UkanduCrafts

Hand Crafted Original Designs

Nebraska, United States · 228 Sales

UkanduCrafts

Hand Crafted Original Designs

Nebraska, United States 228 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(44)

Announcement   MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! FROM TODAY July 25th to July 31st - BE APART OF OUR "SECRET SANTA GIFT" promotion. All orders will receive ONE of the following Gifts - Free Shipping - Free gift of Santa's choosing - A free gift of your choosing - a Free Gift that includes Shipping to anyone you choose, and last but not least your entire order FREE. WHAT WILL our SECRET SANTA choose for you?

All orders will receive notification as to what Santa has chosen for your before your order is shipping by it's scheduled shipping date. MERRY CHRISTMAS in JULY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

(A Personalization is still FOREVER FREE)



ITS FINALLY HAPPENING!!! I am please announce the relocation of our studio where all of our great handcrafted product designs become reality. "Ukandu" tm Crafts will be moving to the Great Plains area on June 12, 2016. In addition to increasing our line of products we hope to be collaborating with the Veterans Administration to offer to our Veterans: Free Painting on the prairie classes.


COMING FALL/Winter 2016: Our newest endeavor will be something I have himed and hawed over for several months and have decided that I am ready for people to see my newest of art work in the newest of forms. I am proud to announce my "Kan-Du" stationary collection. All created from my very own canvas works of art that will range from post cards to all forms of stationary. I will admit - It's very exciting and scary, but I love painting and designing and that is the drive that keeps me wanting to create more and more. As you have seen on my homepage, I have added a picture of a piece of art work that was done on stretched canvas, and is one of several pieces that will be available in my newest collection. Personalization will also be available for all stationary products.

PLEASE NOTE: Any personalization information - please put this information in the notes sections before check out. If you are still unsure if it has gone through, just send me a message and I will add the information to your order.



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"Ukandu" tm Crafts now offer year round unique gift giving ideas, from weddings to reunions, mother's day and engagements, to all holidays or Just Because gifts. No matter what reason, or what season - We want to be your favorite place to find that unique gift that can express what your thinking without saying a word. Now if its not gifts your looking for, but wanting to create your own form of fundraising for a cause - Why not let us be your voice. Check out our newest item - Key Chains for a Cause/Cure and we offer discounts on orders over 25 items.

We also have another ace up our sleeve - Just because you don't see it - doesn't mean we can't make it for you. We welcome all ideas and suggestions. We also sell outside the USA. (Just contact me, so that I can give you the best international shipping price available) We can customize anything so don't delay. It's that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner and suddenly you find yourself wondering - "I want to give a gift that is different, well made, inexpensive and something that will be enjoyed year after year." Well you've come to the right place. Over the next several days - Get to be the first to see the newest in designs and additional gift giving ideas - all 100% handcrafted. 10% off your entire purchase of 15 items or more. We also specialize in bulk orders (Weddings, Secret Santa, organizations - we'll paint your logo onto any ornament color you wish - church groups, girl and boy scouts, hospital staff - and the list goes on and on. We want to help you get a jump on the holidays and be the person with that unique gift for that special someone/s. I am also please to announce that we have a skilled knitter that will be offering Hand Knit Scarves in many colors and many patterns at a steal of a price. What's a snowman or a snowflake without a scarf to go with it. If you are interested in purchasing items to make into gift sets - please contact me as prices will very.

I'm having so much fun since opening my store online - After years of craft shows and juried craft festivals and customers asking, "When will we have a website to sell from?" The wait is finally over! Same quality items and still, personalization will always be free. We also do large orders as well, so that everyone will get that one of a kind, made with love gift for that family reunion, Office Party, or Christmas get togethers, Teacher Gifts, and so much more - Guaranteed you will be remember by that extra special gift you gave and people hoping for the newest design each year. So what are you waiting for, you all know we sell out with each show we do - Can you image what our sales on the internet will be like. We are excited and up for the challenge. So let me be the first to say - Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting and let your imaginations run wild. Custom Orders Encouraged.



*** COMING 2016 - "Ukandu" tm Crafts Mobile Store - coming to your town soon. ***

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! FROM TODAY July 25th to July 31st - BE APART OF OUR "SECRET SANTA GIFT" promotion. All orders will receive ONE of the following Gifts - Free Shipping - Free gift of Santa's choosing - A free gift of your choosing - a Free Gift that includes Shipping to anyone you choose, and last but not least your entire order FREE. WHAT WILL our SECRET SANTA choose for you?

