Mary Acorn

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Location United States
Introduction I began creating my purses in 1998 under the trade name Acorn Studio. Each beaded purse is unique and takes me more than 30 hours of handwork to complete. I use semi-precious stones, as well as antique embellishments that are one of a kind. A new collection is presented each spring; taking inspiration from nature and the Maine Coast where I have my studio and live three seasons out of the year. My work has been featured in galleries, and boutiques throughout the United States and Nova Scotia. In Victorian Days, even utilitarian objects were made to be things of beauty. These tiny purses did not have necklaces and were carried in the palm of ladies hands where they would enjoy the aroma therapeutic effects by placing cotton infused with scented oils inside them to ward off the 'vapors.' Today, I design them to be worn as beautiful pieces of jewelry to set off you favorite dress and if you so desire, to place a hidden treasure inside as well. Custom designs can be made using your own personal treasure-family lockets, cameos, or jewelry for a special occasion. Contact for price list.