ForgedFlare

Birth month flower suncatchers and remembrance gifts.

McKinney, Texas
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Announcement    ⚠️ Our office and shipping departments will be closed August 23 through September 6. Please note that we will not be shipping orders or answering emails/messages during this time period. ⚠️

💖 Authentic Mother’s Angels® and fairies. Mother's Angels® are an original concept and design created by Forged Flare® and bear the Forged Flare® logo on the back. 💖

Our bestselling Mother’s Angels® and suncatcher fairy ornaments make a genuinely thoughtful gift for that warm, fuzzy, “Best Gift Ever” feeling. Add a little peace, color, and joy to their window decor, shelf decor, or Christmas tree with these handcrafted, stained glass–inspired ornaments. Each is made with special meaning in our artist’s studio. Place your ornaments near a window and watch the sunlight dance off of them. They’re sure to become the shining star of any ornament collection. Be sure to follow us on social media @ForgedFlare for exciting behind-the-scenes looks and product updates!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 1, 2022

⚠️ Our office and shipping departments will be closed August 23 through September 6. Please note that we will not be shipping orders or answering emails/messages during this time period. ⚠️

💖 Authentic Mother’s Angels® and fairies. Mother's Angels® are an original concept and design created by Forged Flare® and bear the Forged Flare® logo on the back. 💖

Our bestselling Mother’s Angels® and suncatcher fairy ornaments make a genuinely thoughtful gift for that warm, fuzzy, “Best Gift Ever” feeling. Add a little peace, color, and joy to their window decor, shelf decor, or Christmas tree with these handcrafted, stained glass–inspired ornaments. Each is made with special meaning in our artist’s studio. Place your ornaments near a window and watch the sunlight dance off of them. They’re sure to become the shining star of any ornament collection. Be sure to follow us on social media @ForgedFlare for exciting behind-the-scenes looks and product updates!

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About ForgedFlare

Sales 288
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Gift-giving is a true art form. We’re here to help you perfect it.

We’re Jen and Chris, the husband-and-wife artist team behind Forged Flare®. We make one-of-a-kind handcrafted ornaments for people who believe that great gift-giving is a true art form. We’ve been a team for more than 20 years, from collaborating on class projects back in our college days to turning our car into a dragon. Now, we’re putting a fresh spark into our relationship (literally!) with our newest adventure: Forged Flare®.

It all started with a birthday gift.
Chris knew he wanted to give his mom something special and truly one of a kind for her upcoming birthday. Something handmade, from the heart, that really said, “Mom, you mean the world to me.”

We’d bought our very first laser cutter during the early COVID-19 days and we were itching to try it out. Chris’s mom adores angels — in fact, she has a whole collection of them. So Chris designed an angel with a beautiful stained glass–style calla lily at its center. We used our new laser cutter to bring it to life. (Full disclosure: I stood over Chris with a fire extinguisher in hand the first time he tested out the laser cutter. Ya know, juuust in case it blew up or something.)

The final product gave us goosebumps. We knew Chris’s mom would like it, but we never could have imagined just how happy it would make her.

Cue the choir of angels … that moment of immense gratitude and joy sparked the idea for Forged Flare® and inspired our first and most popular product line: Mother’s Angels®.

Each Mother’s Angels® ornament has a unique significance, as does every other keepsake we design. They’re meant to commemorate a meaningful moment, memory, or milestone, whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or showing some love to our healthcare workers.

Our process
Our process is structured, scientific, and empirical. Just kidding — it’s actually the opposite.

Usually, we’re swimming in our pool or driving around when an idea for a design hits one of us. Then we bounce the idea off the other, build on it, and decide who does what.

While our creative process is pretty relaxed, our commitment to delivering you the most high-quality quality is anything but. We most definitely channel our inner perfectionist when it comes to just about everything that represents the Forged Flare® brand, from sourcing the best materials for our handmade products to going above and beyond making them.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, receiving a perfectly packaged creation from Forged Flare® is a true experience.

Our materials
We are obsessed with quality, both in the materials we use and the way our product is presented. That’s why we tested out A LOT of frogs before finding our royal lineup of premium, artist-approved materials, from sapele plywood to top-of-the-line acrylics for that dances-in-the-sunlight stained glass look and feel.

