KeepsakeCrosses

The Crooked Cross

Texas, United States · 459 Sales

KeepsakeCrosses

The Crooked Cross

Texas, United States 459 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Announcement   WE ENGRAVE! Well, not "we" as in my wife and I, but WE as in we have found a local service that will gladly engrave the back of your cross(es). Just send me a convo and I will get it done for you. There will be an additional fee of approximately $15-$25, but that may vary depending on the message being engraved. We hope that this service will be a benefit to all. Blessings to you and yours. Bruce and Kim

This is the home of the Original Crooked Cross! We have been making these crosses since 2004. Each Cross is unique and individual and has never been duplicated. Just like you! Handcrafted one at a time and completed with a satin smooth finish. Touching our crosses is like touching satin. With every cross we include a copy of our testimony, "The Story of The Crooked Cross." You may read this on our "about" page. Thank you for taking the time to view our site. Blessings sent to you and yours.

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PS...Kim and I have been struggling with our shop photos for years. We have tried several places to shoot the pictures and several different colored backgrounds. We have come to the conclusion that what is important is the cross itself and not what surrounds it. Therefore, we are going back to a white background. We want to draw attention to the Crosses and what they represent. We will let God do the rest. Let us know your thoughts by sending us a "convo." Blessings to everyone. Bruce and Kim

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

WE ENGRAVE! Well, not "we" as in my wife and I, but WE as in we have found a local service that will gladly engrave the back of your cross(es). Just send me a convo and I will get it done for you. There will be an additional fee of approximately $15-$25, but that may vary depending on the message being engraved. We hope that this service will be a benefit to all. Blessings to you and yours. Bruce and Kim

This is the home of the Original Crooked Cross! We have been making these crosses since 2004. Each Cross is unique and individual and has never been duplicated. Just like you! Handcrafted one at a time and completed with a satin smooth finish. Touching our crosses is like touching satin. With every cross we include a copy of our testimony, "The Story of The Crooked Cross." You may read this on our "about" page. Thank you for taking the time to view our site. Blessings sent to you and yours.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING-FREE GROUND SHIPPING-FREE GROUND SHIPPING-
ON ALL U.S. ORDERS!

PS...Kim and I have been struggling with our shop photos for years. We have tried several places to shoot the pictures and several different colored backgrounds. We have come to the conclusion that what is important is the cross itself and not what surrounds it. Therefore, we are going back to a white background. We want to draw attention to the Crosses and what they represent. We will let God do the rest. Let us know your thoughts by sending us a "convo." Blessings to everyone. Bruce and Kim

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5 out of 5 stars
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moschops

moschops on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these. I first bought one of these at Mo Ranch. Have loved them ever since. They are so interesting to look at. I am always seeing something different in the grain. Super fast shipping too. A pleasure to deal with.

