It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gifts, and a group of local artisans is offering unique creations at Fiddlehead Art and Science Center in Gray on Nov. 4.

“Jewels of Maine” will feature the works jewelers Morgan Sayer and Carisa Cobb of Gray, Lisa Ferreira of Portland and Trish Conant of Scarborough.

“We love to connect with the local artists and support them by showcasing their amazing work,” said Jacinda Cotton Castro, Fiddlehead co-founder and executive director. “We’ll keep things on display for the month so that children who take classes here can be inspired.”

Sayer, a silversmith, will show bits and pieces from her “Piece of Maine” series, which includes necklaces that pair gems, sea glass, freshwater pearls and beach stones she’s gleaned from the landscape.

“The pieces have a naturally polished look,” Sayer says.

Some of the offerings in her series include a freshwater pearl and aqua sea glass necklace; a green sea glass, beach stone and turquoise necklace; and a sea glass and freshwater coin pearl necklace.
Cobb lives just a few doors down from Sayer. A metalsmith who operates Olive Branch Designs,

Cobb integrates copper into many of her pieces. She has sterling offerings, too. Some of her designs include an imperial turquoise, freshwater pearl and copper bracelet; copper sand dollar earrings; and flowered cloisonne and coral necklace.

“I started making jewelry in high school,” said Cobb, who earned an art degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2002. “I’ve displayed my work at Fiddlehead before.”

A wider-ranging holiday artisan fair will be held at Fiddlehead on Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don Perkins is a freelance writer who lives in Raymond. He can be reached at: [email protected]