Sundrop Jewelry News

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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Coming soon: extra-long pendants!
October 23 2017

I just uncovered these extra long pendants while unpacking and getting settled into my new studio.  Ranging from one and a half inches long to a full two inches, these teardrops are as large as Sundrops get - and soon they'll be in my shop! I only have a few of these extra-long pendants.  They'll soon be available in Water Blue, Kelly Green, and a single teardrop of High Tide. Mailing list members will get to shop ahead of the crowd, so join the wait list if you want to be sure to have a chance at your favorite.  Don’t wait -...

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A necklace to make a statement!
October 16 2017

I don’t get that many opportunities to get out of my studio for things other than day-to-day errands and such.  But when I do get a chance, I love to wear something that really catches the eye and makes a statement.  This necklace is one of my new favorites this year… These statement necklaces are serious head turners, and surprisingly comfortable to wear. So whether you’re looking to sparkle in the sunshine at your next outdoor event or by candlelight at a romantic dinner (or just rock your next errand day - I totally need to do that more!) -...

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Coming soon: Earth tones with some sparkle!
October 03 2017

It's amazing what gets unearthed when packing begins...   I'm going to be moving across town in about a month, and in the midst of all the sorting and packing I discovered even more pieces in these warm, autumnal earth tones!  I made just a few of these as part of the Bohemian Collection, but never photographed them. (oops!)   With that oversight finally rectified, these new fall colors of Lyra Earrings and Pendants will be arriving in my online shop this week.   Mailing list members will get to shop first.  They won't be the last - and I...

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Earth tones? Yes, please!
October 02 2017

Perfect for fall, earth tones are back for a limited time only! Because they're so perfect for fall, I just couldn't resist bringing back these fiery oranges, golden yellows, olive greens, warm browns, and stark blacks.  But they'll only be in my shop for a limited time!  Just like the changing leaves of Fall, these colors won't be around for long, so enjoy them while you can!   Shop Fall Colors Now >> And if earth tones aren't your thing - what about your best friend?  Your mom?  If you know someone who'd adore these colors share this to them!  Or get your holiday shopping...

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Dainty lavender drop earrings are back in stock!
October 02 2017

Guess what??  These dainty Lavender Demi Drop Earrings are back in stock! I finally had a sunshine-and-schedule conjunction this week that gave me the time to work on these little lovelies! Perfect for the pastel-lover in your life (whether a friend, relative, or even yourself!), these dainty and diminutive teardrop earrings will add a lovely, subtle blush to your favorite outfit.  Find them in the shop.

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I've heard of a Prince Rupert's drop - are Sundrops the same thing?
September 18 2017

  I get this question all the time! The short answer is, "No, Sundrops aren't the same as Prince Rupert's drops." But that doesn't clarify things much, does it? So, to start off.. What is a Prince Rupert's drop? Prince Rupert's drops usually look like a curving tadpole, with a bulbous head and a long thin tail. If you've ever heard of Prince Rupert's Drops, you've probably heard that they are incredibly strong... unless you break the long skinny tail, at which point they shatter into a million pieces. How are Sundrops different than Prince Rupert's drops? Like Prince Rupert's...

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Sapphire blue recycled glass earrings steal the show from sapphires and diamonds!
September 14 2017

These extra-long recycled glass earrings garner more attention than sapphires and diamonds! If you've been thinking fine jewelry has cornered the market as the sparkling attention-grabber, think again!  These art jewelry earrings are upcycled from Risata wine bottles with sun-melted glass teardrops from Skyy Vodka bottles, and finished with recycled sterling silver - eco-friendly and irresistible!     "I receive more compliments on my Risata bottle-neck earrings.  I'm wearing my diamond and sapphire ring - however, the Risata earrings are the only thing that gets noticed.  People rave about the beautiful blue color.  Then I tell them how they are made, and they...

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What is gold-fill?
August 23 2017

Have you seen jewelry listed as gold-fill and wondered what it meant?  Is it actual gold?  Is it just another word for cheap gold plating?  Or is there gold inside something else?   So, what is gold-fill anyway? The term "gold-fill" is a bit of a misnomer.  A thick coating of gold is pressure-bonded to the surface of another, less-expensive, metal.  Unlike the thin layer of gold coating on gold-plated objects however, gold-fill will not flake off or change colors, making it a safe option for those with allergies.  Plus, they'll keep their gold appearance for life, giving the look of...

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Clear teardrop earrings - why doesn't Sundrop Jewelry have any?
August 15 2017

If you've been looking for clear teardrop earrings amongst Sundrop Jewelry's veritable rainbow of colors, I'm sorry to tell you - I don't make any perfectly clear glass teardrop earrings (or necklaces).  Why not?  Well, it all comes down to color - or lack thereof. The closest I can get to clear teardrop earrings, these are made from green-tinted Coca-Cola bottles. At this point, you probably know that Sundrop Jewelry's glass teardrop earrings and necklaces are melted using sunshine. (If this is the first you've heard - go watch the videos! They're pretty cool, if I do say so myself.)...

