Jodie Aragona

Aragona Designs
PO BOX 194
Stratton, ME 04982
207 460-2120
jodie@aragonadesigns.com
www.aragonadesigns.com

I create jewelry that transcends the ordinary composed of precious metals and gemstones and or beach glass. Please visit www.aragonadesigns.com to purchase my work online. Thank you very much for your interest in my work and my guild.
Cheers,
Jodie Aragona
Aragona Designs

Stephani Briggs

Stephani Briggs/Fine Jeweler
104 Main Street Box 1462
Blue Hill, ME 04614
207 775-6244
stephani@stephanibriggs.com
www.stephanibriggs.com

I am a luxury jeweler, creating one-of-a-kind and bespoke jewelry that transforms into intimate objects of engagement, a true maker of experiences. Fusing time honored technique with a distinct vision of beauty, I focus on selecting extraordinary stones of rare quality. Each piece is imbued with a unique story that forms a timeless connection with the wearer. Honoring traditional construction and hand-brushed finishing, the quality of the precious materials is reflected in every piece. The final forms are instilled with beauty and meaning with the focus of each piece becoming an object of engagement with the world. Thereby creating meaningful experiences for the wearer time and time again.

Chaya Caron

Chaya Studio
PO Box 15009
Portland, ME 04112
207 221-6552
info@chayastudio.com
www.chayastudio.com

I draw inspiration from my love of nature and Japanese minimalism to create sweet, functional, up-cycled fine jewelry. The modern yet elegant details are intended to expose the essence of the subject, such as the grace of a bird or the posture of a flower. I use a palette of clean lines, light and shadow manipulation to achieve designs that embrace a mix of urban freshness, natural curves and sustainable materials.

Rosemarie DiLernia & Chris Banikiotes

Hand Knotted Jewelry & Watchbands
PO Box 171
Brooks, ME 04921
207 722-3281
rosemarie.chris@gmail.com

We have been tying knots professionally, since 1976 and have by invitation or application, participated in only the finest, juried craft shows in Maine as well as other highly regarded shows throughout the country.
The form of our pieces is created solely by hand knotting fine threads of linen or bonded nylon to form necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watchbands. The semi precious stones we use are drilled, mounted in knot work, using no adhesive.
We, alone, work and complete every aspect of our jewelry pieces. Our designs are unique and appeal to all ages.

Mary Jane Doubleday

Mary Jane Doubleday Jewelry
29 Hatchet Mt Rd
Hope, ME 04847
207 763-3630
ddoubleday@gmail.com
www.maryjanedoubleday.com

Inspired by nature, I work to design elegant, graceful jewelry, then I construct each piece carefully by hand. I want my jewelry to fit and flatter the body, be fun and easy to wear. I hope it will transcend time and fashion,  and bring many years of enjoyment to the wearer.

Patricia Daunis-Dunning

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry
616 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
207-773-6011
daunis@conversent.net
www.daunis.com

Daunis designs are “Made in Maine, Worn Around the World”. Created in our Portland we use the fine metals of gold, platinum, palladium and sterling alone or in combination with fine gems and diamonds. Our designs bridge the expanse between fine art sculpture and well thought out designer jewelry. (You might also find a piece made of vinyl record shards set like jewels, a white gold neckpiece with inserts of Dove chocolate wrappers for the proper red color, beach rocks set with colored diamonds and linked together with 18k gold, or even wrought iron links set with black diamonds and 18k gold) Our designs embrace the curves and waves of the ocean and the way light dances over moving water creating a flow. Our pieces have the passion found in fine works of art and yet are finely engineered for wear-ability. The patterned, woven pieces have the human touch of the thumbprint of the artist. All are elegantly, designed with the intent to complement the person wearing the jewelry. Rhode Island School of Design graduates, we have been honored with these selected national awards: MJSA’s American Vision Awards, 1st & 2nd place for Custom Design of Distinction; DeBeer’s “Diamonds Today” Award; Jewelers of America, “Jewel Award”; Grand Prize and First Prize, Intergold/World Gold Council; First Prize, Gold & First Prize, Silver, Accent Magazine; Excellence in Jewelry Award, American Craft Expo. Daunis works have been included in exhibitions at: twice at Museum of American Crafts, NYC, University of Arizona Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA and included innumerous publications. You are invited to visit our showroom and studio in Portland.

