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Tales From a Shop Dog

Workin' hard!

Workin' hard!

Holy Moly have we been busy here at the shop these last few weeks, where to even begin! 

We had a VERY important visitor to the shop on July 19th... Danielle and Matt of Gem Gossip! I made sure to greet them with extra enthusiasm and give them a detailed tour of my beds and toys, I mean the store and workshop... We had the best time showing off the jewels and how we make them. I really think I won them over ( I definitely won Matt over, he was pretty into me) because she wrote the nicest things about us. See her article here.

Gem Gossip 

THEN on July 20, Mom went to show off our jewels at "The Big Fake Wedding" event in Salem. It was actually a fake wedding! We got to provide all the jewels for the fake Bride, Groom and Bridal party as well as tell people about how WE MAKE RINGS! (you wouldn't believe how many people are surprised that we make things... bananas).
big fake wedding

While Mom was there, I took a much needed day off... but still had to keep an eye on our pool... my guard dog duties are never done!

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While all of this was going on, we also have been up to my bat ears with custom projects! Mom has made 6 engagement rings and 4 sets of wedding rings in just the last 2 weeks! ( Her bench is super messy, but my toys are everywhere, so I guess we're even). 

bench

Nora has been super busy keeping up with the store inventory as well as helping Mom get it together for the Metal & Smith show in a few weeks... ( thank goodness I get some days off while they're at that one!)

Ok, for now it's back to work. 

xo Mayble

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a tour of the e. scott shop!

a tour of the e. scott shop!

Today I, Mayble, will take a short break from my security post to give you a quick tour of the e. scott brick and mortar shop!  It's both a storefront and a studio space.  Emily creates everything, by hand, in house.  Here is the workbench where most of the magic happens: 

Look at all of those tools!  Emily is setting some sapphires and diamonds for a custom piece so I probably shouldn't try and distract her... Coffee from our neighbors 7ate9Bakery is usually on the bench keeping her energized! 

Maybe I can go see what Nora's up to!  

Fire!!  She's at the soldering station melting some gold for our surfside collection.  I definitely shouldn't be asking for treats while she has a torch in her hand.  *sigh*

On our way back to the front of the shop let's check out the wax carving bench!  If Emily can't build a piece of jewelry out metal she will carve a design into wax and then have that wax cast into any metal she wants. Here are a few of her favorite carving tools:

 

And finally, here is the shop!  This is where I keep my dog toys and 2 of my 3 dog beds.  We also sell jewelry.  

Ok, time to get back on guard dog duty.  Hope you come in and visit and check out our wonderful jewels!  We have some great ready-to-wear engagement rings that I wish came in my size..

 

xo Mayble

 (transcribed by Nora)

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I got a promotion!

I got a promotion!

So after 7 years here at the Somerville, MA e. scott originals jewelry shop, I finally got a promotion! While I'll always be the one and only shop dog, guardian of the jewels, and muse for the Mayble Labels collection I now am author to my very own blog, Tales from a Shop Dog! (which you are currently reading). I'm honored to be given this responsibility, that I will take very seriously (in between naps, sunbathing and snacks).

So, first order of business is letting the world know who we are here at the shop!

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Most importantly, there's me. Mayble the Boston Terrier. As I mentioned, I have the hardest job- shop security. It's not easy, but someones got to greet the people, lick the small children, show off the tricks for treats, party with the men & kids waiting for their wives/moms and all around keep the shop safe. 

Then there's mom, the E in e. scott (but she's now Emily Surette- but only in life, not in business- we got me an official Dad in September! He's the greatest! But I digress...) She started the business in her our tiny apartment in 2007, working in our spare room until we decided it would be much better to have a place for the public to see me! Or I guess a better place to show off the jewels and have a workspace... That's when we opened the shop at 199b Highland Ave, Somerville in 2010 and since then Mom has been making all the jewelry, both custom and ready to wear and business has been growing every year!

In 2015 we added Auntie Nora (aka Nora Miller of Nora Miller Jewelry ). She's our Inventory Queen! She keeps mom in line and laughing while helping us keep the store stocked with jewels. 

e. scott originals as a brand has two sections really, the e. scott nuptials & the everyday wear. We love creating jewelry to be worn daily and loved forever. Maybe that's an engagement ring and wedding bands from our nuptials collection or maybe a gift from our many everyday lines, we want you to know our jewelry is created with love, by our hands, inspected by me (yet another one of my many jobs) and meant to be part of your everyday uniform. 

The shop has evolved a lot in the last 7 years ( I now have 3 dog beds- one in the window, one in the shade and one in the workshop) and we are all so excited to see how things continue to evolve.

We're right in the middle of wedding season now, so the shop has been full of love and fun lately- so great for me! (more snacks!)

I'll be posting all kinds of things that I find interesting on here, so check back in to see what we're up to here on the Highland Hot Block!

We hope to see you soon!

xo Mayble

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