Cute Animals Fighting Each Other
In 2008, I started a craft group that would meet monthly and pick a material that we had never worked with and teach ourselves how to use it. One craft night we picked resin and I fell in love. We made scrabble tile necklaces with magazines. It was fun, but I hated sticking to such a defined size and using other people's artwork....so with some experimentation I figured out how to work with clay, resin, and my own hand drawn images to create pendants.
Shortly after I started selling at local craft shows. At one show I overheard a group of guys saying "there's never anything for men at these shows." After hearing that I expanded my product line to include belt buckles and cufflinks; they were a hit. My product line eventually expanded to prints, t-shirts, and now DIY kits based off of my illustrations.
In October of 2012 I opened a brick and mortar shop in Pike Place Market called Ugly Baby and La Ru with my friend and business partner Rosalie Gale (Ugly Baby). We sell our artwork and DIY craft kits. Our art studio is directly above the shop, which allows us to create our art in the shop. We host many events such as Bunny Party! A fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter every April, Etsy's Birthday Party every June, and occasionally craft nights and craft classes. To find out more, visit: uglybabyandlaru.com.
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I'm a Seattle based designer/artist. I enjoy drawing cute animals and robots & using bright colors. I own a brick and mortar shop in the Pike Place Market called Ugly Baby and La Ru which sells my art along with my partner's art & DIY craft kits.
Evan is my brother and my assistant. He also works at my brick and mortar shop: Ugly Baby and La Ru.
Manager & Bunny Inspiration
Zim (also goes by Zimmy) is the manager and bunny inspiration for my drawings. He is almost 11 years old. He's traveled across the country twice and enjoys chewing up drawings. He gets paid in cherrios, carrots, and pets.
Cascade Reprographics prints high quality digital prints and is located in Seattle, WA.
ThisThat is a full-service, custom silk screen printing shop conveniently located in West Seattle, Washington.
You can also purchase La Ru items from the following Seattle stores:
Monster Art and Clothing in Ballard (5000 20th Ave NW)
Portage Bay Goods in Fremont (706 N 34th St)
SHIPPING: Unfortunately USPS raised their prices. For International Orders, they raised their prices quite a bit. If you are an international customer purchasing more than one item, please contact me so I can adjust the shipping rates. I am truly sorry for the new rates.
CUSTOM ORDERS: I would be happy to make you a custom order. Please message me for pricing.
To keep posted on new designs, shows, and more become friends with La Ru on facebook at www.facebook.com/laru.jewelry, follow La Ru on Twitter at LaRuDio or google+ at laru.jewelry [!at] gmail.com.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For custom orders, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required before I can start your custom order. The remaining 50% +shipping will be due when the item is complete.
Please make sure your shipping address is correct for both Etsy and Paypal (if applicable). La Ru is not responsible for errors when multiple/incorrect addresses are given.
SHIPPING WITHIN THE US:
I ship from Seattle, WA (USA) using USPS. I use delivery confirmation within the US. Items typically ship within 1-3 business days of purchase, but can take up to 7 days.
Items typically ship within 1-3 business days of purchase, but can take up to 7 days.
To save you money, items are shipped First Class USPS (unless stated otherwise in the item listing) which does not allow for package tracking and can take up to a few weeks to deliver depending on the country. If would like to track your package, have delivery confirmation, or faster delivery please contact me and I would be happy to change your shipping type and can send you an invoice for the price difference.
IF YOU LIVE IN SEATTLE:
If you live in Seattle and would like to save on shipping you are more than welcome to pick up your order at my shop Ugly Baby and La Ru located in the Pike Place Market (1430 Western Ave). Please message me before you submit your payment so I can remove the shipping charges and schedule a pick up time.
LOOKING FOR YOUR PACKAGE?:
If you live in apartment complex or college dorm and do not receive your package, please speak to the apartment managers, dorm mail room people, or neighbors, then feel free to contact me.
ADDITIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS:
If you would prefer your package to be shipped via FedEx or with special handling (i.e. signature confirmation), let me know before paying and I will bill you with the shipping changes applied.
If an item is damaged during shipping, please send contact me immediately.
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