Today I am sharing with you the very first store to take a chance on me and carry my product line. I was introduced to Susan Rodgers via a mutual friend in the Fall of 2014. At the time, I was just opening my line to retail stores and Michael Belling of PhotoSpell Designs urged me to reach out to his friend who had just opened a boutique on East Main Street in Port Jefferson, NY. He boasted about how amazing her jewelery designs were and how she was filling her boutique with a select number of local artists and indies. Thankfully, I took his advice and now I not only have the honor to have my products side by side with outstanding artists including those mentioned above but also have the blessing to know such a generous, knowledgeable and gifted artist in Susan.
The first time I walked in to Susan Rodgers Designs, I was like a kid in a candy store. I almost forgot my purpose for being there was to show her my products. I was too busy oohing and ahhing over every inch of that store. Everything about the boutique was artistically displayed to showcase the specific beauty of that collection. Every artist was so thoughtfully arranged and eye catching and in the center of it all was Susan, with her welcoming smile and warm personality. It is truly a place you want to take your time browsing and a place where you are most certain to find a delightful gift.
Even from the outside, the masterfully designed window display invites you to come in from the busy Port Jeff street. But once you do enter, you are welcomed by the most attentive service and truly handcrafted, made locally, goods. From art pieces to jewelry and home decor to personal care products. Susan is a true supporter of independent artists and loved by the local community.
My personal favorite work of Susan's is her Memento Collection. Susan's reproductions of vintage postcards. Her jewelry comes with a reproduction of the postcard the design was based on so the special history can be shared with the owner. She has also been known to recreate personal designs for her customers.
And you can always find a fresh selection of our Sparklefly Scented Sparkle Stones. Sometimes, even exclusive scents and Limited Editions along with customer and seasonal favorites. It's my pleasure every time I am called upon to make a new delivery. I look forward to every interaction with Susan. She is always willing to pass on great advice, share her stories and provide an outstanding experience. Stop by, you won't regret it.
Susan Rodgers Designs
Artisan Jewelry and Fine Craft
116 East Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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