A Jeweler Recasts Herself

J.Hengen Design Gallery - Store Sign

[Dirt Magazine – Reprint]

Step inside Jessica Hengen’s store and workshop in Sugar Loaf, N.Y., and you might find her at her workbench, jeweler’s visor on, filing a ring carved from wax—a commission for a customer. The finished version will be cast in green gold, and set with natural, uncut sapphires.

Or you might find her brushing a white clay slip on a head modeled out of red stoneware, her dog (and sometimes model) Qweet lying nearby. Your eyes rove from the striking clay figurative pieces peering out from every nook, to the jewelry case packed with her unique designs.

It was as a jewelry …read more

Sundog Stained Glass Studio

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Sundog Stained Glass Studio was established in 1972 in a spare room in our house in Pine Island, starting out with craft shows and galleries. Later, we moved to an attic room in Warwick that now houses the liquor store on the South Street parking lot. When a larger space became available, we moved to the back room of a building on West Street. There, we were approached by Joann Sauer, the pewter smith in Sugar Loaf, and we moved into the back building behind her store. When she retired, we bought the building, built an extension, and moved into the front. Now we have …read more

Bee Positive

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My Mission;

To bring a smile to your face, a little more bounce to your step and to have you consider the possibilities. With a visit you might also find something unique to take home or to a friend, or you might be inspired to ask us to make something special for you.

Come browse our little shop in Sugar Loaf and you will find handmade one-of-a-kind Crafts and Creations, such as; Glass Blocks, Mobiles, Sculptures, Center Pieces, Wire Creations, Bottles, Macramé Jewelry, Wall Hangings and other fanciful ideas. Actually you never know what you might find there.

Why the name “Bee Positive”? Because, …read more

Rosner’s Traditional Soap Makers

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Kiki and Yaron Rosner have a love of quality, beauty and art. Having lived abroad for over 20 years, they spent a number of years in France. It was there that they were first exposed to the art of soapmaking. Now living in Sugar Loaf, a community of artisans, they are raising their family and practicing the fine art of soapmaking with a passion.

There are soaps of so many different types that it would not be possible to mention them all here. You will find soaps, body oils, bath salts all made by the Rosners.

Phone: 845.469.5931 www.rosnersoap.com

Number 14 on the Sugar Loaf …read more

BLISS Co-op

Joan Bunyan Allison Hoyt Twintastic Duo

BLISS Co-op, located in Romer’s Alley (Loafer Walking Map # 12) is the first creative cooperative for women artisans in Sugar Loaf. The shop showcases the work of over 30 local & regional women providing them with a platform to pursue their passion.

For more information on BLISS CO-OP: BLISS CO-OP.COM

Find them on FACEBOOK Phone: 518-77BLISS

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Pisces Passions Art Boutique

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New Arrivals for the 40th Annual Sugar Loaf Fall Festival and the upcoming holiday season.

Sergio Lub Copper Jewelry – Hand crafted in the USA, these unique designs of solid pure copper, brass and silver are fun and fashionable. They also feature rare earth magnets that rest naturally over the acupuncture points of the wrist which many have found provide health & vitality benefits. Each Bracelet comes with a lifetime workmanship guarantee. Come out and try one on today!

Pisces Passion Sergio Lub Copper Jewelry

Kitras Art Glass – Handmade glass ornaments and art from Kitras studios are here including large Trees of Enchantment …read more