Posted by: campkehonka | July 5, 2011

Shop talk

I have a lot of friends who attended other summer camps. I still have yet to hear of another camp that had a silver shop quite like ours.

Camp Kehonka Silver Jewelry

 

I made the two bracelet and owl pins over the course of two summers in Cove. To this day, it’s somewhat of a miracle to me because I remember being up in the stables as often as humanly possible.

I have fond memories of getting expert guidance and encouragement from Bally and Linda Hanson. I wish I spent more time learning about the craft.

Bally in the shop

 

Linda Hanson in the Silver Shop, circa 1970s

What did you make when you were at camp?

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Responses

  1. Oh, the silver shop (and those amazing looms in the weaving house!) I remember racing to finish my projects by end of session—and lucky for me the KYC was close by! I made a pair of tear-shaped dappled earings in the hopes of getting my ears pierced and a coil bracelet. I still wear both to this day.
    I will never forget Bally one day trying to bouy the spirits of a discouraged silversmith. He said, ” I once knew a man named Pearce E. Verance. He tried and he tried and he never gave up!” I’ve never forgotten that : )

  2. A Kehonka goose pin for my mom and she still has it. Bally “helped” me alot! I was SO happy to be able to give it to my mom. Sarah Bliss


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