Harvest Gold Jewelers Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd are showing their beautiful jewelry at the Gallery for the 15th season in Center Lovell.
Lynda and Bill started their jewelry company in 1985. They were living on Knight’s Hill Road with their new baby and Lynda was making jewelry in the basement. Bill was a chef at that time in Fryeburg at the Oxford House Inn. After his son was born Bill decided that he would be able to spend more time with his family if he joined the jewelry business with Lynda.
He started with the sales. The first day he brought home a bottle of champagne to celebrate his success. Of course the wine cost more than the profit!
He learned quickly both from Lynda who grew up making jewelry in Lincoln, MA and from his jeweler friends. Bill attended Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts to learn from Heike Seppa the raising technique he uses to make his flexible gold cuffs.
Being a creative person Bill took his new skills to design and fabricate a gold cuff that won an award for American goldsmithing in 1987. Together they created a line of wearable gold jewelry that would be sold in some of the finest galleries and jewelry stores in America.
26 years later, the kids are grown and Lynda and Bill run a beautiful American made fine art and craft gallery in Center Lovell. The jewelry line has expanded to include sterling silver as seen on Carley, their daughter. Lynda has been busy stringing tourmaline and other gemstone beads and pearls into lovely.
They specialize in recycling old gold into new pieces that can be worn and enjoyed for generations to come. You can bring your old gold to the Gallery and recycle it into something that you can wear everyday. Remembering the person who maybe worn it as a wedding band or earrings before you and thinking about who may wear it in the future.
Stop by and see their fine jewelry at the Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell, open daily. 207-925-6502 and always on the web www.harvestgoldgallery.com