Etched glassware, paper arts & nature inspired designs

Ellijay, Georgia

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Announcement    Thank you for visiting Bent Knee Tree! We hope our humble offerings will bring you joy along your life journey.


Thank you for visiting Bent Knee Tree! We hope our humble offerings will bring you joy along your life journey.


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Monique Swyer

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Monique Swyer


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About BentKneeTree

Sales 4
On Etsy since 2013

Functional Beauty inspired by Nature

After driving all day for my full time job selling elevators and stair lifts, I enjoy designing and making items that I hope will bring joy to people in the evenings and on weekends.

We live in the woods of North Georgia -surrounded by trees and occasionally visited by a bear. My surroundings inspire much of my work as these items bring me joy each day.

I depend on yoga to stay agile and relaxed, so I have many yoga inspired designs.

We also have 6 rescue dogs, so my sales provide a little money to help feed my motley mutts!

The shop name of Bent Knee Tree is also inspired by North Georgia. 100 + years ago, Native Americans bent trees into sign posts to direct others along their paths, to gathering spots or locations with water. Some of these amazing trees still exist and can be found in the woods. They are also known as Trail Trees. The Mountain Stewards are preserving records of these amazing trees with photos of many of them. The shape of the Bent Knee Tree also reminds me of one of my favorite yoga poses - I even do it while brushing my teeth!

I hope you will find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one here in my shop, but if not, I am happy to custom make something for you.

May you find much peace and happiness along your life path!

Shop members

  • Monique Swyer

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have so much fun designing items that I hope people will find both useful and beautiful! I imagine giving these items as gifts to my friends and family and how they will enjoy them each day. I hope these pieces will bring you joy as well!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2013

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Customer service is very important to us. If for some reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, just let us know via message that you need to send it back and we will advise the address to use based on your shipping method. Please use a trackable shipping method. Returns of unaltered items must be made within 15 days of purchase and I'll credit your Paypal account or credit card with a 100% refund for the purchase price of the item of the item as soon as I receive it.

This does not apply to custom made items. Custom items are non refundable as they are made for just for you. If there is a problem with a custom order or alterations need to be made, you can return the item and I will gladly alter it for you. Buyers are responsible for all shipping cost.

If your item arrives damaged due to shipping, I will replace the purchase. Simply let me know and ship it back to the address we advise in the original packaging using a trackable shipping method.

We are highly concerned with your happiness, so if for any reason you are considering a neutral or negative rating, please give us the opportunity to fix the issue!

May your life path be marked with light, peace and happiness!
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