The serving boards from Newburyport-based Salt & Shimmer Artistry evoke a picture of the shoreline. Proprietor Rachele Milordi crafts the boards with designs made with resin that mimics a ripple of waves washing ashore. Use your creativeness, and the wooden turns into the seashore. The artist creates the boards in numerous shapes; some in wealthy olive wooden with distinct grain patterns (17.75-inch paddle-shaped board, $118; 21-inch wavy board with cheese knife, $178.50). Others are rectangular and constituted of bamboo (mini, 8 inches by 6 inches, $27; medium, 9 inches by 11 inches, $50; massive, 11 inches by 13 inches, $65). Every is exclusive. Their care is easy: a wash with cleaning soap and water. She additionally produces trays, coasters, and different gadgets and takes customized orders. Milordi grew up on the North Shore and says she was at all times drawn to the ocean. Whereas residing in Rhode Island for 4 years as a scholar in nursing faculty, she would discover refuge on the close by seashore to unwind. “It shortly grew to become my completely satisfied place within the midst of nursing faculty, clinicals, and typical school life,” she says. Milordi began producing her practical artwork as a interest whereas working as a nurse. Finally, she launched the enterprise that’s grown into her full-time work. Now, residing in Newburyport, she says, “The inspiration is rarely briefly provide.” Out there at Inexperienced Plum Classic Items, 21 Market Sq., Newburyport, 978-255-1967; Past the Barn Boston, 15 Washington St., Hudson, 978-568-0068, or go to www.saltandshimmerartistry.com.
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