CharestStudios

Handmade Wire Baskets, Folk Art and more

Bantam, Connecticut · 1878 Sales

CharestStudios

Handmade Wire Baskets, Folk Art and more

Bantam, Connecticut 1878 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(543)

Announcement   Happy Holidays everyone! Please order before December 19 for first class items and December 20th for Priority mail items to make sure they reach you by Christmas. Most items will ship the day of purchase.Feel free to message me for estimated delivery dates. Welcome to CharestStudios, Home of the original sphere basket. My baskets and wire work have been featured in several fine publications, Bon Appetite, Better Homes and Gardens, Western Art and Architecture Magazine as well as being featured on H.G.T.V. I am very grateful to Etsy and all my wonderful customers who have made it all possible.
Here you will find a variety of wire baskets, paintings, collage, sculpture, mobiles and more. My baskets, sculpture and art are designed with much concentration and tender loving care.
Satisfaction guaranteed! I offer a 14 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you may return it for a full refund. Buyer does pay return shipping.
If your looking for a bargain on a basket or baskets ask about my scratch and dent inventory.They maybe are not the perfect size or shape, may have been a prototype, the opening may not be the right size and so on.I have a number of these imperfect baskets that are quite nice and some folks may even prefer their rustic imperfections. Please use the categories on the lower left of the page to browse specific items.I also have a free shipping section now so you can select free shipping from the list on the left and see all the items that have free shipping.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 15, 2017

Happy Holidays everyone! Please order before December 19 for first class items and December 20th for Priority mail items to make sure they reach you by Christmas. Most items will ship the day of purchase.Feel free to message me for estimated delivery dates. Welcome to CharestStudios, Home of the original sphere basket. My baskets and wire work have been featured in several fine publications, Bon Appetite, Better Homes and Gardens, Western Art and Architecture Magazine as well as being featured on H.G.T.V. I am very grateful to Etsy and all my wonderful customers who have made it all possible.
Here you will find a variety of wire baskets, paintings, collage, sculpture, mobiles and more. My baskets, sculpture and art are designed with much concentration and tender loving care.
Satisfaction guaranteed! I offer a 14 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you may return it for a full refund. Buyer does pay return shipping.
If your looking for a bargain on a basket or baskets ask about my scratch and dent inventory.They maybe are not the perfect size or shape, may have been a prototype, the opening may not be the right size and so on.I have a number of these imperfect baskets that are quite nice and some folks may even prefer their rustic imperfections. Please use the categories on the lower left of the page to browse specific items.I also have a free shipping section now so you can select free shipping from the list on the left and see all the items that have free shipping.

Dave Charest

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Dave Charest

Original Flowers Painting, MixedMedia, Collage

Original Flowers Painting, MixedMedia, Collage

$39.00

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Abstract Painting Original, Framed with Shelf

Abstract Painting Original, Framed with Shelf

$65.00

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Wire Flowers, Bouquet, Floral Arrangement

Wire Flowers, Bouquet, Floral Arrangement

$66.00

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Spiral Earrings in Hammered Steel

Spiral Earrings in Hammered Steel

$18.00

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Updates

Another new lamp design. This one will be in the shop soon.

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My latest project was decoupaging these floral painting prints on plaques. I will have these both in the shop soon. The prints,are from my original digital paintings.

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More new wire godseyes and godseye affirmation holders coming soon.

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About

There are infinite things to be discovered and brought into existence through art and creativity.

I started my shop after hearing about Etsy through a friend.I had a lot of mobiles and things that I had made and never tried to sell. I thought this was a great opportunity to see if I could sell some of my creations. I was so excited with the whole process especially my first sale. I was always experimenting with different ideas and art work and this is a great way for me to be able to get feedback on my work and also partly support myself so I could do more of what I love. Now I have over 440 sales and some wonderful feedback from my customers.I have to say I am amazed how great Etsy customers are. I have never had a bad experience with a customer everyone has been great. I am grateful to Etsy for keeping this wonderful place where anyone can open a shop with no investment, no risk and learn how to run a business or just sell their creations from time to time.

Update. As of March 10th 2014 I have gone full time as an artist. I am so grateful to be able to grow as an artist do what I love. I am am very thankful to all my customers, Etsy, and all my friends, family and followers who have helped me along this journey. A big thanks to my wife, who is my biggest fan, for her love and encouragement as well as her help with bringing packages to the post office for me.Thanks to all of you. I could not do it without you.

Shop members

  • Dave Charest

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been making art for steadily for over twenty years. I was first inspired by Alexander Calder's mobiles and began making mobiles. From there I branched out into many various art forms and I love to create it is my greatest joy.

  • AnnMarie Charest

    Shipper, Assistant

    AnnMarie is my wife and helper. She is a constant source of support and encouragement as well as helping out with all kinds of things. She is a talented singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. She is also a Justice of the peace.

  • Ernie Cruz

    Basket Maker

    Ernie is part time basket maker. I am happy to have another talented crafts person to help with the baskets.

  • Elizabeth Newton

    Basket Maker

    In addition to being a great part time basket maker / wire artist here, Liz is a talented artist, mom, and baker with a great sense of humor. I am very grateful to have her help with the baskets, for her sense of humor, and our culinary talks.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2016
Charest studios is committed to providing quality one of a kind art and personal service.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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
Satisfaction guaranteed! I offer a 14 day money back guarantee on any items except for custom orders . For obvious reasons I do not take returns on custom orders. I will send pictures of your custom item for your approval before shipping. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase of any regularly listed item you may return it with in 14 days from arrival for a full refund. Buyer does pay return shipping.
Payment
Paypal and direct check out with Etsy.
Shipping
First class, Standard mail or priority mail.