Handcrafted pendant sparks delight and a mystery

This pendant featuring an Argentine coin originally came from a collection from Saint Sampson. (Photo: Indie Art South)
This pendant featuring an Argentine coin originally came from a collection from Saint Sampson. (Photo: Indie Art South)

It’s no secret that I like original art. That includes visual art, jewelry, furniture, and music. Not long ago I saw a post on Facebook with an image of a pendant. The seller has an art shop in Newberry, South Carolina. As soon as I saw the pendant, I knew my daughter Rebecca would love it, so I bought it as an early Christmas gift. It just looked like her. I correctly predicted she’d be thrilled with the pendant. What I didn’t know is that we had bumped into a mystery. Continue reading “Handcrafted pendant sparks delight and a mystery”

Hoby’s gets a new home; shop is a First Coast destination must

sampler Hoby's General Store
Sampler from Hoby’s Honey and General Store

Hoby’s Honey and General Store is a favorite in our family and for many in the Mandarin community, and the shop’s new location is much more convenient than the old place was. Located in a shopping center Jax residents frequent, Hoby’s will have its grand  opening on Saturday, April 7. I wrote about this indie business in an earlier column.  Continue reading “Hoby’s gets a new home; shop is a First Coast destination must”

Band Mom: Hoby’s features indie crafts alongside popular honey and other wares

handcrafted jewelry Hoby's
Handcrafted jewelry at very reasonable prices at Hoby’s.

In the Mandarin community in Jacksonville (FL), Hoby’s Honey and General Store is a destination for many of us seeking honey, canned products like pickles and jalapenos, and other locally produced wares. Besides the quality of the products, the fact they’re unique is icing on the cake. There’s more to Hoby’s than things to eat, though. Continue reading “Band Mom: Hoby’s features indie crafts alongside popular honey and other wares”