All orders will receive notification as to what Santa has chosen for your before your order is shipping by it's scheduled shipping date. MERRY CHRISTMAS in JULY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

(A Personalization is still FOREVER FREE)



ITS FINALLY HAPPENING!!! I am please announce the relocation of our studio where all of our great handcrafted product designs become reality. "Ukandu" tm Crafts will be moving to the Great Plains area on June 12, 2016. In addition to increasing our line of products we hope to be collaborating with the Veterans Administration to offer to our Veterans: Free Painting on the prairie classes.


COMING FALL/Winter 2016: Our newest endeavor will be something I have himed and hawed over for several months and have decided that I am ready for people to see my newest of art work in the newest of forms. I am proud to announce my "Kan-Du" stationary collection. All created from my very own canvas works of art that will range from post cards to all forms of stationary. I will admit - It's very exciting and scary, but I love painting and designing and that is the drive that keeps me wanting to create more and more. As you have seen on my homepage, I have added a picture of a piece of art work that was done on stretched canvas, and is one of several pieces that will be available in my newest collection. Personalization will also be available for all stationary products.

PLEASE NOTE: Any personalization information - please put this information in the notes sections before check out. If you are still unsure if it has gone through, just send me a message and I will add the information to your order.



****

"Ukandu" tm Crafts now offer year round unique gift giving ideas, from weddings to reunions, mother's day and engagements, to all holidays or Just Because gifts. No matter what reason, or what season - We want to be your favorite place to find that unique gift that can express what your thinking without saying a word. Now if its not gifts your looking for, but wanting to create your own form of fundraising for a cause - Why not let us be your voice. Check out our newest item - Key Chains for a Cause/Cure and we offer discounts on orders over 25 items.

We also have another ace up our sleeve - Just because you don't see it - doesn't mean we can't make it for you. We welcome all ideas and suggestions. We also sell outside the USA. (Just contact me, so that I can give you the best international shipping price available) We can customize anything so don't delay. It's that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner and suddenly you find yourself wondering - "I want to give a gift that is different, well made, inexpensive and something that will be enjoyed year after year." Well you've come to the right place. Over the next several days - Get to be the first to see the newest in designs and additional gift giving ideas - all 100% handcrafted. 10% off your entire purchase of 15 items or more. We also specialize in bulk orders (Weddings, Secret Santa, organizations - we'll paint your logo onto any ornament color you wish - church groups, girl and boy scouts, hospital staff - and the list goes on and on. We want to help you get a jump on the holidays and be the person with that unique gift for that special someone/s. I am also please to announce that we have a skilled knitter that will be offering Hand Knit Scarves in many colors and many patterns at a steal of a price. What's a snowman or a snowflake without a scarf to go with it. If you are interested in purchasing items to make into gift sets - please contact me as prices will very.

I'm having so much fun since opening my store online - After years of craft shows and juried craft festivals and customers asking, "When will we have a website to sell from?" The wait is finally over! Same quality items and still, personalization will always be free. We also do large orders as well, so that everyone will get that one of a kind, made with love gift for that family reunion, Office Party, or Christmas get togethers, Teacher Gifts, and so much more - Guaranteed you will be remember by that extra special gift you gave and people hoping for the newest design each year. So what are you waiting for, you all know we sell out with each show we do - Can you image what our sales on the internet will be like. We are excited and up for the challenge. So let me be the first to say - Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting and let your imaginations run wild. Custom Orders Encouraged.



*** COMING 2016 - "Ukandu" tm Crafts Mobile Store - coming to your town soon. ***

Stacey Bolin

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Stacey Bolin

The "Oliver 88" Tractor Snow Glass Ornament
US$5.00
Wedding Set Bride and Groom Sweetheart Glasses
US$9.00
Valentines Wine Glass (Snowman Edition)
US$5.00
Massive Mittens Snowman Ornament
US$5.00
Simple Moments - Ornament mini gifts
US$2.00
Sample Snowman for Assorted Order
US$3.00
It's "Wild Snow"!!! Mug/Beer Stein
US$8.00
Key Chains for a Cause/Cure
US$1.50
Heavenly Angel 2 1/2 inch Glass Ornament
US$4.00
Crystal Sweetheart Suncatcher
US$7.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(44)
Melanie Mansfield

Melanie Mansfield on Feb 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This item is beautifully painted. I cannot believe the price-it should be much higher! The artist was very accommodating and painted one specifically for me as it was for myself and not a gift. The item also arrived quickly.

Angela Konz

Angela Konz on Feb 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful product. Communication was great with very quick responses. A special note was added to the gift just as I requested. I would highly recommend this seller.

