Sundrop Jewelry News

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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Preventing paralysis of choice - making room for the new
October 15 2018

I love trying new colors of glass and coming up with new designs! But the problem with doing that is an exponentially-exploding number of variations. Since I have twelve standard colors, adding just one new design means a dozen more pieces to choose amongst! And when I develop a whole new collection… well, let’s just say that there’s a name for 12 dozen, and that’s what lands in my shop! Paralysis of choice is real. And because of that, I have to periodically retire colors and designs so it doesn’t become (even more) overwhelming for you. Like right now - I’ve been busily...

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Eco-friendly bridal jewelry: lightweight statement earrings you will wear again and again
October 08 2018

If you're anything like me, most big and bold earrings are not your friend - and not for style reasons. My ears simply can't take the weight all day! That's why I'm always conscious of weight when I make Sundrop Jewelry earrings. Being made of glass, you might think they would be heavy, but they're not. In fact, most of my earrings are so lightweight you can barely tell you're wearing them - even these statement earrings, featured in last month's Belle Armoire magazine! Designed as an eco-friendly bridal jewelry set, these long, flowing statement earrings and matching neck ring were inspired by trailing...

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Lightweight earrings are a blessing...
October 03 2018

Lightweight earrings are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing... I don't know about you, but my ears just cannot take the weight of heavy earrings.  By afternoon, the headache has begun.   You might hear "glass earrings" and think, "Oh, those must be so heavy!" But sundrops are lightweight - surprisingly so!  I make sure that all the earrings I design are something that I myself am comfortable wearing all day long, day after day - like these Duet Earrings! And a curse... While this is great for all-day, every-day wear, it can lead to its own problem -...

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Whimsical sterling silver & sun-melted glass jewelry
September 27 2018

Pre-orders are now open for my newest 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! I'll be officially launching the collection sometime in mid-late November and rolling out new designs throughout the winter (I have so many ideas!)  But if you want to get your hands on any of the new designs in plenty of time for all those holiday parties, you can pre-order today and receive your jewelry by...

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Fun & fanciful earrings - pre-orders coming soon!
September 20 2018

I promised you some new earrings - so here's a sneak peek at one of the pieces from the new collection! Like the recently released new chokers and necklaces, some of these designs have been in the works for a while - but I keep coming up with new ideas to add to the collection!  I will be opening the new collection for pre-orders next week, and as a mailing list member you'll get to get yours first! If you've been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I've been working on these fun and fanciful new pieces for...

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Layer on the necklaces!
September 12 2018

The best thing about chokers is that they work any time!  Alone, they add an elegant touch to a casual outfit.  Or they can serve as a base for layering it on and really amping up your style!   So many possibilities!  Whether you simply throw on an extra pendant with your choker to add some on-trend style to your regular outfit... or go all out with even more layers!       Find your favorite choker necklace in my shop now, and start layering away!

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New necklaces...
September 07 2018

You know how it goes, right?  You get off to a great start on a project... You get almost to the finish line...  And then something comes up and it stalls out for way too long.  (At least, I hope it's not just me!) In my newly-discovered free time (a.k.a. my daughter's school day), I've finally had a chance to sit down in my studio and finish a few new pieces that have been on my mind for ages! From diminutive chokers to stunning statement necklaces (plus a new ombre sapphire piece I've been dreaming of) I love these new necklaces!  Click here to...

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Last hours for this one-of-a-kind jewelry!
May 31 2018

Today is your last day to shop the Bold as Bronze Collection - the remains of the collection will retire at midnight tonight! Ranging from these stunning statement earrings to layered necklaces and geometric dainties, this is your last chance to shop this one of a kind jewelry collection!The Bold as Bronze collection shuts its doors at midnight tonight. Shop Now >> If you want an idea of what's coming next, sign up for my mailing list for some sneak peeks - and to be the first to hear when they're available!

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Bronze collection closing soon...
May 24 2018

Back at the start of the year, I decided this was going to be a year of designing and experimenting - trying out new looks and new techniques.  The Bold as Bronze Collection was just the start...   The one of a kind pieces in this collection pair geometric handcrafted bronze with my signature sun-melted glass teardrops for a bold new look.  And while I had a ton of fun making them, I'm ready to move on and try something new...So, the Bold as Bronze collection will close May 31st.  Ranging from these dainty geometric dangles to layered necklaces and stunning statement pieces, this...

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Featured Shop: Modern Mouse
May 15 2018

This week's featured shop is Modern Mouse, in Alameda, California - fairly close to Sundrop Jewelry's home base in Berkeley, as a matter of fact! Why did you start your shop? Modern Mouse opened its doors in 2009 under the watchful eye of OG owner, Eleen Hsu. She wanted to create and cultivate a more community-oriented and intimate retail space, showcasing all handmade, locally-made, and/or independently designed goods. Since Matt and I, Mynt, became the new Head Mice, we've only sought to perpetuate that vision.   What types of products do you carry? We carry a little something for everyone!...

