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Northeast Arc

Shine Jewelry provides hand-crafted, bold and unique jewelry crafted by your neighbors with disabilities. This beaded line of jewelry, with its signature swirl, has become a staple in many of the region’s most fashionable dressers. Jewelry is able to be purchased at ArcWorks Community Art Center or any of the 18 stores that wholesale the product. Shine also participates in local farmers’ markets and pop up shops.

Shine is not only beautifully crafted, the product provides paid employment training to people supported through Northeast Arc’s creative programs. Jewelers’ skills span from developing color stories and assembly to sales and customer service.

Practice Area

  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Children
  • Elders

Measure of Success

  • Adds revenue to agency
  • Serves more clients
  • Improves client services