Bittersweet News Featured

We have bittersweet news to share. Our Harbor Springs store location has been sold. The neighboring store, Harbor Ice Cream, will be expanding into our former location.

We wish the owners, Rocky and Cynthia Beydoun, sweet times ahead, sprinkled with the charming flavors of a Harbor Springs summer, with more successful seasons to follow.

Our loyal customers make it hard to leave this dear shop on Main Street, but we couldn’t be happier to see the location enhance this growing business.

Planning a visit? Here’s what you need to know! Featured


Masks are worn by staff and required for customers.

Need a mask? We have them available for your visit!


Forget your hand sanitizer?

We have it available as you enter our stores and throughout the sales floor as you shop.


Interested in examining a design or trying it on?

We sanitize pieces between customers. Shared surfaces are cleaned periodically throughout the day, and before a store opens, it receives a thorough cleaning.


Prefer to shop over the phone and pick-up curbside?

Great! We are still doing that! Call ahead and “pre-shop” with one of our sales associates. We can give you detailed descriptions of pieces and even send you pictures before you arrive.


Wondering if anything has changed?

Protocols and state regulations are changing regularly. Call us! We are happy to share the protocols for our region.



Our Warmest Thanks Featured

From November 27, 2020 to February 14, 2021, we asked customers to support the Leelanau Conservancy with purchases from our Forest Floor Impressions Collection. Due to their generosity, we have donated just over $7,000 to this worthy nonprofit that has provided opportunities for escape and renewal in a difficult year through its protected trails, streams and lake frontage.

Check out some ways to explore the nature that’s in our own backyard at An outdoor adventure awaits you!

We’d love your feedback! Featured

We would love for more people to know about Becky Thatcher Designs and her unique Northern Michigan inspired designs! As visitors search for us online, they learn more about us through our Google listings for each location, including through reviews from customers.

Interested in sharing your experience? Use the links below to go directly to the page of the store you visited. We appreciate you and your feedback!

Glen Arbor link

Traverse City link

Leland link




Harbor Springs Store Update Featured

It has been a difficult decision, but we have decided to close our store in Harbor Springs. We appreciate our loyal customers who have frequented our sweet store at 117 West Main Street. We will miss seeing you there.

We assure you that we are still here and want to serve you in this ever-changing world of shopping. We are offering several shopping options. Check out our website’s expanded inventory and have your purchase shipped for free.  Schedule a virtual design session with Becky or a curated shopping experience with a staff member who can share current inventory options through Facetime or another format to help you find the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. We also offer curbside pick-up at our stores in Traverse City and Glen Arbor!  Call our headquarters at 231.334.3826 for any of these personalized services.


Acorn Bread and the Oak Leaf Ring Featured

Meet Lisa. Connoisseur of acorns and acorn bread. One day while scanning our Facebook page, Lisa become acquainted with  our new Forest Floor Impressions collection. As one who embraces nature like Becky, the collection had special meaning for Lisa.

“The acorn has a special place in my home. My family gathers them in our yard, on walks, and friends drop them off by the bag full. We shell acorns while watching football on Sunday or outside together in the park….It is a nut that not only nourishes our bodies but also nourishes relationships and connectedness to the community around us.” Michigan Blue, Oct. 2018

Now, a proud owner of her own Forest Floor oak leaf ring, Lisa has a ready reminder of that which is important to her. “The spirit of our communities live in this ring- creative, resilient, regenerative, and strong.  The oak tree reminds us nature provides everything we need to move through 2020 and beyond.  I’m so glad for Becky and her role in the world- she brings us beauty and hope.”

To learn more about how to harvest your own acorns for acorn bread, check out Lisa’s recipe in Michigan Blue.

Answering Your Questions Featured

How can we help you during the Stay-at-Home order? These are some common questions from our customers.


Where can I buy a gift certificate for Becky Thatcher Designs?

Gift certificates can be purchased on our website and ship for free. They can be found on the home page of our website and are available in multiple denominations.


What if I have a gift certificate? How can I use it? Does it expire?

Good news! Our gift certificates never expire. If you would like to use your gift certificate during this time, please email


Can you work on a custom design for me right now?

Yes! Becky is available to provide design consultations. To arrange a virtual appointment (Facetime, telephone, email), please email Kim at


What is the status of my repair job? Are you still doing repair work?

We are doing some repair work. It will depend on the type of repair job. If you would like an update on a job that was in process, please email


If I have a job to pick-up, how do I get it?

Please email us! We can arrange to have the item shipped, continue to hold it, or perhaps arrange a delivery if you are a local customer. Send your questions to


Can I still order product from the website?

Yes, we are still processing web orders. We are offering free shipping on any U.S. orders. Please note that there might be a delay in shipping as delivery workers have an increased amount of shipments at this time.


Are you still planning for summer events, like Tuesday Teas?

We are hopeful that we can offer our typical summer event schedule, but we are unsure what orders from the state will be in place at that time. We will certainly let customers know as soon as those government directives are clear.


Still have questions? We are happy to help! Send any additional questions to







Collection Launch Supports Nonprofit Featured

Thank you to all who joined us for the Forest Floor Impressions Launch in November. We are grateful to our customers and supporters of the Leelanau Conservancy who attended and made this such a successful event. Becky Thatcher Designs donated $2,316.70 to The Leelanau Conservancy as a result!

Interested in learning more about this local nonprofit? Explore their website and learn how you can help preserve beautiful Leelanau county!

Unable to attend? The Forest Floor Impressions Collection is now available on our website or in stores.

Red Hot Best Award-Place to Buy an Engagement Ring Featured

Did you know that Becky Thatcher Designs was awarded 2nd place in the 2019 Red Hot Best Contest from Traverse Magazine?

We are honored to be recognized as a top resource for engaged couples. We have over 36 years of experience in the jewelry industry and an engagement ring from designer Becky Thatcher is as unique and beautiful as the couples who wear them!

Many of our wedding rings are the result of custom design appointments with Becky. To arrange a design appointment, call our Glen Arbor location at 231.334.3826 and speak with our design liaison, Kim.