charancreations

Indian Wood Block Stamps & Handcrafted Jewelry

Toronto, Canada · 10643 Sales

charancreations

Indian Wood Block Stamps & Handcrafted Jewelry

Toronto, Canada 10643 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(2573)
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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.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 18, 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

Lovely Polymer Clay Applique Earrings
US$36.00
Polymer Clay Floral Applique Earrings
US$34.00
Polymer Clay Floral Bead Applique Earrings
US$23.00
Polymer Clay Applique Round Floral Ring
US$24.00
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Snowflake pattern -hand carved wood stamps
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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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  • The 4th annual Liberty Village Art Crawl

    Liberty Village,

    Toronto, ON

    Jun 11

    The 4th annual Liberty Village Art Crawl! Following a stellar 2015 Presented by Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai and Voted TOP 10 Outdoor Art Fairs to attend in Toronto in 2015 by BlogTO- two years in a row we are once again kicking off our season with a BANG! 70 amazing artists and designers (biggest shot yet) featuring works of art, photography, fashion, pet fashion, sculptures, woodworkers, metal workers, home decor, handbags.... you name it, we have it!

  • Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate

    The Ashbridge Estate,

    Toronto, ON

    Jun 19

    A curated, monthly market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods.

  • Leslieville Flea @ Distillery District

    Historic Distillery District,

    Toronto, ON

    Jun 25

    One day outdoor flea at Distillery District. It will coincide with the TD Jazz Fest taking place in the Distillery that week.

  • Big On Bloor

    City of Toronto,

    Ontario

    Jul 23–24

    Over 50 original hands-on cultural projects have been commissioned especially for you to participate in. Make something, learn something, engage and enjoy hundreds of distinct musical and theatre acts, art projects, games, poetry, architecture inventions, one-of-a-kind exhibitions and shops. Let the kids run safely in Susan Tribaili Parkette with PlayByNature. Savor Bloordale’s abundant and diverse food offerings and be introduced to the Bloordale community with improved streetscape, parkettes and community art. More than 200 arts, crafts, and information tables!

  • Wonderland of Treasures

    Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

    Toronto, ON

    Aug 6

    Great farmers market outside, with a craft show taking place in the barns, so there will be a lot of healthy food and drink here. Family friendly event!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2015
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

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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!!