theartofromance

The Art of Romance Wood Carvings

Florida, United States · 81 Sales

theartofromance

The Art of Romance Wood Carvings

Florida, United States 81 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Welcome and "Croeso". I sculpt in wood hand-carved lovespoons in the Welsh and Swedish traditions, decorative wooden spoons, wooden spoons for the kitchen, wood spirits, Santas and other figures carved using only hand tools. Unless otherwise stated all items are One Of A Kind. Commissions for custom lovespoons and decorative spoons are gratefully accepted. See my Shop Policies for details.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2016

Welcome and "Croeso". I sculpt in wood hand-carved lovespoons in the Welsh and Swedish traditions, decorative wooden spoons, wooden spoons for the kitchen, wood spirits, Santas and other figures carved using only hand tools. Unless otherwise stated all items are One Of A Kind. Commissions for custom lovespoons and decorative spoons are gratefully accepted. See my Shop Policies for details.

Bob Tinsley

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Bob Tinsley

Simple Welsh Lovespoon 02
US$45.00
Celtic Wooden Spoon Dragon Condiment Spoon 03
US$35.00
Wooden Spoon Hand Carved Teaspoon
US$45.00
Wood Spoon Pendant
US$8.00
Hand Carved Shelf Dwarf 01
US$10.00
Hand Carved Wood Spirit, Miffed
US$50.00
Wood Spirit, Oh Please, Hand-Carved
US$50.00
Winks, the Woodspirit, Hand Carved
US$50.00
Hand Carved Horse Bust
US$40.00
Hand Carved Gnome, Sweet Gnome
US$175.00
Santa Claus St Nicholas Bust Hand Carved
US$65.00
Hand Carved Blue Wizard Wall Hanging
US$20.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(21)
Michele Fitzgerald

Michele Fitzgerald on Aug 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful! Perfect for my altar!

Jeni

Jeni on Dec 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

So happy! He is gorgeous and I use him for my Sophrology classes I am learning to teach. Thank you!

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Updates

Starting the piercings on the Cathedral Lovespoon. That skinny knife helps a lot!

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Getting started on the Taijitu Welsh Lovespoon.
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About

The Art of Romance in Wood

I have been carving, off and on, for over 50 years having learned, quite literally, at my father's knee. I got my first pocket knife when I was just eight. My first carving efforts consisted of making little sticks from big sticks. As I watched my Dad making eagles, alligators, donkeys, and other figures I began to try it myself. I worked my way through all sorts of figures becoming especially fascinated by faces.

Then, a little over five years ago, I discovered the Welsh Love Spoon. I became obsessed with the history and symbology of the form. What I really like is working with clients to come up with a design that contains symbols uniquely their own.

I would love to work with you to provide a gift for yourself or your loved ones for a wedding, anniversary, or birthday which is the only one of its kind in the world.

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  • Bob Tinsley

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    I am a sculptor of wood who specializes in Welsh and Scandinavian Love Spoons. I've been carving off and on for over 50 years. I love working with clients to come up with a custom design that fits their unique needs.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016
I hope you enjoy the selection of handcarved items I have to offer. Each piece is unique even though the pattern may be similar.

My purpose here is to connect with people and help them to enrich their lives. My customers are individual people, not corporate demographics.

I am happy to gift wrap your purchase for free. Just let me know in the "Message to Seller" during the checkout process.

I am happy to do custom work for lovespoons and decorative spoons. Please see the "Additional Policies" below for more detail.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me via convo or email at robertt785 [!at] aol.com

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Payment
I accept payments through PayPal and credit cards through PayPal.

Please make your payment within 24-hours of placing your order.
Shipping
I will send out your purchases within 2 business days after payment clears for most items. For lovespoons that have initials and/or dates carved into them, shipping will occur within 5 business days after payments clear. Orders within the United States will be shipped USPS Priority Mail.

International orders will be shipped USPS First Class. The buyer will be responsible for any and all customs, tariffs, or VAT fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are offered on a case-by-case basis. Please convo me if this is something you wish to do.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything in my store was handcrafted in a smoke-free environment using only hand tools. All the materials I use are non-toxic.

Upon request I will carve three initials and a date into the lovespoons at no additional charge. I will accept commissions for custom lovespoons, pricing to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Convo me or email me at bobtinsley785 [!at] gmail.com.

Commission quotes are absolutely FREE of charge. After establishing some details about the type of design you want and the type of wood, I will work up a design and send it to you for approval with a price. You may feel free to change or massage the design up to the point I start carving.

Once you have accepted the design and price I will present you with an art commission agreement to sign before I begin work. This agreement will describe the work being done along with a copy of the final design, the payment, payment schedule and a few other items. This document is a protection for both you and me to ensure that we both get what we agreed upon. I require 50% up front before I begin work with the balance due upon completion.

I require a minimum of four business weeks to complete a single piece, depending on the complexity of the design. More complex designs require longer production times. If you are in a rush, contact me, and we can discuss shortening the time frame. A shorter time frame usually means a higher fee.

I use USPS Priority Mail. Unless otherwise indicated shipping within the continental United States is free. A typical charge for other destinations is $20 for a large item or $10 for a small item. The shipping charge will be detailed in the commission agreement.

Thank you for your understanding. I truly appreciate your business.