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It's a little curious, this life-sized organ made entirely of felt. But hey, Felted Curiosities is what I do!

This listing is for one HUMAN-SCALE anatomical heart (the last image shows all three options available in the "Felted Curiosities" section of my shop). The fist-sized heart is a vibrant crimson with dark berry colors, as well as bright red and blue veins, plus the aorta up top. Your heart will look very similar to the one shown in the photos, some coloration may vary.

The heart is stylized and simplified - I tried to represent the various parts as best I could while staying true to the fiber material. I used a technique called needle felting to matte down dyed wool fiber until it turned into solid felt, and eventually a soft but solid mass. No sewing is involved, no glue, no hot water or knitting, just a specialized felting needle, wool roving, and lots of patience. It's a time consuming craft (this size of heart requires more than an hour to make by hand) but it's also highly addictive for me.

More "Felted Curiosities" can be found here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceAgainSam?section_id=6851594

I do make other felted organs, but you wont always find them in my shop so please contact me about pricing and lead times for potential custom orders. To date I've been commissioned to make following: brain, lungs, intestines, stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, uterus, gallbladder, tonsils, and an appendix.

I've been honored to have my handmade hearts featured on Etsy Finds, www.thisiswhyimbroke.com, and part of an award winning ad campaign (Gyro Denver - 2013).

Frequently asked questions about OnceAgainSam

YES!

I'm happy to customize just about anything in my shop for you, so please contact me to discuss the details of whatever you have in mind.

There may or may not be an upcharge for custom items - it really depends on what it is, if I need to specially order materials, etc.

I always request payment before I begin working on custom orders, and the lead time will vary depending on the item.

Please keep in mind custom items will be final sales. I cannot accept returns or exchanges on any custom items.
YES!

I would love to be considered for your store. I do offer almost all of my handmade jewelry wholesale, and would be glad to send you my Etsy Wholesale line sheet or a copy of my catalog. My opening order is $150, and reorders are $100. Lead times are typically 1-2 weeks.

**I'm sorry, but I don't offer any of my needle felted fiber art as wholesale.
Jewelry items will arrive in a velour pouch or white gift box, depending on the item (pendant, earrings, etc.)

Small items are shipped in a 9" x 6" padded envelope. Larger items are shipped in a box that best matches their size. I will mark shipments as "fragile" if they need special care.

If you would like me to gift wrap an item that's shipping directly to the recipient, I'm happy to do this at no additional charge. Please make your request in the "note to seller" box during checkout. If you'd like to include a note, just say the word!

I don't include a printed receipt with orders, only my business card and occasionally a postcard or coupon. If you wish to view your receipt, simply go to "My Purchases & Reviews".
ANSWER: send the photo in an Etsy conversation. You won't be able to upload it during checkout. I will match up your order to your message (by user name).

If you're not sure a photo will work, please send it to me first and I'll take a look before you checkout.

*I'm not able to begin your order until I have your reference photo*

TIPS & TRICKS for taking a photo for your custom portrait items:

- make sure the photo is taken from the side, not at an angle

- you should be eye level with the subject, and fairly close up

- make sure the subject is NOT smiling, and has their mouth closed (trust me, it looks strange in a silhouette when someone's mouth is open)

- have their hair exactly as you want it in the silhouette
I can make & ship most items in 2-5 days, depending on the item. If you have a specific deadline please contact me prior to checking out to discuss.

I ship all orders First Class, which is the most economical. Orders usually arrive in a week, but it can vary depending on the season, and your location.

If you wish to speed up or guarantee a time frame for delivery, you can upgrade to Priority Mail or Express Mail when you checkout.

International orders: I'm sorry, tracking isn't included once the package leaves the US. The delivery time will vary - it could be 2 weeks or 2 months, depending on how quickly your country processes shipments through customs. I'm afraid I can't do anything to speed this up - thanks for your patience!
No. I'm sorry, I'm not able to offer local deliveries or meet ups. My studio is not open to the public, and I'm not able to bring you your item in person.

The only exception is if you place an order and pick it up at one of my regional craft shows. I post upcoming events on social media, or you can always contact me to find out when my next event will be.
Nope. For now, my shop exists only on Etsy, but if you're in the Greenville, SC area, I do have some jewelry items available at Urban Digs (215 Wade Hampton Blvd).

I participate in 20+ craft shows each year, so if you're in the southeast, there's a good chance I'm coming to a city near you! I always share these events on social media, and I often bring far more inventory to events than what's shown in my Etsy shop, so it's a great way to see EVERYTHING I have in person.

My jewelry is carried in over 75 stores across the country, so if you're curious where you can shop in person, just send me a note and I'll let you know where to look.

HeartFelt (Anatomical Heart - Human Scale)

$25.00

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Red
  • Secondary color: Purple
  • Holiday: Valentine's Day
  • Occasion: Anniversary
  • Materials: felt, roving, wool, pipe cleaner, fiber, yarn, polyfil, felting needles
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2083 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2847 people