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Meet the Makers: Hawkhouse

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Meet the Makers: Hawkhouse

Nature at its finest.

Some people believe that crystals act as conduits for healing. Amethyst might have properties that help with addiction. Peridot might boost creativity and improve moods. Quartz might help with manifesting what you’re seeking. Whether you believe or not, crystals are inarguably beautiful, and Jessica Kramer creates jewelry that lets us all enjoy them in our own way.

 

Jessica founded Hawkhouse during her first winter on Martha’s Vineyard in 2013. Her pieces feature unique copper soaked gemstones set in brassy beautiful finishes assembled for earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Their special appearance comes from a process called electroforming, where copper grows on stones submerged in an electrochemical solution. She was inspired by an electroformed lobster claw she saw, and decided to try it on some stones she had sitting around. She was overwhelmed with how beautiful the crystals looked, and that each one was so different.

 

She started creating different pieces, selling them on Etsy before turning Hawkhouse into a full-time business. After a year and a half, she was able to hire help, working with women who assist in every aspect of the business. As Hawkhouse has grown, Jessica and her team have been able to make eco-consciousness a defining characteristic of everything they do. All materials, including the copper, stones, and packaging, are upcycled and recycled.

 

Although Hawkhouse jewelry is sold in over 300 stores around the world, including many of the biggest retailers around, Jessica's favorite way to sell is through small, local businesses that focus on handmade products, like Silver in the City!

 

 

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