Art Student and Maine Lobster

Attending art school instills a bit of snobbery into a person. Kitsch was a no-no in addition to sappy sweet, and touristy themes.  So when a customer stopped into my jewelry shop a number of years ago and asked me when I was going to design a lobster, I graciously declined but in my head I’m saying “over my dead body will I make a lobster!” But then a really cool thing happened. I had just finished a new pea pod that had a coiled tendril on top. It happened to be May which is Fiddlehead season in Maine. For those that don’t know, Fiddleheads are the unfurled frond of the Ostrich Fern and are a eatable delicacy.  After the new design was completed it hit me that it was a blend of a Fiddlehead and a pea pod! My answer to the lobster dilemma! This wasn’t going to be just any lobster, it was a Peapod Lobster, better yet, a PODSTER! Even my art school snobbery could accept, even embrace this idea. I’m really glad that customer made the suggestion. The PODSTER has become one of our best selling designs.

The PODSTER pictured here is in sterling silver, also available in 14k. We make it in red carnelian as a cooked lobster, blue lapis for the rare blue lobster, white pearl for the live and of course we are happy to personalize it with a range of colored pearls or gemstone “peas”.  Visit this page on website to see our full collection of PODSTERS : https://www.peapodjewelry.com/search/podster

 

 

My trusting dog

I have a loving family; two sons, a wonderful husband and yet I am going to start my blog writing about my dog! She is the sweetest, most affectionate dog we have ever owned.  She’s a Sato, a Puerto Rican street dog. She’s classified as a terrier mix, not large, only 37 lbs or so. Her name is Ella, named after Ella Fitzgerald and yes she sings! My husband Emile plays saxophone and she is his accompanist. Oh how she howls!

She is so dear that her presence inspired me to create a piece of pet jewelry that could be personalized to mimic the color of a dog’s coat. Its called the Peapod Pea Paw (try saying that fast a few times!) and comes in sterling silver (14k gold by special order) and there is a choice of gemstone “peas” that we can place in the Paw including Domino, Tigger and Blackjack. To represent Ella I could either put in a 14k gold ‘pea’ or Sandy colored ‘pea’ which is actually Picture Jasper.  I prefer the Pea Paw earrings for myself but I also made a pendant and a bracelet charm. If you love your dog like I do, perhaps you want to wear a Pea Paw? Here is a link to the page that shows you the options. https://www.peapodjewelry.com/search/paw  If you click on the black onyx Pea Paw and open that page, there will be a drop down menu that will show you your gemstone or pearl color options. Check it out!