Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jet of the Day - Adroit Jewelers


There is definitely something for everyone here in Maine.  And depending where you live or visit, your Maine experience will be different from somebody in a different part of the state.  I’m going to share a little bit about my Maine. 

Let’s get right to the good stuff.   Mmmm…lobster!  I could make lobster stew for all of the JETS with this 27 pound lobster.  Here’s a little trivia.  How long does it take a lobster to get to be one pound?  I’ll let you guess and then I’ll give the answer in the comment section. 
Growing up, we owned a lobster pound where people could come to eat lobster, clams, and mussels, along with some other good stuff.  It was always fun to meet people from all over and watch their interactions with the Maine lobster.  Some were pros and all that was left were empty shells when they were done.  Others needed step-by-step instructions, while some didn’t even want to touch the lobster.  There was not a day that didn’t bring many laughs.  No, I wasn’t laughing AT the people, I was laughing WITH them.  Well, sometimes they were laughing, too.
My favorite part of my Maine is living on the coast.  I LOVE the ocean!  One of my favorite pass times is going to the beach to collect sea glass (and whatever else may capture my attention).  I do not live far from Acadia National Park.  It is incredibly picturesque and the home of Cadillac Mountain.   This picture depicts looking down from the mountain onto Bar Harbor (a popular tourist town). 

This is a picture of the Bass Harbor lighthouse
I’ll share a few of my creations that came from my beach findings.
Genuine Sea Glass Pendant Knit with Sterling Silver Wire
Chocolate Brown Genuine Sea Glass Link Bracelet
Genuine Sea Glass Earrings Wrapped in Sterling Silver
And I would be remiss if I didn’t share some of the lovely creations from a fellow Mainer and wonderful person, Mollie, from Rough Magic Creations. 
Seashell Pendant Necklace with Jasper, Pearls and Swarovski Crystals

Asymmetrical Copper Starfish Necklace with Blue and White Gemstones

A great  part of the JET team has been getting to know people from all over the world…and my own little world of Maine. 
Maine, “vacationland”.   It really is a great place to visit…and live!
Thanks for reading,


Bob J24-7 said...

Cool stuff, Ida! That's some lobster you have there ...

MadeByTammy said...

Lobster Stew - Yummy! I'm ready to meet up with my JETs for a dinner party! Beautiful jewelry!

ShinyAdornments said...

Great post Ida! and wowzer.. what a lobster! YUM

We lived in northern Maine (Limestone, REALLY north) for 7 years. It had more snow and was colder than anywhere I've ever lived. Before OR after. LOL


Michele said...

Lovely post about Maine, that's some lobster!!! Lovely jewelry!!!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

great post! you live in a beautiful place- love the jewelry :)

Jennifer said...

It was fun to hear about your corner of the world!

Beadsme said...

Love the area, shame I don't like lobster. Great selections.

Unknown said...

Great post! I was not a big fan of lobster until I had some fantastic lobster bisque that was to die for. Now I have acquired a taste for it. Would love to visit Maine and have some that's really fresh. Love the sea glass, too. Something about it that has such a calming effect. Must be the soft colors and smooth texture.

WanderingJewel said...

Did someone say lobster? I'm drooling already! Great post! Lovely jewelry... I hope to get out to Maine someday.

Mollie Ann said...

What a wonderful description of my favorite place on earth - Maine! Lobster - total YUM! What fun to live so close to AdroitJewelers ... and to recognize these so familiar, so special places!

And to find my jewelry featured here is an aboslute thrill!

Thank you, AJ!!!!

LoveStoneArts said...

I really enjoyed your blog post and I'm a fan of your jewelry. We may be on opposite sides of the country but we share a love of the ocean and its bounty. Lets fill up a basket with the left overs; hard to believe anyone can resist a Maine lobster. Happy Day, AJ.

Ida @ Adroit Jewelers said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments! I appreciate your JOD support!

Erika Price said...

Oh Ida, Maine looks like a fantastic place to live - would you mind if I packed my bags and joined you right now?! I just adore mussels and lobster, and can't wait!

And what a beautiful selection of ocean-inspired jewelry - you and Mollie are so talented!

Unknown said...

I love Ida's style! The contrast of the hard solder against the soft sea glass is my favorite.
I am just "down the road" a bit from Ida, one of these days I will come a knockin' Mollie and Ida, watch out!

jemsbyjb said...

Oh my that's a honker of a lobster@! COol article.