*October Schedule*NEW Jewelry*Spring House PROGRESS!

Posted by Melanie Schaefer on

NEW DESIGN! I'm playing with textures and asymmetry.

I am starting to introduce a new metal which is exciting! I have finally invested in some 14 karat rose gold-filled wire and findings. It's a pretty rose color very similar to copper. But it won't patina and turn green like copper does. Here are a few designs where I used the same materials but varied the metals. Pictures can't do these gorgeous little opals I got justice. They are special!

As you can see from the pictures below that we are making some very visible progress on the spring house studio space. It's SO EXCITING to see the chinking going in. My husband created a base using lathe and nails and my father in law did all the mortar mixing and application. Dad also finished up the fireplace inside and I love the way it looks! The pieces are starting to really come together. They started the outside work on the eastern wall with the fireplace. The logs all get a cozy cushion of insulation behind the chinking and then a layer on foam insulation. This side is ready for the wood siding. We have chosen to not leave the old logs exposed. There is already good bit of bug damage and rotting on some (even though we replaced all of the very worst of it) and it's not efficient for heating and cooling at all. I am happy to have the logs to enjoy on the inside. My father in law working on finishing up the chimney as he really likes to do mortar in the fall.

Coming up in November...

Holiday SALE and Open Studio

November 16th 10a-5p

Join me for a holiday SALE and open studio day! With special guests Kim Juda Souder and Barbara Camph! I will be setting up my display in the Spring House so you can all check out all our progress. My lovely painter friend Kim will hang some of her paintings around the spring house for sale. And over the hill from the farm, my good friend and glass artist Barbara Camph will have her studio open. She has a really great studio so you won’t want to miss it!

I will be running a discount this day for taking a short drive out to the Glen! Plus you’ll be entered into a drawing for free earrings! I will have hot mulled cider and cookies for refreshments!

Hope you can join us! Kids welcome!

Link to Facebook EVENT page


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