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4808 Designs was born out of the Arizona blue skies and sunshine. In townhouse #4808 where every room was filled with love and creativity. I started creating jewelry and gifts as a child and my craft has evolved over the years taking many forms. Nowadays, I specialize in trending, comfortable and affordable jewelry that suits all ages and will last for years to come.
"As a child, I was always fascinated by architecture. My family would often visit the Newport, RI mansions - Rosecliff being one of my favorites. In high school, I would spend summers working as a nanny for a family friend at their family home, Altamira in Jamestown, RI. Once the children were in bed, I would study the lines of the house, the bracketry and locksets on windows, doors, the layout of the many rooms... it was like living in a museum.
This led me to study Architecture (Interiors) at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. After graduating, I worked in the contract furniture industry before becoming a Realtor. As closing gifts for many of my clients, I would draw their homes and render in a watercolor type medium, much like you will find at Lake Road Living. A few of my co-workers encouraged me to share these renderings of buildings with the general public, which led me to connect with Paula Bowne, Owner of Lake Road Living, who has graciously allowed me to display my artwork to capture the architectural beauty of many buildings in New England."
Locally hand-crafted soy candles are hand-poured in small batches to ensure premium quality. All of Birchouse Botanical's ingredients, materials and packaging are responsibly and ethically sources from the highest quality U.S. Based and cruelty free suppliers. We encourage you to recycle and reuse your candle jar after use.
Birch & Pine - Christa Lebrun
Handmade signs for modern farmhouse homes from Birch & Pine. Available exclusively in the shop at Lake Road Living!
Brimfield Botanicals was founded by Colleen Croteau in 2005. After working decades in the spa industry using synthetically based personal care products she was on a mission to develop a product line with ingredients sourced from nature. She achieved her goal but it didn’t come easily. It took several years of trial and error with countless hours of research.
Brimfield Botanicals now offers everything from body scrubs, body cream, bath treats, hair care, and CBD topicals. All products are Sulfate Free as well as Paraben, Formaldehyde & Phthlate Free.
Cindy Bushey is a MA native. She has always loved colors and patterns which led to her love beadwork. She specializes in Kumihimo, which is a Japanese form of braid-making. Kumihimo is Japanese for "gathered threads", and the technique was used to weave colorful silk cords into the samurai coats of armor they wore into battle --it’s a very old art form. Cindy also creates other other types of patterns for her jewelry and mostly chooses styles and colors that catch her eye. She likes to create necklaces, earrings and bracelets that look timeless and classic that an array of women would want to wear. She enjoys the process of of seeing her creations come to life.
Joyce Tedford, a local artisan from Stafford Springs, Connecticut designs beaded gift items, including pens, wine stoppers, letter openers, serving utensils, and more. She previously lived and worked as an art consultant in California where she developed her skills as a designer. A friend introduced Joyce to designing with beads and so began Filigree Beaded Gifts. Joyce searches for different varieties of beads and is inspired by their color, shape, material, and style to create beautiful and unique designs. Her gift items can be customized for special occasions or a special someone.
My love of glass art began about 30 years
ago as I created a kaleidoscope in a stained glass class taught by Linda Carpenter in Brookfield,Massachusetts. It was under her mentorship that I not only learned skills for creating stained glass pieces, Linda taught me to appreciate my artistic ability.
As a stay at home mom of two teenage boys, finding the balance between family and studio time has become easier in recent years.
I prefer working with a kiln and fused glass. It allows for some freedom and flexibility that is different from the preciseness needed in the stained glass process. Also when fusing glass there is little to no waste of scrap glass as unsuccessful pieces can often be re-fired and scraps are always used up. The most rewarding part of the process is all the feels… the anticipation, the excitement ,and surprise of opening the kiln. It never gets old!
I enjoy the meditative zone in the creative process as all the pieces of glass go together, cutting and shaping one piece at a time. When working with Dichroic Glass the colors and textures change when layered and fired in the kiln at temps of 1100° to 1450°. My dichroic jewelry is wrapped in sterling silver wire, and beaded with semi-precious stones, glass, and sterling silver. Jewelry created with dichroic glass is one of a kind, and offers color, dimension, and unique versatility.
A gratifying aspect of working with glass is upcycling and repurposing glass that would otherwise be in a landfill to create eco-friendly decorative and functional pieces.
Vibrant color, texture and organic symmetry are evident in each piece of jewelry created by Rebecca Casinghino. A Brimfield native, Rebecca draws equally from science and art as she manages the CrossFit business she and her husband own, raises three sons and constantly creates beauty around herself. Each piece of jewelry is unique; often inspired by designs in nature and intended to easily compliment a tee shirt or fancy dress. You will feel Rebecca’s gratitude and passion for life when you wear her creations!
Coastal inspired jewelry and accessories to complete your Lake Road Living look! Beautiful stones paired with bespoke charms that show off your unique personality.
Beautiful handcrafted plush accents that bring New England comfort and style to your home. Located in Sturbridge, MA.
Handmade, sustainably sourced, and cause-friendly home decor that keeps you cozy and connected to women around the world. Located in Holliston, MA.
The Humble Fox soy candles came about after Sara Anderson opened her brick & mortar gift shop, by the same name, in April 2018 in Somers, CT. The majority of her merchandise is from small businesses, many of which are handmade. Sara wanted to contribute a handmade item of her own and has always been a huge candle lover. She set out to learn how to make soy candles and the rest is history. The Humble Fox soy candles are 100% made by Sara in small batches in her home candle studio in Western MA. She loves being able to make something that others can enjoy, it's the best feeling!