Creative Entrepreneurship

Betsy Murray

When I first met Betsy a couple of years ago she was creating flawless plaster wall art. As we talked she explained to me that she makes each mold out of clay. The clay is not fired so the mold is not reusable. I was blown away that her beautifully simple pieces had so much work going into them “behind the scenes”. She has a few in her Etsy shop and will make them as custom orders now.

Initial K Necklace
What Betsy is now becoming known for is her beautiful sterling silver jewelry, her initial necklaces, in particular. I get a real kick reading Betsy’s Facebook posts about where various pieces are being mailed off to, all over the world.

I am an artist and jewelry designer with a love for original art and unique jewelry. In my work, I use natural colors that compliment various decor, wall color and style.

My hand-made jewelry is nickel-free and great for those with sensitive skin. I strive to make sterling silver jewelry that is both beautiful and comfortable to wear. After all, you want to enjoy the look AND feel of your jewelry! I have sensitive ears and there is nothing worse than having red ears 2 days after wearing a new pair of earrings- not fun! Using high quality sterling silver is important to me! I form all of the metalwork in my designs using .925 sterling silver and incorporating clean lines with beautiful shapes!

I live in Upstate NY and have a degree in Studio Art from SUNY College at Brockport. My shop name, Sunshine On Water, came about because I love to walk along the beach and watch the sunrise or set over the water- my idea of total perfection!

~You can find me and more of my work on my Sunshine on Water Facebook page.

Heart Post Earrings
Betsy makes every component of her earrings, even the posts and wires. She is as meticulous about the construction and durability of each piece, as she is about, what I call, her perfect simplicity.

Betsy Murray Dec 2013
Betsy celebrated a birthday this week so I “borrowed” this photo from her Facebook page. Birthday or not, this is how I see Betsy every time we meet, smiling and beautiful!


Comments on: "Betsy Murray" (3)

  1. Thank for sharing a bit about me and my work Stefani! Beautifully written! Happy Holidays~ Betsy


  2. Beautiful, gorgeous and functional !


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