NORFOLK, Va. — June 27, 2019 — Lemon Seed Designs, founded by Angela Moskwa, is the winner of MacArthur Center’s 2019 Battle of the Pop-Up. The concept will receive four months of free rent, use of utilities and fixtures, and a $500 merchandising package that includes interior signage, table-printed displays and graphic design services.
“I’m thrilled to have won MacArthur Center’s 2019 Battle of the Pop-Up,” Moskwa said. “I recently moved from Hawaii and am excited to introduce people in this area to my handcrafted, unique pieces of jewelry.”
Lemon Seed Designs sells custom, hand-crafted jewelry including earrings, rings, bracelets bangles and more. In addition, the store will offer classes in making jewelry.
According to Maskwa, Lemon Seed Designs was inspired by “a little lady in a small town famous for her lemon meringue pies.”
“In each pie she baked, she would purposely place a seed for someone to find,” said Maskwa. “This lemon seed was proof her pies were handmade and not factory manufactured. Our mission is to give every customer a favorite piece of custom, hand-crafted jewelry that keeps memories about a person or place alive.”
Maskwa uses shells from Hawaii in some of her more popular pieces. Customers can also add sea-glass, healing crystals, charms and other ocean treasures to their custom piece.
“We are so pleased to support new ideas for up-and-coming local businesses,” said MacArthur Center’s Marketing Director Karen Husselbee. “We have always had a terrific response to our Battle of the Pop-Up winners. We’re excited to work with Angela and bring Lemon Seed Designs to our community.”