Richard D. L. Fulton
(10/22) A local woman has launched an arts and crafts business just outside Emmitsburg which will feature home-made products by a number of artisans.
Harney resident Susan Beck held the grand opening of her new store, Little Shop of Harney, on October 19.
The store is located at 5036 Harney Road in the community of Harney, situated on the corner of Harney and Conover roads, about five minutes from Taneytown, ten minutes from Littlestown, and eight minutes from Gettysburg.
Beck said the shop will initially be featuring the work of four artists, including items made by herself as well as wares made by Pane in the Glass (formerly located in Waynesboro), Herbal Earthling, and Mindful Threads.
The array of hand-made products includes stained glass, crochet goods, hats and scarves, soaps, lotions, shadow boxes, jewelry, different types of tea, and other wares.
“Everything is hand-made,” she said, also noting, “New things are going to be arriving monthly. Every month I would imagine there will be something new and different.”
She described the store as a cooperative of artists, not a consignment shop. “I charge $25 a month to display their art. Whatever they sell, they keep all their money. They just pay $25 to rent the space, so to speak.”
Beck herself specializes in stained glass. “I do the foil method, small and large panels, sun catchers, custom work, and mosaic, and will probably add, in the next few months, fused glass done with a kiln and lamp bead working.”
Beck is also looking for other artists who produce homemade items who may want to sell their items in her store. “I’m always looking for new artists to display.”
Regarding establishing the store in Harney, she stated, “We’re just trying to get Harney to come back like it was with a little bit of industry because we’re so close to Emmitsburg and Gettysburg.”
The store is located in a former hotel that was constructed in 1861. During World War II, the building was used as a factory manufacturing parachutes and American flags. Afterward, it served as a Hess furniture manufacturing operation.
The store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
For additional information, contact Beck on the store phone number at (443) 487-3705.
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