Hello again! Long time no post, right? We've had a crazy fun Summer here at the store... In just the past few months, our staff has traveled everywhere from New York to the Outer Banks to Cancun. Heather's branded line (Penny James Jewelry Co.) has found homes in several new stores. Plus, two of our employees got married and someone is expecting. Needless to say, we've been a little busy!
And just when the dust begins to settle, it's time for ArtsFest! Heather has been participating in this juried art show since 2001 and debuts new handmade jewelry each year. The pieces we've brought to sell at this fine arts festival have evolved over the years. From fork bracelets to agate pendants to brightly colored freshwater pearl earrings, you’re always sure to get a peek into Heather’s creative mind if you seek us out at this weekend-long show. Also, for the second year, our apprentice jeweler Mady has been crafting unique handmade jewelry to be featured at ArtsFest.
Heather makes mostly sterling silver jewelry for this event, although she typically does bring a few of her two-tone pieces from the store. Featuring designs inspired by life on the Chesapeake, the Penny James line (formerly known as the Maertens Exclusives Collection) has been an ArtsFest staple for us for years. This year, Heather will be debuting not just new one-of-a-kind silver pieces but also the latest Penny James jewelry!
ArtsFest '15 will be held this Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th from 10am until 5pm. It’s a “rain or shine” event so we’re super excited to be inside the Murray Arts Building for the first time ever! Find Heather and Mady at Booth #4 and stay tuned for some behind the scenes pics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!