Blockprint Art•Cards•Books•Sock Creatures•Beeswax Art

Berkeley, California

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Handcrafted with love—unique gift items for your friends and yourself!
Follow me on Instagram: @egchu1


Last updated on Nov 30, 2020

Handcrafted with love—unique gift items for your friends and yourself!
Follow me on Instagram: @egchu1


Elaine G Chu

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Elaine G Chu


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About EGChuHandcrafted

Sales 223
On Etsy since 2012

handbound books • cards • jewelry • sock creatures • beeswax/encaustic art

Combining both traditional and modern bookbinding techniques, I use everyday objects and materials: paper, food packaging, felt, vinyl records, and LEGO pieces.

My graphic design background influences my card designs. Observing actual objects, simplifying them visually, and then creating images out of rubber often brings about an element of surprise. I love the tactile, hands-on process of carving and block printing.

I reduce my carved images or combine beautiful glass and metal beads to make earrings and bracelets. They have turned out to be great gifts!

In an article for "Greencraft" magazine, I wrote about upcycling socks and turning familiar items into whimsical, cuddly creatures.

These are exciting mediums for experimentation—whether using representational images or abstract swirls of color.

Looking forward to creating more objects—both functional and playful—with an eye toward recycling and repurposing materials!

Shop members

  • Elaine G. Chu


    I am an art + music educator / book artist / graphic designer / editor, located in northern California.

Production partners

  • Produce printing on ceramic mugs only. (All other printing I do by hand.)

    Amsterdam, NY

    Produce ceramic mugs with custom artwork images which I created

  • Vistaprint

    Venlo, Netherlands

    The company helps with printing production

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2016
Welcome to EGChu Handcrafted.
Featuring handbound books, greeting cards, jewelry, sock creatures and more.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I can not take responsibility for items damaged in transit by the post office.

I accept returns on undamaged items in original condition, minus the shipping cost.
PayPal accepted. Item is shipped only upon receiving payment.
Items will be shipped USPS within 3-5 business days.