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Expecting to get noodle art for Mother's Day?
May 04 2018

I just love this note that came with an order last year: These are gorgeous!  Thank you for having a mother's day sale.  I'm buying these for myself because my kids will be giving me noodle art :) As a mom of a Kindergartener, I can relate. And while I'm not having a Mother's Day Sale this year, I still have some great news...  If you haven't visited my site recently, you probably haven't noticed that over the past month I have quietly reduced my prices. A lot of factors went into this decision, but the biggest is that I...

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Mother-Daughter necklace sets: behind the scenes
April 11 2018

(Or, what happens when I do a photoshoot with my 6 yr old) Not long ago I launched a set of Mother-Daughter Necklaces.  I was in a rush to get everything done before I left on a family trip, so I just took a quick look through all the photos we took, grabbed one, and used it everywhere.  But now I've had a chance to look at the rest of the photos - and they tell such a fun story of the day!   The selfie photoshoot started off great - we got some really cute pictures together, with both Mother...

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Mother-daughter necklace sets have arrived!
March 29 2018

My 6-yr old daughter is always wanting to "borrow" my jewelry.  Anything Mommy is wearing; from a simple pendant or elaborate statement necklace (that hangs to her belly button) to long dangly earrings - she doesn't even have pierced ears, so she hangs the earrings from her glasses!  "Ooh, that's pretty!  Can I wear it?  Pleeeeaaase?"If your daughter is anything like mine, she will love this Mother-Daughter pendant set - and you'll love that you get to keep wearing your own jewelry! You'll receive an elegant Maressa Pendant for you, and a dainty yet sturdy Demi Drop Pendant for your little one! Since a...

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The birthday sale is ending soon!
March 24 2018

Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my birthday!  The birthday sale is winding down, but you do still have a few hours to grab your favorite pieces at 39% off!Whether you're planning ahead for Mother's Day, or feel like treating yourself to some sunshine to freshen up your spring wardrobe, this is definitely your best chance to grab those earrings or necklace you've had your eye on... The sale ends today, at noon Pacific.  Click here to find your favorite piece, and remember to use code BIRTHDAY at checkout to get 39% off!   Use code BIRTHDAY >>...

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The birthday sale is on!!
March 21 2018

  On your mark, get set, go! Whether you're updating your wardrobe for spring and summer, finding the perfect gift for a birthday or Mother's Day, or have been casting a longing eye at a certain piece for a while now, hop over to the shop now.   Use the discount code BIRTHDAY at checkout to take 39% off all jewelry in the store!   Use code BIRTHDAY >> Any questions? Check out my tips for shopping the birthday sale or send me a message!

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Get ready for the big birthday sale!
March 14 2018

Next week is my birthday, and I've got a present for you!   In the past I've held a Mother's Day sale in April/May, but I decided to change things up this year with a birthday sale instead!  Everything in the store will be 39% off starting Wed, March 21st at noon Pacific time to noon on Saturday.  (And yes, I'm turning 39 - it's a bit of a give away, huh?)     Excited to start shopping the big sale?  Here's everything you need to know: Everything at SundropJewelry.com will be 39% off!  (ok, not the gift certificates or gift wrap,...

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Purple rain: the complete Ultraviolet jewelry series
March 08 2018

Sometimes bad weather is a blessing...A few weeks ago when it was warm and sunny I spent every minute out in the sunshine melting glass.  Now that it's been chilly and rainy (well, chilly for California) I have time to do all the backlogged indoor work (like writing, photographing, etc.)  And that means... the rest of the new Ultraviolet series has landed in the shop, like these Purple Rain Duet Earrings! A few designs were available last week, but now the whole line is here.  If you're a fan of multi-colors or more elaborate pieces, this is your chance!  Hop over to...

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New Ultraviolet glass jewelry: blue or purple?
March 06 2018

Is it blue, or is it purple? Well, sometimes one, sometimes the other, and sometimes both!  I've spent a lot of the last couple weeks out in the sunshine melting more of this gorgeous Ultraviolet glass, stocking up on everything from tiny teardrops to earrings (and pendants) elegantly spiraled with silver.   I love how the glass starts out pure blue, but transforms under the heat of focused sunlight... Some teardrops turn a little more purple, some less, but they all have that eye-catching two tone color scheme going on, adding an extra bit of interest to their elegant simplicity....

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Start with your favorite color, then find the perfect jewelry design!
March 06 2018

There are times you stumble upon a piece of jewelry so lovely you just have to have it - you don't have an event planned, or a particular outfit that needs a final touch, you just want it.But then there are the times when you're looking for something specific.  Like a red dress that needs some matching earrings and all your current jewelry leans toward blues and greens.  Or you need a gift and just discovered that her birthstone is alexandrite (and maybe you're wondering, "What color is alexandrite, anyway?"  Hint - check out my roundup of all the birthstones here.) When that's the case, you...

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Mixing and matching jewelry styles: theme and variations
February 21 2018

Do you just wear earrings and eschew necklaces (or vice versa) because you're not sure what goes together?  Or tend to only wear perfectly matching sets of jewelry because you're not sure how to mix things up?  Here are a few examples of mixing and matching jewelry styles running the gamut from a basic matching set to eclectic style, while still keeping a cohesive look.  The secret: sticking with a color palette as a theme and adding variations.   Matching Let's start with a basic matching set.  If you're not confident mixing designs and aesthetics, this is the place for you...

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