BellaPuzzles

Wooden jigsaw puzzles, artfully handcrafted

Oregon, United States · 192 Sales

BellaPuzzles

Wooden jigsaw puzzles, artfully handcrafted

Oregon, United States 192 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(113)

Announcement   BELLA PUZZLES are handcrafted wooden art puzzles, made with old traditions and new materials. Today's orders ship on JUNE 3. Arrives by JUNE 10. Need it sooner? Contact lara [!at] bellapuzzles.com.

CONTACT LARA
1 http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=BellaPuzzles
2 lara [!at] bellapuzzles.com

MY WEDDING PUZZLES
As featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings
They have their own Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/bellapuzzlestoo

SHIPPING, FAQ, & POLICIES
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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
Bella Puzzles is known for artisan-quality workmanship, wonderful customer service, gorgeous packaging, and excellent design. Please read what past clients have said.

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QUALITY
"...the quality is exceptional." "The quality of the materials was excellent, the pieces were solid and very well made." "I was competely blown away by the quality of the photo and the wood." "very good craftmanship and quality" "It was packaged so lovely and we were so surprised by the high quality of the picture resolution and the actual puzzle pieces." "Love the attention you give to the back of the puzzle as feeling the beautiful finish adds to the enjoyment." "Another perfect puzzle. Very satisfying to work on and beautiful when finished." "beautiful presentation and amazingly well-crafted puzzle." "The pieces are cut so well that you can barely tell it's a puzzle when it's all put together. Great whimsies also, perfectly fitting the theme."

GENERAL AMAZINGNESS
"The work is amazing. We love it!!!" "Amazing. Amazing. A. Maze. Ing. I was blown away by every inch of this purchase. From the packaging to the sweet little wooden monkey, my heart was bursting with J-O-Y." "My wife and I can't say enough great things about BellaPuzzles!!!!!"

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
"...a really unique gift. My dad loved it!" "Both my mother in law and my dad loved their puzzles and absolutely loved the personalization of the gift!" "Every one of these Christmas puzzles is a perfect little gem. My Christmas baskets this year will really be a hit."

CUSTOMER SERVICE
"you were so creative in the way you placed all the words and figurals we requested." "I absolutely love this seller... she is very responsive & professional!" "Lara was amazing to work with, she got back to my (many!) questions right away." "Great person, great product = very happy customer."

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All content, designs and images on BellaPuzzles.etsy.com are copyrighted ©2009-2016 by Bella Puzzles, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 24, 2016

BELLA PUZZLES are handcrafted wooden art puzzles, made with old traditions and new materials. Today's orders ship on JUNE 3. Arrives by JUNE 10. Need it sooner? Contact lara [!at] bellapuzzles.com.

CONTACT LARA
1 http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=BellaPuzzles
2 lara [!at] bellapuzzles.com

MY WEDDING PUZZLES
As featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings
They have their own Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/bellapuzzlestoo

SHIPPING, FAQ, & POLICIES
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaPuzzles/policy

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
Bella Puzzles is known for artisan-quality workmanship, wonderful customer service, gorgeous packaging, and excellent design. Please read what past clients have said.

Feedback in this shop
http://www.etsy.com/people/BellaPuzzles/feedback

Feedback in my second shop
http://www.etsy.com/people/BellaPuzzlesToo/feedback

QUALITY
"...the quality is exceptional." "The quality of the materials was excellent, the pieces were solid and very well made." "I was competely blown away by the quality of the photo and the wood." "very good craftmanship and quality" "It was packaged so lovely and we were so surprised by the high quality of the picture resolution and the actual puzzle pieces." "Love the attention you give to the back of the puzzle as feeling the beautiful finish adds to the enjoyment." "Another perfect puzzle. Very satisfying to work on and beautiful when finished." "beautiful presentation and amazingly well-crafted puzzle." "The pieces are cut so well that you can barely tell it's a puzzle when it's all put together. Great whimsies also, perfectly fitting the theme."

GENERAL AMAZINGNESS
"The work is amazing. We love it!!!" "Amazing. Amazing. A. Maze. Ing. I was blown away by every inch of this purchase. From the packaging to the sweet little wooden monkey, my heart was bursting with J-O-Y." "My wife and I can't say enough great things about BellaPuzzles!!!!!"

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
"...a really unique gift. My dad loved it!" "Both my mother in law and my dad loved their puzzles and absolutely loved the personalization of the gift!" "Every one of these Christmas puzzles is a perfect little gem. My Christmas baskets this year will really be a hit."

CUSTOMER SERVICE
"you were so creative in the way you placed all the words and figurals we requested." "I absolutely love this seller... she is very responsive & professional!" "Lara was amazing to work with, she got back to my (many!) questions right away." "Great person, great product = very happy customer."

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All content, designs and images on BellaPuzzles.etsy.com are copyrighted ©2009-2016 by Bella Puzzles, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Lara Braithwaite

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Lara Braithwaite

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Bella Puzzles - Home of Beautiful Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

• Bella Puzzles are made with top notch materials and time-honored techniques. I use great tools, guided with experienced hands.

• I've studied historical and contemporary puzzle cutting masters and their techniques.

• Please ask for custom whimsies in your puzzle. I'll make your puzzle one piece at a time – it will be just right, and just for you.

• My regulars know they can make very detailed requests about puzzle cutting style, size of puzzle pieces, or even what new images I should add to the shop.


MY HISTORY WITH PUZZLES

• Puzzles have been a favorite pastime since I was a kid. My preference is for the traditional wooden ones, because they feel great in your hands and they make that great "plunk" sound when you put a piece into place.

• I cut my very first wooden jigsaw puzzle in 2005.

• I opened my Bella Puzzles shop on Etsy in 2009. www.etsy.com/shop/bellapuzzles

• I opened a second Etsy shop just for my guestbook puzzles in 2010. They're great for weddings, bar mitzvahs, reunions, anniversaries, and other special occasions. If you're a puzzle person and you are planning a big event, please take a look. www.etsy.com/shop/bellapuzzlestoo


BEHIND THE SCENES

• I make all Bella Puzzles in my home workshop. I live just outside of Portland, Oregon.

• When I'm not making puzzles, I'm raising my daughter Bell. She has disabilities that make things difficult for her academically, socially, and physically. I'm proud of how hard she works to achieve her goals. Her effort inspires me be a better tutor, coach, and cheerleader.

• Bell would like you to know that she loves karate and that she won a gold medal at last year's Youth Special Olympics swim meet.

• All of my puzzle-making takes place during Bell's school hours. It's important to both of us that the business of Bella Puzzles fits into Bell's schedule, not the other way around.

• I hope that the next Bella Puzzle you add to your collection brings you fun and pleasure. Please know that it also helps my daughter thrive, and that I'm very grateful for your support.

Thank you.

Lara Braithwaite (and Bell)
BELLA PUZZLES
Portland, Oregon

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  • Lara Braithwaite

    Owner, Creator

    Full-time puzzle maker. Full-time parent. Full-time small business owner. (No wonder I don't have time to cook.) I've created wooden jigsaw puzzles for friends, family, and collectors since 2005. I'd love to make one for you. Please say hello!

  • Bell

    Inspiration

    Bell is the namesake, the other full-time job, and the reason I stopped taking so many rush orders. Only two years old when the biz began, she's now wise enough to notice if I'm making the puzzles too easy. She's also good at choosing restaurants.

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