charancreations

Indian Wood Block Stamps & Handcrafted Jewelry

Toronto, Canada · 11226 Sales

charancreations

Indian Wood Block Stamps & Handcrafted Jewelry

Toronto, Canada 11226 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Charan

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Announcement   Welcome to Charan Creations!

Now introducing hand block printed blank greeting cards. Visit section:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/charancreations?section_id=10618213&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7

Hope you will find something desirable.
I'm happy to take custom orders on jewelry. Please send me a convo me if you want something special or an adjustment on an existing piece.

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Last updated on Aug 31, 2016

Welcome to Charan Creations!

Now introducing hand block printed blank greeting cards. Visit section:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/charancreations?section_id=10618213&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7

Hope you will find something desirable.
I'm happy to take custom orders on jewelry. Please send me a convo me if you want something special or an adjustment on an existing piece.

Charan

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Charan

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Hand block printed card using hand carved wood stamp
Hand block printed kraft card using Floral design Indian handcarved wood stamp
Hand block printed tote bag, embellished with gold flatback crystals
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About

Art and creating have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love to experiment and try my hand at any interesting craft/ art that I discover. I've created artwork in various media: oils, acrylics, paper cutting, collages, wood and clay sculptures, 'blockprinting' and screen printing textiles, handcrafting/sculpting jewelry etc. My inspiration comes from so many places. I find it everywhere, in Patterns, nature, structures, colors; all of these things have played a part in my creations.
Motivated by the positive comments from friends and family, I started looking for an avenue to sell my creations that gave me liberty to create and sell while managing my home and kids. That's when my etsy shop 'Charan Creations' came into being. I am extremely lucky to be a stay at home mom with 2 small beautiful girls, doing what I love to do.
Charan Creations is home to unique Hand carved wood stamps, traditionally used for the ancient Indian art of 'Block-printing' and hand block printed items.
I introduced these unique, versatile stamps at my online shop in an effort to help preserve, promote, revive and save this dying art. These are carved on a very sturdy & durable wood called Indian Rosewood (from Teak family). After my attempts at carving the stamps on the local varieties of teak failed, I decided to only create the designs and get the stamps carved from artisans in India according to the principles o Fair Trade.
I feel proud to inform you that selling these stamps in my shops helps sustain livelihood to a poor family of artisans in India, who’ve been in this trade for 5 generations (over 100 yrs). Their forefathers started this trade in 1912. Unfortunately, the popularity of block printed fabric and hence hand carved stamps considerably diminished. Block Printing is an ancient Indian art of printing, especially on fabrics & textiles, dating as far back as the 12th century.

I also 'block-print' with these wood stamps, using non-toxic fabric paints. Some of block printed items in the line include eco-friendly tote bags, wine gift bags, stationery (greeting cards, gift tags etc), 100% Silk & Cotton scarfs, Table placemats & Napkins etc. The popularity of block printed fabric and hence hand carved stamps considerably diminished. Sadly, the art of 'block printing' is almost lost to modern printing techniques like automated web presses and silk screening.

One recent addition to my Creative Ventures is hand sculpted Polymer Clay Appliqué jewelry. Each jewelry piece is made with great love, patience and passion to create something exquisite. No moulds are used to create the details. Each small detail in the design is carefully applied with thin needle and many hours are invested in the creation of each piece.

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  • Charan

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Art and creating have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love to experiment and try my hand at any interesting craft/ art that I discover. I've created artwork in various media: oils, acrylics, paper cutting, collages, wood and clay sculptures, 'blockprinting' and screen printing textiles, handcrafting/sculpting jewelry etc. My inspiration comes from so many places. I find it everywhere, in Patterns, nature, structures, colors; all of these things have played a part in my creations. Motivated by the positive comments from friends and family, I started looking for an avenue to sell my creations that gave me liberty to create and sell while managing my home and kids. That's when my etsy shop 'Charan Creations' came into being. I am extremely lucky to be a stay at home mom with 2 small beautiful girls, doing what I love to do.

