BreadandBadger

Durable Memories {Est. 2006}

Portland, Oregon · 13156 Sales

BreadandBadger

Durable Memories {Est. 2006}

Portland, Oregon 13156 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(3914)

Announcement   ★ PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN PERSON! Use coupon code "PICKUP" to remove shipping charges, then let us know when you can come by. We're usually here weekdays 9-2:30, but you can email ahead and potentially pick up as late as 5pm.
★ 12003 NE Ainsworth Circle #109, Portland, OR 97220

★ Contact us for custom requests: info [!at] breadandbadger.com
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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 20, 2018

★ PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN PERSON! Use coupon code "PICKUP" to remove shipping charges, then let us know when you can come by. We're usually here weekdays 9-2:30, but you can email ahead and potentially pick up as late as 5pm.
★ 12003 NE Ainsworth Circle #109, Portland, OR 97220

★ Contact us for custom requests: info [!at] breadandbadger.com
★ Join our Newsletter: https://breadandbadger.com/pages/newsletter
★ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/breadnbadger
★ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/breadandbadger
★ Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/breadandbadger

Amanda Siska

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Amanda Siska

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5 out of 5 stars
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snowboardchik13

snowboardchik13 on Feb 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Jen

Jen on Feb 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I got this for my husband for Valentines Day. He loves it! Great quality as usual. We love out Bread and Badger mugs!

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Updates

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About

Sandblasted Glass & Ceramic Gifts

HOW IT'S DONE

We do all our own sandblasting in our studio using a Crystalblast cabinet and 60 gallon air compressor. Amanda creates digital artwork from her original drawings, and prints it on transparency film. We make our own photo-emulsion stencils from Amanda's artwork, and apply one to each item, then mask the backs. The grit comes out of a nozzle, which is sort of like airbrushing. Don't forget to use a respirator and air filter! Once blasted, each item is washed thoroughly, inspected, and then stored until it's ready to ship to you! <3

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The name comes from the term “bread and butter,” because this is our main source of income, but I added the word “badger” because I was inspired by an article in National Geographic about honey badgers.

Honey badgers are fearless creatures that will not back down from a fight, and are impervious to venom. They can kill animals many times their size and they eat bees and poisonous snakes.

Quitting my job and starting my own business has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and I’m inspired by those tough little creatures that can take on so much that other animals fear.

I’d been selling shoes for a number of years before I decided I couldn’t take it anymore and I needed to draw full-time. I learned about glass etching and fell in love!

Originally, I wanted to be a tattoo artist, but I found that glass engraving is similar in technique, without sterilization and possible regret. I’m still a tattoo collector and use body art as an inspiration for my designs.

Once demand for my hand-carved designs became too high to fill, my husband, Sean, quit his day job to help me transition to sandblasting. We now sandblast all our products in our garage, using some pretty top-notch equipment.

-Amanda

Shop members

  • Amanda Siska

    Owner, Designer

    I started Bread and Badger by myself in 2006. I design the artwork for Bread and Badger, take product photos, and manage our team. I love food, drinks with caffeine, drinks with alcohol, fiber crafts, and challenging myself.

  • Sean Siska

    Owner, Maker

    I like cooking ridiculously complicated food, gardening, researching, and fixing things. I do bookkeeping, sandblasting, and managing for Bread and Badger. I like wearing hats and Hawaiian shirts.

  • Jay Sinkovitz

    Shipper, Maker

    I'm the main production assistant and shipper. I love beer, music, bikes, and pugs.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2018
★ Shop in Person ★
See our website for events we'll be at and stores that carry our work: http://breadandbadger.com/where/

★ Join Our Newsletter ★
https://breadandbadger.com/pages/newsletter


★ PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN PORTLAND, OR! Use coupon code "PICKUP" to remove shipping charges, then let us know when you can come by
12003 NE Ainsworth Cir. #109, Portland, OR 97220
We're here most weekdays 9am-2:30pm, and can sometimes arrange after hours pick up.

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★ Wholesale ★
Get our latest wholesale info here: http://breadandbadger.com/wholesale/ or shop Etsy Wholesale! Minimum order size is 24 items. Lead time is usually 2-3 weeks.
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★ Custom Orders ★
Custom orders take about 1-2 weeks.

Contact us about custom requests! You can email me directly with questions: info [at] breadandbadger [dot] com

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★ Bio ★
Amanda quit her full-time shoe salesperson job before starting her own business back in 2005. She opened her first Etsy shop, SilverSquirrel, in 2006, while designing beaded jewelry. She experimented with other art mediums, read lots of books on business and marketing, and basically absorbed everything she could before falling in love with glass etching with a rotary tool. She officially started Bread and Badger later that year, and opened this Etsy shop the following summer, of 2007.

Once Bread and Badger really took off in 2008, Amanda's husband, Sean, quit his full-time job to run the business with her. They've since turned to sandblasting, which has given them an opportunity to actually make a living creating art that they love. Sean enjoys playing video games, reading, cooking amazing meals, and maintaining his ever-growing collection of planted aquariums. Amanda's artistic inspirations include tattoo art, classic motifs from around the world, pop art and geek culture. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys audio books, comics, video games, cooking, knitting, and learning things on the internet. Honey badgers are her favorite animal, and continue to inspire her with their fearlessness.

