Meia Geddes is a writer, artist, and public librarian. She grew up in California but came to the East Coast for college to attend Brown University. She is the author of The Little Queen and Love Letters to the World, and is working on a third called Little World Forms: Experiments in Sentence-Level Utopias. Her small business, Make-A-Crane, spreads the love through paper crane items and free peace projects.
Rimma is an artist and designer based out of Boston. Her vibrant, contemporary and one-of-a-kind garments and jewelry are intricately crafted. Her jewelry is mainly bold necklaces and earrings. Her knit-wear includes head warmers, shawls, scarves, as well as sweaters, coats, blouses, skirts and dresses.
Each piece has a whimsical charm that invokes the frolicsome spirit of boho chic, interlacing it with the opulence of the traditional garb of Russian royalty and Ukrainian colorful folk dress. They are reminiscent of fairy tales and flowers- full of history, playfulness and uniquely alive.
She strives to combine fashion with practicality. Creating unique, yet wearable, pieces to add to any woman’s wardrobe. She works with natural stones & fibers and, recycled materials because she likes to combine different colors, materials and techniques to fabricate each piece.
The Bead Lady, Andover MA
I started making jewelry over 15 years ago after I saw beaded bracelets at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I thought, “I could make that”…and so it began. After a few attempts on my own, I took classes so they would look more professional. I took classes in stringing, finishing, bead weaving and bead making. I keep looking for better quality gems and stones and my style keeps evolving over the years. There is something for everyone’s taste.