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BFGourdCreations

Bernadette's Gourd Creations

Newaygo, Michigan · 11 Sales

BFGourdCreations

Bernadette's Gourd Creations

Newaygo, Michigan 11 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   As a self-taught artist, Bernadette loves to build and craft all sorts of unique items out of gourds. Each gourd is handcrafted with care and devotion.

Many gourd artists lean toward one type of medium or technique, Bernadette loves dabbling in all sorts including: painting, carving, woodburning, beading, weaving, dying, embossing, leafing, collage, and more.

Many of Bernadette's gourds are inspired by nature, her fun and quirky side, her garden, and her Faith. She loves to customize gourds to suit her customers - just ask!

All Bernadette's gourds are high quality and shipped to preserve that quality. Each of her gourds are signed and dated.

Please visit her blog (http://bernadettesgourdcreations.blogspot.com) to learn more about Bernadette, her past gourd creations, the art of gourding, tutorials, and updates.

Announcement

As a self-taught artist, Bernadette loves to build and craft all sorts of unique items out of gourds. Each gourd is handcrafted with care and devotion.

Many gourd artists lean toward one type of medium or technique, Bernadette loves dabbling in all sorts including: painting, carving, woodburning, beading, weaving, dying, embossing, leafing, collage, and more.

Many of Bernadette's gourds are inspired by nature, her fun and quirky side, her garden, and her Faith. She loves to customize gourds to suit her customers - just ask!

All Bernadette's gourds are high quality and shipped to preserve that quality. Each of her gourds are signed and dated.

Please visit her blog (http://bernadettesgourdcreations.blogspot.com) to learn more about Bernadette, her past gourd creations, the art of gourding, tutorials, and updates.

Bernadette Fox

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Bernadette Fox

Reviews

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Anonymous on Jul 22, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful piece! This is my first gourd and I am in love with it! It is amazing and I will definitely be back for more!

Anonymous on May 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect Condition, Great Service, Prompt and Friendly. Couldn't be happier.

About

Bernadette's Gourd Creations: Then and Now

In 1997 I remember crafting with gourds for the first time. My dad was writing an article about making gourd Christmas ornaments for the magazine, Hopscotch. So, my Momma and my sisters and I painted a bunch of gourds for our Christmas tree that year for pictures for the article.

My family and I work on a farm selling everything we grow (and only what we grow) at our roadside farm market, Magicland Farms. Ornamental and hard green gourds are included in our long list of fruit and vegetables. I find all the gourds for my projects right from our own farm. How lucky is that? However, you are welcome to stop by Magicland Farms and pick yourself up some gourds, too!

In 2001, I made eleven gourd ornaments (and a couple other gourd items from larger gourds) and put them out for sale at our farm stand. I was surprised to have all my gourds gone in one day! No, not sold, but stolen! I closed up shop for the year, very disappointed and upset (I was only a kid, not accustomed to the ways of world, yet). For Christmas that year I received the book, The Complete Book of Gourd Crafting by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess. That one book was packed full with inspiration and it made me want to try my hand at gourds again. I made twice as many gourd creations the following year and even sold some. (I wish I took pictures of my gourds during the first four years, but I didn't even think of it at the time!) But it was from then on that I’ve been perfecting in the art by teaching myself many different techniques. Painting, carving, woodburning, beading, sculpting, coiling, weaving, etc.

It takes quite a bit of time, effort, and expertise to complete each gourd, but they are fun to do and sales have been heightening each year. I sell my gourds in our craft room at Magicland Farms, craft shows, and Etsy. I also have a YouTube channel where I instruct others in the art of gourding. Check it out: http://youtube.com/bernadettegourder

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  • Bernadette Fox

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi, my name is Bernadette Fox. I love to design and create art from all kinds of different media, but mostly I like to use the gourd as a canvas for my creativity.

  • Bernadette Fox

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi, my name is Bernadette Fox. I love to design and create art from all kinds of different media, but mostly I like to use the gourd as a canvas for my creativity.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2013
I take great care to ensure that all my gourd creations are of the highest quality and arrive in perfect condition.

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
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy Gift Cards! If I do not receive payment after seven days, I will cancel the order and re-list the item(s). Orders cannot be shipped until payment is received.
Shipping
Because each gourd is unique and a different shape and size, I need to package each gourd differently. I go to great lengths to package each gourd well.

The shipping fee for my gourd art is often between $6.50 and $15 depending on the size of the gourd.

I do ship to other countries, so please email me to open a discussion about fees if you're interested in a specific gourd in my shop or are looking for a custom gourd creation.

Please allow up to 3 business days after payment is received for packaging and shipment of finished items. I will often get it ready to ship the following day after receiving order.

Let me know if you want a gift note included with gourd or item.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each case will be handled personally.
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope you love your handcrafted creations as much as I love crafting them for you.

Remember, gourds are only limited by one's imagination! If you have an idea for a gourd let me know!