Tell us about Red Agate Design and why you started it. I started Red Agate to share my love of design with others. When I retired, I found that I was craving a creative outlet in my life. To fill that need, I started quilling which involves rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper together to create art pieces. From there, I ventured into working with wire and beads and turning those pieces into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry pieces. It’s been a fun and creative journey for me, and I hope my pieces make others feel special. You can view my jewelry collection on my Instagram page, which is @redagatedesign. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you would like to see any of my pieces.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? One of my favorite pieces of advice that I once received was, “There will always be ups and downs, so don’t get discouraged. Trust yourself.”

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? There are so many wonderful places in Marblehead, that it’s hard to choose just one. I really enjoy spending time in the garden at the Hooper Mansion. It’s a delightful hidden gem where you can enjoy your morning coffee.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? People might be surprised to know that I was Geppetto in a ballet adaptation of Pinocchio.

Red Agate Design
Owner: Ellen Harrington
Instagram: @redagatedesign
[email protected]


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