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Find charancreations at the following upcoming markets!

  • LESLIEVILLE FLEA @ ASHBRIDGE ESTATE

    The Ashbridge Estate,

    Toronto, ON

    Oct 16

    LESLIEVILLE FLEA @ ASHBRIDGE ESTATE A curated, monthly market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods. A day of fun in the sun at the beautiful Ashbridge Estate. 10-5pm

  • Toronto Art Crawl - Christmas Market

    The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W

    Toronto, ON

    Nov 20

    We are so excited to host our 3rd Annual Christmas Market this November 20th 2016 at Toronto’s iconic Great Hall on Queen St. West. This one day event features 60 of the city’s most talented artists and designers and is your one-stop-shop for unique, hand crafted and gorgeous gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.

  • The Leslieville Flea, Holiday Market

    SH Armstrong Community Recreation Centre, 56 Woodfield Road

    Toronto, ON

    Nov 27

    Over 50 of the BEST Vendors selling vintage, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods Perfect for gifting. Shop local and beat the holiday rush with our Holiday Market!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2016
* IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!
There is No Canada Post Service Disruptions as Negotiations Continue

Canada Post has withdrawn its lockout notice that was scheduled to take effect on Monday, July 11. As a result, there will be no service disruption at this time and we expect mail service to continue without interruption as negotiations continue. IN CASE OF POSTAL STRIKE/LOCKOUT, TIMELY DELIVERY VIA CANADA POST CANNOT BE GUARANTEED UNTIL THE DISPUTE IS RESOLVED


Welcome to Charancreations!
I hope you enjoy browsing my collection of quality, affordable jewelry as well as hand carved wood stamps. Majority of my items are custom designed & one of a kind and thus all are in limited quantity. I hope you find the perfect piece of jewelry for yourself or that perfect gift. I'm adding new items all the time, so be sure to check back often.

To find out about buying on etsy, please read : http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

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Payment
I accept payment through PayPal only. If you would like to pay with your bank account or a credit card not linked to Paypal, you can use their site without setting up an account with them. Please convo me if you need help with that.
All prices and quotes are in USD.

In-case of eChecks, Items will be shipped as soon as the payment has cleared. This usually takes about 5-7days.

Payment is due at checkout. Unpaid items will be relisted.
Shipping
Items are shipped via 'Small packet/Light packet-airmail' service of Canada Post, world wide. Some larger orders are shipped via 'Expedited Parcel', Canada Post and come with tracking no. Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment and generally take between one and four weeks to arrive, depending on your location.(delivery times would be longer during the holiday season). If there is a holiday or weekend transaction made, the parcel will go out the next business day unless otherwise stated.
Please allow more time for completion and shipping of custom orders. Of course, estimated delivery times are not guaranteed - international packages especially may be subject to delays due to customs inspection etc.

Other faster shipping can be arranged if needed, please contact me for a quote before purchasing.

Please check your shipping address on file at etsy to ensure proper delivery. Buyers are responsible for all custom duties, taxes, levies or fees incurred in their country
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you do wish to return your item, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of the item. The merchandise must be unworn/unused and in perfect condition in order for me to accept it as a return. A full refund of the purchase price (not including shipping) will be issued through PayPal upon safe return of the item. Items lost or damaged during return shipment are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please note that custom orders are considered final sales, and will not be returnable/refundable. Deposits for custom designs are also non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always welcome! I would be happy and honored to create a custom order with you--I want you to love your new items. I would love to create bridal jewelry that is just perfect for your big day, and jewelry for your bridesmaids to love as well. Turnaround time is presently two to eight weeks, depending upon the nature/design of item. Payment is required before work can begin.

I do not carve the wood stamps myself anymore. Designs are send to artisans in India for carving and imported here once the consignment is complete.

Regarding reserved items: an item may be placed on reserve for a period of seven days. If the item is not purchased within this period, it will be taken off reserved status and made avaliable for sale to the public.

Thanks for stopping by!!