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Ethical Designer Partners with Water Color Artist
Written by Eco Fashion World - Friday, 04 August 2017



Jesse Junko Beardslee, designer and founder of award-winning eco fashion brand Themis and Thread, has partnered with artist Jennie Scarbrough to open a gift shop and gallery full of creativity and inspiration.  Hector Handmade opened recently, (in the Township of Hector), within the world renowned wine region of The Finger Lakes, Central New York State.  Over 100 wineries and breweries dot the picturesque landscape along Seneca Lake, which has been home to the indie brand Themis and Thread for four years.

Jennie Scarbrough has long dreamed of making her water color art and jewelry designs a full time focus.  Both Jennie and Jesse have worked many years in The Finger Lakes wine and agri-tourism industry.  They are both artists, activists, and environmentalists - and best friends.  Jennie has modeled for Themis and Thread, and they have encouraged each other’s art throughout their long friendship.  Opening Hector Handmade is a new outlet for their art where they can collaborate with each other and many other artists within the shop's studio and workspace.



Currently, the shop is home to twenty five other artists, all creating within a thirty mile radius.  Fine art, leather goods, jewelry, bath and beauty products for him and her, hand-forged metal work, furniture, candles, wooden utensils, and of course ethically produced fashions and water color jewelry and note cards are some of the artisan made wares.  Art openings, workshops, custom fashion fittings, a bead bar, and an active studio are some regular events there.  

August 17th is an Art Show Opening for Zac Rood's Northern Forest Collection, 5pm - 8pm.
August 31st is their Grand Opening Celebration, 4pm - 7pm.

An Item of the Week and Artist of the Month can be found highlighted on social media.
For more information, please contact Jesse via This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it




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