Our story 💖
We’ve been joined at the hip for a long time. Allllll the way back to our days in college. It was touch and go at first, what with Jen judging Chris for being late to class and Chris secretly judging Jen for baking him cherry-flavored cupcakes on Valentine’s Day. (Chris HATES cherry-flavored anything.) But we eventually realized we were meant to be and have been there for each other ever since.

Meaningful moments + memories
• That time we won FREE tickets to the Friends reunion in L.A.
• We’ve gone on more than 8 Disney cruises (and we can’t wait to go back!).
• At one point, Chris’s job was to design pizza boxes.
• We moved to Florida (in hopes of working at Disney) the same year they canceled their animation department (womp, womp).
• When Jen was a kid, she had to buy her own Nintendo by making money painting tulips.
• We go all out for Halloween. Like, ALL OUT. We even dress our Tesla up.
• We are obsessed with Disney, Friends, Colin Firth (well, Jen is anyway), and Tesla.

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  • Jen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Jen previously worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, from eBay to LEGO® as a web & graphic designer. She ventured out on her own a couple years ago and founded Forged Flare®. She has never looked back (except to binge-watch Friends reruns).

  • Chris

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Chris is a full-time animator. You’ve seen his work on films including X-Men: First Class and Life of Pi and video games like DOOM Eternal. He even has his own page on IMDB!

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What's does "made-to-order" mean and how is it different than "custom order"?

All our products are made-to-order. This simply means that we create everything shown on the website by hand and then carefully hand package each order. A custom order is generally a commissioned one-of-a-kind piece.

Do you accept commissioned projects or special requests?

At this time we do not accept commissions or special requests.

Do you offer gift wrapping?

At this time, we do not offer gift-wrapping. However, our items do arrive in nicely branded product packaging as well as shipping packaging — so you can be assured that we do not just slap them in a bubble mailer and send them on their way. This not only protects them, but also adds a little "flare" — erm, flair (see what I did there?)!

When will I receive my order?

Because our products are handmade, processing time can be anywhere from 1-2 weeks. Holiday processing and shipping time may be longer due to a higher volume of orders. If a design is in stock, we will ship it as soon as possible.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us directly for our wholesale options.

What do I do if I never received my order? / My package was stole!

Due to Covid, shipping times are taking longer than expected. Please allow a couple extra weeks of shipping time. If it has been longer than that, refer to your tracking number and contact the shipment carrier directly. For the shipping option with the most peace-of-mind, choose Priority Mail at checkout as this includes tracking and insurance. Jen Street, LLC d/b/a Forged Flare® is not liable for missing or stolen packages. It is the buyer/receiver’s responsibility to file a police report. We also recommend reporting the stolen package to the United States Postal Inspection Service (https://www.uspis.gov).

If an item is marked as delivered, but the buyer/receiver has not received that item, here are a few recommended steps to take:

1. Check with neighbors to see if the package was left with them.
2. Check with family members.
3. Ask the delivery postal worker where he/she left the package.
4. The best option is to call your local post office to see if it is sitting there. If not, ask them to check their delivery GPS to find out exactly where it was delivered. If it has been over 24 hours from the 'delivered' status, to save time a service request may be sent by email to your local Post Office facility for follow-up. You will receive a confirmation number and a contact within 2-3 business days.

If the package still cannot be located:
File a police report with the local police department.
Report the theft to the United States Postal Inspection Service.

What do I do if I received a damaged order?

We assume no liablity for any products damaged or lost during shipping. If your order arrives damaged, please contact the shipment carrier to file a claim. It is helpful to take photos of damaged packages before opening them, as well as saving damaged packaging and damaged goods before filing a claim. Please refer to our Shipping Policy (https://www.forgedflare.com/policies/shipping-policy) for more information. For the shipping option with the most peace-of-mind, choose Priority Mail at checkout as this includes tracking and insurance.

Are your ornaments meant for outdoors and/or waterproof?

While our ornaments are pretty durable, they still are handmade and should be treated delicately. They are not meant for outdoors or situations where they are exposed to moisture.

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