Jason Dayne, owner and designer of Jeeba Jewelry Studio, is vacationing in Australia with family. The extended trip was booked before he took over the space this fall at 712 Third St., next to Bistro 33.
So since Dec. 19 and through the end of February, two other local jewelry designers — Robina D. Slizeski of Pavone Designs and Lisa Hempel of TOPO Jewelry — are selling their beadwork at the store.
To simplify his vacation, Dayne decided to shut down his operation and delay filling any orders on his website http://www.jeeba.com, until he returns, Slizeski said Friday. Because of this, the women are not selling his jewelry at the storefront during the interim, although the Jeeba sign will stay. They might even add additional vendors.
I’ve purchased a couple of beaded necklaces over the years from Slizeski, who is a regular vendor at the Davis Art Center Holiday Sale. She sells beautiful, reasonably priced designs that always garner compliments.
Meanwhile, Slizeski said she gets questions daily about the watch repairman, David Lazzari, who worked out of the same space for many years. He retired.