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About

It all started because of dream - No joke.

In 1991 I had been diagnoses with Hodgkins Disease while pregnant and still active in the Seabees. Because of my medical condition, I was eventually retired out of service in 2003 after spending many years on a temporary retired list. Now many would say - "That's great you got to stay home with your kids" and yes it was great but financially life would deal us many punches over the years. I often wondered if my cure was worth the financial burden I was putting on my family. I'd like to say that it was because of my love for Christmas that was the reason my business got started, but it was so much more than that - it was a Christmas Miracle.

On Christmas night, when all the gifts had been opened and I sat and gazed upon my husband and my first son, who was only two at the time, I said a prayer to myself with the hopes that someone would hear me. I worried what the future would hold for us financially and things were going from bad to worse as Sept thru Dec is usually the worst time of year for us.

When I went to sleep that night, I had a glorious dream that answered my prayers. In my dream I was standing in front of our Christmas tree removing all the glass blue ornaments and had begun to paint snowmen on them. The next morning when I awoke, before the baby was up, I went downstairs to the tree. The Blue ornaments were on the tree in the same place as my dream. I pulled them all off and got my craft bucket of paint. Now I had tried to do this many times, before I had gotten sick, with the same paint, but it would bubble up and peal off. The ornaments were very dusty, so I took my hands and like making an awesome snowball, rubbed the dust off before I painted - this process was done on every ornament and began a bad habit that turned out to be more than I could ever imagine. Low and behold, the paint stayed on perfectly. (Yes I was in awe) But I would discover it was more than just a fluke.

It wasn't until three years later I was asked to paint on a silver ornament. Each time that I rubbed the ornament to be sure it was dust free I could smell pickles or vinegar / something saladish. (new word *wink*) I took the ornament to my doctor and asked them what was causing this smell each time I would rub my hands on it as it was only the silver ones that reacted this way.

He explained that because I had chemotherapy - my body chemistry had been altered causing a effect that sealed the dip the ornaments had been put in to make their color. The silver color just happened to react differently and that this discovery was very unique and I should be proud that not only did I survive my cancer diagnosis, I was able to use my talents and provide for my family, in spite of the secondary side effects I deal with both then and to this very day, due to my treatments of chemo and radiation.

As for the business name "Ukandu", that was inspired by my life in the Seabees. Their motto is "Can-Do". Hearing people say they can't do things, paint or craft was the second inspiration and wa-la "U-Kan-Du" Crafts - was born.

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Last updated on July 6, 2012
Welcome to "Ukandu" tm Crafts Ltd. We have been in business since October of 1994, and have become a part of many families holiday traditions. From personalized ornament wreaths, to that extra special ornament design to put a smile on the face of then ones you love. But were are not just for All of my designs are handpainted. Although designs may look similar, no two designs are identical, there is always a little something different, and that's what makes our Snowmen, Snowflakes, Angels, and Kandy Kiss Rose arrangements, so very special. I love painting and I love snow, so why not work in a position that includes things I love. Every ornament is handled with the utmost care. If you don't see something in our inventory that is what you are looking for, (Design, Ornament Color, Sheen, etc.), contact me, all great things start with somebody's idea.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Pay Pal, Bank check and money orders. If paying with a bank check or money order, your item will be shipped after I receive your payment in the mail. Items are shipped only after payment is received.
Shipping
Each ornament is securely wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a tissue paper-filled box. If also purchasing a matching gift box, the ornament is wrapped in tissue paper and placed inside the gift box which is then packaged in a shipping box. Every effort is made to prevent breakage.



Each ornament is hand painted after order is placed and is shipped within 2 weeks of purchase date. I ship through the U.S Postal Service and the item usually arrives within 4-6 business days (inside the USA). If you need rush shipping, please contact me before purchasing the item so the shipping fee can be adjusted accordingly.

First class mail is the only affordable way to ship internationally, call for pricing, but there is no way to insure or track your package. Please be aware that I cannot be responsible for packages lost in shipping or items that are delayed in customs. Once the package is shipped, I am unable to be responsible for the time of its arrival. If you'd like to send it insured, contact me for a quote. Thank you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom and personalized ornaments, as well as alchemy requests are non-refundable. Due to the handmade nature of my shop, I do not typically offer refunds or exchanges unless the item comes to you damaged or defective. Any returns/exchanges will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please contact me if your shipment arrives broken or you have any other questions or concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders are always welcome and encoraged! I am not limited to just snowflakes and snowmen. If you have a picture of something you want, 9 out of 10 times, I can paint it on a 3" ornament.