RandRHandmade

Designed + forged by Raina + Ruben

Scotsburn, Canada | 1839 Sales

RandRHandmade

Designed + forged by Raina + Ruben

Scotsburn, Canada 1839 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   <<<<<<WE HAVE REACHED OUR CUT-OFF FOR CHRISTMAS ORDERS. >>>>>

Our current turnaround time for most items is 5 business days. Shipping usually takes 5-8 business days within North America. In some cases, due to backlog from Canada Post's strike, we are using Chit Chats, delivered by Canada Post or USPS in the United States. Our Canadian customers may experience slight delays due to the strikes. If you are local to our area and would like to arrange pick up and avoid shipping fees, please be in touch prior to placing your order. Thank you!
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We will be placing our shop on hold from Jan 18 - Feb 7th, 2019 as we take an intentional pause to refresh and collect inspiration for what's to come.
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R+R Handmade is a line of unique home pieces mindfully designed and forged by us in our studio + forge in the back woods of Nova Scotia, Canada. With a contemporary pulse, these heirloom objects also embody an ancient quality. Invite an enlivening handmade vibration into your conscious everyday living!

We specialize in personalized home objects.

Our intention through R+R Handmade is to passionately contribute to a new economy that celebrates creative expression, hand skills and quality beyond the status quo of overconsumption and mass-production of disposable items. We are here to fuel positive impact for a new world with as little negative impact on the planet as possible.

For a glimpse into the life of R+R Handmade, visit our blog at randrhandmade.com
And behind the scenes on Instagram: @randrhandmade

All U.S. & Canadian orders are shipped via Canada Post with tracking. We are not responsible for customs delays or fees. Please contact us to explore international shipping options.

**Please visit our shop policies for more info on shipping:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RandRHandmade/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Thanks for visiting our shop and please come back soon:).

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 12, 2018

<<<<<<WE HAVE REACHED OUR CUT-OFF FOR CHRISTMAS ORDERS. >>>>>

Our current turnaround time for most items is 5 business days. Shipping usually takes 5-8 business days within North America. In some cases, due to backlog from Canada Post's strike, we are using Chit Chats, delivered by Canada Post or USPS in the United States. Our Canadian customers may experience slight delays due to the strikes. If you are local to our area and would like to arrange pick up and avoid shipping fees, please be in touch prior to placing your order. Thank you!
****
We will be placing our shop on hold from Jan 18 - Feb 7th, 2019 as we take an intentional pause to refresh and collect inspiration for what's to come.
****
R+R Handmade is a line of unique home pieces mindfully designed and forged by us in our studio + forge in the back woods of Nova Scotia, Canada. With a contemporary pulse, these heirloom objects also embody an ancient quality. Invite an enlivening handmade vibration into your conscious everyday living!

We specialize in personalized home objects.

Our intention through R+R Handmade is to passionately contribute to a new economy that celebrates creative expression, hand skills and quality beyond the status quo of overconsumption and mass-production of disposable items. We are here to fuel positive impact for a new world with as little negative impact on the planet as possible.

For a glimpse into the life of R+R Handmade, visit our blog at randrhandmade.com
And behind the scenes on Instagram: @randrhandmade

All U.S. & Canadian orders are shipped via Canada Post with tracking. We are not responsible for customs delays or fees. Please contact us to explore international shipping options.

**Please visit our shop policies for more info on shipping:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RandRHandmade/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Thanks for visiting our shop and please come back soon:).

Raina and Ruben

Contact shop owner

Raina and Ruben

Updates

From time to time we get requests to include a gift tag in our packages. We love to do this. We smile to imagine the recipients of hand forged gifts opening their package with delight. Excited to expand on this in 2019, offering hand printed tags & cards!
Small but large messages tucked under hand forged bowls. Romanian for “I love you”.
This is a custom piece for a couple celebrating 6 years of marriage. The chisel marks inside were inspired by imaging of their first child’s heartbeat heartpulse.
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About

Video summary: Our inspiration, our process, our life!

Raina + Ruben creating unique pieces in the back woods of Nova Scotia.

