Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Mele Kalikimaka!

Sending Warm Aloha For Your Christmas Holiday!!! 

Enjoy your new Sunrise Shells Jewelry gifts & Mahalo for allowing me the honor of making them for you!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Surf Season!!! Big Waves Bring New Shells!

SURF Season on the North Shore!

Big Wave Surf is what makes the North Shore famous!  The Van's Triple Crown of Surfing contests are underway now, with competitions at Haleiwa, Sunset Beach and now Pipeline for the legendary Pipemasters wrapping up tomorrow!  A new Pipemaster will be crowned as well as a top scoring World Champion for 2012!  Exciting times to live in the middle of the "Miracle Mile" of the world's best surfing spots on Oahu, Hawaii!  With the big waves also comes lots of new & beautiful seashells, fresh from Mother Ocean to our beach!  Here's a few new Sunrise Shells from this years crop that have been designed into some brand new jewelry pieces!  I hope you love them!!  Warm Alohas,  Monica!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Shopper's Discount for "MonicaByTheShore" Jewelry!

Mele Kalikimaka!!!!
If you are following this Blog or if you are a Facebook Fan, share this post with your Friends & then use the code word "mahalo" at checkout on the website for a 10% discount off my exclusive Sunrise Shell jewelry!  
Free gift wrapping, post card & refrigerator magnet with each order, and *I am happy to ship to an alternate address if you wish!*
Have fun Christmas Shopping!  Aloha~  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Custom for a "Secret Santa" on Kauai ~ 3 pairs Sunrise Shell & Puka Shells Gold Hoops Earrings

Custom for a Santa on Kauai ~ 3 pairs Sunrise Shell & Puka Shells Gold Hoops Earrings

These sexy "Big Gold Hoop Sunrise Shell & Puka Shells Earrings" are so popular on all the islands here in Hawaii, I can't make them fast enough!  Lots of happy Wahines out there this Christmas Season!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Honolulu Star Advertiser "MidWeek" Feature

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Alana Folen

She Sells Seashells By The Sea

    Monica Parker with her MonicaByTheShore Sunrise Shell Designs. Photo from monica Parker
    Monica Parker, owner and designer of MonicaByTheShore Sunrise Shell Jewelry Designs, is using her business to showcase the beauty of the Islands on a global scale.
    Parker founded her business in 2009, and says it all started with a “if you build it they will come” approach.
    “The concept of my business is to be absolutely unique in my designs; to use only the most beautiful, perfect, pristine Sunshine Shells; and to create jewelry of a ‘designer’quality rather than of a mass-produced or ordinary retail store,” she says. “I also love to work with customers on a one-on-one basis to design custom pieces, no matter where in the world they live.”
    Each shell in Parker’s collection is hand-selected from her diving, snorkeling and beachcombing adventures. Parker, a Florida native, is in her home studio – located on the North Shore close to Waimea Bay – daily, working on pendants, rings, bracelets and more, and the public is more than welcome to be a part of the experience.
    “I invite people who live on or are visiting the island into my studio to select their own shells from my collection for a creation personalized just for them – this does not cost any extra. They also may see any of my pieces that are on my website in person, in my studio, try the jewelry on, and I am happy to make any alterations if needed in sizing,” Parker says, noting that her hours are generally 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Sundays, when she’s available in the afternoons for showings.
    According to Parker, her designs don’t discriminate against age or gender. In fact, she says the ratio of men to women consumers is almost equal.
    “I have customers who are among the very elite in the art, music and show business industries, to stay-at-home moms, military and retirees,” Parker explains. “It’s amazed me to see the variety of people my jewelry touches the hearts of!”
    Parker has designed jewelry for movies such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and television shows including Hawaii Five-0. In fact, actress Grace Park’s character Kono has sported several of Parker’s creations. Sunrise Shell Jewelry Designs are priced at $100 and up, and may be purchased online, at her home studio by appointment only or at the annual Haleiwa Art Festival.
    “Each piece I create is original and cannot be reproduced. It is wearable aloha,” she says. “Photography also has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager, and I have used my photography in my business to expand into a line of MonicaByTheShore Sunrise Shell-themed home d├ęcor items, which include glass cutting boards, placemats, coaster sets, mouse pads and more.”
    Looking to the future, Parker will continue to create top-of-the-line works of art. She gets a thrill out of designing jewelry for movies and television shows, and says she would love to design for a Pirates of the Caribbean movie and provide exquisite pieces for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models.
    “There are always opportunities to think outside the box, to color outside the lines, and I welcome each and every one,” Parker says.
    For more information on MonicaByTheShore Sunrise Shell Jewelry Designs, visit or check out her Facebook page.

