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.
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.
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
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
Gift Guide 2016: For the Environmentalist
We all have one of her in our group of friends; the person who is sweet and thoughtful, likely a vegan and very conscious about the environment. With her in mind, these gift ideas are sure to please even the biggest environmentalist.
Sundrop Jewelry creates beautiful necklaces and earrings that are handmade and delicate, with colors to flatter every woman. The pieces starts at $40 and each piece is unique and made with sun-melted glass from recycled liquor bottles and stained glass and set in recycled sterling silver. The best part? Their light weight makes them perfect for all-day wear.
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Cobalt Cameo Earrings
The ombre shaded cobalt blue earrings are made from sun-melted Skyy Vodka bottles with recycled sterling silver french ear wires and a classic cameo-shaped oval.
Featured product: Cobalt Cameo Earrings
Green Retailer: Natural Materials for Home and Person
Simple elements are cleanly presented in these fetching finds.
Red glass and sterling silver geometric earrings and necklace set, by Sundrop Jewelry.
Featured product: Go Fly a Kite Set in Garnet
America's Creatives: Sundrop Jewelry
Giftware News serves retail outlets selling giftware, stationary, party and paper, tabletop and decorative accessories.
"Tawny Reynolds, founder and designer of Sundrop Jewelry, creates elegant, sun-melted glass jewelry for a sustainable lifestyle. Using a 3-foot magnifying glass to focus sunshine, she melts glass bottles and stained glass into flowing droplets set in recycled sterling silver. The eco-friendly collection ranges from dainty minimalist earrings to big and bold artisan jewelry that always retains a vibrant thread of casual elegance." Read more in the Aug/Sep issue of Giftware News.
Interview with Tawny Reynolds Designer of Eco-Friendly Jewelry
Ever heard of eco-friendly jewelry? It is jewelry made from recycled materials and a little sunshine. You ask, how is that possible? We will fill you in as we share our interview with Tawny Reynolds who is the owner of Sundrop Jewelry which is located in Berkeley, California. Tawny explains everything from the jewelry making process to her newest collection.
Tell us more about your jewelry line?
“Sundrop Jewelry is vibrant and elegant, with glass earrings, pendant necklaces, and more, all made from sun-melted glass. I take recycled bottles and stained glass, and melt them using sunshine and a giant magnifying glass into flowing droplets. Finished with recycled sterling silver, Sundrop Jewelry is designed for women who love color and the Earth.”
Best Jewelry Blogs 2016
Since smart buying is one of our favorite topics, CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education site for young adults, set out to narrow the list of jewelry blogs. A countless number of bloggers out there cover this space—including jewelers and artists—and we wanted to highlight only the very best blogs about jewelry.
Sundrop Jewelry specializes in handcrafted, eco-friendly designs, and their blog features DIY tips, their own designs, and more.
Why Sundrop Jewelry is a Top Jewelry Blog: Tawny Reynolds of Sundrop Jewelry makes her pieces by hand from recycled glass, making this blog a great stop for anyone looking for environmentally-friendly, artisan-crafted jewelry.
Featured Product of the Week
MASSAGE Magazine‘s Marketplace features the products, tools and services massage therapists need in order to provide the best sessions possible while growing their practices. Beyond purchasing products for a massage practice, offering retail products for client care between sessions will benefit both client outcomes and business success.
Eco-friendly jewelry handmade from recycled bottles, stained glass, and recycled sterling silver. Glass bottles and stained glass are melted using sunshine and a giant magnifying glass.
Featured product: Simplicity Set in Water
2016 Spring/Summer Gift Guide
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Featured Product: Andromeda Necklace in Garnet
I had reached out to Tawny Reynolds of Sundrop Jewelry to ask if she would share with us her creative process. I am happy to report that SHE DID!
Designer Tawny Reynolds of Sundrop Jewelry talks about her unusual process, and building success.
...I’ve never met someone who, on hearing how my jewelry is made, didn’t say, “What?! You’re kidding!” I think the story appeals to the inner science geek in us all. Who can resist a chance to tell their friends, “Oh, these new earrings? They’re made from Skyy Vodka bottles melted with sunshine and a giant magnifying glass!”...
... Believe it or not, Tawny makes her glass droplet jewelry by means of gravity, glass and the sun! Instead of the usual blown-glass forming methods, she uses a huge magnifying glass...
It's that time of the week again for another Friday Feature. This time we are featuring Sundrop Jewelry. Tawny Reynolds crafts some beautiful jewelry with molten glass and silver wire...
...High temperature solar furnaces can be low-tech autonomous systems, too. One example is the large magnifying glass used by Sundrop Jewelry, which reaches high enough temperatures to melt coloured bottle glass into handcrafted jewelry...
... Also check out the Recycled Style Boutique for beautiful jewelry made from formed recycled glass. Jewelry here made by Sundrop Jewelry which heats recycled glass until glass liquifies and then droplets of glass are allowed to cool.
Shaun and Tawny Reynolds' company Sundrop Jewelry uses passive solar power to create gorgeous recycled glass jewelry! They're super-transparant about their materials and sourcing over on their blog, which makes me love them even more!
Jewelry designed by the sun
A green Minneapolis company designs jewelry by harnessing the sun's energy with a giant lens.
Already a fan of recycled glass jewelry? How about sun-and-gravity designed glass jewelry? Harnessing those natural forces is what a cute Minneapolis company called Sundrop Jewelry is doing to delight science geeks and eco-fashionistas alike.
When companies talk about their business being solar-powered, they usually mean their offices have solar panels installed on the roofs. At Sundrop Jewelry, however, the sun-to-product connection’s more direct. A big lens focuses the sun’s rays and heat onto colored glass — which forms a drop-like shape as gravity does its work.