Heart & Stone Jewelry: Opening Doors

Help Heart & Stone open our New Store & Gallery. To connect with people, share our designs, give back & inspire others along the way!
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Julie Booras
Small Business
Northborough, Massachusetts
United States
14 Team Members

Help Heart & Stone open our New Store & Gallery - To connect with people, share our designs, give back & inspire others along the way!

We would like to build a unique space to house:

  • Our Workshop & Retail Cases

  • A gallery to represent & support other artists in our community

  • DIY design & learning center


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I'm Julie Booras and I'm the founder of Heart and Stone. I started in the basement  of my home in 2007. We launched our website heartandstonejewelry.com in 2009. The line of charms just grew over time. I was amazed at the orders from all over the world for our charms. And this was usually site unseen! We were encouraged. 

 

 

I knew I only wanted to sell direct to my customers. It has been difficult to say no to all the offers to sell in stores but I held strong. I feel that it's important to maintain a personal connection while offering the value that can be attained by "cutting out the middle-man". 

When we outgrew my little basement space we moved in to a shared studio space. Which was awesome! But, we still couldn't be open to the public:( And that made us sad. While we love to design with people online - in person it makes it even that much better!  Without the people something just felt missing....

I found us a great location that is 1,200 square feet of lovely space right on Main Street surrounded by quite a few boutiques and restaurants. 

 

 

 

We have our workshop back up and running and we just opened our doors to display the Heart and Stone Collection on July 13th! Please come visit us at 269 West Main Street! We have partitioned off the rest of the space for now and that is where you come in!

We need your help to reach our goal!

In February of this is year we began work in earnest on what I call "My Dream Website" and it is going to be awesome! We will be able to offer much more online design ability and ease of use. It will also be the infrastructure for all of our production processes and operations.  It will really allow us to grow our collection and give great customer service! The new website is due to launch in August! It is however a large and expensive endeavor. 

Between the cost of the website and the set up of our own retail space we could really use a kickstart to help us build out the the rest of space.

With your help we can open our DIY Design Studio and Gallery Space this September. 

Just a some of the things your support will help us with:  Walls, Signs, Paint, Lighting, computer hardware, seating and tool sets for for the learning center, furniture and fixtures and in a dream world, a sink in the workshop!!! 

And beyond....

We hope you'll help us meet and exceed our goal. Exceeding our goal will  give us the green light and the need to add more people to our team! 

We would love to add a Thursday Open Studio night where for a nominal fee people can reserve one of our six seats. They can come in and use our array of tools, textures and stamps to create their own pieces which we will fire. You can bring your own clay or purchase it from us. We would also like to offer more party package levels at lower price points for ages 10-12 and up.

On to the rewards....

 

If you'd like more personalization than is available with our rewards you can visit on our current website at www.heartandstonejewelry.com or visit the store at 269 West Main Street in Northborough, MA. 

If you chose a Personalized Initial reward, you can view at our fonts here. As soon as our project reaches it's goal you'll receive an email from us inquiring about your letter and font choice. 

If you are an artist interested in selling your work in our gallery please visit these blog post for more info Vision: Gallery & Call All Artisans

Thank you SO much!!!!

 

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  • $10USD
    Gift Certificate ANY amount

    A huge thanks and a gift certificate in any amount that can be use online or in our store. Once you hit Contribute Now you can type in the amount you want and choose this reward. We will send the certificate in the donated amount.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10USD
    A HUGE THANKS &

    an invitation to our grand opening event.

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $20USD
    GEM DROP

    Your choice of amethyst, citrine, pearl, white topaz, or chrome green tourmaline on a sterling wire.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    A Seat at Open Studio Night

    Reserve a seat at one of our Metal Clay Open Studio nights. You'll have access to all our tools. Kiln firing of your pieces included. You bring the metal clay or purchase the night of.

    0 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    New Anchor Charm!

    Our new fine silver Anchor charm. You can slide this on almost any chain.

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $85USD
    Chasing Hammer Necklace

    The Newest Addition from our Newest Designer, Joolie Curcucu! Joolie comes to us from Tiffany and Co. and she really knows her way around the workshop. This sweet hammer is the first of our "tools of the trade" series. Can't wait to unveil the rest! Comes on a 16" brown leather cord with a sterling clasp and a 2" extension.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $89USD
    SYMBOL CHARM NECKLACE

    Choose one of Signature Symbol Charms on a Sterling Silver Chain - choose from Heart Circle, Peace, Clover, Om or Horseshoe, Paw, or Lotus flower. Choose 16, 18 or 20" chain.

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    FEEL THE LOVE NECKLACE

    love in braille, very cool. On an adjustable leather cord. Great for him or her.

    3 out of 25 claimed
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  • $160USD
    Silver Custom Nomogram

    Be among the first to wear this new design! The Nomogram is custom design that includes a large initial and a name within it. The back can be engraved as well.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $165USD
    CHUNKY SILVER KEY CHAIN

    With custom design service included! *great gift for all your groomsmen, graduation, father's day* Work with us to online or in person to design your Custom Key Chains. Each side can have a different initial or full monogram and any message you choose.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $200USD
    INITIAL DIAMOND PENDANT

    With sparkly 1.5 mmm diamond on an adjustable chain. Your choice of font!

    1 out of 20 claimed
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  • $230USD
    Breathe Necklace with Wing

    Fine silver Breathe Charm & Wing Charm on Sterling Silver Adjustable Rolo Chain. $25 will go to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    0 out of 10 claimed
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  • $250USD
    BIRD OF HAPPINESS

    Fine silver bird charm with diamond eyes on a 30" cable chain.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $400USD
    DESIGN FOR YOUR CHARITY

    DESIGN A CHARM FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY! - We'll design a charm that will benefit a charity near to your heart and add it to our Giving is Good Collection. Every time we sell one in the future 25% of the sale price will go this charity. And you'll receive the first one to keep for yourself.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $480USD
    The Birthday Party Package

    Birthday Party for 6 - 2.5 hours party where girls ages 10+ learn about metal clay, then design and actually make their own fine silver pendants from precious metal clay. Please see Rewards in the body of the project and our blog for full details.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $900USD
    THE PARTY PACKAGE

    Design Studio for 6 - An evening of fun and creativity for you and your 5 closest friends to come, design and actually make your own fine silver pendants and earrings from precious metal clay. (A great idea for mother's and daughters or a ladies night out) Please see Rewards in the body of the project for full details.

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  • $1,200USD
    14K NECKLACE

    14K Gold Organic Round Initial Charm with 1.5mm white diamond on an 14K Gold adjustable wheat chain

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  • $1,250USD
    YOUR BRAND ON 25 CHARMS!

    Does your company have a really cool logo & culture? We'll work with to create your own unique branded charm. Reward includes original design and 25 finished silver charms. Way to bring home your brand message! Project takes 4 to 6 weeks from start. Please redeem within 6 months.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,400USD
    THE ULTIMATE PARTY PACKAGE

    Design Studio for 6 - An evening of fun and creativity for you and your 5 closest friends to come, design and actually make your own fine silver pendants and earrings from precious metal clay. (A great idea for your bridal party or ladies night) Please see Rewards in the body of the project for full details.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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