Saturday, July 17, 2010
I love a story about a hometown girl who makes good. Here's one. Jesse Mia Horowitz followed her passion, attending a school for jewelry design off-Cape. Once she had learned her art, serendipity came knocking: a space opened up on the well-trodden tourist beat, on the way down Bank Street to the galleries from the Marketplace. This Wellfleet gal pounced and the rest is history. 2010 marks Jesse's fourth summer in business. I happened into her tiny shop yesterday evening with a friend who needed earrings for a wedding in Provincetown today. I had never visited Jewelry Studio of Wellfleet, although I had walked and driven past many times. What a great selection of handicrafts! Jesse does the silver work and her mom, Susan Ruykhaver, does the beads. (Yes, this story gets even better: a mom-daughter collaboration!) Some of the necklaces are tastefully displayed on vintage glass bottles. The color scheme is a treat for the eyes. Jesse was such a gracious hostess that I almost felt as if we were visiting her home. We also admired bracelets by Etta Costic (above) and a super long photo of Uncle Tim's bridge by Randal Smith. It's possible to peer into the atelier itself, which takes up the back half of the small building and see the artists at work. So, if you are in town on vacation, and want to take home a genuine MADE-IN-WELLFLEET object, check out this selection of beautiful jewelry ...
Buy Real Wellfleet Crafts at Jesse's Jewelry Studio