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Bobby W. Baker Makes Magic with Found Objects

I began my shop a decade or two into the 21st century. I finally came to terms with the fact that it was crucial for me to make things. If I was going to follow Joseph Campbell's advice and "follow my bliss", this was mandatory.

I had amassed a collection of curious items and noticed that the collection would be endless because I couldn't stop myself from taking walks in the woods or on city backstreets and finding little treasures wherever I went. One day I decided that these items were not junk, they were raw craft supplies. I have since been able to combine and embellish certain elements in beautiful and wondrous ways, transforming them into new, unique one of a kind treasures of their own.

I love to work with wood, especially sticks. But I'm also drawn to the stone people, especially semi-precious stones. Copper is my preferred metal, but brass and silver are also fun to work with.

However, the elements that make up the work are not near as important to me as the inspiration that brings the pieces forth. Inspiration, creativity, the Muse. There are several terms used to describe what I think is a feeling of intense giddiness as one contemplates taking an expanse of potential outcomes and collapsing them down to become one single creation. That is the real treasure.

Like the Alchemists of old, as we try to create a material object of high value, we are simultaneously creating a better spirit within ourselves. I invite you to find inspiration in what you witness here. And may that inspiration enthuse your spirit too!

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  • Bobby W. Baker

    Owner, Chief String Puller

    When I was a wee guppy, my friends came over and asked what I wanted to do. I answered, "Hey, let's make stuff!" I have never outgrown that. Years later in my adult life I still want to inspire as much awe and wonder in others as I possibly can.

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Last updated on January 21, 2015
Welcome my friends to Found and Altered. All the awe and wonder you felt as a child should come flooding back as you browse the unusual and unique found-object home decor, art and jewelry here.

Creativity is contagious and I have found that artists and enthusiasts alike revel in viewing the work of others. So please enjoy your stay. If you happen to see something you can't live without, all the better. I'll be happy to get it to you post haste and in mint condition.

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Returns and exchanges
I am more than happy to keep you as a valued customer. If for any reason you feel dissatisfied or have other concerns, please contact me via Etsy Convo or email me at graphiccontent (all one word) at gmail dot com and I will get you taken care of.

It is my sincere aim to provide you with top-quality, hand-made goods of the highest order. I am human however, and things do occasionally flub up. If you are not satisfied with the product, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order and I will work with you on a return or exchange. I ask that if you make a return or exchange, please return the item in its original packaging.

Return shipping fees are not refundable (my apologies). Orders returned without prior notification will not be accepted, so be sure you contact me within 7 days of receiving your order.

Once I receive your return, I will process your refund immediately. Sorry, but shipping fees are not refunded, only the cost of the item and any applicable SC sales tax to South Carolina residents.

If you incur any issues with your order such as it is damaged upon arrival or any other concerns, please contact me immediately via Etsy Convo or send an email to graphiccontent at gmail dot com. I will promptly resolve any issues you may have.

*Please keep the original shipping box, packaging and damaged items so that they can be inspected by the post office.
Payment is due at the time of your purchase. I accept payment through Paypal.

All major credit cards and debit cards are accepted through Paypal.

*Note: You are not required to sign up with Paypal in order to use your credit/debit card.

All items are shipped once payment clears. Generally three to five business days.

Attention South Carolina residents: A sales tax of 7% will be added to your purchase.

If you have any questions regarding the payment process, please feel free to contact me via Etsy Convo or email me at graphiccontent at gmail dot com.
Your items will be carefully and creatively packaged and ready to ship within three to five business days from the date of your verified payment. Your items will ship via USPS so arrival time may vary depeding on weather and holidays.

International shipping is available. If you don't see your country listed, please contact me using Etsy Convo or email me at graphiccontent at gmail dot com and I will let you know if I can ship there.

Please understand that all customs slips will be filled out honestly and fairly so any customs or duty fees imposed by your country will be your responsibility.
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Thanks again for taking a look at Found and Altered. You are a part of the hand-made community and it is with great reverence that I congratulate and thank you for your participation.