Sundrop Jewelry News

What will you wear on St. Patrick's Day?
March 06 2023

Since I work from home, I'm usually not too big on planning my outfits these days - although I do remember agonizing over elementary school picture day.¬†ūüôā¬†However, I definitely need to think ahead for St. Patrick's Day (it's next Friday, March 17th!) because there is a serious dearth of green in my closet.¬† Luckily my new jewelry collection provides the perfect fix! I think these new Spring Greens Waterfall Earrings should keep me safe from any St. Patrick's Day pinches, don't you?¬† (Unless you snap them up for yourself... then it's back to the drawing board for me, I suppose.)...

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Spring has sprung with so many new greens...
March 01 2023

The Spring Greens collection has officially arrived!  Hop over to my online shop now to find your favorite greens for Spring! Featuring subtle olive greens of Moss and Forest Mist, the pale milky green of Jadeite (a former favorite made from an antique plate), and a striking opaque lime with a dark glittering swirl of Sparkling Lime.  This new collection runs the gamut of greens (perfect for St. Patrick's Day too!) - and they are all available in my shop now! Shop Now >>   These Spring Greens are limited edition colors, and some pieces are one of a kind. Remember, simply having an...

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Limited edition greens are on the way for Spring!
February 26 2023

Get ready for Spring - with a new limited edition collection!   A month ago I was trying out some new glass streaky glass teardrops I was trying out a month ago?  Well, in between the off and on rains I got some more time out under my giant magnifying glass, and some of those colors will be landing in my shop in just a few days! Here's a sneak peek at one of my favorite of the new colors... The new limited edition Spring Greens will be arriving in my shop on Wednesday, and most designs are extremely limited (ones or twos)...

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New matching jewelry sets have arrived!
February 20 2023

Five more of Sundrop Jewelry's bestselling designs are now available as complete boxed sets, ready to give (or receive)! For the longest time only three of Sundrop Jewelry's designs have been available as matching earrings and necklace boxed sets.  I know they're great for gifting - or for yourself (so you never have to wonder which of your current jewelry will match your elegant new Sundrops)!  And yet I haven't added any additional sets for years!Well, that changes today.  Five new styles of boxed sets are available in my shop now, so hop over and find your new favorite matched...

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Sneak peek at some colorful streaks...
January 26 2023

Here in California, the sun has finally broken through our repeated inundation by atmospheric rivers - which means I got a chance to get outside and try out some new colors I'd been eyeing! Today I just made a few of each of these streaky colors to see what they looked like.  What do you think??  I'd love to make enough to get out a small batch before Valentine's Day!  Let me know what you think of these new potential colors - or let me know if you've been looking for another combination I haven't tried yet!And if you're thinking of more traditional colors...

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Local holiday fairs are going virtual this year - starting with GIFTY!
November 09 2020

Obviously, the 2020 holiday season is going to look a bit different than normal.  But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining.  With so many small and local holiday fairs going virtual, anybody can join in the fun - even if you are currently far, far away!I've traditionally been part of a number of holiday fairs, and I'm glad to say that at least a few are keeping on and even expanding this year - like GIFTY at The Crucible!  Usually a 3-day event in their huge Oakland warehouse/industrial and fine arts school, GIFTY is moving online and lengthening...

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Twirling tendrils of silver and glass jewelry
May 09 2019

Tendrils of silver twine delicately around a dainty drop of sun-melted glass in my newest jewelry designs.  Like the slow uncurling of a new leaf, the new Tendrils Collection is still emerging, but I wanted to give you a little preview!   As always, I've designed with sustainability in mind - using 100% recycled sterling silver and as many colors of recycled glass bottles as I can find!  With a dainty glass water drop of pale blue, these twirling tendrils are perfect for Spring - or go with something a bit more vibrant like this vivid turquoise to add an extra pop to your favorite...

