PLAINVILLE - The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce welcomed Birdhouse Jewelry to town Tuesday.
Birdhouse Jewelry, at 466 East Street, is owned by Amy Lapierre. The store opened on June 1 and specializes in artistic “bridge jewelry.”
“It’s not fine-carat, but it’s not costume jewelry,” said Lapierre. “It is made out of all kinds of materials, such as sterling and semi-precious stones.”
Lapierre said this is her first brick-and-mortar store. Before this, she participated in craft shows. She also has retail and production experience.
Lapierre moved to Connecticut three years ago after having lived in New York for 27 years.
“I came to Plainville because I was looking for a retail space and this was only 20 minutes away [from home],” she said. “Our windows are decorated with balloons in honor of the upcoming Plainville Balloon Festival.”
The shelves at Birdhouse Jewelry offer the creations of four area residents: pastels by Linda DeVoe, a math teacher at Wolcott High School; organic products by Zina Zygmunt, a Southington beekeeper; cutting boards by Lee Ross, a West Hartford lawyer and woodcarver; and handmade silver and beaded jewelry by Pat DiCosimo of Bristol.
“We welcome you as part of the Chamber family,” said Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce before cutting the ceremonial ribbon. “You will make a great addition to the town of Plainville and the items you have here are incredibly beautiful.
More information on the store can be found at birdhousejewelry.com.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.