Orlan Johnson Cutting Boards

“Cutting Boards” Orlan Johnson Woodwork $32 – $60 each I have always hated to throw things away, so I started making these years ago from the scraps of wood in my workshop.  People always really liked them (and used them).  Giving a cutting board as a gift is so easy, it is never wrong or […]

Gifts for Guys Guys can be hard to buy things for.  Yet . . . we have a very nice selection of possibilities to choose from! Amy Durso – Rune Beth Bale – Teamwork Bob Gunn – magnet Barry Reece – book Ches Stewart – 3 prong rack Douglas Maccardini – cowboy & horse sculpture […]

North Carolina Pottery at the Joyful Jewel

Pottery is one of the arts that North Carolina is known for and the Joyful Jewel has a very nice selection from 13 or so local potters.  Here is a sampling: ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website […]

Children’s Books,Toys, Fashion

The Joyful Jewel has a nice selection of children’s books by local authors, hand made stuffed animals or dolls and locally created clothing and accessories for all ages.  Here are few:  

Ruth Moose “Doing it at the Dixie Dew”

What can be more fun to read than a mystery set in the South.  Zany characters populate the small town, which is very much like our lively little Pittsboro.  They get all up in the business of finding out who killed Miss Lavina Lovingood.  If you want to know who, you’ll just have to buy […]

Kate Ladd paintings on special sale

If you have had your eye on one of Kate Ladd‘s fabulous paintings, now is the time to buy them! She is not on the studio tour this year and has put these and more of her paintings on special sale at t.he Joyful Jewel.http://www.joyfuljewel.com/artists/kate-ladd-painting/ ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel […]

Barbara Thompson’s new Glass Sculpture

Barbara Thompson has been busy!  Look at all the new pieces she has brought in. She is using more color now. Luminous as always, fun to look at and often usable as a candleholder or vessel. Barbara Thompson, Glass Sculpture   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at […]

Wendy Wilkins, Painting “Golden Glen”

“Golden Glen” by Wendy Wilkins Alcohol Ink, Original Framed piece Wendy Wilkins paints with alcohol inks, bringing a vibrant satiny sheet to her paintings.  This original, Golden Glen, is my favorite.  I just love the shimmery birch/aspen trees in all those shades of yellow, gold and brown. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us […]

Patrick Hitesman “Dawn Sail”

“Dawn Sail,” an oil painting on canvas by Patrick Hitesman is just one of the boat paintings he has a the Joyful Jewel.  This is so bright and inviting, a scene of awesome passion and a forecasting of a good sailing day. Let’s go! ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call […]