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FAQ
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★ Is Sandblasting Durable/Permanent? ★
Sandblasting is one of the most durable image transfer method out there! Since the sandblasting process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by cutting into it, the only way to remove the design would be to melt it down in a kiln or sandblast away all the surrounding glaze.

There are a lot of decals or screen printing out there on dishware that looks like etching, but they wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish, unlike laser-etching (which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface) and acid cream etching which can be splotchy and uneven.

★ Are Your Products Dishwasher- or Microwave-Safe? ★
Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, even sanitized! The design will never fade, wear, stain, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids in case of warping, but occasional dish-washing on a normal cycle should be fine.

All mugs and bowls are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups.

★ Are Your Products Made in USA? ★
We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. All our glassware items are made in the USA, but our ceramic mugs are made in China, which is considered "assembled in USA". We are always looking for affordable American-made products that we can sandblast onto.

★ Are Your Products Lead-Free? ★
The glazes used on our mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

★ What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products? ★
Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other), and storing or washing them in sinks made of concrete, stone, or ceramic.

Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you. They shouldn't have any odors, but some customers with very sensitive noses have claimed that new lids have a smell, or that old ones retain a smell. Washing in a dishwasher, or soaking in white vinegar should fix this.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Satisfaction is guaranteed! If you are not completely satisfied with any item that you have ordered, return your purchase within 30 days to receive an exchange, credit or refund (except custom-made, sale, or personalized items). Please package items the same way we sent them to you, as they are very fragile! We are unable to refund any shipping charges.
Payment
★ Payments ★
We accept payments through Etsy or Paypal, but you can use all major credit/debit cards or use funds from you bank account. E-Checks (Paypal payments deducted directly from a bank account) take a number of days to clear (3-14 business days), so please plan accordingly if you need shipment immediately.

We can also take payment by credit card through Square invoice, or over the phone: 971-270-0694
Shipping
★ PICK UP YOUR ORDER IN PERSON! Use coupon code "PICKUP" to remove shipping charges, then let us know when you can come by 12003 NE Ainsworth Cir. #109, Portland, OR 97220 ★

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★ U.S. Orders ★
Most items are shipped within 1 business day of receiving your cleared payment, while custom and made-to-order items ship within 2 weeks, based on the time it takes to create your stencil and possibly source specialty items.

Most orders will be shipped USPS Priority Mail (1-3 business days) or Fedex Ground (2-10 business days, for most orders containing more than 4 items).

You'll receive a confirmation email with a tracking number when we're shipping your order. We DO NOT guarantee delivery time for any packages once they have been received by a carrier.

Orders include insurance and Delivery Confirmation when possible. Packages may be left on doorsteps or insecure locations, as the delivery person sees fit. Unfortunately, we have no control over this unless you request and pay for signature confirmation. Shipping items to a work address is often a good idea. We cannot refund shipping charges for UNCLAIMED packages or returns.

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★ International Orders ★

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS (outside USA):
If ordering 4 or more cups, we will most likely be forced to upgrade your order to Priority Mail shipping because of weight restrictions. Because Etsy's system doesn't always calculate costs correctly, we may have to charge you for more postage in this case. If you are overcharged, we're happy to send a refund. (Lowball, juice, and shot glasses can ship in sets of 4 with 2-6 week shipping, but not with other items.)

International orders travel First Class or Priority Mail, based on weight and size of the package (larger orders travel Priority, which is faster and more expensive). Delivery dates and tracking info are usually unavailable for international orders, and often take about 8 days to arrive, but can sometimes take 2-3 months if there is a customs delay.

All duties and customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer, and can be extremely high in some cases.

IF YOU ARE SENDING A GIFT TO SOMEONE OUTSIDE THE U.S.A., THEY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING CUSTOMS FEES UPON ARRIVAL. Many gift recipients refuse to pick up these packages, and they will be returned, minus the postage. We highly recommend having these gifts shipped to you, personally, so that you can re-ship them as a gift to avoid customs fees for your friend, or please inform them that they will need to pick up and pay for their package upon arrival.

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★ Damages/Claims ★
Our glassware is packaged very carefully to withstand transit, but sometimes accidents happen. If something arrives broken, please contact us immediately so we can replace it.

Theft and breakage very rarely occur. Please contact us immediately if you feel your package has been lost or damaged.
Additional policies and FAQs
★ Contact us at: info {at} BreadAndBadger {dot} com

I am Amanda Siska, the artist and owner of Bread and Badger. Our studio is located in Portland, OR, USA at 12003 NE Ainsworth Circle #109. My assistant, Jay, and husband, Sean, also help me with production.

★ Disclaimer ★

We do not manufacture glassware or ceramic items ourselves, so availability of colors and quantities is limited to what we can find.

Some pieces may have minor imperfections on them. We try our best to only use pieces with the least amount of imperfections, but some tiny bubbles in glass and ceramics glazes are unavoidable.