beethings

www.bee-things.com

Texas, United States · 2231 Sales

beethings

www.bee-things.com

Texas, United States 2231 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(625)

Announcement   visit www.bee-things.com to see even more prints and things!

welcome to bee things! bee things are handmade, limited edition screen printed works on paper. since our prints are made by hand, please expect and celebrate the small variations each print will have. :)

let us know if you have any questions or would like higher quantities than what's listed in the shop. our print limited editions are usually 100-125, so if you would like a few more than what's listed, just let us know!

Announcement

visit www.bee-things.com to see even more prints and things!

welcome to bee things! bee things are handmade, limited edition screen printed works on paper. since our prints are made by hand, please expect and celebrate the small variations each print will have. :)

let us know if you have any questions or would like higher quantities than what's listed in the shop. our print limited editions are usually 100-125, so if you would like a few more than what's listed, just let us know!

Jeff Barfoot and Shay Ometz

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Jeff Barfoot and Shay Ometz

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(625)
Alexa Brown

Alexa Brown on May 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My son loves this picture thank you so much

ntrdx

ntrdx on May 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, rich colors, and the combination of gold foil and matte texture give this print a terrific, modern look. Seller's shipping and communication were great, too.

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About

A love story (warning: contains mushiness)

When Shay and Jeff were first married, they lived in a little duplex apartment. When they found out they were going to be having a baby, Jeff packed Shay a little kraft bag filled with snacks every day. And since they were both designers/illustrators, Jeff just couldn’t send her off with a blank lunch sack, oh no. So every day, he would make a little different something on the bag with crayons or markers or glued-on cut paper, a bird, a little animal, or a silly visual pun. People Shay worked with would see the bags, and many suggested (rather strongly, in some cases!) that Shay and Jeff should make and sell them. When the baby was close to coming, they decided to get a house. The one they found (and were lucky enough to get!) had a small back-house in the yard, not as nice/big as a guest house, but nicer than a shed. Jeff was wondering what to do with it, when Shay suggested they turn it into a screen printing studio. Neither of them had ever screen printed before, but, just like them, they just went for it. Jeff finished out the shed over the spring (he put in walls, a ceiling, and power), and researched screen printing. They started screen printing snack bags, birds at first, and started selling them on Etsy. Jeff thought that since they were going through all the trouble of making printing plates and printing on bags, they should print a few extra images on paper and see if they could sell the images as prints. As it turned out, the bags were a bit of a bust, but the prints sold like hot cakes! These days, Shay and Jeff illustrate and design for all kinds of folks, including AT&T, Crate and Barrell, Hallmark, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, and Papyrus Recycled Greetings, just to name a few. They have two kiddos and two mini-weenie dogs, none of which can help them screen print, but all four of which eat their food.

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  • Shay Ometz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator, Print Maker

    Shay is the better-looking half of bee things. She also writes a bi-weekly column, “My Creative Life” for the Dallas Morning News, where she writes about bringing creativity and inspiration to everyday living.

  • Jeff Barfoot

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator, Print Maker

    Jeff is the not-as-good-looking half of bee things. When he's not illustrating or pulling prints, he is busy designing or in three simultaneous meetings as managing principal of design studio RBMM. Jeff is also a connoisseur of ales and lagers.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2013
hi friend! all of our prints are screenprinted things in limited edition, designed by us right in our backyard studio.

our prints are made in limited editions of 100-150. if you would like a larger quantity of an item than what's listed in the shop, we probably have it in stock, so just email us at hello(at)bee-things.com, and we'll be glad to chat with you.

we also do custom orders and requests, and we'll be glad to talk with you! just email us at the address above. :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
bee things accepts payments via paypal, credit card and money order (no personal checks, please).

if you have trouble paying online, just email us your name, order and phone number to hello(at)bee-things.com, and we'll call you back and process your credit card order over the phone (for security, we won't take a credit card order over email, and we never keep that information!). for money orders, we will not ship until we have your money order in hand, fair's fair!
Shipping
so we're literally a mom and pop shop, and although we try really hard to get orders shipped as fast as possible, we are constantly dealing with our real jobs, tee-ball lessons, work travel, pink eye, dog poo, you name it, and sometimes get a smidge behind (never more than 5 days after order placement). if you need your order quickly, just let us know, and we'll make an extra effort to get it shipped quickly.

we use the good old united states post office for our shipping, bless their hearts.

united states:
orders shipped within the u.s. are sent u.s.p.s. priority mail, so expect your oder to arrive in 2-3 days once it's shipped (we'll send a shipping notification once it is).

canada:
orders shipped to canada are sent u.s.p.s. frist class. for some reason, canadian customs are slower than cold syrup, so expect your order to arrive within 5-8 days once it's shipped (we'll send a shipping notification once it is).

outside the u.s. and canada:
orders shipped internationally are sent u.s.p.s. frist class. depending on your country's customs policies and quickness, your order should arrive within 7-10 days once it's shipped (we'll send a shipping notification once it is).

special shipping:
we will absolutely send an order via ups/fedex for 2-day or overnight delivery on request (if you need to make a birthday or a holiday). just send us a note before or after you place your order, and we will get a usps shipping estimate, subtract the usps shipping cost included in the order, and let you know what the extra cost is.
Refunds and Exchanges
damage:
because we're so small, we hope you'll meet us halfway on damages. we have only had a few damaged prints over the last year, and this has worked well as a fair deal. our method of packaging makes shipping damage very rare. in those cases we are happy to send a replacement print if you provide us with pics of the damaged item, and in exchange we ask that you pay for the shipping. :)

returns:
sorry, we don't offer returns. but we do offer exchanges on prints and other paper goods if you pay for the shipping back and the shipping for the new item out to you. we do not offer exchanges on apparel, sorry.

lost:
occasionally, we have a no-show. if this is the case, we will confirm your shipping address that you provided. if the address you provided is correct, we will happily send another item. if the address you provided is not correct, we will ask you to pay for the shipping on the replacement item, plus a lost-merchandise fee of $10 US.
Additional policies and FAQs
wholesale/consignment:
you bet! we're always willing to talk and meet new folks. just drop us a line at hello(at)bee-things.com.

custom orders:
you bet! drop us a line! we're always willing to work on fun new things. try us! :)

for any other questions, please email us at hello(at)bee-things.com.