The Guest House Beading Studio Provides Space for Creativity at Mill Falls MarketplacePosted on February 18th, 2010 1 comment
The new store at the Marketplace is not just an ordinary shop. Even the name conjures up a warm and inviting place that makes you feel at home. Opened four years ago in Meredith Village, The Guest House of Meredith recently moved to the Mill Falls Marketplace. It is a creative studio, where people can come to learn, share, and socialize while designing and creating everything from jewelry and accessories, to one-of-a-kind art pieces, and even lampshades. The possibilities are endless!
J. Lynn, the artist and published jewelry designer behind the idea for the studio, opened The Guest House after retiring from social work, where she specialized in play and art therapy. She says the mission of the studio is to help inspire creativity. Guests are free to browse the beautiful designs of J. Lynn, or create a new piece “that will amaze your friends.” The friendly and professional staff can also design and create a stunning “made-for-you” piece for any occasion.
The Guest House carries a wide range of stones, artist beads, crystals, and jewelry-making components. They also have fibers, such as silk and wool, so guests can craft scarves, hats, and purses, and add beads for accent. Clays and resins are available as well, for sculpture, belt buckles, and other art forms.
Guests can work on their pieces right in the store. The studio offers table space for beading, stitching, and design assistance. The studio is also available for gatherings, such as bridal parties and girls’ night out. Snacks and spirits are welcome here! To really get inspired, be sure to check the class schedule and sign up for some of the classes and workshops at The Guest House!
J. Lynn is proud to be promoting a project she started called “Beads for the Brave.” This campaign donates beading supplies to women serving in the military overseas, where they use this art for physical as well as emotional healing. She encourages folks to bring any beading or craft items into the store to be shipped to our brave fellow artists.
In addition to beading and art supplies, classes, and studio space, The Guest House provides jewelry repair services. From simple repairs to complete restringing and redesign, the talented staff can bring any piece back to life.
The next time you’re in Meredith, take a stroll through the Mill Falls Marketplace and stop in at The Guest House. You just may find something to spark your creativity!
1 responses to “The Guest House Beading Studio Provides Space for Creativity at Mill Falls Marketplace”
I am a frequent visitor to Mills Falls. I am also a craftaholic. Beads being my craft of choice. Though I do just about every other craft know to women or man. So this is very exciting to read about. Can’t wait for my next visit.
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