Metalsmiths forge ahead with storefront, in-house manufacturing

MALLEABLE METALLERS: Sandi Bonazoli and Jim Dowd are the co-owners of Beehive Handmade, a long-standing metal­work business that recently opened a store and studio space in Warren. Dowd crafts a copper rack for measuring spoons while Bonazoli looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
MALLEABLE METALLERS: Sandi Bonazoli and Jim Dowd are the co-owners of Beehive Handmade, a long-standing metal­work business that recently opened a store and studio space in Warren. Dowd crafts a copper rack for measuring spoons while Bonazoli looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
In Sandi Bonazoli and Jim Dowd’s Warren metalsmithing studio, Beehive Handmade, equipment ranges from a 100-year-old machine to modern technology such as a laser engraver and 3D printer. The workshop’s equipment, housed under the same roof as the business’s 332 Water St. storefront, is reflective of co-owners Bonazoli and Dowd’s designs, which Bonazoli describes as…

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