Friday, September 30, 2011

2ndhandpaper jewelry at Plymouth Art Show, Saturday Oct. 1, 2011

Hi, my name is Monique MacIntosh.  I am a new artist at the Coop.  I make beads out of paper that I would otherwise recycle and send to the dump.

I make my beads by cutting paper into strips, rolling the strips, and finishing the bead using water-based glue and lacquer.

I then string the paper beads with bone, glass, metal, pearl, seed, semi-precious stone and wood beads to create unique and interesting jewelry.

On Saturday, Oct. 1st, as part of the Plymouth Art Show, I will be making my paper beads at Artistic Roots.   Come join me and learn how to make rolled paper beads.  I plan to be there from 11am to 2pm.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bookcase--Custom Tiger Maple Bookcase

This week I wanted to share some pictures and talk about a custom bookcase that I recently completed for a customer in New Jersey. 

This customer had some great ideas of the bookcase that he was looking for and it was a great collaboration of ideas.


It included a number of custom features such as beveled glass on the upper case which shows the beautiful solid tiger maple back.  The doors are also locking.   We wanted a streamlined look with this piece, so rather than using knobs, the key to the lock is the actual knob.   Another custom feature on this piece was to hide the butt hinges by using overlay doors. 

The shelves in both the upper and lower case are fully adjustable.  Next week I will blog about how I make these fully adjustable solid wood shelves.

It was a great project! I always enjoy working with people to mesh their ideas with period features to build both practical and beautiful pieces of furniture.  If you have a project in mind, I would enjoy hearing from you.
Until next week,

Campton, NH  03223

Monday, September 12, 2011

Congratulations to our Clock Winners!

A hearty thank you to all that entered our summer clock giveaway by either joining our email list or "liking" us on Facebook!  It was fun to meet some new folks in person and watch as they entered to win the 8" shelf clocks that we were giving away.   One lady was so sure she was going to win, she asked me just to send it home with her that day so that we could save the postage!    Smart gal!

Eam clock 1

Our winners are:
Jackie and Keith from Fairhaven, MASS
Nancy Kennedy from S. Royalton, VT
 We hope you both enjoy your new clocks and that they bring you much joy and special memories of your time in New Hampshire!

Thank you everyone else for being willing to share your information with us so that we can stay in contact and let you know the various things that will be happening in the months to come.  We have several things in the works and will look forward to sharing them with you weekly after taking the majority of the summer off from most on -line communications. 

One thing to mark on your calendar is the great event--New Hampshire Open Doors.  This fall it is scheduled for the weekend of November 5 & 6, so mark that on your calendar so that you can be sure to visit us as well as the many other artisans that are sure to participate in this fun and festive event!  You can watch as artists sign up and plan your route at

Keep us in mind for your special gifts or home items!  We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready for your next heirloom!

Until next week,

Eric and Debbie
Campton, NH

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Arrivals!

New ceramics from Mary Ober:

Dragonfly Soup Bowl

One Sun Soup Bowl

Farmhouse Bowl in Goldenrod

Budding Chives Mug

Farmhouse Bowl

 Now at Artistic Roots!