Sunday, July 8, 2012

A visit to the Bramhall's

While we were at our camp in the Adirondacks, we visited Butch and Pat Bramhall, who are well-known silversmiths.

We always enjoy seeing their house and property, and the projects they have been working on.

But first, we also met Boog, who they found at a local shelter about a year ago.

Boog is a quick study and figured out what the hoop is for right away.  Now she loves leaping through the hoop, forward and back, as long as Butch will hold it for her.

Butch and Pat admired the totem poles they saw on a trip to NorthWest, and Butch carved one for himself from a tree that was on their property.

Pat showed us several of the woven silver baskets she has made, sometimes incorporating copper and gold.

Here are a few of Pat's baskets.

This basket has over 6000 stitches.

And here are a few jewelry pieces that Butch has made.

This season they'll be vending at the Adirondack Antique Show in Blue Mt. Lake August 10-12,  at the 20th Annual High Peaks Show in Keene Valley August 25-26, and at the Adirondack Rustic Show in Blue Mt. Lake September 7-9.

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