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High Quality. Hand Made. One of a Kind Jewelry.

Right here on Block Island.

Premier Collections

Filomena DeMarco by Ashley Vick

Ashley Vick's jewelry line is named after her great grandmother, a trailblazing entrepreneur of ice cream in Rhode Island. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Ashley's work evokes images of traditional Southwestern jewelry, and includes statement sized cuts of semiprecious stones set in Sterling silver surrounded by hand forged feathers and detailing. She blends traditional metalsmithing techniques with modern day surprises, utilizing unique or rare stones that are second-glance worthy.

 
 
 

Lost Wax Casting by Emilie Shapiro

Emilie Shapiro is a New York-based artist who uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting. She carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work to celebrate the beauty of natural imperfection. Her work is reminiscent of ethereal pirate's treasure. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie's studio in New York City.
 
 
 

Bracelets by Martha Andrew

Martha Andrew aka "MarMar" enjoys the process of transforming metal into wearable objects of art. Through the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé, she is able to create patterns of high and low relief, often mimicking those found in nature. Anticlastic beaded bangles are curved in opposite ways in two directions. Starting as a flat strip, MarMar manipulates the metal with special forming stakes and raising hammers, simultaneously bringing the sides of the bangle up while curving the ends around to meet each other. Bracelets are available at MarMar Boutique or by special order.
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Brackish Bow Ties

Brackish Bow ties are hand made in Charleston, South Carolina from sustainably sourced feathers. No two bow ties are exactly the same, as each feather is hand picked.

Your purchase is backed by a lifetime repair guarantee, should your feathers get "ruffled". Coordinating lapel pins also available.

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Kate Maller

Kate uses all recycled metals and reclaimed diamonds. She fuses 18k gold dust onto her pieces, giving them an interstellar dimension. Kate uses only high quality recycled 18K gold and Argentium Silver. All diamonds used in her work are either reclaimed or ethically sourced, conflict-free and fair trade. She is based out of Denver, Colorado, but is a New England native.

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Premium Bags by Tracey Tanner

Tracey Tanner bags are hand made in Brooklyn, New York out of the highest quality leathers and the utmost attention to detail.
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Karch Wolfe

Goth and Glamour collide in a collaboration between renowned alternative jewelry designer Karen Karch and her protogé Deme Wolfe-Power. Mix and match stacking rings allow you to customize your look with a variety of metals and semiprecious stones. From sterling silver to 18 karat gold, these NYC based designers offer something for every taste and budget.

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Seanna Poirier

Seanna Poirier is one of our youngest artists. She is Rhode Island born and raised, and has a very wide variety of work, ranging from semi precious stones set in sterling and gold, to her infamous line consisting of beetles and other creepy crawlies...

Most of her work is one of a kind.

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Meet MarMar

Martha Andrew is the force behind MarMar Boutique. As Head Designer for the in-house jewelry line for a prominent chain of Philadelphia boutiques for over 5 years, she found herself loving every second of the jewelry world. A Post Baccalaureate graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she studied and created under the amazing wings of Sharon Church, Rod McCormick and Lola Brooks. MarMar Boutique was created in 2008, on Block Island, RI, in a tiny storefront full of possibilities.

About the Boutique

MarMar Boutique strives to represent and introduce a wide variety of artists to the general public,  inviting them to learn about different mediums and metalsmithing techniques and to expose them to unique bodies of work that can’t be found in your average jewelry store.

For it’s 10th year in business,  MarMar Boutique has moved into a more spacious and bright location,  while still maintaining it’s original intimate experience.  Many say they feel like they are “stepping into a jewelry box”  when they enter.  From it’s vintage display cabinets to the curious array of jewelry they encase,  simply walking into the boutique is an experience on it’s own.  With over 50 different rotating artists represented each summer,  you are sure to find something new every season.

If one is unable to make it to the Block Island brick and mortar location, select work is available for purchase  online.  Please call MarMar for inquiries.

Our brother store, Block Star, was founded in 2003 with a nod to the play on words of "rock star/block star." Not your typical tourist swag, the logo was created for those didn't want a cliche "Block Island" t-shirt. The line has now grown from it's infamous black and red bumper stickers to include everything from boat pennants to baby onesies. Block Star goods can be purchased every day from Memorial Day through Columbus day at the MarMar Boutique brick and mortar store on Water Street, or online at www.blockstarbi.com.

Visit Our Block Island Store

Open Memorial Day thru Columbus Day

In Person

212 Water Street
Block Island, RI 02807 

M-Th: 10a-6p
Fri: 10a-9p
Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-5p

By Mail

PO Box 770
Block Island, RI 02807

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Our 2019 Featured Artists 

MarMar plays hostess to over 50 rotating independent jewelers and artists from all over the country. From unconventional materials such as fibers and concrete, to fine works forged from sterling silver and gold, there is something to be found befitting everyone’s taste and budget. Weekly trunk shows introduce the artists, allow for special sales and custom commission inquiries.

Above/Below
Pawtucket, RI

Erin Alferman
New Hope, PA

Corkie Bolton
Providence, RI

Brackish Bowties
Charleston, SC

Robindira Unsworth
Petaluma, CA

Cyberoptix Tie Lab
Detroit, MI

Carla DeLaCruz
Highland Park, CA

Dandy Craft Jewelry
Asheville, NC

Filomena DeMarco
Somerville, MA

Vanessa Gade
San Fransisco, CA

Heather Guidero
Providence, RI

Amanda Hagerman
Crofton, MD

Briana Harrison
Hope, RI

Andrew Haviland
Cranston, RI

Hawk House
Aquinnah, MA

Anne Holman
Columbus, OH

Amelia Jane
Beach Haven, NJ

Rebeccah J
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Dahlia Kanner
Kingston, RI

Eleanor Jane
Philadelphia, PA

Julie Konvicka
Austin, TX

Arn Krebs
Providence, RI

Delphine LeyMarie
Jersey City, NJ

Lio and Linn
Brooklyn, NY

Heather Majkut
West Warwick, RI

Kate Maller
Denver, CO

Manos Zapotecas
Oaxaca, Mexico

MarMar by Martha Andrew
Block Island, RI

Meyelo
Maasai Villages - Kenya

Moss Follows
California

Filomena DeMarco
Boston, MA

Noon Designs
Warwick, RI

Nikki Nation
Denver, CO

Joanna Nealey
Baltimore, MD

Lacee Alexandra
Long Beach, CA

Daphne Olive
Takoma Park, MD

Seanna Poirier
Coventry, RI

Page Sargisson
Brooklyn, NY

Emilie Shapiro
New York, NY

Tetreault Farms
Foster, RI

Talieh
New York, NY

Tracy Tanner
Brooklyn, NY

Jen Townsend
Columbus, OH

Karch Wolfe
New York, NY

Wanderluxe
Providence, RI

Danielle Welmond
Los Angeles, CA

Wild Mint
Lawrence, KS

Hannah Blount
Boston, MA

Rebecca Haas
Vermont

Hilary Finck
San Francisco, CA

Leah Hollrock
Hadley, MA

Siedra Loeffler
San Francisco, CA

Sarah Swell
Sausalito, CA

 
 

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