JJLadells

JJ Ladell's

Blackfoot, Idaho · 438 Sales

JJLadells

JJ Ladell's

Blackfoot, Idaho 438 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(150)

Shop owner

Brent

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Announcement   Welcome to our “little chicken coop!” Brent started carving a few years back and quickly found that he loves to carve chickens. We started the venture of selling the chicken carvings after the encouragement of family members. We took the chickens to the local Farmer’s Markets and had so much fun visiting with customers and getting their feedback. We had several customers introduce us to Etsy and encouraged us to get online to sell the chicken and whimsical carvings. Brent has such a great sense of creativity that not only does he love to carve chickens he brings out his sense of humor with the whimsical carvings. Each carving has a story and we make sure to include the story that goes with each chicken and whimsical carving when they are shipped. Take a look and see what all the smiles are about!!!!

Brent also carves beautiful houses, for the fairies and gnomes to live in as they visit your home. There are a couple different sizes, but each house is very beautiful and a stunning addition to your home. There are also small fairy baskets carved out of walnut shells.

We love the basic toys that allow each child a way to be creative. The basic toys and the desire to allow the children to be creative is the backing behind our farm animal line, car line and sling shots. Each wooden toy is carefully sanded so there are no sharp edges. We offer the natural wood look or child friendly paint as the finish.

We also love to cook and Brent has a favorite wood spoon. So the carved wood spoon and spatula line has been introduced. Brent hand carves each wood spoon and spatula to a very smooth finish. Then he hand rubs in a special food grain oil finish to help preserve the wood spoons and spatulas. They are a beautiful addition to any kitchen and will make a beautiful gift for so many different occasions. The only thing to make a note of is that they are not dishwasher safe.

We also have a great love for the Nativity story and our Savior. We believe that each child should be told the story of Jesus Christ and be given a Nativity set that they can play with so the story and His life will come alive for them. We strongly believe in Jesus Christ and family, that is what it is all about. We only sell the Nativity sets during the Christmas season right now, so if you are interested in buying a Nativity set out of season please contact us and we will make them available to you.

We are also thrilled to note that the items sold in our shop are mostly made from recycled and upcycled materials from the chickens to the beachcomber scoops. We love this earth and do what we can to preserve it.

We do our very best to pack the items so they arrive safely. We ship out the items as quickly as possible, usually within two or three business days. Depending the item or if it is a custom order the shipment might be slightly longer. Please review our store policy on these two policies.

We are constantly adding to our line of items so please check back often and please feel free to convo us with any suggestions. We would love to hear from you!!!!!

Announcement

Welcome to our “little chicken coop!” Brent started carving a few years back and quickly found that he loves to carve chickens. We started the venture of selling the chicken carvings after the encouragement of family members. We took the chickens to the local Farmer’s Markets and had so much fun visiting with customers and getting their feedback. We had several customers introduce us to Etsy and encouraged us to get online to sell the chicken and whimsical carvings. Brent has such a great sense of creativity that not only does he love to carve chickens he brings out his sense of humor with the whimsical carvings. Each carving has a story and we make sure to include the story that goes with each chicken and whimsical carving when they are shipped. Take a look and see what all the smiles are about!!!!

Brent also carves beautiful houses, for the fairies and gnomes to live in as they visit your home. There are a couple different sizes, but each house is very beautiful and a stunning addition to your home. There are also small fairy baskets carved out of walnut shells.

We love the basic toys that allow each child a way to be creative. The basic toys and the desire to allow the children to be creative is the backing behind our farm animal line, car line and sling shots. Each wooden toy is carefully sanded so there are no sharp edges. We offer the natural wood look or child friendly paint as the finish.

We also love to cook and Brent has a favorite wood spoon. So the carved wood spoon and spatula line has been introduced. Brent hand carves each wood spoon and spatula to a very smooth finish. Then he hand rubs in a special food grain oil finish to help preserve the wood spoons and spatulas. They are a beautiful addition to any kitchen and will make a beautiful gift for so many different occasions. The only thing to make a note of is that they are not dishwasher safe.

We also have a great love for the Nativity story and our Savior. We believe that each child should be told the story of Jesus Christ and be given a Nativity set that they can play with so the story and His life will come alive for them. We strongly believe in Jesus Christ and family, that is what it is all about. We only sell the Nativity sets during the Christmas season right now, so if you are interested in buying a Nativity set out of season please contact us and we will make them available to you.

We are also thrilled to note that the items sold in our shop are mostly made from recycled and upcycled materials from the chickens to the beachcomber scoops. We love this earth and do what we can to preserve it.

