LeafMotif

Leaf Motif

Pasadena, California On Etsy since 2011

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LeafMotif

Leaf Motif

Pasadena, California | 292 Sales

Announcement    Important Message about COVID-19 Virus. During these uncertain times we want to assure you that we, like many thousands of others, are staying at home and following all of the recommended social distancing, handwashing, and other CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. We continue to make our products each day in our home studio and we very much appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Catherine and Ovie
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Welcome to Leaf Motif. We do many things with leaves and flowers from collages and giclee reproductions to electric tea light holders we call eKandle Kuffs(TM), eKandle Wrapz(TM), lamps, sconces, and botanical photography and scenography.

Our eKandle Kuff illuminations were born out of a desire to provide a top quality product to those who are moving away from the use of open flame candles or are doing events where open flames are prohibited. Over the years we kept hearing from people who no longer used regular candles. The reasons were numerous. They were concerned about safety with children or pets. They didn't like the reduced air quality inside their home. They found good quality candles to be quite expensive and didn't want to keep replacing them. Yet, when they moved to the electric tea lights, they found them effective as a safe light source, but not very attractive when decorating for special occasions. Taking into consideration all of these customer comments, we developed the electric tea light covers that we call eKandle Kuffs. They are made using durable acrylic cylinders and each one features original digital photographic collage artwork. They are beautiful by day when placed in a window, for example, or in any location where the natural light can highlight them. But the magic happens at night when they are used any place a traditional candle was used in the past. They are safe and they are portable (e.g. indoor, outdoor, in RVs, on picnics or tailgate parties). They are perfect for special events where open flames are banned. They are light weight. And they will last for many years to come. No need to replace them. We have been selling them for 12 years and constantly have customers visit us at shows and tell us how much they still enjoy using them year after year. Once you've experienced our eKandle Kuffs, we think you'll become a fan as well!

A note about shipping costs: For a number of years we used the Etsy shipping calculator to arrive at the shipping costs connected to each of our orders. However, beginning in 2020, we completely updated our store and our product line in a way that now permits us to offer FREE shipping on all items you will find in the store. Now, as you shop, please know that there will be no additional costs connected to your order (the exception being sales taxes, as required by law). The price you see if the price you pay. We believe you'll find this easier when making your purchases.

As you explore our store, if you see something that sparks your interest, but it's not exactly what you had in mind, please convo us with your ideas as we welcome custom work. Also, if you need specific quantities and/or sizes, don't hesitate to ask so that we can provide you with a specific quote to meet your needs.

Thanks for visiting. We look forward to working with you.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 22, 2020

Important Message about COVID-19 Virus. During these uncertain times we want to assure you that we, like many thousands of others, are staying at home and following all of the recommended social distancing, handwashing, and other CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of this highly contagious virus. We continue to make our products each day in our home studio and we very much appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Catherine and Ovie
______________________________________________________________________________________________

Welcome to Leaf Motif. We do many things with leaves and flowers from collages and giclee reproductions to electric tea light holders we call eKandle Kuffs(TM), eKandle Wrapz(TM), lamps, sconces, and botanical photography and scenography.

Our eKandle Kuff illuminations were born out of a desire to provide a top quality product to those who are moving away from the use of open flame candles or are doing events where open flames are prohibited. Over the years we kept hearing from people who no longer used regular candles. The reasons were numerous. They were concerned about safety with children or pets. They didn't like the reduced air quality inside their home. They found good quality candles to be quite expensive and didn't want to keep replacing them. Yet, when they moved to the electric tea lights, they found them effective as a safe light source, but not very attractive when decorating for special occasions. Taking into consideration all of these customer comments, we developed the electric tea light covers that we call eKandle Kuffs. They are made using durable acrylic cylinders and each one features original digital photographic collage artwork. They are beautiful by day when placed in a window, for example, or in any location where the natural light can highlight them. But the magic happens at night when they are used any place a traditional candle was used in the past. They are safe and they are portable (e.g. indoor, outdoor, in RVs, on picnics or tailgate parties). They are perfect for special events where open flames are banned. They are light weight. And they will last for many years to come. No need to replace them. We have been selling them for 12 years and constantly have customers visit us at shows and tell us how much they still enjoy using them year after year. Once you've experienced our eKandle Kuffs, we think you'll become a fan as well!

A note about shipping costs: For a number of years we used the Etsy shipping calculator to arrive at the shipping costs connected to each of our orders. However, beginning in 2020, we completely updated our store and our product line in a way that now permits us to offer FREE shipping on all items you will find in the store. Now, as you shop, please know that there will be no additional costs connected to your order (the exception being sales taxes, as required by law). The price you see if the price you pay. We believe you'll find this easier when making your purchases.

As you explore our store, if you see something that sparks your interest, but it's not exactly what you had in mind, please convo us with your ideas as we welcome custom work. Also, if you need specific quantities and/or sizes, don't hesitate to ask so that we can provide you with a specific quote to meet your needs.

Thanks for visiting. We look forward to working with you.

Catherine Cowles

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Catherine Cowles

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About LeafMotif

Sales 292
On Etsy since 2011

Botanical Artworks for the Home and Garden

In 2003, we both found ourselves in a place where leaving the day-to-day office work environment for a more creative and fulfilling space appealed to us. We had, while much younger, enjoyed working in various artistic mediums including ceramics, collage, and photography. So... we swallowed hard, took a deep breath, and dived into the world of arts and crafts doing weekend shows around the Los Angeles area during our first year. And, wouldn't you know, people enjoyed our work and found our story of transitioning from the safety of a "real job" to this new gypsy lifestyle both exciting and anxiety provoking. We, of course, felt the same way but tried not to show the anxiety part of it to our clients.

So, here we are sixteen years later and things are humming right along. We've learned quite a lot over the years and have found a passion that we hope to pursue for many years to come. It's been a wild and enjoyable ride. We thank everyone who has supported us along the way. Perhaps we'll get to meet you somewhere along our artistic path.

Shop members

  • Catherine Cowles

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Ovie Cowles

    Owner, Photographer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2020
Husband and wife artistic team, Catherine and Ovie Cowles, began creating botanical artwork together in 2003. As a youngster, Catherine began her creative journey in music and fell in love with ceramics soon thereafter. Ovie spent much of his childhood working with his photographer father in their garage darkroom processing black and whites from an old Roleflex camera. We endeavor to provide a top quality product and want to work with you in a way that always meets or, better yet, exceeds your expectations.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We will provide a full refund of your purchase so long as we receive the returned merchandise in "like new" condition within 20 days of our original shipping date. Customer is responsible for all return shipping costs. In the event your order is damaged in shipping, please contact us to discuss the damage problem so that we may work with you to resolve the matter in the most appropriate manner (e.g. replacement, refund, etc.).
Payment
Our preferred form of payment is via credit card or PayPal. We will also accept a check or money order, but we do not ship your order until these forms of payment have cleared through our financial institution. We collect 9.5% sales tax on all orders shipping to addresses within the State of California.
Shipping
Shipping within the United States is FREE and included on all of our listings. Our products generally ship within 3 business days after the order is received. In the event it will take longer, we will contact you about the new time table to make certain it is acceptable and approved by you.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale inquiries, please contact us for terms, conditions, and policies.