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Tell The Story Memorial Urn - Custom Order

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Tell The Story Memorial Urn - Custom Order

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$360.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, possibly bottle caps, pull tabs, acrylic paint, proprietary compound for texturing
  • Made to order
  • Favorited by: 52 people
  • Gift message available
This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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Returns and exchanges accepted
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Description

A Hungry Holler gourd urn serves as memorial art. Your pet's image will be foremost. Tell me stories that make you laugh and make you smile and I'll interpret them and include them around the gourd. See that little image to right? Gus loved to play with socks. Every once in awhile he'd get one pulled over his head! Go figure. The words on the back are taken from the sympathy card sent by Gus' vet, reproduced faithfully in content and style. That's his paw print.

My urns are important to me. We may speak on the phone, communicate via email. I will need photos. Tell me if your pet had an ear that didn't stand up straight. Tell me if your cat's tail was shorter than most. Details matter to me. Tell me colors you like and colors you can't abide. I will think about your pet and dream about your pet and together we'll create a functional piece of highly personal art. The chosen gourd will be sufficient to contain the cremains, a favorite toy, leash, collar.

Usually four to six images of one animal are portrayed, sized to fit according to my aesthetic eye. It may be more. It may be less. They'll be sketched, then painted.

I also create memorial gourd urns in honor of beloved humans.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

Start to finish is usually about 30 days. Shipping NOT included. Shipping costs to be determined upon completion of the piece, and dependent upon gourd size, etc.
A Hungry Holler gourd urn serves as memorial art. Your pet's image will be foremost. Tell me stories that make you laugh and make you smile and I'll interpret them and include them around the gourd. See that little image to right? Gus loved to play with socks. Every once in awhile he'd get one pulled over his head! Go figure. The words on the back are taken from the sympathy card sent by Gus' vet, reproduced faithfully in content and style. That's his paw print.

My urns are important to me. We may speak on the phone, communicate via email. I will need photos. Tell me if your pet had an ear that didn't stand up straight. Tell me if your cat's tail was shorter than most. Details matter to me. Tell me colors you like and colors you can't abide. I will think about your pet and dream about your pet and together we'll create a functional piece of highly personal art. The chosen gourd will be sufficient to contain the cremains, a favorite toy, leash, collar.

Usually four to six images of one animal are portrayed, sized to fit according to my aesthetic eye. It may be more. It may be less. They'll be sketched, then painted.

I also create memorial gourd urns in honor of beloved humans.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

Start to finish is usually about 30 days. Shipping NOT included. Shipping costs to be determined upon completion of the piece, and dependent upon gourd size, etc.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(68)
  • Reviewed by Kathy
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 15, 2018
    The care put into Jan's artwork is very evident. I asked for a specific size moon, which was no problem. I am delighted with my blue moon creation. It sways gently as it hangs from my front porch. In the daylight she sparkles when she turns while the sun makes it's way across the sky, taking turns with shadows. In the evening she picks up light from nearby candlelight and indoor lamps in the window.
    It is magical, always a surprise when she reflects colors of the trees and picks up light from her movements and from other scenes passing by. I love the pretty red, green and yellow cabochons within. It brings peace and calm to my soul. It is a treasure.
    I'm so glad I found Jan's Etsy shop. Thank you again, Jan!
    The care put into Jan's artwork is very evident. I asked for a specific size moon, which was no problem. I am delighted with my blue moon creation. It sways gently as it hangs from my front porch. In the daylight she sparkles when she turns while the sun makes it's way across the sky, taking turns with shadows. In the evening she picks up light from nearby candlelight and indoor lamps in the window.
    It is magical, always a surprise when she reflects colors of the trees and picks up light from her movements and from other scenes passing by. I love the pretty red, green and...
    Reserve Listing Kathy's Blue Crescent Moon Mirror Mosaic Sun Catcher

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  • Reviewed by kirsty lieberman
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 26, 2018
    This incredible piece was commissioned for a dear friend whose Basset Hound passed. My friend was in tears when she opened the parcel and saw the urn; it was such a stunningly beautiful and personal memorial for her hound, Norton. Jan is the consummate artist and a joy to work with. She requested photos and stories about Norton in order to develop and paint the vignettes that would be lovingly captured on this urn. Everyone who has seen the pictures of this piece have marvelled. I would give Jan ten stars if I could. I definitely recommend Jan.
    Margaret's Norton Memorial Gourd Urn

  • Reviewed by kirsty lieberman
    5 out of 5 stars
    May 24, 2018
    This night light is just beautiful. It has tiny pinholes that the light shines through and projects on the ceiling and wall, looking like stars. Very unusual piece; I love it!
    African Wartie Gourd Night Light Painted - shipping included

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I've never had anything come back. I have had one shipping claim. I refunded the buyer's money and I was reimbursed by the shipper. I'm not inclined to take stuff back unless there's a compelling reason. I don't want my work to be where it's not loved. We'd work it out.

Shipping policies

Most of the time, shipping in the USA is via USPS priority mail. Shipping to the rest of universe may require additional charges to be paid by the buyer. I'll get the details, email the buyer and we'll work it out to mutual satisfaction.

My shipping boxes and packing materials are often recycled.

Additional policies

I do custom work if I'm given freedom. Micro-managed creation is no fun for either side. Details are important to me and I'll ask all kinds of questions! Then it all goes into my brain, through my hands and comes out fabulous.

If your purchase is a gift, I'm happy as a clam to include at no extra charge, a hand-painted gift bag and post consumer tissue. For gourd items, I'll include a gourd sheet that gives an overview of gourd use around the planet. Convo me and let me know!

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