Sundrop Jewelry News

Simple style inspiration to dress up your Valentine's - or any day of the year!
February 14 2018

I hope you have a wonderful evening planned tonight for Valentine's Day!  But, do you know what you're going to wear?If not, don't stress out!  (This is supposed to be a fun night, remember?  And how can you relax and have fun if you just spent the whole day fretting over which outfit to wear?)  My advice - start with something basic, like a simple white top and your favorite slacks or skirt.  This is your blank canvas.  Then, dress it up with colorful jewelry! Do you have a piece of jewelry you bought or were given that you just...

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Enliven your outfits: dress up a basic white top with colorful jewelry
February 12 2018

Sometimes it's good to stick to the basics.  Sometimes, you're required to (I'm remembering the choir and band "uniform" of white top and black pants from high school).  Sometimes it just requires less thinking when you're getting ready for the day while still half asleep.  And sometimes, you want your clothing to serve as a blank canvas, ready for whatever you may care to add!   From minimalist style to statement jewelry, here are three ideas for adding color to dress up a basic white top.   Minimalist Style Simple drop earrings and a small pendant in swirling yellows and reds dresses up a...

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Coming soon: ultraviolet-colored jewelry!
February 07 2018

While I'm still excited to keep working on more new bronze pieces, the weather has been so warm and sunny this week that I just had to get outside and melt some more glass!>I've replenished my stock of pale Coca-Cola green and vibrant Magenta (both now back in stock!), plus I went all out with this new purple...   You may recognize it - I tested it out last year before the sun went south for the winter and I loved it then.  When I heard this year's Pantone color was Ultraviolet, I just knew it had to be next!I've...

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Your invitation to go bold as bronze!
February 01 2018

Guess what?  The newest collection of Sundrop Jewelry is in the shop now! I say this every time, but I'm in love with these new designs!  The warm bronze adds a whole new dimension to my signature sun-melted glass teardrops.  From dainty dangling triangles to some true statement earrings with a capital "S" - the one-of-a-kind pieces in this new collection are ready to help you make a statement any day of the week! These are just the first pieces in this new design direction, and I'd love to hear which is your favorite! Large or small? Did I leave out...

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Coming soon: geometric bronze statement jewelry
January 29 2018

  I wanted to give you some sneak peeks of the new geometric jewelry I'm working on. I usually work in sterling silver, but for this new project I decided to try something else new - bronze! The warm coppery gold color changes up the whole feel of the pieces.  Here's a peek behind the scenes...       Sawing geometric shapes out of a sheet of bronze.       When she saw the shapes I had cut out, my daughter insisted I make a heart too.  Trying a couple different designs with the heart - which do you...

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Sneak peek at new jewelry arriving next week!
January 26 2018

I've been working on some brand new designs, and wanted to give you a little sneak peek...   I’ve been branching out, playing with new jewelry designs that incorporate hand-cut brass with my most popular colors of sun-melted glass. These pieces add a bold geometric touch, and will be arriving in my online shop next week!Mailing list members get first dibs, and these new pieces are one of a kind - so be sure to get on the mailing list! Join Now >>   UPDATE: They're here!  The new collection of geometric jewelry in warm bronze is in the shop now.

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Worry-free faux lariat necklace
January 17 2018

I can't believe it took me this long to come up with a faux version of my favorite lariat design!   While I love the look of lariat necklaces, I have to admit I've always been a bit leery of them. I can never just throw it on and forget it, I have to keep checking, checking, checking that it's in place and not coming undone. That's not the carefree ease I want from my jewelry!     I'm loving the carefree fun of this updated lariat necklace! It's been my go-to daily necklace for more than a week now,...

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Melting glass with solar energy: The next question everyone asks...
January 16 2018

Last week I mentioned my most frequently asked question - how sunlight can possibly melt glass. My second most frequently asked question is "How in the world did you come up with this idea??"⠀I have to be honest - I didn't. A friend of mine, back when he was 14, got his hands on this giant magnifying glass - and, being a teenager in rural Alaska, went around burning everything he could find!  The first magnifying glass.  You may notice our setup has changed a bit since - my current magnifying glass is rectangular, and mounted in a much more robust frame. He melted lines...

