New Stones & SALE News!

Beltane and the coming of Spring (truly, finally) has brought on a wonderful weekend.

Friday night featured a great jewelry show called “Piercing the Pickle”, depicting jeweler’s interpretations of the pickle fork, at a groovy cocktail bar called The Jewel Box in my new hometown of Portland, ME.

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Saturday morning I feasted on rocks in all forms at a gem show. 

All are currently up for grabs for custom orders, but I’m only accepting a certain amount of customs this month as the shops will be closed from May 20th – June 5th.

I did go a bit overboard on the succulent labradorite….

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^Carey plume agate for Fire Rise rings.

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^ocean jasper and red horn coral

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^pyrite and native silver

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^kyanite

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^seriously amazing dendritic opal

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^ocean jasper, blue chalcedony, dendritic opal

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In other news, the annual MAY SALE has started!

In the main shop enter in the coupon code: MAYBABY for 10% off of your order from now until May 20th. This doesn’t apply to custom orders or the plugs shop. Please be sure to enter in the code at checkout as I will not be able to refund those that forget.

That’s all for now!

xx Stray Arrow

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Throw Back Thursday & NEW STOCKIST!

For this week’s Throwback Thursday…

One of my first pieces. Ever. A necklace made from copper, cheap jasper stones, patina, and deer hide I still collect at the local powwow. I still love wearing this piece.

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In other news, I’m now stocking items at another shop! Arcana is the first and sole boutique I stock with in my new home town of Portland, ME. Since I’ve changed locations I’ve gotten multiple messages of folks passing through Portland enquiring if my jewels are in any local shops. I’m so happy to have found a great place for my work after residing here for my first year, and just in time for Holiday shoppers. Rune pieces and one of a kind items with turquoise and tiger’s eye are currently stocked. New items will slowly roll in as well…

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xx Stray Arrow

Some Art News!

Well, once again it’s been quite awhile since my last post here. I wanted to update folks about an exciting opportunity to acquire not just my jewels but work by local artists from Portland, Maine, where I now live! For those of you that follow me closely you know I have a studio space at The Dooryard Collective. I’m the only jeweler, and others work in mixed media, paint, printmaking, stencil art, installation, and bronze sculpture. I love being among these talented people, and two of them have recently created CSArt, Portland’s first art share program. By purchasing full shares or half shares you can invest in several *surprise* art pieces by different Portland artists for the price of one of my larger pieces of jewelry. Many of these artists are from The Dooryard. The cost is an amazing deal for what you receive, and it’s also a great starter package idea for anyone with bare walls calling to be covered.

Now because this is an art share program, I will be creating *ONE OF A KIND* works for it! This means one of a kind stacking ring or Cave themed ring sets, one of a kind earrings, plus keychains, rings, or leather necklaces for fellas. This is an opportunity to not only score some mystery pieces from me, but invest in some great talent for the price of one of my statement pieces.

You can check out the other artists participating here:

http://www.csartmaine.org

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Inside The Stray Arrow…

Things are now settled, it’s time to share the new place and new jewels!

Here is a tiny peak at my new place, and some detail shots of the new studio…

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^Russian music boxes that each play a different theme from “Fiddler on The Roof”, antique mirror with Stray Arrow Featherblade necklace, and my favourite designated CAVE LADY plaque. The music boxes represent an old memory from one of my grandmothers. The plaque was made for me by the dear Tory of ToryNova, featuring me in true Cave fashion on the left, and her in true T-REX fashion on the right.

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^ My favourite old TURQUOISE TREASURE CHEST. I scored this favoured piece at an antique & flea market. The Marines illustrated fold out piece was acquired along the St. Martin Canal, Paris.

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^ Three different Arrow Vane sizes. Painting of Muninn with oils, cold wax, and fire ashes.

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^ My gargoyle Askewheteau (“He who keeps watch”). Dangling from him is one of the first finished necklaces I made 4-5 years ago. The necklace was an “East meets West” theme featuring a Southwestern Thunderbird and the three clans from the Kanienkehaka (turtle, wolf, bear). Dangling stones are white buffalo turquoise and Crow Springs mine turquoise.

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The Bookcase

with some snippets of my vast collection…

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JEWELRY DOCKING STATION

—where jewels await new homes—

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THE STUDIO…

I’m now in a shared studio space with other artists. These are just a couple of close ups. To see peaks of my space throughout its evolution you can follow me on Instagram: @thestrayarrow

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NEW JEWELS

—these new pieces will be added to BOTH shops by the end of the night—

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That’s it folks! Thanks for keeping up and supporting my work. As always, there’s more to come!

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xx The Stray Arrow