Sherry’s Handmade, a new consignment shop showcasing Maine-made arts and crafts, has opened in the Subway constructing in Damariscotta.
Sherry Resch opened the retail store at the commencing of February at 521 Main St. It is in the identical house as the pc assistance shop Salt Bay Personal computer, which is owned by Sherry and her spouse, Gary Resch.
Sherry’s Handmade has a somewhat various model than a usual reward shop. As a consignment retail outlet, artists hire a house to screen their function and fork out a fee on nearly anything that is sold, allowing for them to acquire publicity.
“I imagined there’s so numerous talented artists domestically that I would like to encourage Maine-created things,” Sherry Resch mentioned through an job interview on April 11.
There are at the moment 16 vendors showcased – offering everything from dwelling products and decorations, and paintings, to sea glass, goat cleaning soap, and wine bottle sleeves.
“We have a great range of merchandise designed,” Resch explained.
Resch, who has worked with arts and crafts most of her life, mentioned she has witnessed consignment stores comparable to hers and constantly preferred to create a house to showcase area artisans.
“It’s some thing I’ve often desired to do,” Resch claimed. “I’ve constantly been crafty.”
Resch mentioned there is no particular craft that is her preferred, but she is extremely “thrifty” and enjoys making an attempt her hand at repurposing various items.
“I just see something that I like to function on and I consider to do it,” Resch said. “I’m usually saving things. I hate to toss anything away.”
Some of the products and solutions in the keep are manufactured by Resch, like shirt extensions and the wine bottle bags created out of shirt sleeves. She also is making nameplates out of Scrabble tiles, some of which are getting made into personalised presents for Trainer Appreciation Week at the beginning of May.
Resch’s father helps make hand-turned pens out of wood or acrylic that are also out there at the store.
A whole lot of the showcased artisans Resch previously had a relationship with and she invited them to be showcased in the shop. Then she marketed her room on Fb Marketplace and was “overwhelmed with reaction.”
Organization has been gradual-likely so much, but Resch expects it to choose up with holiday seasons and graduations coming up, major into the summer season year.
“For the most component all my cabinets are full and I’m waiting for tourists,” Resch explained with a smile.
Resch was born in Damariscotta and moved to Jacksonville, Fla., when she was 6 years old. Although in Jacksonville, Resch labored as a paraprofessional at a faculty and did some graphic art get the job done.
She and her husband moved back again to the place six years ago and opened Salt Bay Computer in the Damariscotta Centre constructing in November 2020.
“My partner and I determined we desired a new commence,” Resch claimed.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting isolation and enhanced reliance on technological innovation led to a spike in business and the require for a even bigger area. The store moved uptown last December.
Resch reported she is glad to be dwelling and is excited to move into a dwelling in Damariscotta at the starting of May.
“This is my city,” Resch reported.
Sherry’s Handmade is situated at 521 Primary St., Damariscotta. For a lot more info, check out Sherry’s Handmade Maine on Facebook or contact 563-6543.