Announcement FEB SALE *** 20% off! Use Code: BEMINE *** HAND-Stands ~ CACTUS-Stands ~ TREE-Stands ~ Art Books ~ FREE Gift Wrap ~ WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ~ Custom Orders ~ Thanks so much for visiting my shop!
FEB SALE *** 20% off! Use Code: BEMINE *** HAND-Stands ~ CACTUS-Stands ~ TREE-Stands ~ Art Books ~ FREE Gift Wrap ~ WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ~ Custom Orders ~ Thanks so much for visiting my shop!
Ashlyn Burkhammer on Feb 21, 2017
I bought this for my moms birthday. She was looking for a new jewelry stand and found this. She showed me these nifty hands for your jewelry, and told me how much she loved it. I bought this for her and it is so awesome. The fingers can bend which is very neat. I can't wait to give this to her! Pierre did an amazing job and is so nice. I had trouble with my usps and I got a immediate response with all the details of my package. Thank you so much the product is great and can't wait to give it to my mother!!!
bugbenz on Jan 27, 2017
This works wonderful and great to look at
Give 'Em A HAND. . . Stand!
When I was a kid there was a room in our basement where Dad tossed fabric samples from his interior design business. A huge pile of color and texture. I used to throw myself into the pile and lie very still, imagining myself in perfect camouflage, my skin having become one with those glorious fabrics.
These HAND-Stands came about many years later, after seeing wooden glove makers' hands, then inspired by a friend to try making one with fabric. I couldn't stop at one.
I've been making them for 16 years, using my own hand for the pattern. Each one is stitched on my 1950 Singer Featherweight, then stuffed with poly-fil and weighted in the wrist to stand and delight!
Pierr (like Dear)
Owner, Creator, Designer
My 16th Christmas Santa brought me my very own Singer Featherweight. Still stitches like a dream 48 years later.
All items in this shop are my own idea, design & creation. All fabrics used - unless otherwise stated in a listing - I have purchased from an Etsy shop, or actual fabric store close to home in Washington state.
Occasionally I paint on the fabric. The listing description and price will reflect any hand-painted design (scroll down to see "2016 Custom Order Variations & Prices" under "Additional Policies & FAQ's" heading below).
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
~ I ship within 24 hours of receiving your payment. US shipments take 2-3 days. International shipments take, on average, 10-14 business days.
~ I will refund any over-payment of shipping costs to you, should that occur.
~ All items are carefully packaged, first with colored tissue in a clear cellophane bag, then wrapped up in cardboard and bubbles.
**NOTE: USPS Postal rates went up JAN 17, 2016**
~ US - I ship USPS PRIORITY = tracking /automatically insured up to $50
~ International - I ship FIRST CLASS (arrives in 2-4 weeks) - OR - USPS PRIORITY = tracking /automatically insured up to $200 (arrives 10 business days - 3 weeks)
~ Contact me before purchase if you wish additional insurance or services.
~ Priority in the US usually arrives within 3 days clear across the country. If you need it lickety-split, let me know and I will list you a price for UPS or FedX.
** Buying multiple items? Contact me to figure the best shipping cost - Sometimes dividing your order into two separate packages is best for you **
* AUG 28, 2016 - Tracking now available with Customs Form # for all International destinations via USPS PRIORITY mail. Package is automatically insured up to $200.
* I do not mark any package as a gift - recipient is responsible for all customs fees.
** Contact me if you have any questions or concerns before purchasing - I will do all I can to answer your questions - as well as ask you, how best to ship your order to ensure that it arrives safely. **
Thanks so much!
Refunds and Exchanges
** Should the product be damaged on arrival, you have 14 days from the day your package arrives to contact me with 2 photos (1 of box - 1 of product) for Refund. **
*** Please look at all listing photos and read details carefully before purchase. All HAND-Stands, CACTUS-Stands and TREE-Stands are soft sculptures with a weighted wrist/trunk of pennies inside a sealed, hard plastic container - designed to stand on a flat, level, stationary surface = dresser, desk, table, shelf, mantelpiece, counter top, or windowsill.
Fingers are reinforced inside with bamboo or bendable wire (I note which one in title listing), for a sturdy display of earrings and rings. Lightweight pins & brooches are best on the palm.
Got heavy bracelets? On PALM TREE-Stands they hang nicely on lower branches. On HAND-Stands they can be stacked like tires, the wrist slipped down inside them for a colorful look. Or place the HAND, CACTUS or TREE on a saucer to collect bracelets, post-earrings, and coins around its base. ***
Thanks for reading!
Additional policies and FAQs
~ I welcome any questions.
