Julie Booras' new jewelry shop has a new facet that customers will admire.
Heart and Stone Jewelry's grand opening at 269 West Main St., Suite 3A is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Booras said Wednesday that the new space is bigger than her previous location across the street, at Fox Meadow.
The new location also has space for classes, functions and to display other artists' work.
"It's a beautiful space. It's brand new," Booras said.
Booras said she started Heart and Stone as an online business in 2009.
She had learned about metal clay, which she said is "fine particles of silver, mixed with a binder, and you work with it
like clay: roll it, sculpt it, paste it" and "fire it with either a
torch or kiln. And anything that's not metal burns off."
"It's a way to
make precious metal jewelry without some of the kinds of equipment that you need," Booras said.
Booras said she then
built a website from which to sell her products.
Her new location has been "quietly open since July," she said.
Her workshop is there.
"Everything is custom hand made," she said
Saturday's grand opening will include do it yourself metal clay demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m., author Annette Cate will sign her newest book, "Look Up!".
In two weeks, on Oct. 10, the shop will host an art show opening.
The work of Steven Royster will be featured, Booras said. Royster lives in Australia, and his sister, Judy Royster of Southborough, had the collection, Booras said.
"We're going to represent a lot of other local
artists," she said.
"I just wanted to have a place that has very cool, interesting, unique gifts, mostly handmade."