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Shopping season has officially begun, so we’re bringing you a very special edition of our Hecho En Las Cruces section with not one, but three creative local families selling everything from fresh baked breads to Southwestern-inspired jewelry. Support your neighbors and give a one-of-a-kind gift made right here in the Mesilla Valley.
The Hammered Sisters
Five years ago, best friends and sisters Sherry Chesnut and Sandy Harrell combined their mutual loves of stained glass and found objects to create The Hammered Sisters. “We considered doing stained glass, but we didn’t want to do all the cutting and measuring,” Sherry remembers. “Plus, we had a lot of recycled items stored up, so we just started breaking things.”
A typical piece can take anywhere from one to five days and involves pounding glass bottles and other recycled finds with a hammer and then using the pieces to create an image. Often times, old wooden windows or doors serve as the canvas for their artistic wall hangings. “We’re those people you see walking along the road with their heads down looking at the ground for treasures,” Sherry says with a laugh.
Depending on size and intricacy, pieces range from $25 all the way up to $500. If you see pieces you like on their Facebook and Instagram that have already been sold, they can re-create something similar, but since each piece comes from different materials, each is completely one-of-a-kind. They also take special orders using specific materials and will create a customized design upon request. Their work is also sold at Mesilla Valley Store on the Mesilla plaza and at Lulu gift shop.
575-422-9272 or 575-442-1140 | facebook.com/TheHammeredSisters