bellesandghosts

Be Wild and Wonder™

Saint Clair, Missouri · 2691 Sales

bellesandghosts

Be Wild and Wonder™

Saint Clair, Missouri 2691 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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MissySue Hanson

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MissySue Hanson

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Belles and Ghosts Co.™

The Original Be Wild and Wonder™ Co.

See the Etsy Featured Shop Interview!
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-belles-and-ghosts/?ref=fp_featured

Belles and Ghosts Co.™ is a home goods brand created out of the studio of MissySue Hanson, an emotionally-driven maker and illustrator who is inspired by the things that motivate memories, feelings and nostalgia. She lives on a lake with her amazing son and fiance in a small rural town in the Midwest Woodlands.

//Clients/Features:
west elm St. Louis
FOLK Magazine
The Missourian
DIYNetwork's Blog Cabin 2015
GAC's 50 States Handmade
A+E's FIY Network (He Shed She Shed)
CountryLiving.com
swissmiss.com
homedit.com
houzz.com

//Recognition/Requests:
GQ Magazine
Rodrigo Corral
Laurie March (HGTV's The House Counselor)
Nylon Magazine

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// My Products and their Processes

○ HEIRLOOM PRINTS
I've been using the small company that produces my fine art prints for almost 15 years. I've stayed with them because of their commitment to detail, handmade processes, fast turn-around and amazing quality. The company is not a public printer and is an exclusive members-only printer; meaning you have to apply to be able to print with them. My art is printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type PD paper, one of the highest-quality photographic papers available. The prints are premium, archival, acid-free and heirloom quality, lasting 100 years in normal display and 200 years in dark storage. They are truly prints that can be handed down from generation to generation. I'm asked alot why I don't use cardstock or paper for my prints and the answer is that cardstock or paper doesn't match the "look" of what I want to achieve with home decor art. My heirloom prints provide a more durable and "slick" (or modern feel) for home decor. The surface also gives my designs a natural "boost" in printed form.

○ GICLEE PRINTS
I use a fine art printing company for my Painting and Illustration Prints. The company prints and is based only in America and uses the highest quality materials in the Fine Art Reproduction industry. They meet and exceed the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for ph and lightfastness and produce museum-quality prints for Professional Artists.

○ FABRIC GOODS
I use the same company for all of my fabric goods. The small company is located about 2 hours from my home and was started by a young man with the idea to offer all USA-made products and to provide more jobs in his community. They proudly only employ eco-friendly printing processes.

• Throw Pillow Covers; My throw pillow covers are unique in their material as well as for their customizable quality. Their print side (front) is a soft 100% microsuede fabric; the back is a very soft polar fleece fabric (similar to the fabric for popular fleece blankets). They are printed using eco-friendly inks and are individually branded with a Belles and Ghosts™ tag. They have a quality zipper-pull opening at the bottom for adding an insert.

• Tapestries; Made of 100% polyester poplin, my tapestries are printed with eco-friendly inks, are square in size and have pole loops at the top and bottom for a very unique hanging system. Most of my customers use two long wooden dowels or decorative curtain rods that match their decor to hang their tapestries.

○ ARTISAN STAMPS
Another Midwest company, my stampmakers are in-house artisans who do not outsource to any other manufacturer. Many stamp companies use overseas companies or domestic factories to produce their designs but my stamps are assembled by hand, in-house. Offering exceptional quality, the stamps are mounted on laser-etched Maple wood. The foam is custom and hand-cut to design and size specifications and the designs are etched at 1000 dpi in eco-friendly 100% renewable resource red rubber.

Shop members

  • MissySue Hanson

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    I dream too much. If there is such a thing. I smile at strangers and love to hear their stories. I'm passionate. About everything.

Production partners

  • Digital Printer

    KS, United States

    Exclusive, members-only USA professional printing company using handmade concepts to create print and press products. Please see the bottom of the page for a detailed list of my products and their processes!

  • Giclee Printer

    United States

    Museum-quality Fine Art Reproduction Giclee printing for Professional Artists. Please see the bottom of the page for a detailed list of my products and their processes!

  • Local Printer

    MO, United States

    Local MO, USA-based printing company using eco-friendly inks. This is the company that produces all of my fabric goods. Please see the bottom of the page for a detailed list of my products and their processes!

  • Printer

    CA, United States

    General printing of products.

  • Stamp Maker

    United States

    In-house artisans who do not outsource to any other manufacturer. Skilled craftspeople assemble each stamp by hand in Midwest USA. Please see the bottom of the page for a detailed list of my products and their processes!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Requests for personalized notes or gift wrapping will incur an extra fee.

Custom and personalized orders

I am taking on a very limited amount of personal custom design requests. It does depend on the project, so you're always welcome to check with me and see if it's something I can fit in but my commercial projects and design are currently taking up most of my time and each project will be evaluated in consideration with my current design schedule.

Wholesale availability

I'm not currently offering wholesale but am taking on custom design projects and collaborations. If you're interested in custom design for your store/brand, feel free to contact me!

About My Prints

I've been using the small company that produces my fine art prints for almost 15 years. I've stayed with them because of their commitment to detail, handmade processes, fast turn-around and amazing quality. The company is not a public printer and is an exclusive members-only printer; meaning you have to apply to be able to print with them. My art is printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type PD paper, one of the highest-quality photographic papers available. The prints are premium, archival, acid-free and heirloom quality, lasting 100 years in normal display and 200 years in dark storage.

About My Giclee Prints

I use a fine art printing company for my Painting and Illustration Prints. The company is based in the USA and uses the highest quality materials in the Fine Art Reproduction industry. They meet and exceed the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for ph and lightfastness and produce museum-quality prints for Professional Artists.

About My Fabric Goods

I use the same company for all of my fabric goods. The small company is located about 2 hours from my home and was started by a young man with the idea to offer all USA-made products and to provide more jobs in his community. They proudly use only eco-friendly printing processes. Please see my "About" page for more details.