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New designs inspired by nature...
April 11 2019

So I was supposed to be working on something else this afternoon, but after being inspired by a jewelry design class yesterday I just couldn’t help myself! Three pages of sketches, and these are what came out today...   I’ve had this idea forever (inspired by this image), but was never really sure how to go about connecting the drops - today I finally just gave it a shot, and it worked out great!      What do you think?  I've got a number of variations in mind and I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Spring has sprung - with new greens and blues!
March 29 2019

The new collection is here! Spring Greens and April Showers have arrived in my online shop, ready for you to find a lovely new piece (or two!) to freshen up your Spring wardrobe!   Celebrate the morning with delicate pale blue dew drops, explore the forest's dappled shade with the swirling greens of a fiddlehead fern, or turn over a new leaf with jewelry made from an antique jadeite plate - pale, milky mint green with just a hint of yellow. Whichever color you choose is sure to add a touch of Spring to your favorite outfit!As a mailing list member, this...

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Spring Greens (and April Showers) are on the way...
March 25 2019

I had a glimpse of Spring and sunny days recently - and took advantage of it!  I pulled my giant magnifying glass out in the sunshine and tried out some more new colors!  And I managed to make just enough of my three favorites before the rains returned to share them with you...     There are three brand new colors in this limited edition collection: A pale, milky mint green made from a broken antique jadeite plate Swirling opaque greens made from stained glass scraps And a pale transparent blue (also from stained glass scraps), similar to Water but...

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Featured Shop: Elle's Niche
March 05 2019

Our newest featured shop is Elle's Niche in Charles Town, West Virginia - a darling boutique that just picked up Sundrop Jewelry this year.  I'm super excited to have Sundrop Jewelry join them!   Why did you start your shop? I started my shop out of a love of creating and wanting to be able to showcase others like me. It has always been a dream of mine and currently we have over 20 artisans in the store. There are some that believe that art is something that you hang on a wall or place on a pedestal or show in a gallery. While that...

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The "Rainy Season" has arrived - in new colors!
March 01 2019

Drumroll, please.... The new limited edition colors have arrived! Milky swirls, subtle streaks, and moody hues are signature elements of this enticing trio.   From a single strip of scrap stained glass three fairly distinct color variations emerged, and I'm naming them accordingly (because giving things names makes them more official, right?)...This is the "Rainy Season" series, with three colors to choose from: "Partly Cloudy"  (lower right) with sky blue and white swirls "Overcast" (center) with hazy very pale blue and pale purple "Stormy Day" (upper left) dominated by purple streaks in milky pale blue You'll find each available in...

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New limited edition colors are coming soon!
February 28 2019

I've been playing around with some glass scraps that I got from a fellow artist who was de-stashing her old stained glass hobby, and I just couldn't resist sharing this one first... These drops are all from a single strip of a milky white and blue and purple streaked stained glass! Whenever I use multi-colored stained glass there ends up being a LOT more variation in the colors and patterns from one drop to the next. That certainly ended up being the case here - even though they're all made from the same strip of stained glass! Some have sky blue and...

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Have You Been Waiting For The Next Sale?
February 15 2019

If you haven't been to my website recently you may not have noticed, but over the past month I have been quietly reducing the prices on my three most popular jewelry designs - Solaris Earrings, Demi Earrings, and Demi Pendants. A number of factors went into this decision, but one of the biggest things is I didn't want anyone to have to wait for a sale to buy a piece you've fallen in love with.  (However, this does mean that I will be having fewer sales in the future, and the discounts won't be as large.) While I will probably not be...

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Back in stock - recycled earrings!
January 31 2019

Unlike much of the country (I hope you're staying warm!), I've had some sunny days recently.  So I've been busy using that sunshine to make more delightful, sparkling teardrop jewelry from a certain well-known glass bottle... Guess which color is now back in stock?   This weather turned out to be a really good thing, as I had entirely run out of these glass teardrops I make from Coca-Cola bottles!  This pale green often appears clear, and tends to pick up surrounding colors, so it can go with absolutely anything! Grab yours in my online shop here: http://sundropjewelry.com/pages/coca-cola-recycled-1   Shop Now...

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What did you find under your tree?
December 26 2018

I know it can be SO disappointing to know exactly what you wanted and not find it under the tree!  That's why I'm giving you a chance to get what you really wanted to wear to that New Year's party!  Just use code WHIMSY for 20% off the Doodles Collection - today only.     This is the biggest sale I've had on the Doodles Collection all year (and the biggest one I'll be having for a while).  If you've had your eye on one of these fun and fanciful pieces now is a great time to scoop one up.  Just use code WHIMSY...

