Samantha Wilder on Jul 20, 2016
Wonderful!! Thank you!!!
janletch on Jun 29, 2016
Purchased a hand for my niece, as a 20th birthday present. It arrived very well packaged & undamaged after its long journey to Australia. Even though it came ready to give I carefully unwrapped it to have a little look. My first words were "wow". The hand itself was the perfect size and the butterfly fabric simply beautiful. The pin colour I had chosen really worked and I could not have been happier with my purchase. Pierr was a delight to deal with and I have no doubt I will be buying hands in the future. They are a fantastic gift idea and made with much skill, care & love. I highly recommend these unique hands as a gift. I'm so pleased I found Pierr and her shop on Etsy! Oh, and it goes without saying my niece was totally overjoyed!
Quinn Frederickson on Jun 21, 2016
FABULOUS, this designer is VERY talented, highly recommend
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 out - to 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
*** INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING costs are high - I didn't make them up! But I'm giving you a break = 1-2 "REGULAR" or 1-2 "TALL" Hand-Stands fit in 1 large envelope, but because they make the envelope more than 1/4 inch thick, it must fly at a USPS Package rate. ***
*** Scroll down a bit to read my US and International SHIPMENT DETAILS. ***
Thanks so much!
~ 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 SHIPMENT DETAILS:
* 1-2 "REGULAR" Hands = in 1 box slipped inside USPS Flat Rate Padded Envelope ($6.80 total-US)
* 1-2 "TALL" Hands = in 1 box slipped inside USPS Flat Rate Padded Envelope ($6.80 total-US)
* 1-3 "LARGE" Hands = in 1 USPS Medium Flat Rate box ($13.45 total-US)
* 3-4 Hands = in 1 USPS Medium Flat Rate box ($13.45 total-US)
* 5-8 Hands (only 6 if 1 or 2 LARGE are in the mix) = in 1 USPS Large Flat Rate box
** I will refund any over-payment of shipping costs to you should that occur.
~ I ship within 24 hours of receiving your payment (unless it's Saturday).
~ I ship USPS PRIORITY = tracking (delivery confirmation) includes $50 insurance (except International - see International below)
~ 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.
~ 1-2 "REGULAR" or "TALL" style Hands in 1 box inside USPS Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope: ($15.50 *Canada) ($22.75 *most all other Countries)
* $15.50 to Canada = $9.45 less than the actual Priority rate.
* $22.75 to other Countries = $11.20 less than the actual Priority rate.
* 1-3 "LARGE" style Hands in 1 medium rectangular box = First-Class International:
($24.50 Canada) ($33.75 most all other countries)
* 3-4 "REGULAR" or "TALL" style Hands in 1 square box = First-Class International:
($24.50 Canada) ($33.75 most all other countries)
** If buying multiple HAND-Stands, contact me to figure the best shipping cost **
* Tracking is available for items bound for Canada: once it leaves the US, I can continue to track your package customs form # on Canadapost.ca
* No Tracking is available for other International destinations. I do fill out a customs form, which has a number that I email you, but I cannot track it once it leaves the US sorting station to board the plane.
* 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 a photo for a Refund. **
*** Please look at all listing photos and read details carefully before purchase. My HAND-Stands and CACTUS-Stands are soft sculptures with a weighted wrist 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? They can be stacked like tires, the wrist slipped down inside them for a colorful look. Or place the Hand or Cactus 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!
~ Sorry, no Layaway Plan available
~ Alas, I do not offer Wholesale or Consignment prices for my HAND-Stands.
*** EACH HAND-Stand is unique in that it is made one at a time with my actual hand (no paper pattern). If there's a certain "look" you'd like let me know and I will do my best to repeat that look with your HAND-Stand order. ***
*** BECAUSE each HAND-Stand is hand crafted, even if made with the same fabric and wrist style, there will be variations in each. Please read dimension information for each listing and view the photos carefully. I have photographed the actual HAND-Stand ready to ship in each listing. ***
*** IF you would like to see jewelry on a particular HAND-Stand or a photo at a different angle, please let me know. I'm happy to do this for you. ***
WRIST WIDTH (diameter) = 2 widths:
~ 1.5 inches (4 cm)
~ 2 inches (5 cm)
(read the item descriptions for sizes and note the difference in the photographs - or contact me to request a look to suit your needs)
4 WRIST STYLES = diameter & height of only the wrist:
"ITTY BITTY" - "REGULAR" - "TALL" - "LARGE"
(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
~ REGULAR = 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
~ LARGE = 2 inch (5 cm) diameter base & 5 + inches (12.75 cm) up to palm curve
TOTAL HEIGHT of 4 styles = measured from base up to middle fingertip:
~ ITTY BITTY = 5 inches tall (13 cm)
~ REGULAR = 9 - 9.5 inches tall (23 - 24 cm)
~ TALL = 10 - 10.5 inches tall (25.5 - 26.5 cm)
~ LARGE = 11 - 13 inches tall (28 - 30.5 cm)
2016 BASIC WRIST STYLE PRICES:
~ ITTY BITTY = $20
~ REGULAR = $35
~ TALL = $40
~ LARGE = $55
2016 CUSTOM ORDER VARIATIONS & PRICES:
~ Wire all 5 fingers (all styles except LARGE) = add $10 (each HAND-Stand)
~ Wire all 5 fingers LARGE = add $15 (each HAND-Stand)
~ Reverse Applique Heart = add $10 (each side)
~ Hand-Painted = add $30 (each side - all styles except ITTY BITTY & LARGE)
~ Hand-Painted LARGE = add $50 (each side)
Thank you for your interest!
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes. Happy to!
Additional fees may apply.
Hand dust your HAND-Stand with a clean, damp cloth or sponge.
Gift wrapping and packaging
FREE! Card included. Compose your message 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 processes 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.