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Mahina's First Blog!

Original publish date: June 20th, 2012

This is Mahina Gardener blogging. I am a new employee of Harvest Gold Gallery. 
Since beginning working here I have been learning about the art and jewelry, and have been blessed with the opportunity to observe the Jewelers Lynda and Bill at work making their spectacular pieces.
 I have also been modeling some of the jewelry in the beautiful summer sun. 
In this photo I am wearing Amethyst and Pearl earrings 
with an Amethyst necklace 
and an Amethyst Crossover Cuff
The necklace here is a Maine Green Tourmaline set in 14k Gold.
Here I am wearing a beautiful 14k Yellow Gold link Chain
three 14k Gold Bangles
 and Diamond and Gold earrings.
It's an incredible atmosphere when the sun shines and the birds sing, the jewelry and art seem to come alive!
Please stop by and see for yourself in the White Mountains when passing by Kezar Lake in Center Lovell, I would love to meet you!
Mother's Day at Harvest Gold

Original publish date: May 13th, 2012

It was a wonderful Mother's Day at Harvest Gold Gallery.
We had wild clouds with rain and sun.
The colors are always what gets your attention.
 The best news of the day was the dock is in!!
The colors again!
The island and the mountains in soft hues.
The clouds and the water in vibrant hues.
Sending best Mother's Day wishes to all the wonderful Moms and their kids.  Stop in when you are in beautiful downtown Center Lovell, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.
Magnolia Blooms in Lovell!

Original publish date: Apr. 12th, 2012

A simple braided band in white gold...
A bridal set...
View from our office today....

With the thrill of spring in the air, and fresh Magnolia blossoms scenting the air at the gallery's window,  we are all looking forward to the upcoming 2012 season which is beginning now. Lynda is busy creating her lovely gold braided wedding bands and Bill has been undaunted in his pursuit of filling the gallery with new pieces. It is like Christmas with many boxes and packages to be opened and put on the walls and shelves as we "oooooo'' and "ahhhhh" over so many fine pieces of art and glassware and numerous "made in Maine" items coming in weekly. We are excited with our new awareness of Pinterest and how much we enjoy seeing the orders come in through Etsy and our website as we are getting global interest in our Maine gallery. Looking forward to seeing you all stop by!

Spring in Center Lovell

Original publish date: Mar. 22nd, 2012

The warm weather has been helping our creative side.  
Nice Celestial white gold earrings inspired by extra time to star gaze in the warm evenings.
Toasting the snow on a warm evening, we think about the seasons changing.  It is easy to understand why the Tree of Life design is loved by so many.
Also loved this season has been our braided bands.  We've made new widths available to accommodate more finger needs.  
This one is our newest wide three strand braid with 14k rose, green and yellow gold.

Thanks to the nice couple who needed something a little different.

Bi-color Maine tourmaline in pink and yellow seems as rare as an 80 degree day  in mid March in Maine!
Rose gold flexible cuff tanning on the rocks, almost to hot to handle!  Is this really mid-March?
Morning view at Harvest Gold Gallery mid March, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains.
New Terrain Park Manager At Sunday River Ski Resort

