Sundrop Jewelry Press

Beading Gem
May 01 2018

Sun Melted Glass Designs by Sun Drop Jewelry

"Tawny Reynolds, the designer behind Sun Drop Jewelry is an unusual glass artist. It's not just because she uses recycled glass bottles, stained glass and recycled sterling silver in her designs.  It is because she doesn't use a kiln or torch to melt the glass. She makes her distinctive drop glass elements by melting glass bottles at 3000° F with a giant magnifying glass! At this temperature, wood will burn and a penny will definitely melt."

Read the rest at BeadingGem.com

Splash Magazine
January 21 2018

2018 Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gift Guide

Under $100 – Beautiful Pieces For Your Loved Ones

Featured products: Chocolate Valentine Duet Earrings, Pink Kite Faux Lariat, and Lavender Solaris Earrings

Giftware News
January 11 2018

Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Makers Share Positive Outlook for 2018

Fashion jewelry and accessories continue to be one of the most popular categories in retail gift, and with this issue we are launching a several-part series featuring some of our finest designers and makers among our partners, who share their outlook for 2018 among other topics.


Q: Working with so many retailers, what 2-3 "best tips" can you give them in terms of what to carry, point-of-sale advice, etc.?


"With Sundrop Jewelry, I have found that it is usually good to carry an assortment of colors, even if your customers tend to gravitate toward a specific color palette (e.g. blues and greens at sea-side shops and galleries).  A pop or two of other colors in the display draws customers over to look, even if they all end up buying blue."

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Giftware News
December 19 2017

Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Continue to Lead the Way in Retail Gift Stores

Fashion jewelry and accessories continue to be one of the most popular categories in retail gift, and with this issue we are launching a several-part series featuring some of our finest designers and makers among our partners, who share their outlook for 2018 among other topics.

 

Featured products: Trio Earrings in Morning Glory, and Waterfall Earrings in Rainforest.

Gift Store Magazine
December 12 2017

Fair Trade for the Gift Trade

The Beauty Blues

 

Featured product: Libra Bracelet in Water

Sierra Club
December 10 2017

Give the Gift of Eco Style: Because everyone looks good in green

Scrambling to find something to suit the loved ones on your holiday list? With eco- and adventure-friendly clothing, your gift is practical, unique, and ethically sound. Here are 12 gifty crowd-pleasers that’ll look as good as they feel.

It’s hard to go wrong with an elegant, lightweight piece of jewelry...you can further delight recipients with the news that her new necklace, bracelet, or earrings were handmade from discarded liquor bottles and stained glass, set in recycled sterling silver, and crafted in a solar-powered studio. Sundrop offers a full range of items in a rainbow of vibrant colors and birthstones, but we’re partial to the minimalistic grace of the black cameo pendant. 

Featured product: Black Cameo Pendant

Ethical Brand Directory
December 04 2017

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2017

"Have you found yourself wondering how things are made lately and feel conflicted with how to buy responsibly for Christmas? Fear not I’ve pulled together the Ultimate Ethical Christmas gift guide.

After looking through the amazing brands in our Ethical Brand Directory I hand -picked a selection of super stylish and thoughtful items both for him and her. They start with stocking fillers for less than £10 (and I’ve added one or two random gift ideas too) right though to the more luxury items that you might want to treat someone (or yourself ;)) with."

Featured product: Cobalt Blue Small Orbital Motion Earrings

Jewish Scene
December 02 2017

Hot Hanukkah Finds 2017 : Day 6

Shop Til Your Heart's Content!

 

Featured product: Meteorite Earrings

Get Green Be Well
November 20 2017

Recycled Glass Jewelry Made with Solar Power

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 of earrings made from Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles, one of my husband’s favorite brands. It seemed kind of cool to choose that way – and I think it would be a great idea for gift giving, too! (Partner it with a bottle of the drink and it’s a super unique gift idea!)

Featured item: Water Demi Drop Earrings

Emily Reviews
November 18 2017

Sundrop Jewelry - Unique Eco-Friendly Jewelry (& Giveaway!)

"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!"

Enter the giveaway: join the mailing list, then sign up for the giveaway.  Giveaway closes Dec. 1, 2017

Splash Magazine
November 03 2017

Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide 2017 – Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets, and Earrings Galore!

 

No chatter, they just dive right into the good stuff.  All items are listed from most to least expensive.

Featured items: Aurora Necklace and Demi Drop Earrings

Interweave
October 13 2017

Designed to Sell - Developing your Signature Style as a Jewelry & Craft Artist with Carolyn Edlund

A new video class from Interweave has just been released, featuring Sundrop Jewelry!  You can find the class at Interweave.com

Giftware News
August 01 2017

Jewelry Products

Giftware News serves retail outlets selling giftware, stationary, party and paper, tabletop and decorative accessories.

What's new with fashion jewelry and what's selling in gift shops across the country?  Check out the latest products from these makers and designers.

