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Peapod Jewelry
40 US Route 1
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Business Hours:
Mon - Sat. 10 - 5 pm. Also open on Sunday 10 - 2 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day
Retail & Wholesale

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What's New:
In July 2011 Peapod Jewelry moved to our new location on US Route 1 in Edgecomb and launched a new website. Come visit, in person or online!!
Member Profile:
Peapod jewelry showcases the designs of artist Ronna Lugosch. Her passion is the grace and warmth of the peapod — and her appreciation for symbols that represent meaning in everyday life.
Member Bio:
After receiving a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, Ronna Lugosch and her husband moved to Maine. For 20 years she operated a wholesale jewelry business selling to stores nationwide and in 2000 she opened the gallery on her home/studio property.

People often ask Ronna "Why peapods?". Here is the answer. Ronna has been making peapods since the 1980s when a colleague suggested pearls to fill the hollow in her sculptural designs. Simultaneously she was building a series of heart designs. One of the most successful pieces was her Mother’s Love; the head of a mother bending tenderly over that of her child, both contained in the shape of a heart. Ronna became renowned for her family jewelry and customers who purchased her peapods began to request specific number of pearls to represent family members.

In the spring of 2006 Ronna experienced a magical moment. It had been a long Maine winter and while savoring a meal of sautéed fiddleheads, a Maine delicacy, she noted the similarity between the coil shape of this succulent green and a design element in one of her peapods. It struck her that she had created a hybrid; the meeting of a peapod with the coil of the fern. It was a liberating moment that has spawned a whole assortment of hybrids including Podster, peapod lobster, the Bumble Pea, Pine Tree Pod, Podfish and even a Peapod Lighthouse.