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***SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW ALL REWARD IMAGES AND INFO***
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!!!
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.
Thank you SO much!!!!