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Momentos in Metal Clay

October 01, 2015

A few Saturdays ago we had a great new class here at Heart & Stone: Mementos in Metal Clay, taught by Marjorie Renno. Marge is great teacher. She is in fact, a full time teacher of metalsmithing and metal clay at … Continue reading

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Design Your Own Silver Pendant – Nov 28th

October 23, 2014

Join us to learn what silver metal clay is and some of the basic techniques such as texturing, stamping and layering. Participants will design their own layered textured pendants and then take turns working one-on-one with the instructor to make their … Continue reading

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Another Inspiring Day with Metal Clay

May 02, 2014

I felt like a proud mama..but this time it was not my kids I was beaming over. It was the watching the new “DIY Design & Learning Studio for Metal Clay” I created in my new space come to life. … Continue reading

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The Live Hand-Cut Silhouette. A nearly lost art form?

April 27, 2014

Silhouettes. I really didn’t know much about them. I had seen the black cut out images in peoples homes before. I have studied art & photography and come across the silhouette. But use silhouettes in my jewelry line? I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Senior Certified Metal Clay Instructor Lis-el Crowley is in the House Feb 1st!

January 29, 2014

When I got my start in metal clay in 2007 there were  not a lot of local resources at the time so I turned to the web for my education. There are some great metal clay forums on Yahoo Groups … Continue reading

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Call for Artisans!

October 21, 2013

Heart & Stone Jewelry has opened a unique store in Northborough MA, dedicated to showcasing artistic talent in a variety of media from both established and emerging artists. The store is: a workshop and retail space for Heart & Stone … Continue reading

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Vision:DIY Design & Learning Studio

August 15, 2013

I often thought of trying my hand at jewelry making. But hammers, torches, and molten metal all seemed a bit a scary. In 2007 I read about precious metal clay and that was it. You could start with a clay … Continue reading

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Vision: Gallery

July 29, 2013

Phase One: Complete! The Heart & Stone Cases are pretty much ready to roll. (though they will always be a work in progress!) Now is the time for daydreaming…Imagining what we can offer in all the lovely retail floor and … Continue reading

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Our New Store!

June 26, 2013

One day I was not even thinking about opening a store. The next day I was. That was 3 months ago. Really it was a happy accident. I had gone the wrong way at the light and I pulled in … Continue reading

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Heart & Stone Version 2.0

March 16, 2013

We finally really really officially began work on a complete overhaul of our website. I have been looking in earnest for just the right web solution for 2 years now. I knew what we had would not do for long. … Continue reading

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More On Writing…

March 16, 2013

So much has happened since my last post. To blog you really have to love writing. Which up until recently has not been my favorite pastime. Truthfully, it was like pulling teeth. Okay, that’s a lie. But you get the … Continue reading

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The Event – Meeting the Celebs – Part 1

October 23, 2012

Now to the highlights… We met about 30 celebrities through out the day. It was kind of like a garden party. just with security. And many of the celebs where friends which made it more fun.         … Continue reading

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The Event – The Morning Of…

October 23, 2012

Truthfully, the day was a bit of a blur. It was non stop meeting and chatting with the celebs.  Some of whom we recognized right off the bat and others not so much. But, everyone was incredibly nice and super … Continue reading

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I think I work best under pressure.

October 22, 2012

So, it was few days before the Emmy’s and I still wasn’t 100% sure what I was bringing for “ready to wear” charm necklaces. My work tends to mostly be personalized and we wanted something the celebs would fall in … Continue reading

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Getting To The Emmys – The Set Up Part Two

October 21, 2012

So now we are doing it! For real. We’re gonna go to the Emmys and I have no idea what I am getting us into. I knew we needed new sets. What we have would just not do! (in my … Continue reading

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Getting To The Emmys – The Set Up Part One

October 21, 2012

A few months back I got a call. It was Nancee Borgnine, she explained that she and her father, “the” Ernest Borgnine host celebrity gifting events prior to all the big awards, Emmy’s, Oscars, Golden Globes etc. She told me … Continue reading

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Sitting Down “to Write”

October 18, 2012

Sitting down “to write” – That is such an odd concept to me. To allow the space to sit back and put all those crazy thoughts to paper or rather digital paper. How much time can you allow? What is … Continue reading

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I can't believe I have a blog.

October 17, 2012

I never thought I’d have a blog. Ever. Let’s just say growing up writing was not my strong suit. Somewhere along the way I developed the idea that I was not, nor would I ever be a good writer. I … Continue reading

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