The brightly colored Indian blankets caught our eye, but the store has much much more. Jewlery, leather hand bags, locally crafted items and paintings are among the many items to choose from most with excellent prices.
What to pay: From a few cents to thousands for some of the art.
There are several galleries for art, sculpture, jewelry and other artistic items in Jerome. One of the best places to shop for fine arts is the Raku Gallery. They are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, and are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Another place to try is Nellie Bly's on Main.
What to buy: I would recommend checking out their website. They have a variety of interesting items for sale.
Main Street had art galleries, antique shops and gift shops. Nelly Bly was one of those shops whose front windows beckoned one inside.
A unique collection of kaleidoscopes, art glass and games filled the shop. As a child, I loved kaleidoscopes! In no time at all I was peering through the tubes glimpsing wondrous patterns of color. (For more info. call 928-634-0255)
In the same building, you'll find Nelly Bly 2. This shop carries jewelry sparkling with gems set in unique designs. (for more info. call 928-634-7825)
Both shops are located in the old Sullivan Hotel, which was once a brothel in the 'red light district' of Jerome. Their hours are 10am-5pm daily.
As we walked along Main Street, we came upon Made in Jerome Pottery. It looked interesting, so I stepped inside to see the shop.
As I gazed at the pottery lining the shelves, I was told that the clay to make these pieces came from the Mingus Mountains nearby. I watched a potter work with clay, moulding the material over and over again. It takes strong arms, I'm sure!
The studio/shop specializes in decorative and useable stoneware and has been in business since 1972. I didn't purchase anything, but enjoyed looking around.