Tamra Gentry, the union of fine metalsmithing with the creativity of Fordite and beautiful gemstones.

“I am inspired by color. I have always had strong, visceral reactions to color. Color is my ‘hook’.” “Things like texture, design, and pattern are all secondary to me. It’s not that I deem them any less important in the sensory and creative processes—it’s just that they rarely evoke the response in me that color … Continue reading

MOCAShop Nominated for Top Retailer of the Year by NICHE!

Baltimore, Md. (April 27, 2009) – MOCAShop of Weston, FL has been selected as a nominee in NICHE magazine’s 2009 Top Retailer Awards. MOCAShop has been nominated for an award in the following category or categories: Best Website Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of fine craft, the 2009 NICHE … Continue reading

Mocashop.com — Artist Profiles and Bios

Marta Sanchez MSO Joies Marta Sanchez, a jeweler and a gemologist. Born in Vic, Barcelona, Spain, from a working family, remembers drawing and playing with clay, walking through the forest with her grandfather who would teach her to tie her shoes and fix a light switch. Her mother would always tell the story of how … Continue reading

Belle Brooke Barer, New Designer of the Year 2008!

Belle Brooke Barer, a jewelry designer featured in MOCAShop.com , has been named the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award for 2008 at the JA New York, on July 28th! Belle was also a Winner of the 2008 Niche Awards for her “canoe ring”, in the category ‘jewelry:silver with stones’, and a finalist … Continue reading

MOCAShop’s Press Release.

Weston, FL May 19, 2008 – New e-commerce site, mocashop.com, provides an online destination for fashion-forward women who bask in their individuality and appreciate high-end accessories and unique statement pieces. A never-before-seen ensemble of luxury accessory designers has been assembled in an easy to use website featuring handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets, handbags and more. “MocaShop.com … Continue reading