BAR HARBOR — Local jeweler Tegan Curry has created three unique pieces of jewelry to help raise funds and awareness for Mount Desert Island Hospital and Health Centers.
“This project is an exciting way to help the community grow and support our hospital,” said Curry. “With the help of anyone who purchases one of these three designs, this project will bring good things to grow our hospital and benefit those who need our help.”
A Bar Harbor native, Curry has built her jewelry company over the past 12 years, selling her wares at local stores across Mount Desert Island and in Portland. Her popular Lobster Band Rings were recently featured in “Down East” magazine as a reader nominated favorite. Curry attended Maine College of Art and graduated with a BFA in metalsmithing in 2003.
“What Tegan has created for us is beautiful, authentic and so evocative of our unique island community and the way that we all work together to care for one another,” said hospital spokesperson Oka Hutchins. The special edition jewelry series that Curry created echoes the hospital’s Circle of Care, a continuous circle that represents the interconnectedness of the MDI community and a connection to nature, health and wholeness. Handcrafted of sterling silver, the series includes a pendant with a peridot accent, a slightly larger pendant on a simple black cord and a set of earrings.