Birthday Sale! 50% off originals and ready to ship prints

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I'm having a sweet little birthday sale! All original art and ready to ship prints are 50% off. Use code: HappyBirthday

Mystery Art Bundles are also back and the best deal on collecting my artwork.

Sale ends midnight Oct 18th (pdt)

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Today's the day - where will I go from here?

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image of computer screen of beth cyr website in window of velocity port townsend

Almost 18 years ago I quit working at a coffee shop to become a full time artist. I loved that job, but it was a couple years after I’d graduated college and I was miserable and had no idea what I was doing with my life. I became clear that I wanted to “make things and sell them” but was afraid I’d fail. Once I realized that was my reason for not going for it, I quit my job and never had to go back to working for someone else. 

My business has been through a lot of different iterations in that time. 

This is the biggest change yet. It felt fitting to make these changes in my favorite coffee shop all the way across the country. My 25 year old self would be so proud of how far I’ve come. My current self is too. 

I’ve been through a lot of changes including: several studios, a variety of websites, two marriages and two divorces, beloved pets no more, a move across the country to land in a cute little town where I get to see snow capped mountains, the water and amazing trees every single day. I find myself the happiest I’ve ever been and marvel at all the changes that have occurred and the choices I have made that got me here. 

Lots of things happened I had no choice about, and at the same time I’ve really embraced all the choices I do get to make. What can I do to continue to be more of the person I want to be?

So I’ve chosen to not make custom and made to order items anymore. It going to lead somewhere amazing and I have no idea where. Part of making choices is also letting go, knowing each new intersection is a new opportunity. And sometimes it’s wandering off the trail to see where you find yourself. 

Thanks to everyone for the love and support and I’m excited to share what comes next. I continue to follow my intuition and see where it leads me. It’s already taken me to wildly amazing places and I have no doubt it will continue to do so. 

If you’re interested in better updates on changes and new things, my newsletter is the best place for that. 

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Big News! Big Changes to Made to Order and Custom Items - ending July 31, 2023

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The short version:

July 31st will be the last day to purchase any made to order rings (or other custom/made to order items). All custom and made to order listings will be removed by Aug 1st.

The longer version:

This maybe was a long time coming, but also happened very suddenly. I'd taken some breaks from making rings while traveling a few times over the last year. I couldn't tell if I was interesting in stopping making jewelry or what exactly the feeling was. Every time I finished a piece though I thought "I can't stop doing this, I love it".

I recently got back from my big 2 month road trip and I knew there would be some kind of shift, but I wasn't sure what it would be. I'd thought maybe while on the trip I'd have some kind of breakthrough, but nothing seemed like that big Aha! moment I've gotten used to having. Upon returning, I allowed myself time to acclimate to being stationary, in a new home and at my studio. I kept waiting for that thing to become clear and for awhile nothing seemed to happen. And then it came in a quiet moment of meditation. I needed to stop doing custom and made to order items. 

This had been the bulk of my business and income for most of the last 15+ years. It felt like quitting a job, even though I still have my business and will still be making things and selling them on my website. For a brief moment it felt scary, then the kind of exciting scary like jumping out of a plane when skydiving, and then it just felt exciting and like a relief. 

Almost immediately I could feel the decision sink in to my body and release so much weight I'd been holding. There was no question it was the right decision for right now. I know I can always come back to it if I want and if it feels right. The same day I made that decision I finally finished a piece I'd had sitting on my workbench for years. It felt so easy. Being in my studio felt different. Energy was coming back to me and all I it seemed like I had done was make a decision. 

It was so much more than that though. Years of ruminating and many hours of meditation, months of travel and endless conversations, therapy and coaching and running and journaling and processing of endless thoughts and emotions helped me to get here.

I'm really excited to see where this leads.

I have inclinations that I'll still be offering some opportunities for some custom things, but we'll see. One thing I've learned is that nothing really is for certain.



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Shipping, Travel, and more! Spring 2023 Updates

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path through the trees

This Spring is going to be very busy and very unusual. I will be traveling most of April and May - by car! Down through CA (I get to see the Redwoods finally!!!) and across to GA, to CT, back to GA and then back to WA through the middle of the country. 

I will be providing updates along the way somehow, definitely through Patreon to subscribers, though also some updates either here on my blog, through my email newsletter or through IG. I've been so busy with other things, including getting ready to be traveling that a lot of things just haven't been decided yet! I feel like if I say something specific it will change, so not saying yet until I get going.

I will have a friend using my studio while I'm gone. It all worked out so easily and I'm grateful my studio won't be lonely while I am away. It will be getting some updates when I return so it'll be interesting to see what the next phase might be!

I will be working on my 100 day project while I am traveling. 100 Things I Learned in the last year. 

It was the biggest year I've ever had in terms of upheaval and personal growth and a lot to make note of and share. 

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Important Year End Info - No shipping Dec. 13 - Jan 9

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I'll be taking a little bit of a break from some aspects of my business. Ordering can still happen - most of the time! The website might be getting a little bit of a revamp and could be down for a little bit though I don't think that will need to be the case.

I won't be shipping from Dec. 13 - mid January. Ready to ship orders placed during that time will ship out the between Jan. 10 -13th. Made to order items will depend on their production timeline.

Some communication will be delayed during part of the time.

See you in 2023!!

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