Making eyeglass frames is really a daunting task when done by hand. That’s why you don’t see anyone else doing it. If you listen closely to those who claim to make glasses by hand you might find out that they are guided by hands but made by machines, mostly computer driven lasers and industrial production machines. To actually make frames by hand is a craft, done in a studio not a factory.
The frames I create are artful, wearable, and precise enough to be fitted with prescription lenses by a professional optician. Lynn McKelvey is my optician. She is a licensed optician at Ravine Eye Center (732.974.1400) in Brick, NJ. She can change the lens in almost any frame and certainly any one of my frames.
I have compiled a list of opticians who have either put lenses in our glasses or have been recommended by a customer in all of these six states where we do shows: CT, MA, NY, NJ, DE and PA. Just email me and ask me for the list
AND….look for my cool magnifying lens pendants in the shapes of actual flowers, like dahlias, magnolias, primroses, camellias and primulas. They hold a 70 mm magnifying lens from my optician so you can see more and better. Wear them instead of glasses on a day out or use them in addition to your glasses, when you need a little extra help.
Come visit and know that we have some really cool stuff—worth ‘seeing.’
Oh, and please don’t try to use my online shop as it is not up to date—the prices are incorrect and I am sold out on some items. I am going to remove the link as soon as I figure out how to do it. Sorry.
2016 SHOWS (so far)
March 11-13: CRAFTSMORRISTOWN, NJ
March 18-19-20: PARADISE CITY MARLBOROUGH-MARLBOROUGH, MA
April 29-May 1: SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, NY
May 28-29-30: PARADISE CITY NORTHAMPTON-NORTHAMPTON, MA
June 4-5: CELEBRATE WEST HARTFORD, CT
June 18-19: BROOKDALE PARK, UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ
July 15-16: GUILFORD CRAFT EXPO, GUILFORD, CT
July 30-31: PA GUILD WILMINGTON, DE
POSTPONED August 7: pop-up shop in WEST ELM, Red Bank, NJ
August 12-14: BERKSHIRE CRAFT FAIR, Monument HS, Great Barrington, MA
August 20-21: Mt Gretna Crafts, PA
Sept. 3: SEASIDE PARK ARTS & CRAFTS, Seaside Park, NJ
Sept 16-18: FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, NY
RESCHEDULED: Sept 24: pop-up shop in WEST ELM, Red Bank, NJ
Oct. 8-10: PARADISE CITY ARTS NORTHAMPTON, MA
October 23-25: SUGARLOAF SOMERSET, NJ
Nov 5-6: CraftWestport, CT
November 18, 19 & 20: PARADISE CITY ARTS MARLBOROUGH, MA
Dec 2-4: CRAFTBOSTON, BOSTON, MA
Dec 9-11: CraftMorristown, NJ
(no Crafts at the Cathedral this year due to construction. Boo hoo!)