earnestefforts

Natural Woodworking For The Whole Family

Tenmile, Oregon · 3591 Sales

earnestefforts

Natural Woodworking For The Whole Family

Tenmile, Oregon 3591 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1181)

Announcement   Welcome to Earnest Efforts natural woodworking! We hope you enjoy visiting our shop and browsing this collection of our favorite creations. Being in nature, collecting and working wood are a great joy and honor for us and it is a privilege to share these blessings with you. We have included stories and photos from our adventures with each box, rattle & spirit shaker. You can learn more about us by visiting our About page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/earnestefforts/about/ or our website at http://www.earnestefforts.com

Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh,
Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Efforts

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 14, 2017

Welcome to Earnest Efforts natural woodworking! We hope you enjoy visiting our shop and browsing this collection of our favorite creations. Being in nature, collecting and working wood are a great joy and honor for us and it is a privilege to share these blessings with you. We have included stories and photos from our adventures with each box, rattle & spirit shaker. You can learn more about us by visiting our About page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/earnestefforts/about/ or our website at http://www.earnestefforts.com

Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh,
Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Efforts

Earnie and Ellie Efforts

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Earnie and Ellie Efforts

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1181)
Elizabeth Aurora

Elizabeth Aurora on Aug 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my first shaker so I'm a bit of a novice, but I've been playing around with it for a couple of weeks now and I'm amazed by the different tones you can get out of it just by altering how you hold it. The scent and colour of the wood is gorgeous and the shaker is a lovely smooth shape and fits nicely in your hand. It has certainly exceeded my expectations, I really love it! It arrived very quickly here in the UK.

beckyschwemmer

beckyschwemmer on Aug 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is exactly what I was looking for! Upon finding the shop on etsy, I did not see anything with the right dimensions, so I contacted the owners to see if they could make a custom piece for me. Not only did they respond quickly, but they found something already made that matched perfectly the description I provided. When it arrived, I literally squealed with delight. It's absolutely perfect. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Now I just have to wait until Christmas to give it as a gift. Thank you so much for this amazing piece!!

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Updates

A very special final gift of Hawai'ian Koa from our dear friend and fellow Eugene Saturday Market Member. We'll always cherish you!
California redwood driftwood before it becomes an Earnest Efforts shawl pin
Cut hair barrettes on Ellie's workbench ready to sand.
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About

(We) go among trees & sit still...

All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
-Wendell Berry

I can't think of a more poignant expression of our lives as woodworkers living in this moment. When I wake in the morning and look out the window at the trees that are our life, our breath, our work, I know we are in our place.

Earnie (Ricky) & I (Ellie aka Heather) met in 1998 at the Eugene Saturday Market, the longest running outdoor market in the US, where we each had a booth selling our wares. Our love was dubbed "a true market romance' by our dear Market friend, Karen Buxton, who has since left this life.

We married a year later in September of 1999 and have a wonderful life together nestled in the woods of our 27 acres with wonder dog, Myrtle Jo, six good hunting cats, ten hens, and two roosters as well as the beaver, deer, raccoon and skunks that share our land.

Earnie has been a woodworker all of his life and a Saturday Market member for over 25 years. I have played with fibers all of mine, and keep my fingers nimble by hand knitting and felting wool & mohair blended hats in addition to the woodworking.

We were born artists and children of Mother Earth and we honor and praise her in our mission to create the treasures that we share with you.

Remember...
Take care, be good & kind, and do your darnedest to laugh,
Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Jo Efforts

Shop members

  • Myrtle Jo Efforts

    Our Inspiration

    Myrtle Jo Efforts is our 'eyes of the world', our inspiration, hiking companion, and soccer player extraordinaire.

  • 1953 Boice Crane

    Saw

    bandsaw extraordinaire

  • Earnie, Ellie & Myrtle Jo Efforts

    Owner

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life? -Mary Oliver

Local

Find earnestefforts at the following upcoming markets!

  • Saturday Market
    Southeast Park Block
    8th Ave.
    EUGENE, OR

    Apr 17–Nov 11

    COOKIE TASTING and more in Booth #323! Handcrafted Artisan products in 250 booths plus live music adds up to loads of fun on a Saturday. On Tuesdays, beginning in May, we have a few Artisans and local Farmers (sadly, no live music on Tuesday).

  • Eugene Saturday Market's Holiday Market
    Lane County Events Center
    796 W 13th Ave
    EUGENE, OR

    Nov 18–Dec 24

    More than 250 booths filled with handcrafted gifts made by local artists International Food Court Live Music at the Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, in Eugene, Oregon Free Admission • Free Parking Holiday Market dates for 2017: Sat.-Sun., Nov. 18-19 Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26 Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3 Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10 Sat.-Sun., Dec. 16-17 Fri.-Sun., Dec. 22-24 Hours: 10am-6pm (closing at 4pm on Dec. 24)

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2017
We are committed to sustainable practices in our natural woodworking, packaging, and our personal lives. We want your experience with Earnest Efforts to be personal and we take pride in our work by providing you with a guarantee that you will love the box, teething rattle, spirit shaker or barrette that you purchase from us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept Etsy Direct Checkout & Paypal.

We will confirm your order via Etsy conversation and ship your order upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
We live 20 miles from town so we ship orders on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We use First Class or Priority, including tracking through the USPS. International buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs.

Items shipped in the United States include Shipping Confirmation. This protects you the buyer and us the seller with proof that an item was shipped and received. Shipping outside of the US does not include Shipping Confirmation. We cannot be held responsible for packages lost by USPS.

If you are interested in an item and your country is not listed for shipping please contact us and we will may be able to add shipping to the listing.

**If you would like to purchase additional insurance and tracking with your order, please let us know. If insurance and tracking is not purchased, and your order goes missing, Earnest Efforts is not responsible for replacement.** Shipping Internationally can take much longer than domestic shipping.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND FRIENDS - We greatly appreciate your visit to our shop, but we respect the efforts of your people to protect your land so we are not able to ship to you because of the potential for exporting naughty little bugs!!!
Refunds and Exchanges
We take great pride in providing our customers with the best customer service. Any purchase that has been damaged or is not satisfactory upon receipt will be refunded or replaced promptly. Please note, however, that each item is unique and would be replaced with a comparable item. Special orders are not refundable, but we want you to be pleased, so we will do our best to work with you! Shipping is non-refundable. If you return an item, it must be accompanied with USPS Tracking. We cannot refund items that are lost in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Visit our new FAQ's section (below) for more information.

More information

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Visit our website:

http://www.earnestefforts.com

for complete details on caring for your Earnest Efforts natural wood treasures. We have a special section there on caring for our teething rattles!

Wholesale availability

Our teething rattles and spirit shakers are available for wholesale purchases. We have a minimum order of 15 rattles or shakers. For more information on our wholesale prices please feel free to contact us via the following methods:

If you have an Etsy Wholesale account visit us at:
https://www.etsy.com/guest-pass/ccb3af16bedc74345d4137a0

If you don't have an Etsy Wholesale account, then please contact us by email for our pricing at:
earnestefforts@msn.com