8milecreekdesigns

UpCycled & Eco-Friendly HubCap clocks & more!

Kansas, United States · 2703 Sales

8milecreekdesigns

UpCycled & Eco-Friendly HubCap clocks & more!

Kansas, United States 2703 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(959)

Announcement   WELCOME to 8 Mile Creek Designs! **FAST SHIPPING!** Most orders ship within 24 hours!

We are humbled and amazed that we have been in multiple gift guides, on the front page, in your treasuries and posted in your blogspots. Thank you, for loving our clocks as much as we do! ~ Wendell Pohl & Ruth Hawkins

*** "To-Find-List" ***
If you are looking for something specific that you don't see in our shop, please ask! *We have many other hubcaps in our workshop. **Check our sold section, we may have a twin in the workshop waiting to be made. ***If we don't have it on hand, we would be happy to put you on our "to-find-list" and contact you once we have found the perfect hubcap or tag for you!

CONTACT US - Esty Conversations is ALWAYS best. Otherwise, email me at rhawkinsdesign [!at] yahoo.com

Please, take the time to read our shop policies! http://www.etsy.com/shop/8milecreekdesigns/policy

ABOUT US - Featured Seller interview 6/8/09 - http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=6387518

Ruth's Etsy shop - PurpleDesignStudio - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5354710

BECOME A FAN - http://www.facebook.com/RHawkinsDesigns Look for discount codes and sales on our FB page.

Announcement
Last updated on May 11, 2016

WELCOME to 8 Mile Creek Designs! **FAST SHIPPING!** Most orders ship within 24 hours!

We are humbled and amazed that we have been in multiple gift guides, on the front page, in your treasuries and posted in your blogspots. Thank you, for loving our clocks as much as we do! ~ Wendell Pohl & Ruth Hawkins

*** "To-Find-List" ***
If you are looking for something specific that you don't see in our shop, please ask! *We have many other hubcaps in our workshop. **Check our sold section, we may have a twin in the workshop waiting to be made. ***If we don't have it on hand, we would be happy to put you on our "to-find-list" and contact you once we have found the perfect hubcap or tag for you!

CONTACT US - Esty Conversations is ALWAYS best. Otherwise, email me at rhawkinsdesign [!at] yahoo.com

Please, take the time to read our shop policies! http://www.etsy.com/shop/8milecreekdesigns/policy

ABOUT US - Featured Seller interview 6/8/09 - http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=6387518

Ruth's Etsy shop - PurpleDesignStudio - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5354710

BECOME A FAN - http://www.facebook.com/RHawkinsDesigns Look for discount codes and sales on our FB page.

Wendell Pohl and Ruth Hawkins

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Wendell Pohl and Ruth Hawkins

1967 Chevy Truck Hubcap Clock no.2415
US$42.00
1948-52 Chevy Truck Hubcap Clock no.2414
US$49.00
1966 Pontiac GTO Hubcap Clock no.2416
US$49.00
1966-67 Cadillac Hubcap Clock no.2430
US$49.00
Vintage Mercedes Hubcap Clock no. 2428
US$55.00
1946-8 Plymouth Hubcap Clock no.2402
US$49.00
1955-59 GMC Hubcap Clock no.2403
US$44.00
1940s Desoto Hubcap Clock no.2404
US$44.00
1957 Chevy Truck Hubcap Clock no.2409
US$54.00
1955-56 Chevy Truck Hubcap Clock no.2410
US$55.00
CADILLAC Key Magnets - set of 3
US$15.00
1939 Vintage Chevy Hubcap Clock no 2397
US$39.00
1967 Pontiac GTO Hubcap Clock No.2387
US$52.00
1967 Dodge Charger Hubcap Clock no.2375
US$52.00
1958 Ford Hubcap Clock no.2379
US$44.00
1956-57 Ford Hubcap Clock no. 2380
US$44.00
1959 Ford Truck Hubcap Clock no.2385
US$45.00
Pennsylvania License Tag Clock no.1936
US$24.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(959)
sdkluger

sdkluger on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent key chain. Fast personal service. A total pleasure to deal with. Nice folks.

HaloGirl80

HaloGirl80 on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wendell was great. He answered all questions, and helped ensure that this special gift arrived on-time. The recipient was thrilled to have such a beautiful clock!

