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 Becky Thatcher Designs 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!
The Traverse City location features 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.