GourdgeousbyStacy

gourd art and craft- ready dried gourds

Harrodsburg, Kentucky · 139 Sales

GourdgeousbyStacy

gourd art and craft- ready dried gourds

Harrodsburg, Kentucky 139 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(40)

Announcement   Hello! Welcome to my shop! Here you'll find cute and unique gift ideas. "Simply gourdgeous" gourd art are made from gourds of all sizes and shapes home-grown on our farm in Kentucky. I have a variety of gift ideas to choose from such as my original little "pups in a teacup" or "hat" series made from miniature bottle gourds. I also sculpt various animals including cats, squirrels and birds as part of my "bird on a birdhouse" or feeder gourds that are perfect for that birdlover on your gift list. Also, I make a variety of holiday ornaments and figurines. If you have any questions or special preferences please let me know. I will do custom orders, too!
I also have available cleaned, dried gourds from my garden for those who want to make their own special piece of gourd art.

Thanks for looking!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 17, 2016

Hello! Welcome to my shop! Here you'll find cute and unique gift ideas. "Simply gourdgeous" gourd art are made from gourds of all sizes and shapes home-grown on our farm in Kentucky. I have a variety of gift ideas to choose from such as my original little "pups in a teacup" or "hat" series made from miniature bottle gourds. I also sculpt various animals including cats, squirrels and birds as part of my "bird on a birdhouse" or feeder gourds that are perfect for that birdlover on your gift list. Also, I make a variety of holiday ornaments and figurines. If you have any questions or special preferences please let me know. I will do custom orders, too!
I also have available cleaned, dried gourds from my garden for those who want to make their own special piece of gourd art.

Thanks for looking!

Stacy Simms

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Stacy Simms

Items

Set of 10 Dried Apple Gourds Craft Ready
$47.50
Set of Eight Dried Apple Gourds Craft Ready
$38.00
Bulldog with Bone Gourd Ornament
$35.00
Unicorn Gourd Figurine
$30.00
Chihuahua-in-a-teacup gourd figurine or ornament
$25.00
Set of 24 Small Dried Round Gourds Craft Ready
$20.40
Cardinal Basketball Gourd Bank
$18.00
Kentucky Wildcat Mini Bottle Gourd Ornament
$25.00
Apple Gourd Birdhouse with Green Worm
$16.00
Small Painted Apple Gourd Birdhouse
$13.50
Gourd Squirrel Bird Feeder
$50.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(40)
Joanne Ricker

Joanne Ricker on Dec 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! The painting on this piece really shows detail and character. Great communication & nice artist to do business with. It's hard to believe this was made with a gourd. I love it! Thank you.

Mary Koch

Mary Koch on Sep 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Good size, very nice gourds

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About

Home-grown Kentucky Gourd Art

I got started working with gourds over thirteen years ago. A friend gave me a bottle gourd that she had grown herself. I took it home and painted it as a snowman. I've been hooked on gourd art ever since.
Now I grow my own gourds. I get excited at the end of the growing season when it's time to pick the gourds after the vines dry. Each gourd is unique and when I look at each one I see something different. I get a mental image of what I'd like to do with it and hope that I can achieve that. There's nothing more satisfying than to hear someone say "Wow! I really like that! It's different."
The first thing I usually have to do with the gourds is wash them in warm sudsy water. This is done in the spring or later after the gourds have completely dried and developed a loose skin. I have to scrub the mold and skin off. Now the gourd is ready to be used.
My favorite material to use with the gourds is Quikwood putty. It dries hard within 15-20 minutes so I have to work very quickly. I also use other types of air-dry clays because the putty is more expensive to use. I also use Apoxie Sculpt. It is similar to Quikwood but has a longer working time of 2-3 hours before drying hard. It is becoming my favorite medium to use, especially on my outdoor projects.
I try to be unique in what I do. I'm sure there may be similar pieces of gourd art out there but everything I make comes from my own ideas. I often lay awake at night thinking of new ways to design my gourds. I have so many ideas right now I feel like my head could burst!
At this time my shop is in our basement. I have several tables set up on which to work. I use a drill press and different cutting tools on my gourds. Most of the time these are used when making the birdhouses and feeders.
As for now, I'll just keep on growing my gourds and hope that I can make people smile or laugh when they see my finished "made in America" product!

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  • Stacy Simms

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I grew up living in and loving the country. I love animals, flowers and art!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2016
"Gourdgeous" gourd art make wonderful gifts for special interests and/or occassions. Choose from my teacup pups or kittys sculpted onto miniature bottle gourds to my sculpted birds/cats/squirrels on larger bottle gourds that are made into birdhouses or feeders. You may also find that unique holiday or seasonal ornament or figurine to enjoy! I have a wide selection so please enjoy browsing.

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Credit Cards through Etsy, PayPal or money orders accepted.

I usually ship within 1-3 days of receiving payment but allow up to 5 days. I do my best to get my orders shipped as quick as possible.
Shipping
Ships to anywhere in the United States via USPS Parcel Select or Priority Mail. Tracking is automatically included. Shipping costs may also include cost of packing material.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, return it within 10 days and I will refund your money promptly. Shipping charges are not refundable. Buyer is responsible for return charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will do custom orders such the "pups in a teacup or hat" series if a customer sends me a good, clear photo of their pet. To request a particular item, please send me a convo or request a custom item by clicking "request custom item". Please note that it can take up to 3-4 weeks for custom orders depending on the material used and the length of drying time. Please order early to allow enough time for Christmas orders.