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About

From our Featured Seller interview.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Wendell Pohl and I live on a farm along a branch of Eight Mile Creek west of Baldwin City, Kansas. My wife, Marsha, and I live just up the road from where I grew up. Our home which was recently remodeled was built before 1890. My father and I worked together on the farm until he passed away in 1996. We raised sheep, cattle, hogs, and alfalfa hay. Marsha and I raised two daughters, Ruth and Hannah, who are both married and have families of their own. We are blessed in having them both live nearby. Ruth and I run the shop together. After graduating from the University of Kansas with her degree in Illustration, she chose to stay at home and raise a family. She opened her first Etsy shop, PurpleDesignStudio in 2007.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I was employed off the farm for 36 years with the US Postal Service in Lawrence, Kansas, retiring in June of ’06. People ask me what I do with my time now and I jokingly tell them, “I haven’t stopped working; I’m just under new management.”

I’m an auctioneer with a local auction business and my wife clerks for them also. It’s an interesting job where one meets a lot of people and sees many neat things. We rarely auction on Sundays, as we are active in our church in Baldwin City.

Ruth has been blessed to stay at home with her three boys and home school. There really isn’t a time when she’s not being creative; raising boys takes a lot of creativity.

What first made you want to become an artist?

Both of my parents grew up on a farm during the depression of the 1930’s. They saved things because “they might need it someday”. They recycled many things before upcycling became a popular term today. It’s nice to give something old a new use.

Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.

Our main items are the hubcap clocks. We get them from friends, find them at auctions, antique stores, on-line, salvage yards, or swap meets. They are just that, “finds.” We can’t order them. Each is different in some way and has a unique look. If they could talk, each would have a different story to tell about where they have been. They usually are discarded or left in a pile of junk. If I find ones I can use I will clean it up the best I can, drill a hole in it, put a movement on, add hands and then test it. The hubcap now has a new function, it helps us keep track of something we don’t have much of and that’s “time”.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?

My father and grandfather both worked in their shops on rainy days. Each one made things for their families. My grandfather cut my name out of a piece of wood when I was born; I still have it on my dresser. My father has made bookshelves, cabinets, and such like. But the most cherished items cannot be seen. They are the memories of these men working in their shops making, fixing and creating things that are useful for others to enjoy. Ruth has a beautiful wedding ring that her husband designed and had made by a local artist. She also treasures the many original crayola drawings and paintings done by her boys.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2013
8MileCreekDesign was created to provide unique, functional items made from recycled finds.

If you need to contact us, please do so through our Etsy conversations. Most likely if you send a note to our yahoo account, it will get over looked. Thank you!

NOTE: All of our products are assembled using original, salvaged, or recycled parts originally manufactured and merely being offered as artwork by 8MileCreekDesigns on Etsy. All trademarks on this website are registered trademarks of the respective companies who own them. The products offered on this website are not necessarily endorsed, authorized, or offered for sale by the owners of the trademarks shown thereon.

WHOLESALE - We do offer wholesale pricing for those that qualify. We do not allow our clocks to be sold on line by anyone other than us. If you would agree, to not sell our clocks on line, we would be happy to work with you.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due at time of purchase. If after three days payment has not been received the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.

We accept Etsy's Direct Checkout, Paypal payments and Money Orders.

ALL KANSAS RESIDENTS WILL BE CHARGED SALES TAX.

8MileCreekDesigns is a branch of PurpleDesignStudio.
Shipping
US orders will be shipped USPS with delivery confirmation. If you desire to have addtional insurance added, please, let us know. International orders will be sent USPS First Class International unless otherwise arranged.

Once your package is mailed, we no longer assume responsibility for it. (Lost or Stolen) If you want insurance on your package, please let us know in the message to seller box during check out.

If you are ordering a 14"-15" clock, it will be shipped Parcel Post. If you need the item sooner, please let us know and we will work out additional shipping cost and upgrade you to Priority Mail. Most other items will be mailed Priority, if size and weight allow. Contact us if you have any questions.

During any holiday rush we will try our best to get your order in the mail so that it arrives in time, but given the nature of unexpected things and the USPS we cannot give a guarantee.

Please, understand that we have included our packaging cost into the shipping amount.

Thanks!
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final.

Refunds and Exchanges will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If an item is damaged in shipping, send us a photo of the damaged item and we will fix, replace, or refund your money.

If the shipping cost, of your item, is less than what is used to ship and package your item, we will refund you the difference. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have a problem with an item, please let us know, we will be glad to listen and help when we can.

Please, understand that chrome is very difficult to photograph and we do our best to photograph them, and indicate any dents and scratches, to represent the clock and its condition the best that we can. They are used hubcaps and rarely are they in mint condition.

All of our clocks have new clock parts, made in USA.

Even though our clocks are packaged and shipped with care, after shipping the hands on the clocks may need to be adjusted. Also, note that most of our clocks have an "on" and "off" switch, make sure that it is in the "on" position.