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Northshore April 2016

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attracted to the work of a Cape Cod jeweler, whom she credits with making the original Cape Cod single- ball bracelet. "He has a fish-style cuff, which actually inspired me to make my first pendant from a spoon bowl." Eventually she also made some earrings—from "bonbon" spoons. On the horizon? She thinks about getting into stonework—an in- terest spurred by a set of handmade Navajo spoons, each inlaid with a turquoise stone. As a work venture, Not So Flat- ware started simply enough: "I just threw everything on Etsy, thinking, 'These are fun; somebody might like one.' I wasn't thinking it was going to be a business." Today, it is a more-than-full-time job and a one- woman operation. In addition to being an artist who needs to create and produce daily, she operates as a graphic designer, marketer, social media master, web developer, and sales manager. But it is paying off. Her line can be found at DeScenza Diamonds in Peabody, and soon (fingers crossed) in Salem's Roost & Company and Baubles Fine Jewelry at MarketStreet in Lynnfield. This past year, she started showing at places like Pettengill Farm's Vin- tage Bazaar, the Bluefin Blowout in Gloucester (her fish pendants are especially popular with the tuna tournament crowd), and the South End Open Market in Boston, among others. She typically sets up a "booth" that is something of a replica of her Martha Stewart-esque workshop—very inviting indeed. The spoons themselves vary widely in terms of cost. She has found smaller ones for $15 but has also spent up to $120. "Generally, the ones with the very cool patterns are expensive," she says, adding that the age of the spoons greatly affects the pricing. People who deal in antique 62 | APRIL 2016

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