Lisa Gent

Handcrafted Jewelry
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
207-799-9739
lisa@lisagent.com
www.lisagent.com

For 30 years now I have made my home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  The natural beauty that surrounds me is inspiration not only to my work but my being as well.  I love form and texture which play an integral role in my work.
Using traditional metalsmithing techniques in addition to innovative hand forming and forging methods I cut, shape, solder, and finish all my pieces by hand in my studio.  Fine silver and 18k gold are my metals of choice while also working in sterling and all karat golds.   Many pieces feature faceted gem stones or pearls.
I strive to create pieces that are simple yet intriguing to look at and that will stand the test of time. People have been wearing jewelry since the beginning of time. Jewelry can offer us distinction and help to create a sense of self. The handcrafted aspect of jewelry breathes life and character into any piece of work. Seeing the marks a jeweler leaves behind reminds us that someone took the time, they had intentions when the piece was being created. Taking my que from nature I strive to create work that is organic and beckons to be worn.

Jewelry that is timeless while being current.

Lisa Grant

Lisa Jane Grant Jewelry Design
Cumberland, ME 04021
207 829-3953
lisa@lisajanegrant.com
www.lisajanegrant.com

Many things in my life depict movement. Born in Canada, I currently live in Maine following many moves and travel opportunities. My experiences with solo travel to developing countries have helped shape my life in ways in which I will always be thankful.

My designs are named after places where I have spent time and that have left a personal impression. In my mind, the flowing patterns of mokume allude to the contrasts and similarities amongst cultures and the continuity of motion that presents itself when in an unknown place.

I create the mokume in my studio where I choose to use a very open patterning technique, as opposed to the tighter patterns of more traditional mokume.

My jewelry is comprised of unadorned, contemporary constructs that allow the unique mokume patterns to be the focal point.

Jackie Haines

Jackie Haines Jewelry
142 Buttermilk Road
Lamoine, ME
207 266-5007
jackie@jackiehaines.net
www.jackiehaines.net

Intricate beadwork combines with textured metal components to make versatile jewelry loaded with color. The larger scale of the fine silver accents the finely detailed beadwork. Colorful gemstones, pearls, and 24k gold accents bring it all together.

Cathy Heinz

Cathy Heinz Designs
Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
cathyheinz@maine.rr.com
www.cathyheinzdesigns.com

I want my jewelry to be fresh, interesting, beautifully crafted, and unique: a reflection of my personal desire to continually learn and grow as an artist. Because I constantly seek out new skills and techniques, my body of work is always evolving with new designs and materials. Influences include nature, the universe, and architecture, but I feel that my jewelry has a modern aesthetic that still retains a feminine, timeless quality. Inspiration can come from anywhere – a museum exhibition, an elm seed from my front yard, a happy accident at the bench, or a lovely gem. My designs are clean, minimalist, and technically excellent: the elegant solution. Every piece is designed and handcrafted in my studio on the coast of Maine. This past year I have expanded upon the Cosmos Collection, which began with a few designs symbolizing orbits, stars and the planets. I like the idea of the infinite possibilities of the universe and the movement of bodies within it – sources of inspiration perfect for jewelry design. The hallmark of each design in this collection is the contrast of textured and matte surfaces with light and dark metals and sparkling gemstones and pearls – modern and sleek, yet beautifully feminine. A signature style of my work is my use of mixed metals, particularly gold and silver. I produce my work using the time-honored metalsmithing techniques taught to me in my formal training at the Maine College of Art. I am a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Maine Crafts Guild, and the Maine Crafts Association. Jewelry was my hobby, not my work, for a long time. I spent a number of years in the Information Technology field, first as a computer programmer and then as a manager of software development at L.L. Bean. I also owned a high-tech recruitment firm for a while. But then the lure of jewelry-making came back. I started with metalsmithing classes at the Maine College of Art and then studied under such gifted artists as Pauline Warg, Kate Wolf, Jayne Redman, and Blaine Lewis. Owning a jewelry design firm has been a culmination of all that my previous work has taught me – organization, management, design work, attention to detail, customer service, and the desire to produce lasting, heirloom-quality work.