Reviewed by Rachel Ness on 02/24/2020Rating: Great selection of artist made jewelry! Heidi is such a thoughtful and kind gallery owner and educator. Her business supports artists work on a national spectrum and engages and supports with the local community.
As an artist that has been represented in her gallery I had a wonderful experience. Sales and work was return in a timely manner and in great condition and her line of communication was assuring and professional.
Reviewed by Jocelyn Robinson on 08/24/2015Rating: The winter of 2015 we made rings at Heidi's shop. It was the best experience we had. We quickly found out through the wedding process that there is a lot of unneeded "fluff". But as I tell people, despite all the wedding planning/ industry B-S, making our rings at Heidi's studio was REAL. It was an incredible experience. We re-used both of my grandfathers rings and the grooms father's spare ring to make these truly remarkable branch/ wood grain rings. Heidi was amazing throughout the process. She simply said:
"I don't why people go to the store to do this, when it's so much fun and more personalized this way."
I couldn't agree with her more. We were so happy with our rings that when we got them back we started to wear them right away and have since. Our wedding is this September. I truly recommend this everyone. My fiance who wasn't really into any of the wedding stuff had such a great time with the hands on experience and couldn't stop telling all his friends about the neat adventure we had. It's a memory that will last a lifetime with us, and one day maybe our grandchildren will do something similar with our rings. We are thankful that Heidi offered this service and we always recommend this as a must do to our friends : )
Reviewed by Ron Hargrove on 08/15/2018Rating: A class unlike any other! Definitely recommended....Ms. Heidi was very knowledgeable of her craft and patient of teaching. This class is for everyone who loves jewelry. I learned a lot and understand it's not just throwing silver together. Its creativity, shaping, soldering, and buffing a work of art. I am proud of the piece I created, and looking forward to the next class. Truly an awesome experience!
Reviewed by Drew Garvey on 07/27/2018Rating: My wife and I had a wonderful experience making new rings for our 10 year anniversary! Heidi is extremely friendly, a great teacher and very knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a unique experience and a fun time.
Reviewed by Robb Friedlander on 08/16/2015Rating: Making our wedding rings with Heidi was one of the most cherished, special and unforgettable experiences of our wedding - one in which I will never forget and always remember every day as I wear my ring.
My fiancé (at the time) and I found the idea of making our wedding rings soon after getting engaged. We were enthralled with the idea of by hand creating one of the most important symbols of our marriage and the one that literally and physically you are bound to every day.
So we hit the internet, scouring the web for a jeweler or workshop that would allow us to make our rings while at the same time not breaking the bank. Hours of searching, calling and finding jewelers who wanted to change 5K for the experience became exhaustive. We were just about to give up and head to that good old chain Jeweler in a mall when we found Heidi and to this day still one the be best decisions my wife and I made about our entire wedding experience.
We called Heidi and right away her friendliness shone through. She worked with us and made recommendations when we were lost on what the right size, material and styles of our rings. After speaking with her, she sent estimates for the cost and coming in just a tad over what we would of paid to just buy our rings at a chain jeweler...we knew we had found something special.
We rented a car and drove up to Rehoboth (we live in DC) and arrived at Heidi's studio on a Saturday morning. A little nervous of not knowing what to expect we walked in and right away were greeted by Heidi. Over the next 6 hours Heidi not only guided us though out process of hand making each other's (you can make your own or if you wish to make your partners) rings but became a friend in the process. From the moment we walked in you could feel her passion not only for her art but for personalizing and making our experience the best possible.
To start out with a dirty flat band of white gold and to end up with a shiny round wedding ring, is such an awesome feeling of creativity, passion and love. Throughout the process Heidi did a fantastic job of making us feel calm about what can be a little scary. Lighting your rings or fire and hammering it into shape can be scary but all along the way Heidi allowed us to have full control over the process while showing us each step and helping to craft the perfect ring. After a while all of the fears of running your minds are whisked away and you immerse yourself in the memorable experience and Heidi's fun stories and presence.
Once we were done with the experience we looked at our finish product in amazement. We couldn't believe we made such beautiful rings...we walked next-door the Dogfish Head Brewpub (what a location!) with large smiles and not one regret. Spending the afternoon at Heidi's studio was truly an unforgettable experience that we get to relive just a little bit every day as we stare down at our beautiful rings. Ohh, and of course, this made for a very popular story at the wedding.
Thank you Heidi for such a beautiful and special experience we will never forget.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience making new rings for our 10 year anniversary! Heidi is extremely friendly, a great teacher and very knowledgeable....
by Drew G. on 07/27/2018
The winter of 2015 we made rings at Heidi's shop. It was the best experience we had. We quickly found out through the wedding process that there is a lot of...
by Jocelyn R. on 08/24/2015
Making our wedding rings with Heidi was one of the most cherished, special and unforgettable experiences of our wedding - one in which I will never forget...
by Robb F. on 08/16/2015
A great jewelry nook by the sea, probably the only thing missing from this cottage is very large lime green Cheshire Cat, to great you when you enter.
by Daniel on 08/12/2012