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About

The Story of The Crooked Cross-How we got started making the Crooked Cross

We are no strangers to family crises. A few years ago, our lives were challenged with consecutive crises that tore through us like a double edge sword. Pain and suffering were with us daily and it felt as though there was no escape. Chaos claimed every waking minute of every day. The New Year began with the news of terminal illness in my brother that a few weeks later, claimed his life. Shortly thereafter, the announcement came of a devastating family divorce, followed by personal health problems and financial strain that weighed on us with unbearable pressure. Relief from these burdens seemed obscure and distant; an unobtainable goal. Emotional conflict consumed us. After consecutive months of darkness and despair, we opted to take drastic measures; action we should have taken initially. We turned our lives over to God.
We referenced scripture, Matthew 6:25-34, The Worry Chapter and Hebrews 11:1, The Faith Verse, where the words took us where we needed to be; totally trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ. While the world had let us down so often, God is always there, even when we are not listening. we were so tired, so weary and resting in His arms, brought us the peace we were so desperate for. Our next step would be bold and a little scary, but knowing our decision was faith driven, we were ready for major changes. We decided that an adjustment in our lifestyle was required for us to obtain the desired result of a less stressful existence. The "for sale" sign went up in our front yard and we gave notice at our jobs. At that time we lived in a beautiful golf course community in Richmond, TX, a suburb of Houston. We had a very comfortable income and enjoyed the benefits if offered until our life turned upside down and the cost of having "stuff" quickly became onerous. We were ready to leave it all behind and trade it in for a moment of peace. Some call our actions brave, others call it insane; we just call it "faith walking."
Kerrville, Texas, a small town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country would become our new home. Having visited Kerrville many times over the years, we decided it was perfect for our new, lower key lifestyle. We were right. we settled in quickly and pursued a dream of opening a gift shop. Evidence of God's direction was abundant. Everything fell into place. What we did not know at that time, was the gift shop was only temporary; a conduit to a much greater mission.
After several weeks in our new shop, we made many new friends. One friend in particular, is a woodworker. When we voiced interest in learning the trade, he graciously shared all his knowledge with us. Before we knew it, we were now designing and creating beautiful furniture. Then, one day, I noticed a small slab of wood that was much too small for a piece of furniture, but because of its intrinsic beauty, I knew it would be something lovely. Until then, I kept it on the counter where I hoped I would someday be inspired to use it. Then one evening as we were closing up the shop, I looked down at this little piece of wood and at once felt compelled to sketch a cross. The cross, however, was asymmetrical, unlike traditional crosses. I knew that the Holy Spirit had guided me, but I had no idea what His plans were for this little cross. Bruce cut and finished the cross. Intended only for our own enjoyment, we hung it in the shop behind the counter. Almost immediately, visitors to the shop inquired about purchasing the cross. We then realized God's plan. However, this was not a task we took lightly. After days of prayer and contemplation, The Crooked Cross was created, following the same path that God took us down to making the first original cross.

"The Crooked Cross is intentionally imperfect; handcrafted without use of measures or patterns to remind us how unique, individual we all are. As our creator, God in Heaven made each one of us in His image, we are His children and perfect in His eyes, as He does not make mistakes."

In 2006 we made a difficult decision to close our shop and dedicate our time to making The Crooked Cross. While we miss being in our shop from time to time, the joy of having this ministry fills us, knowing we are able to take the WORD of our heavenly Father to the four corners of the earth. Worldly treasure has diminished importance and we now rejoice in living a simple, rustic and humble life in our small cabin in the country. God kept all His promises as He said He would. We have learned to live one day at a time and trust in Him. when new crises arrive, we lay them at the foot of the cross. They no longer consume our being.
Our prayer for humanity is that we might be able to touch someone's life through The Crooked Cross Ministry and help them see there is always hope, even during the darkest hours and that hope is in God, our Father, His Son, Jesus Christ.

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  • Bruce Carey

    Owner

    At 61, I am just getting started. I love my life. I'm married almost 39 years to my sweetheart, Kim and have an amazing family. In 2004 bought a mini-farm with a woodshop where I work until my heart is content. I am blessed. Thank you Lord.

  • Kim

    Curator, Encouragement

    I am Bruce's wife of 39 years. My job is to offer him encouragement and love.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to our Etsy Shop, KeepsakeCrosses, featuring The Crooked Cross. We hope you enjoy viewing our Shop and please, please, do not hesitate to email questions or if you prefer, you may call us at 830-367-3131.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We will need to receive payment within 2 business days. We gladly accept Etsy Direct Pay, Visa, Master Card or Pay Pal. Local taxes apply in the state of Texas at 8.25%.
Shipping
We will ship your package within 2 business days. We typically use US Mail, but on occasion we will use UPS. Ground shipping within the US is FREE to the consumer. USPS Priority and Express Mail is available at an additional fee. We do ship to certain foreign countries and the shipping costs are calculated at check-out. Duties required by these countries are the responsibility of the consumer.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. Therefore, we will accept a return. The return of your package, must be received by us within 14 days of the original purchase date in the same condition that you received it. There will also be a $10 return fee for each item purchased. The balance of your refund will be credited to your account. If your package is reported as lost (meaning that the tracking shows it DID NOT arrive at the address you provided), we will take appropriate action to replace your items with others as close to the original in color and design as possible. If your package is reported as lost or never received, but the shipping venue states that it WAS delivered, we will not be held responsible for replacement or refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer wholesale prices to qualified buyers in the US. A valid state tax ID is required or the state equivalent. Once validated, wholesale prices will be provided to you.