Hello everyone! Some of you know I traded in my retail store of 15 years of a studio, and this year I've been having a blast!!! My creative "itch" took a right-hand turn a couple of years back, when I first started designing my very own collection. The past year I've spent traveling to source special stones and crystals that I use in my New Jewelry and Crystal Collections. I've also been busy working on my Reiki Attunement and training for the past several years with my Shaman friends Sherri Conroy and Libby Brittian, learning about energy and different types of "Medicine". I use these healing energies when I design so that my jewelry becomes infused with them. I also personally select every crystal in my collection and Reiki them, with the intention that they will go where they are most needed.
What better delivery system for healing energies than through something you wear or have in your home and work space every day...?!?! Such a shift in direction required BIG CHANGES. I don't have a retail store any longer, but there are now several ways you can connect with my collection:
RETAIL PARTNERS - I'm currently working with three retailers in the New York-Metro Area:
- THE JEWELRY CAFE is located on Main Street in historic Woodbury CT.
Laura Brown is the owner and my dear friend, who loves to give back to her community and support local artists by showcasing their work. The Jewelry Cafe includes featured artists (including myself) of personal and table-top gifts, as well as gourmet chocolates and other delectable noshes, and designer-led workshops for her customers. Laura showcases a section of my work and will be featuring more of my reiki-infused crystals this fall, including a crystal talk at their 742 Main Street location in the Middle Quarter Shopping Center in historic Woodbury, CT.
- J. HORTON Gift and Lifestyle Store located in beautiful downtown Madison CT.
Joan is the owner and has an impeccable eye when it comes to design. She has a beautifully curated collection of interiors, table-top, gifts, and personal accessories that is fresh and unexpected. Located on the main drag in Madison at 690 Boston Post Rd.
- THE DOING LIVING MARKETPLACE Located on West 57th Street in NYC
A fabulous new concept for our time! Doing Living is a Vibrant Community of all things GOOD - includes pop-up retail shops, beauty, fashion, integrative health, artist studios and performance art, & mind/body/spirit wellness programming and activities. Now open 7 Days 12-8 and 12-6 on weekends, 218 West 57th Street between Broadway and 7th Ave by Carnegie Hall.
TRUNKSHOWS and POP UP SHOPS - I have been and will continue to do local trunkshows at my featured retail partners as well as local events, like our much celebrated Woodbury Fall Fest in Early October and the Woodbury Arts Alliance Show in late June. More shows will be announced as they are scheduled.
There's much more to this story if you're interested...check out the About US Page for the full monty on how this shift came about and my philosophy behind the creation of my line. Thanks so much for taking this journey with me ~ with love and gratitude,