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.
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.
Check out the video Mynorth made about Leland blue stones. click here
What a beautiful combination, the rich color of tanzanite coupled with the blues and greens of the opal. Stunning!
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.
Spring is here! Really it is, it just doesn’t look like it outside our windows here in Northern Michigan. Here is a little video to help remind us that summer is right around the corner. Becky’s Four Season Garden
Turquoise heart pendants just in time for Valentines Day. Which one would your sweetie like?
Do you see the little tiny hearts within two of these pendants?
A new twist on a favorite design, our twig pendant now has an 18K yellow gold bezel around the stone. Available with a London blue or a Swiss blue topaz. Stunning!
Click here to watch Becky’s interview on MiGreatPlaces from Channel 9 & 10
New sterling silver flower rings are here!
Labradorite, Mabe’ shell, Mustard Jasper and Turquoise centers, each on unique. Which one is your favorite?