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Free Shipping Day
December 14 2018

I'm going to have a jam-packed weekend at The Crucible's annual GIFTY holiday fair in Oakland, but in case you won't be in the area I wanted to be sure to let you know that today is Free Shipping Day!   Everything at SundropJewelry.com will ship for free today via USPS first class mail - no coupon code needed!  (US orders only.)  Which means that if you have another coupon code, you can go ahead and use it too.  Since I'm going to be a bit busy this weekend, all orders will ship on Monday - but they should still arrive in plenty...

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EmilyReviews Sundrop Jewelry (and a giveaway!)
December 07 2018

Amber of EmilyReviews.com just wrote the most wonderful review of her new Sundrop Jewelry! "Artist Tawny Reynolds is a true master of her craft. She melts down glass bottles to create the gorgeous pieces offered at Sundrop Jewelry. Using a three foot magnifying glass, she focuses the sunlight on glass bottles to melt into the droplets used in her jewelry and then wraps them in recycled sterling silver wire. No two pieces are exactly the same, though she does a wonderful job matching droplets for earring sets... While I don’t wear a lot of necklaces (I have an overzealous three year old...

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Find your spark
November 26 2018

I spent all weekend doing a huge fair, which meant I was too busy to do anything special for you online.   (Sorry!)  I had a great time, though - it was awesome to see all of you who stopped by my booth at the Indie Holiday Emporium this year!  But because so many of you can't come see me in person, I wanted to be sure to share something special with you too!So, today only I'm offering 30% off my new (and super-popular) Inner Spark Pendant! Gentle curves of asymmetric silver frame a single vibrant teardrop of sun-melted glass.  Throw...

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Symmetry is boring...
November 20 2018

Symmetry is boring - amp up your holiday style with some energetic asymmetry from the new Doodles Collection! These fun and fanciful designs are a bit of a departure from my usual designs.  In this case, the delightfully whimsical sterling silver ear hooks are the designs - along with my signature elegant glass teardrops, of course!   Whether you fall in love with these dainty Small Marquise Earrings and Asymmetric Mountain Necklace or something else entirely, they'll add some elegant color and asymmetric style to your holiday wardrobe!  Go find your favorite piece (or two!) in my shop now... Shop Now >>

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Delightful designs from the Doodles Collection
November 15 2018

Tell me, do you like to doodle?  I certainly do!  Sometimes my doodles are actual sketches of new jewelry ideas, but sometimes I just go ahead and "doodle" in the actual silver and glass teardrops - and that is how this whole collection got started... My new Doodles Collection is full of delightful designs - from simple geometric circles to fanciful loops and curves. Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday style this year - hop over to my shop now and nab a piece (or two!) from the Doodles Collection in time for Thanksgiving! Shop Now >> US...

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From bottle to earrings
November 07 2018

This week has been full of gorgeous, sunny, cloud-free skies - which means it's the perfect time to start stocking up on popular colors before the holiday rush!  I thought you might like to get a few peeks behind the scenes at how Sundrop Jewelry is made, from bottle to earrings! I start with an empty bottle (Skyy Vodka is today's color - we won't go into how it got emptied, haha!), and use glass cutting tools to slice off the top and bottom, and cut the sides of the bottle into long skinny strips. And here is why the weather matters...  On...

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Custom-made for you...
October 29 2018

Nearly half of the pieces I sell at fairs are either one-of-a-kind color combinations I have on display, or custom requests for this design but in another color. With so many colors to choose from there are just too many variations possible to have them all on display at once. (And I already have people saying they get paralysis of choice!) But everyone has their own favorite colors, right? So, I always bring my entire stock of sun-melted glass teardrops. And I try to tell everyone that if they see a design they love but want a different color, I can...

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The Sample Sale is ON!
October 25 2018

The 24-hour sample sale has begun!  If you're anxious to start shopping one-of-a-kind styles, limited edition colors, some designs that never made it into production, and excess inventory, all between 30 and 50% off - click here to shop now! A few quick notes, just so there's no pushing and shoving... Quantities of some pieces are very limited. (We're talking ones or twos.) Unfortunately, this may mean that things disappear from your shopping cart! I apologize for that, but that's the way it sometimes goes with sample sales! I'll be removing items from the online sample sale page as they sell out - this way...

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