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FoundBeautyStudioArt

Found Beauty Studio

Burlington, Vermont · 1591 Sales

FoundBeautyStudioArt

Found Beauty Studio

Burlington, Vermont 1591 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(434)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! It's that time of the year, so if you are looking for something in time for Christmas, please place your order by December 12th. Are you buying a gift? If so, and you're shipping directly to the gift recipient, leave a note in the "message to seller" field if you'd like a card included and the message you'd like me to add!

Thanks to Craftlaunch for featuring my shop in their blog! http://blog.craftlaunch.com/shop-spotlight-found-beauty-studio/

What is Found Beauty Studio? It's my one-woman shop in lovely Burlington, Vermont and features handmade, upcycled items that help me prove my philosophy that there is beauty in everything - you just have to find it. As someone who uses primarily recycled, re-purposed and found materials, I create a wide variety of works depending on the material at hand. If you have a piece in mind that you don't see here, I love custom order requests!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2016

Welcome to my shop! It's that time of the year, so if you are looking for something in time for Christmas, please place your order by December 12th. Are you buying a gift? If so, and you're shipping directly to the gift recipient, leave a note in the "message to seller" field if you'd like a card included and the message you'd like me to add!

Thanks to Craftlaunch for featuring my shop in their blog! http://blog.craftlaunch.com/shop-spotlight-found-beauty-studio/

What is Found Beauty Studio? It's my one-woman shop in lovely Burlington, Vermont and features handmade, upcycled items that help me prove my philosophy that there is beauty in everything - you just have to find it. As someone who uses primarily recycled, re-purposed and found materials, I create a wide variety of works depending on the material at hand. If you have a piece in mind that you don't see here, I love custom order requests!

Laura Hale

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Laura Hale

Pair of Upcycled Dinosaur Toy Ornaments
$15.00
Upcycled Dinosaur Toy Ornament
$8.00
Mason Ball Pint Jar Upcycled Soap Dispenser
$17.95
Foaming Soap Dispenser Lid for Mason Jar
$13.95
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(434)
pat ivicic

pat ivicic on Nov 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My granddaughter LOVED her raptor! I ordered it a bit too close to her birthday and thought it would never make it on time.....i was so surprised when it arrived on her birthday!! Very happy! Thank you!

Eli Scheer

Eli Scheer on Nov 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This thing is so awesome. Came with great plant care instructions, was perfectly painted, and looks cooler in person than it did online. I was able to pickup directly which was painless and easy. Thanks, Laura!

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Updates

I finally hoarded enough of the same dino toys two make two new wall racks in one of my most requested designs! Who doesn't love a dino rainbow?

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About

Twist and turns make for the most interesting life...

Hello! Found Beauty Studio is my one woman attempt to bring a little fun back into the world with bright and functional recycled found object art. I've always been a maker of things. Always. But if you'd told me when I walked out of college with a bachelor's in theatre arts a decade ago in Massachusetts that I'd end up running my own art studio in Burlington, Vermont, I would have called you crazy. I had plans to go on to a successful and illustrious career in costume and set design, and then took a u-turn and worked in program direction and fundraising for nonprofits, and then as a community organizer for local government, and then burned out on the whole 70-hour-work-week-in-a-cubicle life and headed back to art.

Life takes funny twists and turns, and here I am, happier than I could have imagined in the upstairs of a house in the Old North End with my wood worker husband, three fluffy cats, and two turtles (one of whom is fast approaching 30 years old), using my maker-of-things skills to upcycle found materials into new creations. While I do create fine art pieces, my primary love is creating functional pieces - lamps, tote bags, jewelry, furniture, clothing, home goods, planters...the list goes on. I find great joy in taking a used up, forgotten and discarded object and turning it into a one of a kind piece that someone will use and love.

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  • Laura Hale

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a maker of all things and have been since I was a very small child. I'm a biology nerd and a lover of finding ways to create living systems within discarded objects and containers. I'm happiest with a pile of junk and infinite time.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2013
Welcome to Found Beauty Studio! My studio is a one-woman shop in lovely Burlington, Vermont and features handmade and vintage items that help me prove my philosophy that there is beauty in everything - you just have to find it. As someone who loves to work in multiple mediums, I create a wide variety of works. From jewelry to collages, to refurbished furniture and photography, you'll find it all here so check back often.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout through Etsy, which accepts most major credit cards, as my standard payment methods. If you are unable to use them and would like to arrange an additional payment method, please contact me.

Please note that all items purchased within Vermont will be subject to sales tax.
Shipping
All items are shipped by US Postal Service unless otherwise noted. Larger pieces (over 10 lbs) will most likely be shipped by UPS and I'll be happy to let you know which carrier will be used at the time of purchase. I'll always provide a tracking number when available and ship within 2-3 days of your order. If you don't often check the email address associated with your etsy account, please leave a better contact method in the "notes to seller" section of the order screen so that I can send you tracking info.

If you are in Chittenden County area of Vermont, you are welcome to pick up items at my studio and avoid shipping charges. For larger items, local delivery can be arranged within 15 miles of Burlington. Please contact me with any questions or feel free to use the code VTPICKUP at checkout to have shipping charges removed.
Refunds and Exchanges
If, for any reason, you were not entirely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to me within 15 days of reception, in undamaged condition, and I will refund its price to you upon reception. I do not refund shipping cost, though, unless it arrived damaged. After 90 days, no refunds or replacements will be issued.

If you should not be 100% satisfied with the transaction, please contact me so the problem can be solved :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom items are always available upon request.