We are Raina + Ruben. We met as deckhands on a tall ship bound for Antarctica, returned to Canadian soil after our high sea adventure and began weaving together a life and family in the backwoods of Nova Scotia. We are deeply enlivened by our two wild and free daughters as we flow between parenting, homesteading and creating in our studio and forge. Our pieces speak to both the past and the future while inviting you to marvel in the now.

In 2014, we set up shop within this Etsy community as a way of sharing who we are and what we do. We love that we are able to engage directly and authentically with our customers locally and across North America as we mindfully choose to work from home, living close to the land. Our intention through R+R Handmade is to passionately contribute to a new economy, one that celebrates creative expression, hand skills, quality and regeneration of the earth.

Ruben is the blacksmith behind all the hammering of hot steel. With 18 years of experience and a passion for forging, he's really good at it. His work is physically demanding and his process is loud and dirty; he wouldn't have it any other way.

I (Raina) work with Ruben to fine-tune and create new designs. I am also the one responding to convos, processing and shipping orders and photographing. My studio is across the driveway from the blacksmith shop with a magical view of our veggie garden and blueberry fields with the occasional passing fox.

We're most excited to be here and are delighted that you've stopped in!

Shop members

  • Raina McDonald

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    As an artist, yoga instructor, doula, grower of organic food, steward of land + mother, Raina weaves a tapestry of mindful living. With a creative eye for intriguing, raw form + a degree in Fine Art, she loves collaborating through R+R Handmade.

  • Ruben Irons

    Creator, Owner

    Originally trained as a farrier, Ruben's creativity + curiosity moved him to apprentice with blacksmiths across the US + Canada before returning to the Maritimes. The evolution of his work is expressed through R+R Handmade + local custom work.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 28, 2018
Thank you for visiting our shop! We are Raina + Ruben, two artists working independently and collaboratively. We create objects that celebrate human ability and creativity over mass-produced industry.

Feel free to ask us any questions by clicking "contact" on the left. Visit our sites for more info:
www.randrhandmade.com
www.rainamcdonald.com, www.rubenirons.com and follow behind the scenes on Instagram: @randrhandmade.

All the best!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final.

If for any reason you are unhappy upon receiving the item you have purchased, please contact us within 3 business days after receiving the item. Refunds, returns and exchanges may be granted on an individual basis.

Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Payment
We accept payment by credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
Products are generally sent within the number of days listed on each item's page, allowing time to create your piece if it's not in stock. All personalized pieces are made to order.

SHIPPING TO THE UNITED STATES:
• Your order will be sent with a tracking number via Canada Post Expedited or, in the case of smaller items, Canada Post Tracked Packet (usually 5-9 business days for delivery)
• Any duty/import taxes are the responsibility of the customer.
• We are not responsible for customs delays, lost or stolen packages.
•SHIPPING UPGRADES: Unfortunately we are not offering a Rush Order option to the US at this time due to Xpresspost packages being delayed at US Customs. This delay is out of our control and Canada's Post's control.

SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA:
• Your order will be sent with Canada Post Expedited (usually 2-7 business days) with a tracking number.
•SHIPPING UPGRADES: We offer a "Rush Order with Xpresspost Shipping" add-on. This makes your piece a priority at the forge with a turnaround time of 2 business days and delivery guaranteed within 5 business days after that. You will be able to choose this option in your shopping cart when checking out. If you don't see the option and would like to rush your order, please send us a note through Etsy. Thanks!
• If you are a local customer and prefer to pick up your purchase at our studio/shop while saving on shipping, please send us a convo through Etsy. We can offer you a no shipping coupon code and make arrangements for pick up.

INTERNATIONAL (outside of US and Canada):
•Some of our listings offer shipping options outside of North America. If you would like a piece shipped outside of North America and don't see the option, please send us a note through Etsy with your location and we will respond with a shipping quote. Thanks!

The items are shipped to your Etsy address. If you want your order shipped to a different address, please contact us.

Environmental Note: Packages from R+R Handmade that are shipped within Canada do not always include an invoice in an effort to save paper. We also use recycled packaging when we can.
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome:
-collaboration inquiries
-Wedding registries, groomsmen gifts, wedding center pieces, etc.

Please be in touch to explore possibilities!