Featured products: Lyra Pendant in Lavender, Magenta, and Morning Glory

Gift Shop Magazine
July 22 2017

Trend Report: Lavender Lines

This pared-down purple is enjoying a moment of popularity in the sun - and it's easy to see why!

Cascading Glass Teardrop Earrings by Sundrop Jewelry

Featured product: Lilac Cascade Earrings

Feedspot
June 29 2017

Sundrop Jewelry in the Top 75 Glass Art Blogs & Websites

The Best Glass Art blogs from thousands of top Glass Art blogs in our index using search and social metrics.  This is the most comprehensive list of best Glass Art blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.

San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Street Team
April 14 2017

Education is the foundation for progress on environmental change. This Earth Day, SF Etsy is celebrating our SF Etsy Team Members who have made great strives in their small business and with their community to have an eco friendly or green  business and whose focus is on the environment, education, and making the earth a better, cleaner and more beautiful place through their actions. 

For More Eco Friendly Products from the SFetsy Team Look No Further Than our SFetsy ​Eco Friendly Pinterest Board with Over 520+ Amazing Pins from Some Amazing Green Businesses on Etsy!

Featured Product: Perseid Necklace in Kelly Green

Cape Coral Living - Cape Style
March 08 2017

What's Hot in Southwest Florida: Water Design

Made from recycled sterling silver and Bombay Sapphire gin bottles, the glass for the Water Kite Necklace is melted through a giant magnifying glass. Handmade and lightweight pendant comes in additional colors, with eco-friendly earrings to match.

Featured product: Large Kite Necklace in Water

Times of the Islands - What's in Store
March 08 2017

What's Hot in Southwest Florida: Water Design

Made from recycled sterling silver and Bombay Sapphire gin bottles, the glass for the Water Kite Necklace is melted through a giant magnifying glass. Handmade and lightweight pendant comes in additional colors, with eco-friendly earrings to match.

Featured product: Large Kite Necklace in Water

Jill Wolcott Knits
March 04 2017

This month I’m introducing you to Tawny Reynolds, the owner, and designer behind Sundrop Jewelry.

These monthly features of other creative businesses are a way for all of us to get to know these wonderful businesses; it has been a long-time interest of mine to explore how other creative people make their way as professionals.

Introducing Tawny Reynolds and Sundrop Jewelry

Tawny Reynolds, I’m delighted to have you!  I am as much taken by the process as I am by the jewelry, so let’s dive in and find out more. I think we have to go straight to What, then we’ll go back to Who after we sort out the What and Where.  

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InStoreMag.com - Fashion Jewelry Brings the Fabulous
March 03 2017

From giant statement-makers to everyday go-tos, fashion jewelry offers affordable appeal

Fashion jewelry offers couture-curious customers a way to experiment and beginning buyers an affordable option to play. For those reasons and others, it’s never a bad idea to have a selection of carefully curated fashion jewelry in stock as an alternative to your more precious pieces. 

Daring Designs Push the Bounds of Imagination

These outside-the-box designs take advantage of fashion jewelry’s lower price point and nontraditional materials to push the bounds of what is possible. A customer who might balk at investing a diamond-level amount of funds in an avant-garde piece can breathe more easily when the bold bling they admire sparkles with CZ instead.

Featured product: Perseid Necklace in Kelly Green

Giftware News
March 02 2017

Fast Fashion: Latest Jewelry Trend

"Fast fashion has become an important segment in the retail community, with explosive growth due to trendy apparel and accessories at low prices.  Retailers are certainly taking note of the sector's success and infrastructure, as its market share is projected to increase in the years to come.  The trends that have unfolded in the apparel sector over the last three decades appear to be playing out in the jewelry sector, but at a much faster pace."

Featured Product: Eclipse Necklace by Sundrop Jewelry

This eco-friendly necklace of glittering silver circles and a single vibrant drop of sun-melted glass dangles from a recycled sterling silver chain.

Horoscope.com
February 01 2017

Scorpio Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Combine the Sun's power with your Scorpio's ruling element, water, by gifting them a cool blue piece of jewelry (or any color), hand crafted by melting recycled glass in the Sun.

Featured products: Solaris Earrings in Water and Celia Bracelet in Cobalt

Gift Shop Magazine
January 02 2017

Green Retailer: Fair Trade for the Gift Trade

The beauty blues.

Bracelet of recycled glass and sterling silver, by Sundrop Jewelry

Featured product: Libra Bracelet in Water

Artsy Shark
December 13 2016

How Artists Earn: Wholesale and Online Retail

There are a lot of ways to make a living from your art these days: online retail, in-person events, consignment and galleries, old-fashioned word-of-mouth, and of course, wholesale... 

Wholesale and online retail are great complements for each other. We all dread the “slow season,” but the two together help smooth out fluctuations in both income and degree of busyness throughout the year. Wholesale seasons are usually offset from the standard retail seasons – shops are ordering for Christmas in August and September, and for Spring at the January/February trade shows.

Read more at ArtsyShark.com