~ Custom Orders too!
~ No Layaway Plan available
~ I do not offer Wholesale or Consignment prices for any of my products
*** EACH HAND-Stand is unique, made one at a time with my actual hand (no paper pattern).
*** BECAUSE each HAND-Stand, CACTUS-Stand and TREE-Stand is hand crafted, even if made with the same fabric and style, there will be variations in each. Please read dimension information for each listing and view the photos carefully. I've photographed the actual item that is ready to ship. ***
*** WANT to see jewelry on a particular HAND-Stand or a photo at a different angle? Let me know. I'm happy to do this for you. ***
* 4 HAND-Stand WRIST STYLES = diameter & height of only the wrist:
"itty bitty" - "POPULAR" - "TALL" - "COLOSSAL"
(see Labeled Style Photo in each listing for a visual comparison)
~ itty bitty = 1.25 inch (3.25 cm) diameter & 2 inches from base to palm curve
~ POPULAR = 1.5 inch (4 cm) diameter & 1.5 - 2 + inches up to curve of palm
~ TALL = 1.5 inch (4 cm) diameter base & 3 + inches (8 cm) up to curve of palm
~ COLOSSAL = 2 inch (5 cm) diameter base & 5 inches (12.75 cm) up to palm curve
* TOTAL HEIGHT of 4 HAND-Stand Styles = measured from base to middle fingertip:
~ itty bitty = 5 inches tall (13 cm)
~ POPULAR = 8 - 9.5 inches tall (23 - 24 cm)
~ TALL = 10 - 10.5 inches tall (25.5 - 26.5 cm)
~ COLOSSAL = 11 - 12 inches tall (28 - 30.5 cm)
* HAND-Stand STYLE PRICES:
~ itty bitty = $35
~ POPULAR = $45
~ TALL = $55
~ COLOSSAL = $75
* CACTUS-Stand STYLE PRICES:
~ "Short" = $25 (4.75 - 5 inches tall - 12 cm / trunk = 1.25 inches wide - 3.5 cm)
~ "Tall" = $35 (7 inches tall - 18 cm / trunk = 1.5 inches wide - 4 cm)
* TREE-Stand STYLE PRICES:
~ "teenie tiny" = $15 (3.5 inches tall - 9 cm; trunk = 1.25 inches wide - 3.5 cm)
~ "itty bitty" = $15 (5.5 inches tall - 14 cm; trunk = 1.25 inches wide - 3.5 cm)
~ "Medium" = $25 (7.5 inches tall - 19 cm; trunk = 1.5 inches wide - 4 cm)
~ "Tall" = $35 (10 inches tall - 25.5 cm; trunk = 1.5 inches wide - 4 cm)
~ "Colossal" = $45 (12 inches tall - 30.5 cm; trunk = 2 inches wide - 5 cm)
~ "Palm Tree" = $75 (One-Of-A-Kind Collage & Applique - 11 inches tall -30.5 cm; trunk = 2 inches wide -5 cm)
* CUSTOM ORDER VARIATIONS & PRICES:
~ Wire all 5 fingers POPULAR & TALL styles = add $10 (each HAND-Stand)
~ Wire all 5 fingers COLOSSAL style = add $15 (each HAND-Stand)
~ Reverse Applique Heart = add $10 (each side)
~ Hand-Painted POPULAR & TALL styles = add $30 (each side)
~ Hand-Painted COLOSSAL style = add $60 (each side)
Thank you for your interest!
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes. Happy to!
Additional fees may apply. Please read "Custom Order Variations" above
Hand dust HAND, CACTUS or TREE-Stand with a clean damp cloth or sponge.
Gift wrapping and packaging
FREE! Card included. Compose greeting on checkout order form 'note from buyer.'
Wholesale, Consignment, Layaway availability
I do not Wholesale, Consign, or offer Layaway for my products. Each item is made individually by hand. Often one-of-a-kind. They are labor intensive with no mass-production process involved.
But thanks very much for your interest.
Where do you get your hands?
I hand-make them myself. They are fabric soft sculptures. I make each HAND-Stand individually: trace my own hand onto fabric; machine stitch two sides together; and stuff fingers and palm with polyester fiberfil. The wrist is solid with a "weight tub" - pennies inside a sealed plastic container - to support the hand so it stands sturdy on a flat, level, stationary surface, like a desk, dresser, mantel, shelf, counter top or windowsill.
Will you use my own fabric?
Yes! I'm happy to use any cotton quilting-weight fabric you send. You pay for shipping it to me, I cut what I need to make the item(s), and return all remaining fabric to you along with your completed order.