Original publish date: Mar. 4th, 2012

Welcome back to the east coast Morgan!
You may notice a few changes to Sunday River's terrain parks: the jump line in Starlight, the whoop-dee-doos in Who-Ville, the smooth layout of Jib Park.  That's all thanks to Morgan Rudd, Sunday River's new Terrain Park Manager.
Morgan grew up just down the road in Lovell, Maine, and learned how to snowboard at age 10 here at Sunday River where he was a natural from the start.  After graduating from Gould Academy, where he competed in snowboarding, he spent four years at Sierra Nevada College studying environmental science and working at Northstar at Tahoe on their terrain parks crew.  That's where he found his niche.
At Northstar, Morgan spent seven years doing all things terrain park, from hand staff (setting up rails by hand) to night shift foreman to building and grooming to snowmaking- a lengthy list of resume builders perfectly suited for any future terrain park manager.  Luckily for us, when Sunday River started looking for a new park manager we were able to snag this Jack-of-all Trades and bring him back east.  Why did he choose Sunday River after being offered several jobs at other resorts around the US?
"I came back because I know the area and it's my home," Morgan says.  "It's My Happy Place."
Morgan certainly brings a fresh perspective to sunday River.  His vision fro Sunday River's future is to bring more progressive builds to the resort's current park scene and to make the parks more family friendly, "but still be fun for the top 10 percent of skiers and riders out there," he states.
For Morgan, it's not just about the features. it's all about the snow quality, which starts with snowmaking .  His past experience as a snowmaker gives him the knowledge to process the snow before building anything in order to make the best product possible.  then it's just maintaining the product with groomers.
"Any day you ride in the park, it will be the best snow out there," he says.  "In parks, we don't have the whole mountain to groom so we get to spend that extra time slowly grooming and putting forward solid quality."
So whether you're hitting Who-Ville for the first time, jibbing your way through Jib Park, or flying through the air in Starlight, be sure to thank Morgan and his Park Crew for all the hard work they put into it.
We love that Morgan will have time in the off season to continue his work in pottery.
Pottery by Morgan Rudd,  painting by Carol Novotne, bronze deer by Michael Tatom all available at Harvest Gold Gallery on route 5 in Center Lovell over looking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Mount Washington.
Tomato Season at Harvest Gold Gallery!

Original publish date: Sept. 16th, 2011


Fearful we would not have enough tomatoes this year, Bill planted no less than 36 plants!   Now we are picking everyday in 7 different varieties.   Even this funny little one that looks like he has a hat!

Our screen porch is table is covered with great colors and delicious flavors.  Many customers have been seen walking out with a sampling!

After giving away free samples we are still left with quite a few.  We have started making sauce.  In three colors this time.



 Come in for a taste of tomatoes!

Who knew making sauce could be so colorful?




Even if it's a bit messy!
15th Summer in Center Lovell
Original publish date: Aug. 21st, 2011



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


Voted "Best Maine Gallery With a View!"

Original publish date: May 6th, 2011


Yankee Magazine recently voted our Gallery in Center Lovell Maine, the best gallery with a view! We certainly love our view and it's great to know others do too! The view looks lovely during all of our New England seasons. The mountains have inspired us as jewelers as seen in our mountain range rings and we even had a couple get married in our beautiful setting!  If you fancy getting out for a lovely drive through the back roads of Maine, come visit us, soak in the view, check out the artwork in our Gallery and look at our always evolving custom jewelry! A big thank you to Yankee Magazine!

Our Trip to the Tetons!

Original publish date: Feb. 24th, 2010

We went to the Tetons for L's birthday! We did a lot of skiing , met fun new people and had a fabulous time. We are back in Maine now, with very little snow but that's okay since we are busy completing all the orders we sold while we were away!

The Story of Us... and Our Rings!

Original publish date: Feb. 4th, 2010

As we've mentioned on past posts and in our blog's mission, we want to share the stories behind the jewelry we design and make. So it was only fitting to share our own story! Recently on ETSY, there have been features of couples working and running their etsy store together and so we started to look back at our own story that began YEARS before etsy and has continued to grow and flourish over the past 25+ years! Above is a picture of L & B back in the day, hard at work in the studio making jewelry.

Our braided band was one of our first designs and became our wedding bands. It's a funny story behind our rings! We had the gold from L's grandmother's teeth and we repurposed it by melting and changing the alloy to the three different golds that constitute the braid! It's definitely an untraditional source of gold, one that speaks back to olden time, but when your young and just starting out- recycling gold can be a great option. We have had many customers stop by with old gold, or a grown out wedding band, etc and we have worked with them to make a brand new piece that fits their style and needs! 

And a more recent photo- of L&B with Mount Washington!

We love being jewelers and wouldn't change a thing! We work well together, starting our day early and always take a break for one of B's fantastic lunches. Then it's back to the studio to fulfill retail and etsy orders! And if the sun is shining and the weather is right, we'll close up shop for a gaunt of skiing or come summer- for a dip in the lake. We have many more stories to share with you about past and present designs, so stay tuned!