    Read  the MidWeek Online Article here:

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Big Wave season is here on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii!

    My passion for surf photography had me on Ke Iki Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii on the very first day of the giant winter surf where I witnessed a very close call ocean rescue and caught it all on camera.  Here's the NBC affiliate KGMB / KHNL Honolulu "Hawaii News Now" video of my photos and my description of what happened:

    Click link below to watch the segment:

    Video: Big Surf News & Caution from MonicaByTheShore!

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Sunny Smiles

     This is a super cute YouTube video of many of my customers, friends & family and their Sunrise Shells & Sunny Smiles!  You'll really love it, its only 3 minutes long & rolls pretty fast but its so cute!!!
    Enjoy & Aloha~

    click on the link below to watch the video *;)

     "Sunrise Shells & Smiles"

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Whole Shell Sunrise Shell Pairs!

    From the "Private Collection"

    on display at Haleiwa Arts Festival

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL Sunrise Shell Rings!

    I'll have these rings plus lots of "raw" shells at the Arts Fest this weekend so you can pick your own shell & band material & have it sized to fit your finger perfectly!  Toe Rings Too!

    Haleiwa Arts Festival this weekend!!!!

     Stop by the "Sunrise Shells by MonicaByTheShore" booth #113 and say Aloha & check out some beautiful shells!

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Aboard The HOKULE'A Voyaging Canoe in Haleiwa!

    Today was a very special day for me, I was so blessed to be invited aboard the beloved "Hokule'a" Polynesian Voyaging Canoe for a private morning 'talk story' with crew & captain. What a thrill, being a boat lover/sailor all my life, and with the Hokule'a being Hawaii's own, most loved vessel, this was an incredible honor that I will cherish forever. The 62' Hokule'a was the sailing canoe that Eddie Aikau lost his life trying to help as they were in in trouble at sea and he tried to swim to shore & was never seen again. Gifts were exchanged as we talked story & I sent a special North Shore Sunrise Shell sailing aboard the Hokule'a, & they left me with a native Hawaiian White Hibiscus plant. There are 26 pics in the "Hokule'a album" on my "MonicaByTheShore" Facebook page, but here's a few to share with you here. Enjoy, & aloha~

    Friday, July 6, 2012

    Beautiful Momi Shell & Sunrise Shells Lei Necklace

    Aloha!  I had to share this new piece, I love it so much!!!  Here's the link to read all the details & pricing :

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Haleiwa Arts Festival 2012 Info

    Here's a little more detail about the Haleiwa Arts Festival!  Be sure to stop by & say Aloha to me and look at some rare & beautiful seashells & jewelry, hand made on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, at the "Sunrise Shells by MonicaByTheShore" tent, #113, near the front entrance and the info tent.
    Hope to see you there! Aloha~

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    MonicaByTheShore Sunrise Shells at Haleiwa Arts Festival

    Thursday, April 19, 2012


    Check out all these new Sunrise Shell iPhone covers & cases, iPad covers too!  On the website, the "Gifts" page! 

    iPhone "Skin" for 3 or 4, $15

    iPhone "3-D Gel Skin" for 4S  $30 (they're "cushy")


    iPhone 4 Lightweight Hard Case

    Hard Case $39
    iPads Skins ~ Original iPads
    iPad Skins $39