About Beth Cyr Jewelry
I make Custom Wedding Rings and Jewelry with the Earth in mind. Inspired by textures and themes in nature, each piece is individually handcrafted in eco-friendly 100% recycled Harmony Metals. Made to order and custom items are fine tuned to the client's needs to create truly unique items that can't be found in jewelry stores anywhere. Beth Cyr jewelry is for the nature lover. It's organic, subtle and unique, and maybe even little hippy or bohemian. It is most definitely not geometric or based on what's trending. Whether you've hiked the Appalachian Trail or simply like to go for a walk in a park on your lunch break, you appreciate the peace and beauty that nature offers.
I hope to bring you that same peace and beauty with my jewelry.
Star Gazing Down to Earth
When I was younger, there was a painting I recreated many times. It was a tree on a hill, just past twilight, with a deep blue sky full of stars. Sometimes when I look at my jewelry collections, I feel like they are islands of inspiration. There's earthy stuff and tree stuff and star stuff, but all together they're like the painting. Trees connect the solid, grounding energy of the earth with the wide open beauty of the sky. My latest obsession - meteorites - speak to the mysteries of the universe, the excitement of seeing a shooting star and looking towards endless possibilities.
Alex and Beth
I am a full time artist, jeweler, metalsmith, business person and (most days) I can't imagine doing anything else. Alex, my partner in life and now business, is heading up the wholesale side of business, as well as whatever else needs to be done so I can focus more on making.
I specialize in organic style wedding bands using 100% recycled metal. I make other jewelry as well and work in a variety of other artistic mediums. I love to paint, and have a small wall section in my studio dedicated to painting. We've set up a pottery studio in our garage that is mostly used by Alex, but I've been working on a series of ring dishes inspired by tree trunks/stumps. Alex has been working on a series of larger vases and while developing new glaze recipes. I'm also an Integral Yoga teacher and this past December Alex finished the last half of his training and is now certified as well!
We work in a fabulous studio full of tools I've been collecting over the past 10 years. I suppose "tool collecting" could be considered a hobby. I'm pretty minimalist in my life outside of the studio, just not with my tools.
I graduated from the Univ. of GA in 2003 with a degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and am so happy I've been able to make it my job. For the last eight years, I've been the main part of my business has been wedding rings. Now I am focusing just as much on my other jewelry lines. I love coming up with new designs and creating lines that are constantly evolving. Recently I've been really inspired by meteorites and that inspiration is only growing!
I love what I do and take pride not only in my work, but in the service I am able to provide to all the happy and in love clients I have! I like to think that it's not just a ring that I'm selling, but a little token of beauty, love and happiness. It comes from a place of love and goes to a home where it will be loved.
Trees are my favorite, though nature in general is extraordinarily inspiring. There are so many amazing textures and elements. When you're as detail oriented as I am, the inspiration is endless. It's fun to do research and learn about so many different aspects of the world around us. Lately I've been pretty enamored with the sky, particularly the night time sky and what is beyond. I'm constantly thinking of new wedding ring ideas. Pinterest inspiration boards are so fabulous! Getting out in nature is obviously the best - we make a point to take a hike, even just a short one, at least once a month. The photo of us above was taken at the Columbia River Gorge in Washington.
All the metal I use is 100% recycled. I order exclusively from Hoover and Strong - a wonderful company that cares about the environment. You can read more about their Harmony metals if you're interested - Hoover and Strong Harmony Metals.
1% or $1 minimum from every made to order ring sale goes to a different organization, based on the theme of the ring. Yearly donations to Greenpeace and Sierra Club are also made.
Love Rocks Rings - Geological Society of America
Subtley Rings - Great Lakes Alliance
Sands of Time Rings - Ocean Conservancy
Tooled with Love Rings - Society of North American Goldsmiths
Yoga Inspired Rings - Satchidananda Ashram/Yogaville
All of my ring designs are customizable and available in just about any metal, width or thickness. And if you have a nature theme you'd like made in to a ring, just ask!
Top photo by Shutter Bunny Photography.