It's reassuring to find out that the community is being informed
about our recent run-in with jewelry thieves. Thank you to all who
I would like to respond to this question: "So Eden Hand Art has
never sold any jewelry items with the apple/Eden hallmark before
the robbery, and does not plan to use that logo in the future? That
would be the only way you would know that 'any' jewelry with that
hallmark is stolen goods... barring obvous clues like the seller
having 2 suitcases full of screwball bracelets that they're letting
go for less than its worth in metal because "hey, if fell offa the
We have never, nor do we intend to wholesale to other jewelers. If a
wholesaler offers you screwball or cape cod bracelets, they are
probably manufactured from "borrowed" designs never authorized by us.
There are jewelers in our neck of the woods who have copied our whole
line of designs. If we come out with something new they have it in a
few months. The industry is rife with design-borrowing and it is next
to impossible to do anything substantive about it. We have never made
a cent from any of these borrowers. I personally feel sorry for them.
However, if someone offers you a quantity of jewelry with the Eden
hallmark in it you can be fairly certain it is hot. Please report it
to the Dennis police at 508-394-1315 and let them sort it out.
My wife (John and Eve Carey's daughter), the current owner of Eden
Hand Arts, has drafted the following which she would like to share
with the wider community. Thanks again,
forwarded letter from Rachel Carey-Harper
Dear Special Friends.
Regarding the burglary at Eden Hand Arts I need to communicate
with you directly how much our family truly appreciate your
care and concern.
While not a pleasant experience, everything is fine for us.
Its like someone leaving a pie to cool on the window sill and
its stolen. We have the recipe and the equipment, all we
needed was a few ingredients; so a few nights we go without
dessert. Of course this attitude was easier when I thought the
insurance was going to cover it. But I see this as my own
stupidity and simply a very expensive education.
One major concern for us is the shortage that will occur for
Eden=92s charitable work. Many of you have offered us help. In
this regard if you are so inclined please consider a donation
of any amount (even $10.00) to the American Friends Service
Committee or the Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Project. Other
places could include Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project or
the Kollel of Cape Cod. (For complete list and contact info.
Its obvious to me that the very least important thing is money
in terms of amassing wealth especially compared to the
beautiful world we are destroying. Money madness grips our
society. If we gave 1% of the attention we give to our bank
accounts to making the world a better place imagine what could
Sometimes its really useful to get back to basics; like
tending a fruit tree or vine. For me the fundamental root of
life is love. I mean by this that bond/connection to
something/someone beyond myself, a feeling of safety, nurture
and guidance, of completeness, of being emotionally whole.
This robbery experience has strengthened these bonds between
me and that which is beyond myself, between family, friends and
staff and actually given the opportunity to make this
connection with strangers.
So at least on our behalf, lighten your heart and smile. Take
a walk on this beautiful land, appreciate all the blessings
around us. Lets hold the thieves in the Light so they might
gain understanding. We all have choices. Lets choose courage,
commitment to our highest goals and loving-kindness. After all,
in the end that=92s all that matters.
with much gratitude and appreciation,
P.S. If anyone in your particular circle of friends expresses
concern for Eden please feel free to share this letter.