MEET THE MAKER
Hi! Welcome to my shop!
Since you're already here, I hope to get to know you!
Hope Noel Jewelry is a one woman owned business located in central Massachusetts and run by me, Hope Hera. Every piece of jewelry is made in my small art studio with the support of my loving husband, crazy toddler daughter and our two cats. I run on coffee and my love for Jesus.
I never thought I could turn my passion for art and creativity into a career or even work for myself. I was constantly told as a teen art cannot be a career or sustainable. I knew college wasn’t for me so I didn’t go despite being accepted into the same college as my fiancée at the time and getting a generous scholarship. When I was 21, I married the love of my life and then by 22, almost 23 I had my beautiful daughter. Once my daughter was born, I decided I wanted to be a stay at home mom so I wouldn’t miss any of those precious moments that go by so fast. I left the workforce not knowing if I’d return. I knew I’d have to find a way to work from home without sacrificing being with my family. That’s how I turned this into a full time gig. Something that started as a hobby turned into a huge passion and quickly proved I could turn art into a career.
When I first learned how to bead, I was so overwhelmed and ecstatic with the endless possibilities. My favorite materials to use are semi precious to precious gemstone beads. They have so much natural beauty and I’m always amazed at Gods creation and the gifted hands that have made the resources available to us artists. It is so important to me to only sell you products using responsibly and ethically sourced gemstones. While it may come at a higher cost, it is 100% worth it.
Through this journey, I've met and connected with so many amazing artists and people. I love going out into my local communities, sharing my passion and getting to know some cool people along the way. To anyone doubting themselves or their passions - I want to encourage you to follow it, even if it isn't conventional. Creating handmade jewelry has also helped me find my sense of style. I hope that you’ll find your own through these pieces.