Events at the Ephraim Guest House this Summer

July 3rd & July 31st


Make and Take Demonstration:

Handmade Seeded Paper

Let’s make paper that will grow and bloom! You are invited to watch and make plantable, hand-made, seed paper with Karen Crosby. Inside each piece of paper will be real flower seeds. These shaped papers may be used as note cards, gift tags, place cards and more. The person receiving the seed paper can plant it in the ground, watch it germinate and grow, enjoying the additional gift of real flowers.

All materials provided!


Meet Karen:

Karen Crosby is an artist and teacher. Handmade books are her primary focus but she also dabbles in anything related to the book arts such as calligraphy, paste papers, marbling, scherinsnitta and papermaking.

July 17th & 18th and again August 14th & 15th


Make and Take Jewelry Demonstration:

Handmade Copper and Wire Pendant Jewelry

Let’s make copper and wire jewelry that your friends would be envious of!   You are invited to learn how to turn a piece of copper clay into a fun pendant or a focal piece to incorporate into a bracelet with Lynn Gifford.  Choose a pleasing pattern from various textures or write a special word onto the piece.  After creating your piece it will be dried and fired.  We’ll have a fun evening on the grounds of the Ephraim Guest House and Lynn will be on hand with kits available to create your own piece of jewelry by the end of the evening.

Kits to make your own will be available!


Meet Lynn:

Lynn grew up in a small Iowa town on the Mississippi River, where she knew at a very young age she wanted to “do art”. She attended the University of Iowa where she studied art. She has been beading for over 13 years and has been published nationally. She loves pairing unusual colors together, and finds nature very inspiring. Lynn’s jewelry includes wire working, Precious Metal Clay, weaving and glass fusing. All pieces are one of a kind and are constructed with Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Gold Filled and Copper. She enjoys working with fresh water pearls and Swarovski crystals along with many natural stone beads. When Lynn is not beading she is either walking in the woods or painting with watercolors.