New year/New jewelry

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WOW, it has been a long time since I have updated my blog, how things have changed! Last year I was determined to make the jewelry I created more cohesive with my business name and aesthetic.  I wanted Sunshine On Water to be a cohesive look with a sense of calmness brought about by a nature inspired vibe… as if you were walking along the beach on a warm day with the wind in your hair…

While this journey took a few months and combined work updating photos, redesigning my booth display and new jewelry… the later is what I will give attention to in this post. Don’t worry, I will include my booth revamp in  an upcoming post!

As for new jewelry, my one goal was and is to create jewelry you can connect to, whether through a letter of the alphabet or a shape in nature! Connections… you can carry them with you through my jewelry and I hope you will! To see more of my new sterling silver and rose gold jewelry line for 2017, visit my etsy shop, Sunshine On Water!


Betsy Murray  —  Sunshine On Water  [on FB, Instagram and etsy]



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It’s the end of January already, Valentine’s Day is less than a month away!  These earrings are an awesome gift and they’re on my etsy shop right now!! Inspired by those awesome little sweetheart candies… these are hand-stamped copper earrings!

The copper is hammered and domed to create a three-dimensional effect then carefully stamped with my fabulous vintage letter stamps…Stamping requires concentration and I will admit is tedious to do since I stamp each letter individually…  but the result is this amazing pair of copper earrings!  Find these sweethearts on my etsy shop (Sunshine On Water) here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunshineOnWater


Betsy ~ Sunshine On Water ~ Artisan Jewelry


New Year…

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2016 is officially here! I know, it’s 28 days post New Year’s Day but better late than never, right?!  Here’s to a new year full of new hopes, dreams, ideas and adventures!

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2016!


Betsy ~ Sunshine On Water ~ Artisan Jewelry

Clothesline Arts Festival!

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This weekend is the Clothesline Arts Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY!  It’s a fabulous event with everything from art, food & music to admission to the museum!!   This will be my first year there as a vendor and I am really looking forward to it!  Last year, I went as a shopper and was blown away at how wonderful of a show it was.  I left to thinking to myself “I need to apply to this next year”!  I did and fortunately was accepted!

I have been working hard creating new jewelry which you will find at my booth this weekend (including new Initial Pendants and many fabulous pairs of sterling silver earrings)!  Consider stopping by Clothesline Arts Festival this Saturday or Sunday if you’re in the Upstate NY area, there will be an amazing selection of hand-crafted art from paintings to pottery to jewelry.  You can find me -Sunshine On Water- in Section A Booth 133 behind the museum.  I hope to see you there!


New Jewelry for Summer 2015

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So many new pieces of jewelry made and added to the collection for summer 2015!  The top row includes earrings of domed copper that have been hammered and carefully stamped with “Love Ya”. Next is a pair of mixed metal earrings, this combination has been quite popular at craft shows!  In these earrings, the top circle is sterling silver while the bottom is copper, both circle are hammered to reflect the light!

In the second row you find a hand-cut hammered copper heart on a snake chain as well as a hand-formed sterling silver Treble Clef necklace on a sterling silver chain.  Each of these pieces would make a fabulous graduation gift this season!

If supporting small, local business is important to you, take heart that all of my jewelry is made in the USA, Upstate New York specifically by myself- Betsy Murray!

You can find the top earrings as well as the Treble Clef on my etsy shop~ Sunshine On Water

If you would like the Copper Heart just send a comment and we can chat about getting you this beautiful necklace!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day….

Betsy – Sunshine On Water – Hand-made Jewelry

Triple Crown 

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It was a Triple Crown win last night at the Belmont in NY!  Congratulations to American Pharoah! Honestly I didn’t realize the Belmont was last night until my son and I decided (last minute) to stop over at my parents.  When we got there it was 6:00pm and we were immediately enthraled by the fact that American Pharoah COULD get the triple Crown if he won….We were all exited and beyond thrilled as he crossed the finish line in 1st place!  It was amazing to see and we all cheered   as this beautiful horse won! After the race, the slow motion shots of him running showed all four of his hooves off the ground at the same time- truly amazing!! The even more amazing part, the last time there was a Triple Crown win was in 1978, 37 years ago when Secretariat won!  To a beautiful horse on a beautiful race- congratulations! 

Betsy~ Sunshine On Water

Handmade jewelry in Upstate NY

Handmade Copper and Silver 

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New Hand formed & hammered triple Copper rings…These earrings are not on etsy yet if you want them let me know!!  

This necklace is also new, it’s inspired by the southwest sun since the inner circle appears to radiate in all directions.  I recently visited Ticson, AZ and was amazed at how far you can see in all directions, especially compared to NY state! This Sunkissed Twist necklace is great for warm summer days. You can find this necklace on my etsy shop, Sunshine On Water!!! 
Keep handmade and Made in USA in mind this season as you are thinking of graduation or birthday gifts! 

Betsy ~ Sunshine On Water