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The question everyone asks: How can you melt glass with sunshine?
January 09 2018

Whenever I'm telling someone about Sundrop Jewelry I invariably get the question: "Wait, what do you mean - sun-melted glass??"⠀⠀Actually, I mean exactly that!   I use a giant magnifying glass to focus sunshine to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (for reference, most types of glass melt at around 1,600°).  The focused light makes a hot spot about 1 cm wide, and I use it to melt strips of bottle glass and stained glass into dainty, elegant teardrops. The end of the glass strip starts to melt in the hot spot, then, pulled by gravity, starts to drip and cools in the air.⠀It doesn't get...

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Free shipping AND a discount!
December 15 2017

Guess what?? Today is the 10th annual Free Shipping Day - which means that everything on SundropJewelry.com ships for free within the US!     Here's the deal:  Everyone gets free shipping today.  Everybody.  No coupon code required.  And your jewelry is guaranteed to arrive by Christmas. How much better can it get?  Well, it can get better... Since you don't need a coupon code for the free shipping, you can use a coupon code for something else... Just use coupon code FreeShipping10 at checkout to get $10 off your order of $100 or more!  Or, if you happen to...

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A new best-seller: Scaling the Heavens
December 14 2017

The original Water Eclipse Earrings have been very popular recently - thanks to the absolutely lovely review on Emily Reviews!But, did you know there's now a larger size too?  However, I realized I really needed to show you the two different sizes of Eclipse Earrings being worn so you could get a real sense of the different scales!  So, here they are, side by side... Made from recycled Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles melted with sunshine, these rain drop earrings make the perfect gift for your eco-fashionista friend!And if you like your earrings more elaborate (or are shopping for someone who...

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Go minimalist this Christmas with a pendant she'll wear all year!
December 13 2017

A pendant necklace is the perfect low-key compliment to dress up every day's wardrobe. Turn a so-so set of clothes into an eye-catching outfit simply by adding a pretty little ‘pop’ - and these colorfully minimalist pendant necklaces sure do pop! From the ever-popular blues to bright magenta and all the colors in between - choose her favorite color of these best-selling Maressa Pendant and add a pretty little 'pop' to Christmas Day! Shop Now >>

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Best sellers make the best gifts - a roundup of 2017's most popular jewelry!
December 04 2017

Best sellers make the best gifts!  And that's why I've rounded up the best selling Sundrop Jewelry of 2017 to help make your decision-making a bit easier.   Whether you're shopping for a minimalist (hint: try the Demi Earrings) or looking to make a real statement (check out the Aurora Necklace) you'll find something your hard-to-buy-for lady is sure to love! Made from recycled Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles melted with sunshine, these rain drop earrings make the perfect gift for your eco-fashionista friend! Now in two sizes.Read the original post or Shop Now >> A pendant necklace is the perfect low-key...

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Make a statement this Christmas!
December 04 2017

Whether you're looking to make a statement at all those holiday parties you'll be attending, or to make a statement with your gift-giving, this blue-green ombre statement necklace is the answer!      Blending from a brilliant turquoise blue, through a lovely two-tone to spring green, three exquisite handmade glass droplets entwined in silver trail down one side in this asymmetrical design, while three dainty silver chains gather together in a side toggle clasp. Shop Now >> The Rainforest color pictured has been the most popular this year, but check out the other color schemes available - or request a...

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These best-selling blue recycled glass earrings are a happy medium
December 04 2017

Choosing gifts is hard sometimes.  You might not know exactly what she would like - "Is this her style?  Or this?  Her color?  I don't know!!"  If you're agonizing and unsure, I'll tell you one thing - these cobalt blue Cameo Earrings are a pretty safe bet.  Blues are by far and away the most popular color, with the ability to dress up your everyday jeans, add a little personality to your work wardrobe, and add the final touch of elegance to your date-night dress!  I find these Cameo Earrings to be the perfect happy medium in terms of size...

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Sundrop Jewelry Giveaway on EmilyReviews.com!
November 28 2017

Miranda of EmilyReviews.com just wrote the sweetest review of her new Sundrop Jewelry!  "A fun gift idea to bless your friends and family with this holiday season is jewelry!  What girl doesn’t love getting some fresh and fun new pieces, right!?  ... Wait!  If you’re thinking that you don’t wear jewelry because it’s annoying, heavy, and gets in the way, do NOT stop reading yet!  One of my favorite features about Sundrop Jewelry is the fact that it’s SOOOOO lightweight that I actually forget that I’m wearing these gorgeous pieces!" Read the rest of her review here. Best of all,...

