I have a passion for collecting sweet mementos of Martha's Vineyard island. This place is special and many folks that visit the island enjoy taking a souvenir with them when they depart. Be it jewelry, gifts, keepsakes or chocolate, everything is a little sweeter when it hails from the Island. Some of the items I make...
There’s nothing worse than catching your favorite long necklace on a handle or knob as you lean over to grab something… or your child tugs on your bracelet and it burst open, beads flying everywhere, or losing just ONE of your favorite earrings!
I take great pride in creating high quality jewelry that lasts and lasts. I first started making and selling jewelry in San Francisco in 2004 and some of you have been my loyal customers since then! In fact, many of you have shared photos of your jewelry that is 8, 10, even 12 years old that you are still enjoying regularly. This makes me happy.
When she's not traveling, Roberta Kirn helps me make jewelry. But Roberta's passion is music, and as part of her Song Exchange Project she travels to faraway places to learn and share songs that help link us as humans and join us in community. My daughter and I have participated in some of the singing groups she has led here on Martha's Vineyard and we love singing with Roberta and learning songs from around the globe. She has visited Daraja Academy, a girls school in Kenya regularly over the past years and this year she brought beads from my studio. The students each made a bracelet with their school colors and Roberta recently shared this thank you video. THANK YOU Roberta for your work!
The Trilogy 60 inch necklace is my most popular necklace because it's so versatile. In this blog post you'll find a short video that shows you all the ways to wear it. Want to learn more? Follow one of the links within.
I have a special place in my heart for my local customers, as it takes a hardy bunch of islanders here on Martha's Vineyard to keep our little island alive during the long, gray winter. If you live here year round, you know what I'm talking about. And if you live here, I'm celebrating YOU this month during my LOVE for the LOCALS Sale. Absolutely everything in store and online is 20% off. Come in for a visit!
I've had these super soft cashmere blend ponchos in my shop for a couple of years now but I'm growing to love them more and more each day. Each gal on my staff owns at least one or two and I now carry them in several fun colors. Perfect as an extra layer around the office, at home or at an event in the winter. But ALSO perfect to throw on in the spring and summer over your dress, for an evening wedding, at an air conditioned restaurant, or as a just-in-case cover up should the temperature cool down a bit. Also perfect for traveling, especially on the airplane.
Below is a link to a colorful account of one of my earring parties. This was featured on the local On Point blog, written by Guinevere Cramer in August of 2017. Thanks for permission to repost, Guinevere!
started hosting earring parties recently. My goal was to share my love of jewelry making with my community while inviting people into my studio who might not have otherwise come in. If you join me for one of these events my hope is that you will walk away with not only a new pair of earrings but some pride in having crafted something yourself!
Learn more about my upcoming earring parties and reserve your spaces here:
Happy September everyone! I always love the end of season street festival in my hometown of Oak Bluffs called Tivoli Day! We fill the streets with music, food, dancing, face painting and creations from local artisans. Local shops clear out all of their summer merchandise in much-anticipated tent sales and it's TONS OF FUN!
Over school vacation week this spring on Martha's Vineyard I invited kids into my studio for jewelry craft activities! We designed and created our own stretchy bracelets from gemstones, crystals and pretty charms. There were trays of beautiful beads to work with and plenty of inspiration on hand. The kids got to choose their beads and charm and then I showed them how to put it all together. Check out their gallery of bracelet designs below!