Hand Turned Pens, Bottle Stoppers, Boxes, and more!

Paducah, Kentucky

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Darla's Turning Trades

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Darla's Turning Trades


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About DARLAsTurningTrades

Sales 625
On Etsy since 2014

Escaped corporate life, started turning and turned it into a trade

In 2007, I left a high-stressed corporate career and moved away from the region where the industry is, so I had the opportunity to discover a passion. I have always loved working with my hands but never had the time or the direction to find a suitable outlet. Some years ago I took a woodworking class and made a candlestick table that incorporated turning. I enjoyed it but I wasn't aware of all of the possibilities, and I knew that I didn't want to make only posts and banisters. In my research, I first discovered pen making and I bought a cheap lathe. I enjoyed making pens and then started making bowls, platters, bottle stoppers, purse hangers and lidded boxes. Once I felt like I had progressed enough, I upgraded my equipment which allowed me to make much higher quality products. I had so many requests to buy my items that I decided it was time to open up a shop to sell. I love what I do and I have been fortunate to have great customers and wonderful feedback. I will continue to grow and evolve and cannot wait to see where this leads.

I am fortunate to have a wonderful, super supportive husband that plans to work with me when he retires. I can't wait!

My two wonderful Siberian Huskies, Levon and Kato, enjoy being in the shop. I love spending my days turning while my shop dogs hang out and keep me company. They are my quality control staff. UPDATE: Sadly, we had to say a very tearful goodbye to our sweet big red dog Kato. He was the sweetest soul and I know he is running pain free and can now see clearly. He will forever be in my heart.

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  • Darla

    Owner, Creator

    I am a turner of woods from around the world, acrylic and TruStone™. All items in my shop are hand-turned on a wood lathe by me. I love to work with my hands and make things from knitting and other woodworking but turning is my favorite.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Darla's Turning Trades. I create the items you see in my shop and take a great deal of pride in the finished product. If it doesn't meet my standards it doesn't make it out of the shop. If you don't see exactly what you want, I am more than happy to create something you are looking for.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


I am gladly accept credit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards. All sales taxes are the buyer's responsibility.

If you would like to cancel your non-custom order prior to it being shipped, please let me know ASAP and I will refund your money. I try to ship at the earliest possible date so I need to know that you wish to cancel prior to the item being shipped.

If you have changed your mind after the item has shipped you may return it within 14 business days. The return shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser.


All items that are in stock are scheduled to be shipped 1-2 business days from the date of purchase. I strive to get the items shipped the same day or the next day whenever possible.

Custom orders will be dependent on supplies/materials that I have in stock to create your item. The expected ship date will be stated at the time the custom order is accepted.

All domestic shipping is shipped First Class USPS with tracking.

All International shipments will be shipped USPS with the charges listed in my shipping policy. Any duties, handling fees by other countries, Value Added Taxes, etc... are to be paid by buyer. Please check into those charges prior to making your purchase to ensure you know how much additional fees will be. I am more than happy to ship to any country but I cannot know all of the policies and fees of every country. I will be glad to help you find the anticipated charges so that there are no unwanted surprises.

Kentucky buyers will be charged a 6% sales tax

Additional policies and FAQs

If you see an item you like but would like it on a different style of pen, hanger, different color or material, etc... please give me a chance to make you something special. If you would prefer a pen pouch rather than a gift box, let me know and I will hook you up.

If you are buying something special for someone and would like the item shipped directly to them, I will happily ship it to the address you provide with a gift receipt. I can also include a post card with your special message if you wish.

I want you to be happy with your purchase. I am pleased to take special requests. If the request is for something you are planning to purchase that is in stock and currently listed in my shop, please let me know what you want prior to the purchase so I can adjust charges as necessary.