Announcement Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!
Welcome! Best way to see my shop is to click on each SECTION (see navigation bar on left). I LOVE doing custom gifts. Let me know if there's a particular word from the dictionary that you'd like to see in a pendant!
Melissa on Nov 11, 20145 out of 5 stars
I love it! I bought it for my niece who is a librarian and I just know she'll love it too. Thank you!
Susan on Sep 16, 20145 out of 5 stars
Arrived very quickly. Love the tile - very sturdy and you can see the graphic clearly. And I love the way the envelope was addressed to me - very fancy! Thank you!
Nina on Jul 26, 20145 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pendant (I love it!), and super fast shipping! Perfect for the book lover or librarian in your life.
Holly on Apr 26, 20145 out of 5 stars
This piece also was perfectly what I had in mind when I started out looking, very tasteful, not a lot of flash yet eye-catching! I have already mentioned Martha's shop to several people that have asked about the lanyards from just the first week I have worn them!
Holly on Apr 26, 20145 out of 5 stars
Received the lanyard within a couple of days and it is exactly what I was looking for and was even prettier in person! I have received many compliments on it! Looking forward to seeing more of Martha's creative pieces. Thanks!
It started with my aunt's 1947 college dictionary...
...that I discovered at my parent's house. I fell in love with the old graphics and the old fonts, and decided to make pendants from some of the pictures. It was fun to see what was in the dictionary and what WASN'T in the dictionary!
In 2012, after I'd been through several very difficult years full of incredible stress and profound grief, I began making pendants with dictionary words like hope, joy, persevere, etc. I had emerged from a very dark time with a new sense of clarity about what really mattered to me... and what I wanted to let go of. This was a real gift that allowed me to begin living a more authentic life, and for that I am grateful. I make these little pendants for my sista-friends to remind you that better days are ahead. As cliche as it sounds, there really IS light after darkness... and as my favorite songwriter Jason Mraz says..."the absence of the light is a necessary part." (from 93 Million Miles)
Customers do sometimes ask for specific words (and maps, too), and I'm always happy to make those, too. Sometimes they end up being one of the most popular ones in the shop! Let me know if there's a word you'd like to see in a pendant!
I'm a compulsive found-object crafter, doodler, writer, poet, calligrapher, former English teacher, and mother of two amazing girls (both profoundly creative in their own ways)... and I have a weakness for old dusty books.
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If you are not satisfied with a purchase, please contact me so that we can work out a solution. I have lots of happy repeat customers and I want you to be one, too!
Returns must be made within 14 days of receipt of your item. Returns may only be made with authorization from me if we are unable to resolve the problem together. Shipping is non-refundable.
For any customer satisfaction matter or for returns or exchanges, first contact me by clicking the "Contact" link on the right.
I also take money orders and personal checks. If paying by check, I'll ship after the check clears.
If I am shipping to Texas, I am required to add 6.5% sales tax. If I am shipping to Austin, I am required to add 8.125% sales tax.
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Austin buyers may contact me to arrange local pickup.