BUCKSPORT – When the A-listers attending The Golden Globe Awards open their bags of swag they’ll be getting a little bit of Maine artistry along with the other gifts.
JA Designer Collections truly is a home business, at least for the time being. It’s only three-years-old, but the fabric necklaces with the magnetic clasp may soon turn into more than a one-woman operation.
The Golden Globe connection came about after she got an e-mail that made her wonder how the sender got her address.
Owner Jane Arey said “The e-mail said we’d like to have you participate in The Golden Globes gifting event and the MTV Awards gifting event. Well, I first said to myself, well, here’s another piece of junk mail.”
Initially, the events company only wanted 50 necklaces, but now that number has jumped to 125.
Arey added “Because your necklaces are so nice, we would like to place them upon the guests arrival to the lounge we want to be able to present that and put that on them when they arrive.”
She said each necklace takes about 30 minutes to make. And she expects to be busy for the rest of the week. They have to be shipped out by Friday.
“It’s exciting because I know what it’s going to do. It’s going to help grow my business and put smiles on women’s faces.” concluded Arey.