Richard Kooyman and Melanie Parke Featured

In November of 2014 Richard and Melanie traveled to Italy where they were invited artists in residence at the Borgo Finocchieto in Buonconvento, a retreat owned by the American Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips.  On their month long trip trip they saw great works of art and landscapes in Venice, Siena, Florence and Rome. It was an aesthetic experience that changed their artistic lives in ways which are still unfolding.  Richard and Melanie




Richard Kooyman

Art at BTD Featured

Miles to go and Promises to Keep

Miles to go and Promises to Keep by Wm. Truman Hosner

Did you know that each of our BTD stores have amazing paintings by four local artists? What could go better together than fine jewelry and fine art!
Our Traverse City store we have the artwork of Jean Larson, Glen Arbor has Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman and our Next Gallery in Leland features William Truman Hosner.
Although our store in Leland is closed for the winter, we would be happy to show his paintings, just call the Glen Arbor store at 231-334-3826 and set up an appointment.

Michigan Recycled Featured

Recycled vintage vinyl records

Recycled vintage vinyl records

We enjoy celebrating Earth Day all month long in april. 2014’s theme is Michigan recycled, with the soul of Michigan–Motown–recycled Motown hits in original vinyl,  precision cut and fashioned into earrings and pendants in sizes to match your style. Hang our pendants on something you’ve recycled or we can offer strands of black or multi color recycled vinyl disc necklaces , with our classic sterling silver clasp.

Stormy Shores Featured

The new “Stormy Shores” bracelet tops are here! After the last Sandy Shores sold we still had many requests for our sand filled bracelet tops that Becky  decided to do a new one. This one has a dark purple/blue background just like the way Lake Michigan changes color right before a storm. Now available at our Traverse City and Glen Arbor stores or on-line. Click here.Stormy Shores

Aquamarine-March Birthstone Featured

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. In Latin it means “Water of the Sea” . This beautiful gemstone is found in Russia, China, Africa and even the United States. To learn about Aquamarine click here.