Heart & Stone Jewelry has opened a unique store in Northborough MA, dedicated to showcasing artistic talent in a variety of media from both established and emerging artists. The store is: a workshop and retail space for Heart & Stone Jewelry’s personalized build-able charm collection, a gallery space to showcase other artists and a learning center to host precious metal clay parties, classes and open studio nights.
We are currently accepting submissions from artisans of all kinds. We are considering handcrafted (non-personalized) jewelry*, accessories, artwork & gifts of all kinds for women and men. We can not consider clothing or home furnishings due to other business’ in our plaza.
We will be rotating the artwork on the walls and hosting openings for each new artist or grouping of artists.
*Jewelry submissions. Since our main focus is jewelry we will only be taking a limited amount of jewelry vendors. We are interested in truly handcrafted, very original pieces. We will not be accepting beaded jewelry and prefer that all metal findings be sterling or better (though this a not a hard and fast rule). Fabric, wood, sea glass, paper jewelry or other non-metal unique materials would be of interest to us as would be any other artisan handcrafted precious metal & gemstone jewelry.
The gallery space is still in the stages of imagination and transformation. Help us find the heart and soul of the space through your amazing artwork.
We have beautiful custom built lit and locking cases and lots of floor and wall space ready to fill with your work.
The space is in a great highly trafficked location at 269 West Main Street in Northborough in the Kendall Square Plaza at 20 & West Main.
Please email an artist statement and images of work. If you wish, you can include one sentence about each work, briefly explaining their context. The Heart & Stone Store will be professionally and heavily promoted via the web, social media and in local and national print.
The consignment breakdown is as follows:
artworks priced up to $30 receive 50%*
artworks priced $31 – $250 receive 60%
artworks priced above $251+ receive 65%
Credit card fees and sales tax will be taken care of by Heart & Stone.
*artworks priced up to $30 that have total monthly sales over $250 will be automatically bumped up and receive 60% of their sales for that month.
We understand the headaches and challenges of consigning. One of the features of our new website (due to launch in November 2013) is a system to make it insanely easy to keep track of items and sales for both the consigner and the consignee! As a consigner you’ll be able to log onto our website and fill in a form with items that you will be delivering, quantity, description and pricing. Once the items come in we will print a bar code sticker for each item. When we make a sale we just scan the barcode. Checks will be cut either bi-weekly or monthly (not sure yet) by Businesscents which is the awesome company that takes care of all the red tape so we don’t have to.
Please send submissions to Gallery@heartandstonejewelry.com We will respond quickly. We are excited! Thank you!
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