Chaya Caron is the creative force behind her brand of handcrafted fine jewelry. A ribbon cutting and soldering demonstration will take place at her Biddeford studio Aug. 11. Courtesy photo/ Charlotte Guptill

BIDDEFORD — Chaya Studio Jewelry recently opened in Biddeford and on Thursday, Aug. 11, there will be a soldering demonstration at the studio, and the Biddeford & Saco Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at The Hidden Gem in honor of the new business.

On Thursday, there will be informal networking and refreshments starting at 5 p.m., the ribbon cutting will take place at 5:45 p.m. and a soldering and laser demonstration begins at 6 p.m.

“Soldering is a craft that has been in existence for over 5,000 years, dating back to Mesopotamia. You can make jewelry, cookware and cooking tools, and so much more,” Chaya said.

During the soldering and laser demonstration, Chaya will use a torch to show the basics of soldering, she will talk about which metals are easier to solder than others and why, and more.

Chaya has been a full-time jeweler since 2008, and continues to advance her skills through technical and creative programs, according to her website.

Chaya specializes in custom, re-purposed and bridal jewelry. She also has a collection of ready-to-wear jewelry made from recycled sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold. Her focus is to capture the natural world using a sustainable palette of recycle precious metals, reclaimed diamonds and traceable from mine to market colored stones. Her feminine, organic and tactile designs are handmade using ancient techniques with a modern sensibility.

In addition, join Chaya at the Hidden Gem for a personal tour of her studio, peruse her jewelry designs, enjoy some demonstrations and admire the view of downtown Biddeford during Maine Craft Weekend, Oct. 1 and 2. Shop her unique designs and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. The studio will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chaya Studio Jewelry is located at 90 Saco Falls Way, Suite 201, in Biddeford and open by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call (207) 221 – 6552.

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