The Spring Spark - Beth Millner Jewelry

The Spring Spark

April 07, 2014

The Spring Spark

I think of the spring spark as my refueling and reawakening of ideas that seems to happen with the longer days.  I just love when the sun shines brighter and life comes back.  I have been noticing all sorts of bird calls and saw a squirrel the other day.

This was an incredibly long winter in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  We had 75 consecutive days below freezing and I a pretty major snow storm on April 4th.  I am really ready for spring and the new designs are flowing freely!

Keum Boo is a process of diffusion bonding high karat gold onto silver.  This is a very awesome technique and I am working up new designs that show off the beauty of the bright yellow gold and a dark patinated silver.  Here is a shot of some of my first pieces!  These are not available yet, but will be listed online soon!


Another new process I learned was Die Cutting.  I have been making my own pancake dies, think of it like a homemade paper punch for metal.  This allows shapes to be duplicated in a more efficient manner.  These Quad Standard Darkened Copper Leaf Earrings are from the first die I made!  These are available for sale online, click the image for more information.


I don't have any pictures from my NEW Hand Drawn Enamel Series, but they will be coming soon!  I found these amazing enamel pens that allow me to literally draw my design and fire it into the enamel.  This is so fun!  I used the new die cutting technique to make long skinny ovals that I coated in a base color and then drew on them with the enamel pens.  

These are fun and whimsical and allow more color to make its way into my current body of work. Speaking of the oval, there are many new pieces coming out that are based on the oval or segments of an oval.  Once again, keep your eyes peeled for these new pieces as well.

New in the Shop We have been really busy in the store and I have had two employees decide to spread their wings and take flight onto other endeavors.  With the change of staff, I hired two new amazing assistants, one dedicated to the office and the other in the studio.  Janna is our new Office Assistant and Alison is the new Studio Assistant.  They both have been around for about a month and I am excited to have them as part of the team.  More about them coming soon!  

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Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

Fingers can change size due to many circumstances, the best way to get an accurate size is to check the size a couple of different times to determine your best size. The majority of our rings can be resized, but if the ring has a stone setting other than a diamond, it probably cannot be resized unless otherwise noted in the item listing.

Some of our rings with stones are shown with the stone not set in order for us to size the ring to your specifications and set the stone afterwards. This avoids damage to the stone during sizing. Reference the individual ring listings for more details. Wide Bands 7mm and above have more friction against the finger and will need to be ordered a little larger.

Our double band rings fit like a narrow band, when getting sized for a double band ring, you can get sized for a ring that is narrow.

When getting your finger sized, inform jeweler of the width band you are intending on purchasing and rely on them to determine your ring size.

Look here for more information about resizing items that you have already received.

Engagement Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

There are many sneaky options for getting the size right, but the best way is to have their finger sized by a professional.

You may be able to sneak one of their rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask to check the size.

Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so they could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and hopefully they provides their ring size.

Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

Measure wrist circumference. Take your measurement just above the wrist above bone.

Use the chart below to determine the correct size.

The bracelets we make are designed to fit comfortably, but if a looser fit is preferred, the next size up may be suitable.


Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing


Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
Small 5.5-6 14-15
Medium 6-6.5 15-16.5
Large 6.5-7 16.5-18
X-Large 7-7.5 18-19
XX-Large 7.5-8 19-20.5
Bangle Sizing

Bangle Size is determined by hand size, rather than wrist size

Measure hand size by tucking your thumb in, just like when trying on a bangle. Measure around the thickest part of the hand while in this position.

Use the chart below to determine the correct bangle size.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
Small 7-8 18-20
Medium 8-9 20-23
Large 9-9.5 23-24
Pendant & Earring Sizing

When determining the size of pendant or earrings you would like to purchase, please reference the item description which includes the size of the piece.

Also, there will be an image with a hand in the picture to help visualize the size.

When choosing a piece for another person, we find that our customers choose pieces that are similar to their overall stature.

People that are shorter and small tend to like smaller items, tall slender people tend to like our longer larger pieces.

Chain Length

When picking out a chain, 18 inch is the most common length.

This would cause the pendant to sit between the collar bones.

Beth Millner Jewelry chain length