Designs By Melanie

Where I’m Coming From

All of my life I have been drawn to the unique colors and inherent beauty in my native Vermont. In 2009 I moved to Harrisonburg, VA to be closer to family, and I was lucky enough to meet my husband at the local market where I started vending. All of my jewelry designs are created locally on our organic vegetable farm.

Not Just a Hobby

I’ve been creating sterling silver jewelry since 2002, and in 2004, I armed myself with a bachelor’s degree in Art, with a painting concentration. Jewelry started as a hobby that developed from a love to create, and my passion for selling spawned from opportunities vending at various Farmers’ Markets. It is now my way of life.

Less Traditional Techniques

Every piece is made with a wire-wrapping technique that makes my jewelry durable and beautiful. Please look closely at the jewelry, as this will give you a better idea of how it is constructed. The wire is fun to manipulate and lends itself to many different applications.

Products of the Highest Quality

I do not select any stones that have been dyed for my creations. The colors of the stones are a main source of inspiration, and keeping my process on a natural path enables me to connect with my pieces on an individual level. I’m am now soldering and stamping which has really opened the doors of possibilities when working with the wire and metal.

BrydgeWorks Glass

At BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Supplies & Gifts, we believe that creating and incorporating stained glass into your world will spark your imagination, inspire your creativity, and most of all, help illuminate the beauty of your world!

We are a working studio, a gift shop and a supply warehouse offering visitors and residents a variety of stained glass experiences. Whether you are looking for just the right item for home, business or gift-giving or a multi-level studio membership or class that will give you access to training and state-of-the-art glass crafting tools, kilns and supplies, BrydgeWorks Glass has something for you!

Rebecca discovered her passion for stained glass nearly two decades ago after taking an instructional course. She has honed her skills ever since, creating a wide-range of fine stained glass commissions, accents and specialty items for exhibits and shows around the Shenandoah Valley.  In 2001, Rebecca and her husband, Steve, were introduced to a machine that could “cut glass like butter,” and they were officially hooked on the amazing artisan pieces that could be created for home and business with custom-designed stained glass and many other materials (stone, metal, cork, commercial flooring, etc.). Steve and Rebecca decided to open a waterjet cutting service, BrydgeWorks Waterjet, and added BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Gift Shop and Warehouse in 2015.

Key took her first class for stained glass in 1987 and has since made her career based on her love for glass art. Key has built hundreds of custom windows featured in businesses and homes around the valley. Key says that she has “always loved stained glass”.

Overlook Farm Herbal Remedies

We started Overlook Farm Herbal Remedies in 2016 after using many home medicinal recipes for the family and realized these types of products were not readily available online or locally. Since our first day in business we have been bringing the best selection of products to our customers and helping many with their ailments. We do our best to ensure a quality, all natural product from mostly home-grown or locally foraged herbs as well as a variety of seasonal items that fit your budget. These products are not just about essential oils, all of our products contain actual medicinal herbs proven over centuries and generations.

Randy Black Entertainment, Pat, and Scott from Stone Rollin'

Randy has shared the stage with many musicians including Levon Helm from The Band, Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin, and Leon Russell – one of the best rock and country pianists of our time.

Mark Whetzel

Mark has taught guitar privately since 1983. In addition to having previously taught at James Madison University and Bridgewater College, he is currently on the faculty of Blue Ridge Community College as well as Eastern Mennonite University where he teaches all levels of guitar. Mark is also a member of Kaman Music’s Key Player Program. He has studied with some of the most respected and influential guitarists in the country including Andrew York, Tim Reynolds, John Abercrombie.

Kraken Cakes

Kraken Cakes will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Kraken Cakes was started in 2015. It began as a way to spend some time with my mom, and then I realized that I love baking, decorating, and being able to feed people delicious noms.

I chose the name Kraken Cakes because I love the ocean, and mythological lore.

Not just cakes!

Kraken Cakes isn’t just for the cakes! I create different confections for all occasions and even the most important pup in your life. Check out our cakes, desserts, candies, and cupcakes. If there is something you are interested in and don’t see it, please send us an email!

We also offer cake decorating classes and a multi-use space for parties and tastings.

Created just for you

​I like to give everyone a personalized experience from the moment of contact, to ensure everything you want and need come to fruition, and exceed your expectation!

​I look forward to creating something spectacular for you!