Our jewelry manager, Ivy, likes to say that we’re spoiled for choice here at Heart of the Home – there are so many amazing American craftspeople making beautiful art, we simply don’t have room for every beautiful thing they make. Usually, that means we embrace the “less is more” approach and carefully select a sampling of each of our artist’s wonderful collections. Sometimes, though, more is more, and we get the pleasure of presenting a special extended collection of one of our artist’s work!
Heart of the Home will host such a special collection on Saturday, June 11th, as we present a one-day trunk show from the studio of Alex Sepkus. Our long-time customers will recognize Alex’s distinctive gold and platinum jewelry, but this trunk show affords the rare opportunity to see a dazzling abundance of it in one place! In addition to imaginatively-named favorites like the Candy, Little Windows, and Orchard rings, there will be one-of-a-kind wonders set with unusual gemstones in 18 karat golds and platinum.
We hope you’ll join us from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, June 11th for this once-a-year event. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite for Alex Sepkus’s exceptional work by checking out his artist profile.
Deb Fedderly recently returned to the area after a four-year adventure in Southern California. Deb is a new grandmother and mother of two daughters. Her first career was an English and Drama teacher; later she was a representative for a national educational publisher. Deb is a long-time admirer of The Heart of the Home experience.
Here are a few of her current shop favorites:
Leaf Lines presents beautiful, colorful skeletal patterns of leaves in framed shadow boxes. Each leaf is hand-picked, examined for its unique shape, then run through a secret process discovered by the artist, Booker Morey, that produces a distinctive leaf that has been infused with nature’s hues of color. Japanese Maple, White Oak, and Aspen are several of the leaves chosen for these distinctive works of art.
The Puppet Company appeals to the child in all of us. I love the rainbow- colored furry puppets, large and small, some with working mouths. The large birds, especially the parrots, are my favorites—my one-year old granddaughter’s, too!
I’m fascinated with the process that goes into taking Nectar to Honey to Beeswax. Honeypot Luminaries by Bee Natural handcrafts luminaries and lamps in 100% unstrained, raw beeswax. Amazingly, there are thousands of drops of beeswax in every Honeypot candle—millions of flowers participated with the bees to bring us the beeswax. No two candles are exactly alike and each burns differently. And I love that refills are available.
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