GeminiDragonfly

Garden Art, Jewelry, Chalkboards - Unique and Handmade

501 Sales

GeminiDragonfly

Garden Art, Jewelry, Chalkboards - Unique and Handmade

501 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(155)

Announcement   We make all our creations ourselves, no outsourcing, no lasers, no computerized CNC - just truly handmade designs in Jewelry, Garden Art, Chalkboard Organizers and More! Support Small Business, Handmade and Recycling. Shop with GeminiDragonfly. Thank you!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 11, 2016

We make all our creations ourselves, no outsourcing, no lasers, no computerized CNC - just truly handmade designs in Jewelry, Garden Art, Chalkboard Organizers and More! Support Small Business, Handmade and Recycling. Shop with GeminiDragonfly. Thank you!

Luke and Tamara Fountain

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Luke and Tamara Fountain

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(155)
SUE ANNE CRABBS

SUE ANNE CRABBS on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Luke and Tamara did a special order kanji symbol for me and it's better than I ever imagined. Such talented artists, I recommend them and their amazing work to everyone!

Jim Reitze

Jim Reitze on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

She is so perfect for the task and my world of dragons, wizards and other mystical creatures. Haven't named her yet or decided quite where in the house she will live, but she will make the acquaintance of her kin, Nichole, who is still flying around our front yard. Looking forward to when I can order the guardian...... Thanks so much. Jim

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Updates

This custom Bottoms Up Fairy came from a listing we carry for a smaller version with simpler wings. Need one of our designs customized? Just ask!

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Here's an example of a custom order, based off one of our original designs we carry in our shop. Do you have a custom request? Let's hear it!

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What an honor to have one of my Saw Blade Dragons featured on the post card for the upcoming Clark County Recycled Arts Festival!

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About

Always Changing and Never Ending!

We have been working together to create Recycled Art for many years. It all started when Tamara drug a car hood in from the scrap pile years ago. Her late husband did hobby restoration of classic cars, so she was used to being around a plasma cutter, welder and auto body tools. She knew what she had to do. Use those tools to make art! Pretty soon the whole family was working together creating what became the family business. Lots of things have grown and changed through the years, but Tamara and her son, Luke, are still dragging pieces of tired metal in from the scrap yard then molesting and molding it in to Art. The shop is always a mess. Their hands are always scraped and burned and the music is always loud, but they still love it!

During the quieter moments, Tamara creates jewelry from mostly recycled materials, as well. You'll see many different incarnations of their creative juices at GeminiDragonfly. Luke loves to forge in his spare time and creates his own line of Heirloom quality custom knives, also. Tamara's daughter, McKenzie, creates some of the jewelry, as well, and offers support in running the Etsy part of the family business. Tamara remarried and her husband, Rick, helps with shipping and art shows.

Their inspiration and creative energy is always changing, so check in often. You never know what they'll decide to bring to life next!

Check out Fountain Family Artists' website, Artists In Steel, to see many things you won't see in their Etsy shop. http://www.artistsinsteel.com

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  • Tamara

    Owner, Artist/Designer, Shop Manager

    I guess I'm where this all started. I consider being an Artist my vocation which is described in the dictionary as an inclination, as if in response to a summons to undertake a certain kind of work. That's it in a nutshell for me.

  • Luke

    Sculptor, Artist/Designer, Owner

    I grew up with art in my life every day and had a welder in my hands before I was nine years old. My mom and I collaborate on each others designs and operate the family art business together.

  • McKenzie Paige

    Designer

    I grew up with soap stone in my hand, drawing my whimsical designs on steel for my mom to cut out (see some of the Fairies.) I'm pursuing my own creative life now, but still work the art shows from time to time and design Jewelry.

  • Rick R.

    Shipping And General Support

    I'm Tamara's husband and worked in Education my entire career. Now, I support Tamara's artistic endeavors by handling shipping, loading in and out of art shows and keeping the family fed when they're working!

  • Nevall J.

    Assistant

    I am an Artist in many mediums and have an Etsy shop of my own. My primary participation is set up and break down, as well as customer service at Fountain Family Artists/GeminiDragonfly art shows. They're my second family.

  • Miss Bee Haven aka Missy B

    Boss

    I'm the Queen Bee and they are but minions!

Local

Find GeminiDragonfly at the following upcoming market!

  • Oregon Handmade Holiday Market

    Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way

    Eugene, OR

    Nov 13

    Handmade holiday market that will feature local Oregon Etsy sellers of unique handmade and vintage items. We have a larger space this year that will allow more vendors than ever before and all of our vendors to be in a single room! The application for OTE (https://www.etsy.com/teams/19082/oregon-team-events) sellers will be available in April. For more information please contact oregonteamevents@gmail.com

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2015
GeminiDragonfly wants you to love what we create as much as we love creating it. Remember, everything is handmade and therefore, no two are exactly alike. We carefully select the materials and delicately construct and package each item. Our goal is to be as Eco conscious as possible, so recycled materials and packaging are used when available. Have fun shopping with us and COME BACK OFTEN!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
The preferred methods of payment are PayPal or Direct Check Out. By these methods your item can ship out more quickly, usually within 3 to 10 days after payment receipt. Please submit payment with 48 hours of purchase. **Your purchase is not complete until you receive a receipt from PayPal.

Cancellation of your order is only available on items that are NOT made to order and entirely at our discretion. Please be sure you are confident of your purchase. If you have any questions, please message us before purchasing.
Shipping
Your purchase will ship within 3 to 10 days after payment has been received unless otherwise noted on the individual listing. If you need a different shipping time, please ASK us if it is possible first, before purchasing.

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DOMESTIC SHIPMENT - All purchases are shipped through USPS or Fed Ex. We are not liable for lost shipments.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT- International shipments are not tracked. If you would like to track your purchase, there is an additional charge and tracking is only available within the United States. Once the package has left the United States, it can no longer be tracked. Please contact us prior to your purchase and we will set up a custom listing for you reflecting the additional tracking amount. Thank you.
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Shipping for Custom Orders will receive an individual price quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer Satisfaction Guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with an item for any reason full refund is available less actual shipping charge, Etsy charges(3% of the item price) and PayPal charges and request must be made within 5 days of receipt of the item. Please contact us if you would like to return an item. Item must return in perfect condition and in original packaging in order to issue a full refund. We recommend shipping with delivery confirmation. *** All custom/bulk orders are non refundable***

NOTE: If you have any concerns, please contact us first before posting feedback, as it is our commitment to resolve any problems amicably.
Additional policies and FAQs
We love to help you create a special, personal gift when buying pieces for your friends and family, so let us know how we can help. Whether it's with wrapping or a personal note, we're happy to do what we can!