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Get Green Be Well reviews Sundrop Jewelry
November 22 2017

Kimberly of GetGreenBeWell.com just wrote the sweetest review of Sundrop Jewelry on her blog! I’m a sucker for beautiful jewelry. Especially when it is made with unique and recycled materials. When I found Sundrop Jewelry, I have to say I did a happy dance. Especially when I started browsing the gorgeous shop of recycled glass jewelry.What really sold me on the uniqueness of this sustainable fashion jewelry line, though, was how it is made.You’ll never believe this.Sundrop Jewelry is made with the power of the sun. Not solar powered tools. But really, the actual power of the sun!I chose a pair...

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Coming soon: Flash sales exclusively for mailing list members!
November 17 2017

I'm a little conflicted about joining the Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Small Business Saturday / what-will-they-come-up-with-next?? madness next weekend, but I also know it's when many of you start your serious holiday shopping.  And I want to help you find something special for that special someone on your list - preferably before we really get into the holiday crunch!     So, I'll by holding flash sales of some of my favorites of the new designs, and some of your favorites of the old - exclusively for mailing list members! So be sure to get on the mailing list!...

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Coming soon: dainty glass drop and circle earrings and necklaces
November 15 2017

Now that you've helped me clear the decks with last week's sample sale, I have room to bring in some new designs I've had waiting in the wings... The new Meteorite Earrings and Cassiopeia Necklace(plus there's a sweet three-circle version that people are gushing over -the Orion Necklace!) Since the release of the Circular Motion Collection, many have requested more size options. So, here they come! You'll find new sizes of the Eclipse and Orbital Motion Earrings, plus a new series reminiscent of my designs made from rings cut from glass bottles, but at a more delicate scale - and price! Join the wait list and be the...

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Today is the last day to save 30-50% off Sundrop Jewelry
November 10 2017

Today is the LAST day to shop Sundrop Jewelry at 30-50% off - and I decided to extend the sale til midnight!  So, if you thought you missed your chance, you're in luck!  Hop on over and get started on your holiday shopping before the sale ends - or treat yourself! Whether you're looking for holiday gifts or something for yourself (there are a lot of holiday parties coming up!), you’ll find just what you need.  This is the biggest sale I'll be having before the holidays, and it ends today, so head over to my shop now. Shop Now >>

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The Sample Sale is On!
November 09 2017

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 if they're sold out - this way you...

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Video interview with Sundrop Jewelry artist Tawny Reynolds
November 08 2017

A couple videographer friends from Mothership HackerMoms did a video interview with me about Sundrop Jewelry, motherhood, and running a business with kids - and I think it looks awesome! (Except, you know, for the part about me hating to see myself on video ;-p ) It's even got video of me using my giant magnifying glass to melt glass with sunshine - viewed from a distance so you can tell what's going on instead of me precariously holding my phone up with one hand while I manage to melt a single drop of glass one-handed. (It's a lot easier when...

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Coming soon: 30% - 50% off limited editions, one of a kinds, excess inventory, and discontinued styles
November 07 2017

It's almost time for the sample sale!  The sale officially starts Thursday, and mailing list members get to start shopping ahead of the crowd, the night before.  (That would be a good thing, because I'll be releasing some brand new one-of-a-kind pieces just for the sample sale!  So be sure you're on the list!) Scroll down for all the details you need...   Excited to shop the sale??  Here's what you need to know... The online sample sale will take place for 24 hours starting at Noon Pacific Time on Thursday, November 9th! I’ll have limited editions, one of a kinds, excess inventory,...

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Shoppers, start your wishlist...
November 01 2017

In just one week I'll be holding my biggest sale of the year!   On Thursday, November 9th I’ll have discontinued styles, colors, and some designs that never made it into production, all at 50% off!  If you're looking for something unique and original that no one else will have, this is the place to be.And, if you've had your eye on something in the standard collection it's still a great time to shop - I'll also have some excess inventory on sale for 30% off!This is a 48-hour sale for most, but mailing list members get a chance to pounce on those one-of-a-kind pieces...

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