We do our very best to pack the items so they arrive safely. We ship out the items as quickly as possible, usually within two or three business days. Depending the item or if it is a custom order the shipment might be slightly longer. Please review our store policy on these two policies.

We are constantly adding to our line of items so please check back often and please feel free to convo us with any suggestions. We would love to hear from you!!!!!

Brent

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Brent

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About

Woodcarving turns a twig into a stick with personality.

Welcome to our little "chicken coop!" Where every chicken has a story, its fun just to read the stories and smile at the chickens. We do print the stories and send them with the carvings. Brent hand carves each carving and while carving the little critter emerges with a personality and story. They all bring a smile to faces. The shop not only has chickens with personality but whimsical characters and fairy houses, animals and other birds. So come in and visit awhile and smile away the time!!!!

We are excited to be part of Etsy. We love the people and the feeling here. What a great place to be!!!

Brent started carving a few years ago. He gathers wood from neighbors trees they have trimmed, trips to the mountains and fishing often turns into wood gathering trips. He says the sticks "talk" to him and out pops something cute and charming, a personality. He shared the carvings with family and friends and we began selling at the Pocatello Portneuf Farmer's Market and a few craft shows in Idaho. Now we've decided to share these wonderful carvings with the rest of the world through etsy.

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Shop members

  • Brent Gerdes

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Carver, Artist

    Born in Idaho, and raised on a farm in Wapello, Idaho. I have always enjoyed working with wood and have made items from beds, corner shelves, tables and mirrors and have found that I love carving little chickens, whimsical critters, and pine trees.

  • Holly Gerdes

    Owner, Curator

    Born in Twin Falls, Idaho and finally settled in Blackfoot, Idaho. I love bookkeeping and working with my family. It makes the perfect combination to begin a woodcarving business with my dear husband.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Welcome to JJ Ladell's, home of wooden carved chickens and other whimsical critters. You will find lots of twigs with personality. This is where the Chicken Guy can share his carved chickens, and humorous characters with the world. If we can bring a smile to someone then we have accomplished our mission. Each carved chicken is unique and one of a kind. This means that there is only one carving of each carved chicken or critter.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We prefer to use the Etsy direct checkout. We find this to be the easiest and quickest for our customers. We will ship the product out , usually with 3-5 business days. The carved chickens and critters as well as the carved trees are packed in a way to prevent damage. Each package has a tracking number available.
Shipping
Our policies are designed to protect both you the buyer and myself the seller.

WITHIN THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES
*Shipping charges are stated in item listing. We ship USPS.

HAWAII, ALASKA AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS
*Contact us before purchasing for shipping costs.
*We do not pay for any fees including but not limited to duty fees, taxes or customs. Buyer is responsible for such fees.

GENERAL POLICIES
We ship USPS. We ship with package tracking for confirmation of delivery. We do use quality packaging to protect against damage to product. We use recycled packing materials where appropriate, so long as it does not compromise quality and/or integrity in shipping.

We ship out the items within 3-5 business days. Since each carved chicken or other wooden carved critter or item is unique we are very careful how to package, however if there is a mishap and the wooden carving is damaged we will issue an in store credit upon returned damaged carving. We will ship out the replacement without freight charges to purchaser.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our policy for returning is that if the item is damaged during shipment we will offer , an in store credit.

Each wooden carved chicken and carved trees and other items are handcrafted with quality. There may be a slight variance in coloring from the pictures that are displayed from the actual project due to photo and computer coloring. Due to the fact that these carved wooden chickens and other items from our shop are made from natural materials there may be slight variations in coloring. There may be slight flaws, such a small crack or warp in the item. These slight flaws are part of nature and the beauty of the item. Each carved critter and carved chicken, as well as other carved items are finished with a clear finishing that will seal the piece this will preserve the piece.

The carved chickens and carved characters, as well as other carved items are NOT TOYS. These carvings are fragile and break if played with or mishandled. Every effort has been made to "reinforce" the items for proper handling and shipping.

We make every effort to satisfy each customer so if a carved piece is damaged or loss during shipping an in store credit will be issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
These carved chickens, carved trees and whimsical characters are carved from wood, please allow for the difference in the coloring of wood. Each piece is sealed to preserve it. Since these carved chickens and other items are made from natural wood there could be slight cracking, which occurred during the drying process, however it has been sealed to preserve it. These wood carved chickens and characters are not toys. They are delicate and will break if mishandled. Not for young children. Fun to look at and enjoy but not able to be played with.