Amanda & Sean Siska's Profile

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Bread and Badger is the husband and wife team of Amanda and Sean Siska. Amanda creates the art and runs the online side of things, and Sean does the sandblasting. Together, we make original glassware to help you express your personality through your housewares.

★ Contact us at info[at]breadandbadger[dot]com
★ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/breadnbadger
★ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/breadandbadger
★ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/breadandbadger

Read our interview in the 'Quit Your Day Job' feature on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-breadandbadger-3650/

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★ Bio ★
Amanda quit her…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 15
  • Joined July 5, 2007

Favorite materials

glass, ceramic, cups, tumblers, shot glasses, pint glasses, champagne flutes, wine glasses, glassware, growlers

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BreadandBadger
Fun Gifts for Modern Folks : Since 2006

About

Bread and Badger is the husband and wife team of Amanda and Sean Siska. Amanda creates the art and runs the online side of things, and Sean does the sandblasting. Together, we make original glassware to help you express your personality through your housewares.

★ Contact us at info[at]breadandbadger[dot]com
★ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/breadnbadger
★ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/breadandbadger
★ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/breadandbadger

Read our interview in the 'Quit Your Day Job' feature on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-breadandbadger-3650/

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★ Bio ★
Amanda quit her full-time shoe salesperson job before starting her own business back in 2005. She opened her first Etsy shop, SilverSquirrel, in 2006, while designing beaded jewelry. She experimented with other art mediums, read lots of books on business and marketing, and basically absorbed everything she could before falling in love with glass etching with a rotary tool. She officially started Bread and Badger later that year, and opened this Etsy shop the following summer, of 2007.

Once Bread and Badger really took off in 2008, Amanda's husband, Sean, quit his full-time job to run the business with her. They've since turned to sandblasting, which has given them an opportunity to actually make a living creating art that they love. Sean enjoys playing video games, reading, cooking amazing meals, and maintaining his ever-growing collection of planted aquariums. Amanda's artistic inspirations include tattoo art, classic motifs from around the world, pop art and geek culture. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys audio books, comics, video games, cooking, knitting, and learning things on the internet. Honey badgers are her favorite animal, and continue to inspire her with their fearlessness.

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★ About the Name ★
The name comes from the term "bread and butter," because this is our family's main source of income, but I added the word "badger" because I was inspired by an article in National Geographic about honey badgers years ago. Honey badgers are fearless creatures that will not back down from a fight, and are impervious to venom. They can kill animals many times their size and they eat bees and poisonous snakes. Quitting my job and starting my own business has been one of the hardest things I've ever done, and I'm inspired by those tough little creatures that can take on so much that other animals fear.

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★ Technique ★

We're sandblasting! Check out our video of how it works:
http://youtu.be/TncdaIiWnOw

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★ TERMS OF SERVICE ★

U.S. Orders -

You can now pick up your order from our warehouse for free most weekdays! We're located at 12003 NE Ainsworth Cir. #109, Portland, OR 97220. UNTIL OCT. 3RD: We have irregular hours due to vacation, so please contact us to schedule pick up. REGULAR HOURS: We're usually available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Our showroom closes at 2:30, so please enter our warehouse through the door next to the garage, to the right of our storefront.

Most items are shipped within 1-3 days of receiving your cleared payment, either standard Fedex (4-10 business days) or Priority Mail (2-3 business days). You’ll receive a confirmation email with a tracking number when we’re shipping your order.

U.S. Priority Mail shipping includes insurance and Delivery Confirmation. Fedex includes insurance and tracking as well. This doesn’t require a signature, so packages may be left on doorsteps or unsecured locations, as the delivery person sees fit. Unfortunately, we have no control over this. Shipping items to a work address that you will be at during the day is often a good idea.

International Orders (Outside the U.S.) :

International orders travel First Class or Priority Mail, based on weight and size of the package (larger orders travel Priority, which is faster and more expensive). Delivery dates and tracking info are usually unavailable for international orders, and often take about 8 days to arrive, but can sometimes take 2-3 months.

All duties and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer, and can be extremely high in some cases. We can not legally ship your package as a gift. Only one individual shipping to another individual may ship as a gift. IF YOU ARE SENDING A GIFT TO SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE U.S.A., THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING CUSTOMS FEES UPON ARRIVAL. Many gift recipients refuse to pick up these packages, and they will be returned, minus the postage. We highly recommend having these gifts shipped to you, personally, so that you can re-ship them as a gift to avoid customs fees for your friend, or please inform them that they will need to pick up and pay for their package upon arrival.

Wholesale Orders:

Wholesale and large orders are usually shipped within 1-3 weeks (or longer during November & December, or if containing back-ordered items, or more than 100 pieces), via Fedex Ground. Payment must be received prior to shipping, unless you have established Net 30 terms with us. Wholesale orders are not eligible for free shipping offers.

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