LoveLettersUpcycled

Stamping out love, one letter at a time

1886 Sales

LoveLettersUpcycled

Stamping out love, one letter at a time

1886 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(481)

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Note from shop owner Love Letters Upcycled is currently spending some quality time with family for the holidays. We will reopen after the new year. I will be checking convos, so please message me if you have any questions.
Thank you for another wonderful year!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2017

Love Letters Upcycled is currently spending some quality time with family for the holidays. We will reopen after the new year. I will be checking convos, so please message me if you have any questions.
Thank you for another wonderful year!

Kayla Greenrod

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Kayla Greenrod

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About

Stamping out love, one letter at a time

Being a stay at home mother is the best job ever, but it's also one of the most difficult. Each day is typically spent tending to the needs of everyone else, and greatly lacking in quality "me" time. It finally occurred to me that I needed something to really work on that involved some labor and creativity - something I could do that would ground me and give me self fulfillment.

So, in the Spring of 2012, I picked up a bucket of old silverware and decided to start making wind chimes. I couldn't stop! Each new piece I would create would punch me right into another phase of "what can I make now...what else can I do with these?!" I bought metal stamps and began to stamp the flatware. I began to saw through spoons, bend and twist forks, hammer shapes into them, and even use a blow torch and spot welder! I couldn't be happier now. It has made me a better wife, mother, friend, and woman. Thank God for art, family, and vice grips.

I chose the name Love Letters Upcycled because I feel that everything that is good in my life, all started with love letters. I met my husband 5 months before he was to deploy to Iraq for a 14 month tour in the Army. I wrote him one letter each and every single day for the entire time he was deployed. I believe that those "love letters" brought us closer together, turned us into husband and wife, and now into a mother and father. Love Letters, for me, was the only name that made sense, and the only name that truly resonated in my heart.

I take the time to gift wrap each item I sell. I love unwrapping things, even if I know what's inside - there is something special and almost ritual about getting to unwrap something. I love being able to give that feeling to each customer.

I invest my time and heart into each and every order, and in five years selling here on Etsy, I've never taken longer than a week to make and ship out a custom, made to order item.

When I do a custom or personalized order, expect me to email you. Expect that you will feel like a friend is making something for you - because that's how I look at it.
I love knowing that what I've made for you will be cherished for a lifetime.

I pride myself in every aspect of my work and I will always be honest and true to my craft. I'm here to create, and grow. I love to be able to provide a special something for someone who will love it.
Spending my time hammering away in my workshop is what fills my soul. Thank you for giving me a place to retreat to and call my own.

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  • Kayla Greenrod

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Kayla and I'm a stay at home mother to two amazing, funny, smart, & adorable young boys. I enjoy working outside, creating new art out of old things, & playing the guitar. I love to read, hike, create, & be with my wonderful family.

  • Arden

    Little Helper #1

  • Owen

    Little Helper #2

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2017
Hello and thanks for visitng my store! Everything I make has a small piece of my heart in it. I never mass produce, but offer things as I make them. Unless otherwise noted, when you place an order with me is when it will be created. It will be personal and I can promise you that. I love doing custom orders, and love working to make an item that is made just for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
Once your item has arrived, and for any reason you are unsatisfied please contact me within 10 days for either a refund or replacement. If we agree a refund is in order, the amount you paid will be refunded to your PayPal account or credit card - MINUS SHIPPING COSTS. Refunds of items that have been shipped to you will be refunded only after I receive the item back.
If you need a replacement, I will send a replacement once I receive the original item back.
I strive to be honest and personal with everything I make and sell. If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please do contact me so we can work something out!
Payment
I accept all major credit cards through PayPal and Direct Check out. As soon as your payment has cleared I will begin working on your piece! (customers who choose to pay by Echeck - it takes 3-7 days for your echeck to clear, I will not begin making custom orders until payment is clear, and I will not ship non custom orders until payment is clear)
I also accept Money Orders, however will not begin working on your order until it has been received and cleared through the bank.
Shipping
I ship USPS- First Class Mail. All domestic packages will have a tracking number.

All International shipments are sent via USPS International First Class mail. This service does not provide a tracking number or insurance. It does provide a Customs Declaration Number that can be used to locate a lost package and can be used as tracking up until the package leaves the States. For international orders the buyer is responsible for any import duties, taxes or customs fees. Please check with your local customs office for costs.

Love Letters Upcycled is not responsible for any goods lost, stolen or damaged in the mail, however, I will pay for insurance upon request if the item is over $50.00. If an item is lost or damaged in the mail I will open a case with the USPS after 30 days.

Please allow 3- 10 business days after your domestic purchase has been shipped for your item to arrive. Please allow 7- 25 business days (and sometimes up to 30 days if it is held up in customs) for your international shipment to arrive.

I greatly appreciate the business of international purchasers, and I am always happy to combine shipping for multiple items.
I must note that I mark all items as merchandise and report the actual value of the item on customs forms, and cannot change either piece of information.
With that said, I want to thank international buyers for their business and will do everything in my power to ensure that all packages arrive as quickly and easily as possible!

International buyers: I am not responsible for fees, taxes, duties, or delays stemming from customs regulations from the nation, territory, or region in which you reside.
Additional policies and FAQs
When placing an order you would like personalized please make sure you specify your custom order during check out or in a convo or in the "notes to seller" section of checkout, directly after purchase. If no message is sent regarding any customization I cannot complete your order until I have that information from you. I will however make several attempts to contact you directly.

:::::::::CARE INFORMATION::::::::
The items in my shop are all vintage silver plate and do require care. Please read the following information on how to take care of your special new flatware:
Every now and then with a dry cloth and silver polish, buff your piece up. Unlike stainless, your flatware will aquire patina if left unused for a time. I've polished your piece and I've also hand washed it for you before shipping - and you will want to continue to hand wash your piece, because it is silver plated and putting it in the dishwasher could cause it to ding and scratch.

The black coloring in the stamped letters will fade over time, however the impression will last forever. If you would like to make them nice and dark again simply fill in the letters with black food coloring paste or marker, or a non toxic marker. If you want to refill the letters in something that will not be put into your mouth (garden markers, wind chimes, etc.) just go ahead and use a sharpie marker! Then, use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to remove the excess. Always hand wash before before you use the item after you refill the lettering.

If you are interested in wholesale purchases please do not hesitate to contact me.