HandHewnFromMe2You

HandHewnFromMe2You

Flagstaff, Arizona
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Note from shop owner The world has turned upside down and I am not immune. I am taking a brief hiatus and will return with new shop listings to excite Etsy shoppers and reinvigorate HandHewn

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 10, 2021

The world has turned upside down and I am not immune. I am taking a brief hiatus and will return with new shop listings to excite Etsy shoppers and reinvigorate HandHewn

Ana Kristina

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Ana Kristina

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About HandHewnFromMe2You

Sales 190
On Etsy since 2015

This is why & what I do:

100% Hand Hewn From Me To You!

I am a pastry chef of nearly two decades gone rouge to pursue my passion for art after an injury on the job took me out for several months.

Boredom is a strange and beautiful monster. Art to the rescue!

When I opened my shop in late 2015, the name was FracturedAndBound. I began by selling mixed media pieces. "FRACTURED mixed media BOUND through Paint, Collage and Passion". My key demographic was the Heavy Metal/Rebellious crowd. I did not see many sales. Some, but nothing to write home about.

I believe it was cos I was unable to devote enough of my time to my shop and the vigilant promoting/networking it demands. Looking back on things, I believe I also lacked a true direction for my creations. I was creating things to Sell. It was not very fluid, if that makes sense.

THEN, I planned my wedding! And everything shifted.

I was married last October 15 to the man I'd been with for over 12 years. It was a BIG deal. Not only was I the first sibling​ of 4​ to be wed, this was a party 12 years in the making. On our invites, I boasted that this was to be "a party in which to get down in an unprecedented fashion".

I DIY'd almost everything!
- All the paper/stationery <save the dates, invites, programs and overnight guest notes as well as all our ceremony & reception signage>
- 150 Ribbon Wands for our ceremony send off
- Cards for the Best Man and Maid of Honor
- Hand Painted/Stamped Wrapping Papers for all our Wedding Party Gifts
- I decorated the wooden crates​ we displayed​ ​the Wedding Favors ​in ​
- Hand Stamped Place Cards
- One paper flower and 3 favor boxes per each overnight guest bag <×48>
- Table Number Luminaries ​<x15>​
- One of my hair accessories
- The Celtic Handfasting Cord for our Ceremony
- AND 129 Paper Star Lanterns​, each with a unique design!​ 12 to hang in the tree we were married under <1 for each year we had been together> and the rest to hang over our dance floor!

...i THINK that's everything...​ ​Anything I couldn't make myself ​I​ had made custom. LOTS of work!! LOADS of fun!! I simply fell in Love with it and needed to do it more.

The DIY Wedding Projects are actually where the new shop name, HandHewnFromMe2You, was born. We had a "GUESS HOW MANY" game at the reception with the following poem my husband wrote framed on the table:
A TASK WAS TAKEN BY THE BRIDE
TO RECREATE A STARRY SKY
HEWN BY HAND THROUGH DIY
SO A CHALLENGE DID ARISE
HOW MANY GLUE STICKS HERE RESIDE?
CLOSEST GUESS WILL EARN THE PRIZE!

Should you choose to purchase one of my items, it is beyond guaranteed that it will be made with the utmost respect for quality and possess in it the love which inspired it's design, keeping this love within and passing it on to you and your home.

I want to thank you so much for reading this and for visiting my shop. Take care always. May your being be filled with the creative spirit and may your life be basked in Love and Moonlight.

Shop members

  • Ana Kristina

    Owner, Conduit, Creator

    I call myself a conduit rather than a creator. These things come to me in flashes; sudden, bright and very real. Like how the Ancients believed the genius to be a separate entity. I hold that very dear and close to me.

  • James Stolfi

    Husband, Second Set Of Eyes, Critic & Fan

    I couldn't do it without my other brain! We've been together since 2004 and married in 2016. He helps me clarify my visions, find what I cannot see, declutter what I have cluttered and gives me the oh so necessary critiques for each of my listings.

  • My Gang

    Inspiration Crew

    No artist on this Earth does it on their own. I am blessed to have these lovely ladies providing me support and their seemingly endless supply of ideas.

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Once I know what I am making for you, I will set up a personalized listing for you for either the full purchase price with expected date of shipment or, if you prefer, I can set up a listing for half the full price and then the other half will be paid when it is ready to ship.
These orders cannot be returned or canceled once I start the work.
If you want to be sure the design is what you are envisioning prior to the item being completed, I can set up a listing with an agreed upon amount which will pay for my supplies and my time to produce a sort of mock up:
If you require several of one item, I will make one for your approval
If you are requesting a custom wrapping paper design, I will make a partial piece for your approval

Custom Star Lanterns & Star String Lights

These stars can be made in a multitude of sizes, colors and, if you are looking for a string of lights, lengths of strings.
They can be made to almost any desired specification!
To see some examples of the truly limitless possibilities for customization, please click on the following link to see my DIY Paper Star Lantern Wedding Project album on Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/fracturedandbound/albums/1013150828755228/

Rush Orders

If you need an item in a hurry, please send a message including:
- Item desired
- Street Address
- Date Needed By
Within the day, I will figure shipping costs and create a custom listing with aforementioned shipping price and a slight up charge for the rush, usually 20% of the item's price.

Wholesale availability

Most of my items are available for wholesale. Please send me a message to inquire.

LANTERN LIGHTING options

Depending on what you are buying these for, there are several options for lighting my star lanterns. Accordingly, price/budget is also a determining factor.
For large events, I highly recommend a variety of stringed options. All but one of my strings are battery operated for easy hanging. This is key when either hiring someone what they'll charge or to do it yourself.
Single lanterns for an event, I do have what are called LED throwies. These remain brightly lit for up to 2 weeks, sometimes longer allowing far in advance set up. These are the cheapest and most reliable option.
Also, I can offer a chandelier piece of stars in scattered sizes and heights so you only have one item to hang though it will still appear full and bountiful.

EXPECT VARIATIONS

The materials I use for my listing photos are not always readily available. EXPECT slight variances in each Made To Order item. If I cannot find the exact same materials, I will recommend via photos similar materials and await your approval if you wish.

Remote Controlled LED's for Star Lanterns

I offer 3 kinds of Remote Controlled LED Lights:

Option 1 - 10 LED Cool White, all lights face downward

Option 2 - 12 LED Cool White with 360° lighting

Option 3 - 10 LED Color Changing, color can be set, can fade between shades or set on white

All of these lights run on ×3 AAA batteries (which I will include); Remotes operate on ×1 CR2032 battery (also included)

Please add a Note at checkout or Message after checkout as to which LED you would like. If you do not specify, I will send lanterns with Option 1.