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GemStreet USA Show makes a stop in Northeast Ohio March 8-10

At GemStreet USA, everything old is new again. From vintage jewelry to steampunk art to million-year-old fossils, the show features the latest in spring fashion and home décor.

A boutique show and sale that specializes in “that something different”—GemStreet USAshowcases a kaleidoscope of jewelry, gems, beads, fossils and minerals all under one roof at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds from March 8-10.

“We invite you to come explore, get inspired and be dazzled,” says Lakewood resident Jane Strieter Smith, who along with her sister Gail Strieter, organizes these shows in the Midwest. “We will have artists and exhibitors from Hawaii to New Hampshire selling unique items.”

One of the featured exhibitors is Multi-Facet Productions. Owners Julie and Stan Molenda specialize in wire-wrapped jewelry and intricate beadwork, and offer loose gemstones and tumbled stones for those who make their own jewelry. “We just got in an older collection of gemstones, including tourmaline, alexandrite, tsavorite, with amazing colors.”

In addition to jewelry, they also create lamps made from black iron pipe, gauges, oilers and Edison light bulbs. “These decorative lamps are eclectic and ideal for home or office,” says Julie. “They are inspired by the 19th-century industrial genre.”

Other exhibitors will display collections of rare minerals, fossils and meteorites that appeal to both expert and novice collectors.

“We invite scout troops and students of all ages to our show so they can learn about these fascinating earth’s creations,” says Jane. “Students from kindergarten through high school get in free and teachers and accompanying parents pay half price.”

GemStreet USA takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds at 19201 E. Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7; free for children under 12. Discount coupons available at .