First Friday will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Featured will be a Jewelry Jamboree, just in time for Valentine's Day. The Treasure Trove features 11 jewelry makers creating a variety of jewelry from funky fun to serious pieces. Come meet our artists, and enjoy food, wine and music by Art Larsen on clarinet.

Bassema Korkor and Catherine Hammonds use polymer clay to create one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings. Ruthie Stockdale’s crystal creations glimmer in the sunlight. Loraine Dodson uses beautiful beads to create more formal bracelets, earrings and necklaces while Deborah Paxton creates bib necklaces and chandelier earrings. Cathy Clark creates handcrafted copper and silver pieces. Boho and novelty jewelry are Mel White’s specialty. Aromatherapy bracelets that absorb essential oils are a creation of Carol Knudson.

A rock hound, Gloria Moore has located her own gems in the Kramer Hills and wire wrapped them for necklaces. Susanna Monette loom beads bracelets in the native American tradition. And then, of course, there is our resident jeweler, Mike Alari, who along with his staff, makes custom jewelry, repairs, hammered rings and an ever-widening circle of new designs.

With our 50-plus vendors and artists, things are always changing at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, and First Friday is an excellent time to come on in and check out our uncommonly eclectic and unusually unique stuff, created by your friends and neighbors right here in Tehachapi. Join us to show your creativity, and enjoy art, fun, food, wine, good conversation and music.

Tehachapi Treasure Trove is located at 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., right across the street from the water tower in Railroad Park. Hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  

Remember, we also carry an extensive line of art and craft supplies and artist services along with yarn, music and a jewelry studio. For additional information on any of our activities, classes and events, call 822-6794 or visit our Facebook page.

Susanna Monette is one of the owners of Tehachapi Treasure Trove and has been an artist showing at several locations for many years.