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Lost & Found Sale ends Tonight!
August 04 2017

The sale ends TONIGHT!  Don't miss your chance to shop these gorgeous, newly-uncovered pieces at 30% off!  Are you looking for vibrant, summery colors or are ready to go more subdued for fall? Do you prefer elegant minimalism or a multi-colored explosion? Whichever it is, you'll find something to love in this sale!After languishing in the dark for nearly a decade, these gorgeous earrings and necklaces have emerged into the light again!  The swirling, glowing glass is longing to escape the box and add some color to your life...Never-to-be-seen-again colors, limited editions, and one-of-a-kind pieces - all 30% off! The sale ends tonight, and...

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Your invitation to the Lost & Found Sale!
August 03 2017

The flash sale is on!  Be the first to shop these gorgeous, newly-uncovered pieces - at 30% off!  After languishing in the dark for nearly a decade, these gorgeous earrings and necklaces have emerged into the light again!  The swirling, glowing glass is longing to escape the box and add some color to someone’s life… will it be yours?Now in the shop, you’ll find never-to-be-seen-again colors, limited editions, and one-of-a-kind pieces - all 30% off!  The sale ends tomorrow, and when these pieces are gone… they’re gone. Shop the Sale >> P.S. There are also a few sets of wine glass charms and hair sticks.  Both...

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Lost & Found Sale: Variations on a Theme
August 01 2017

These three pairs of earrings are similar, but not exactly the same…  think of them as variations on a theme.  Subtly swirling ice-blue, paired with vibrant turquoise. In just a couple days I'll be having a flash sale on all these newly-discovered pieces! For a limited time - pendants and earrings, wine charms and hair sticks - all at 30% off! Mailing list members get to shop first, and there were only so many pieces in that long-lost box! Get first pick - join here.

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Coming soon: a long-lost treasure trove
July 31 2017

Look what I found!  It’s a long-lost stash of jewelry from eight or nine years ago... I wonder how many long-out-of-stock earrings and necklaces I’ve just uncovered?We’ll see soon - because this discovery means it’s time for a flash sale!  All these newly discovered pieces will be 30% off - and mailing list members get first dibs! ...as soon as I get them added to my shop. Not a mailing list member yet?  Join today to get exclusive early access - direct to your inbox!  

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Mix 'n match for a summer wedding
July 31 2017

Do you get tired of seeing wedding jewelry that's too matchy-matchy?  Go ahead and mix it up! This set was custom made for a lovely young lady I met at a fair recently.  Sandy said that pretty much everything else for the wedding would be matching her pearl-colored dress.  She really wanted to bring in some of the cobalt blue of her fiancée's suit for her bridal jewelry.  Isn't that sweet?     The pearl and blue swirls in the necklace are reflected in the sparkling silver spiraling around the pure cobalt blue earrings, harmonizing for a cohesive look without feeling repetitive.

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Summer's best-seller is back in stock!
July 20 2017

These two-tone Morning Glory Solaris Earrings were so popular they sold out just a few weeks after their arrival!  But now... they're back in stock! Grab yours here - I'm not sure how long they'll last! Shop Now >> Love the color, but looking for a necklace or different design?  Browse everything in Morning Glory.

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Silver for Summer
July 11 2017

I love the simplicity of a circle.  The eye follows it round and round, never ending...Thin rings of sparkling silver (framing a tiny drop of vibrant glass) all swing freely in this bold pendant necklace. Find the perfect color of Eclipse Pendant to compliment your summer, whether you're spending your time at the beach or out on the town.  Or a bit of both - this bold yet elegant pendant necklace will transition effortlessly with you from your casual sunny day to your sleek night out!Add the bold, circular sparkle of these silver and glass pendants to your summer! Shop...

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What is my birthstone? Birthstone chart and fun facts.
July 11 2017

  Have you ever wondered "What is my birthstone, anyway?"  Well, here you'll find the answer!  Scan the birthstone chart below to find the month you were born.  Then, go ahead and click through for some fun facts and meanings about your birthstone!      January's birthstone: Garnet Garnet fun facts February's birthstone: Amethyst Amethyst fun facts March's birthstone: Aquamarine Aquamarine fun facts April's birthstone:Diamond Diamond fun facts May's birthstone:Emerald Emerald fun facts June's birthstone:Alexandrite Alexandrite fun facts July's birthstone:Ruby Ruby fun facts   August's birthstone:Peridot Peridot fun facts   September's birthstone:Sapphire Sapphire fun facts October's birthstone:Watermelon tourmaline Tourmaline fun...

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