramels enrobed in milk and dark chocolate. They include Honey Saffron, Lavender, Ginger Rose and Grey Salted Vanilla. Some of the best flavors Theo has come up with yet!

We just had our Blue Lotus Jewelry and Feather show for February’s First Thursday so there are many new designs and brand new feathers to check out! Show your love for your valentine by supporting local artists and Fair Trade goods. Santa Barbara’s creative collection at Blue Lotus is always bringing in new artists and featuring new items every month.  For the best gifts in town shop at Blue Lotus in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara!

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Blue Lotus opens in Santa Barbara

The official storefront for Blue Lotus Jewelry opened today (August 19′th, 2010) in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Alongside our custom handmade jewelry, the store offers a variety of items from local artists and imports from around the globe. Items for sale include glass art, sculpture, paintings, photography, sacred objects, masks, scarves, and unique fair trade gift items. Our new store is located in the historic district of Santa Barbara at 135 East De La Guerra Street. We are open Monday through Saturday, 11 – 6 and Sundays from 12-4. Come by and explore all the sacred art we have to offer!

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