CandelabraCrafts

Unique, handcrafted items for readers and writers

Leeds, United Kingdom | 104 Sales

CandelabraCrafts

Unique, handcrafted items for readers and writers

Leeds, United Kingdom 104 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (21)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I'm so excited to be putting my creations out into the world. I hope you like them. Do also check out my other shop, CandelabraFamily, which is filled with fun things for families.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

Welcome to my shop! I'm so excited to be putting my creations out into the world. I hope you like them. Do also check out my other shop, CandelabraFamily, which is filled with fun things for families.

Bernadette Keeling

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Bernadette Keeling

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I’m so excited to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibitions around the country. I should get to a couple at least. Yesterday I couldn’t resist making tags from his public domain images and they have come out beautifully. If only I could draw like that...
I’ve been playing around with collages on my new iPad. It’s such good fun and can really show off a number of products well.
After trying coloured pics on the Alice mugs, I reverted to black & white. I’m much happier with the results.
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About

A New Adventure

Hi there,
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read about my new venture. I'm currently a stay at home mum to two boys and, over the past few years, I've been learning to write fiction. I absolutely love it - a chance to disappear into worlds of my own making. A couple of years ago I published a book of gothic short stories called 'Into Dust and Other Strange Tales'. It has been well-received and I'm still proud of it but the plan to move into novel writing hit a wall with baby number two. Too little sleep combined with finding it difficult to carve out long enough chunks of time to write anything meaningful had me casting around for a creative outlet which I could do in shorter bursts.

After attending a local craft fair and following many visits to Pinterest, I decided to give making things a go. I quickly got the bug, finding that I could leave my projects on the kitchen island (out of reach of grubby fingers) and return to them whenever I got a moment. Very soon I couldn't sleep for the ideas running through my head (and also the crying baby) and I haven't looked back since. It has given me a new direction and I'm excited to see where it takes me. Focusing on literary-related items seemed natural, although I have also produced some humorous family oriented items which I couldn't resist. They can also be found on Etsy under CandelabraFamily.

I hope you find something you like. If not, keep checking back - I've a feeling I won't be able to stop now.


Bernie x

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  • Bernadette Keeling

    Owner

    Hi, this is my smiling face, probably after I have had some peace and quiet to do some writing or crafting!

Production partners

  • A UK based printing business

    Cirencester, England

    As mentioned in my description,I am only currently selling a small number of mugs to compliment the rest of my stock. It isn't practical yet to buy my own equipment so I use a friendly small business in the Cotswolds which employs around 20 people. They print to my design.

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2019
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Shipping Information

Estimated shipping times (this is the estimated period AFTER I have processed the order and placed it in the post):

United Kingdom: 1-5 business days
North America: 12-25 business days
Europe: 5-15 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 15-30 business days

I am unable to guarantee that an item will arrive by a certain date and actual delivery times will depend on the shipping method selected at checkout but I will always try and get items out to you as soon as I can as I know that waiting for things sucks!

At the moment I use standard airmail rather than a courier.

If there is a problem with my order, what should I do?

Just get in touch - I always respond and I will always try to resolve any issued quickly and fairly.

In the unlikely event that there is a serious problem please note that it is a term of my insurance policy and therefore a term of my sale to you that this contract and any matter arising from it are to be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to this contract and any such matter.