SheLikesLetters

Handmade Rustic Decor & Design

Greensburg, Pennsylvania | 5736 Sales

SheLikesLetters

Handmade Rustic Decor & Design

Greensburg, Pennsylvania 5736 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (1292)
Bethany

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Bethany

Announcement    ***I'm on a short vacation! Orders will ship after June 12. Normal shipping times will resume after that date. Coupon: VACATION for 20% off during this time ***

I make decorative items out of tree slices and other cool things. Every item in my shop is created individually with care.

USA SHIPPING INFO: I now ship within 1-3 days of your purchase (production time). Standard Shipping (USPS First Class) should take 3-5 days to arrive after shipment. Priority Shipping should take 1-3 days (these are the posted times from USPS. Once I deliver your package to the post office it is out of my hands). However, very large custom orders (e.g. 100+ cupcake toppers) may have a longer production time. I will let you know if the shipping time will be different for your large custom order.

CANADA: Shipping times are usually between 10 days and 2 weeks after shipment.

SIZES AND WOOD TYPES: Please note that I use many different varieties of wood in my work (Maple, birch, poplar, oak, cottonwood, etc). The item you receive may have slightly different grain or color than the items pictured. We carefully curate our wood for appearance and quality. Each piece is selected and sanded by hand, and great care is taken to make sure the items are the sizes advertised. I have clearly listed the size of each item in the description. It is your responsibility to check the size of the item in the listing before purchasing to make sure you know what you are buying. It is also good to note that sometimes as the wood pieces are exposed to different climates and humidity the bark may separate slightly. This typically only happens with Maple wood and in the larger 3 inch size. The bark should not come all the way off, and it can be secured with a drop or 2 of Elmer's glue if you are concerned about it.

-CUSTOM ORDERS: For any customized item that is purchased - you must leave the custom information in the NOTE TO SELLER SECTION AT CHECKOUT. Or the Personalization section (if applicable). This is the only way I can know for sure what information you would like. If you neglect to leave this information, I will contact you through Etsy first and then through email if I do not hear back within one day. If I do not hear from you through either method after 3 days I will cancel your order.
And I love doing custom orders! I If you have an event coming up and you would to order special items I would love to make them for you. Or, if you like this design but would like to order them in a different amount or in a different size send me a conversation and I will set up a special listing for you!

- MY TECHNIQUE: The small pieces of wood that I use are reclaimed from fallen branches, or branches that have been pruned. My husband cuts the branches into slices and sands them smooth. Rustic is the style of our work, not the quality. Our wood is carefully curated for quality and appearance. My designs are all original to me. I use a variety of techniques in my work including using watercolor paint to create a stained effect in the wood. Watercolor is really fun to use on wood because it allows the natural wood grain to show through, unlike acrylic or other thicker paints. I often use black ink to bring the design to life. I also love creating a black and white design with ink, paint, and white pencil right on top of the wood. This creates a really cool contrasting design on a rustic, natural piece of unfinished wood.

-FACEBOOK: Follow me on facebook for an inside look at my shop! facebook.com/shelikesletters

#shelikesletters on Instagram

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2019

***I'm on a short vacation! Orders will ship after June 12. Normal shipping times will resume after that date. Coupon: VACATION for 20% off during this time ***

I make decorative items out of tree slices and other cool things. Every item in my shop is created individually with care.

USA SHIPPING INFO: I now ship within 1-3 days of your purchase (production time). Standard Shipping (USPS First Class) should take 3-5 days to arrive after shipment. Priority Shipping should take 1-3 days (these are the posted times from USPS. Once I deliver your package to the post office it is out of my hands). However, very large custom orders (e.g. 100+ cupcake toppers) may have a longer production time. I will let you know if the shipping time will be different for your large custom order.

CANADA: Shipping times are usually between 10 days and 2 weeks after shipment.

SIZES AND WOOD TYPES: Please note that I use many different varieties of wood in my work (Maple, birch, poplar, oak, cottonwood, etc). The item you receive may have slightly different grain or color than the items pictured. We carefully curate our wood for appearance and quality. Each piece is selected and sanded by hand, and great care is taken to make sure the items are the sizes advertised. I have clearly listed the size of each item in the description. It is your responsibility to check the size of the item in the listing before purchasing to make sure you know what you are buying. It is also good to note that sometimes as the wood pieces are exposed to different climates and humidity the bark may separate slightly. This typically only happens with Maple wood and in the larger 3 inch size. The bark should not come all the way off, and it can be secured with a drop or 2 of Elmer's glue if you are concerned about it.

-CUSTOM ORDERS: For any customized item that is purchased - you must leave the custom information in the NOTE TO SELLER SECTION AT CHECKOUT. Or the Personalization section (if applicable). This is the only way I can know for sure what information you would like. If you neglect to leave this information, I will contact you through Etsy first and then through email if I do not hear back within one day. If I do not hear from you through either method after 3 days I will cancel your order.
And I love doing custom orders! I If you have an event coming up and you would to order special items I would love to make them for you. Or, if you like this design but would like to order them in a different amount or in a different size send me a conversation and I will set up a special listing for you!

- MY TECHNIQUE: The small pieces of wood that I use are reclaimed from fallen branches, or branches that have been pruned. My husband cuts the branches into slices and sands them smooth. Rustic is the style of our work, not the quality. Our wood is carefully curated for quality and appearance. My designs are all original to me. I use a variety of techniques in my work including using watercolor paint to create a stained effect in the wood. Watercolor is really fun to use on wood because it allows the natural wood grain to show through, unlike acrylic or other thicker paints. I often use black ink to bring the design to life. I also love creating a black and white design with ink, paint, and white pencil right on top of the wood. This creates a really cool contrasting design on a rustic, natural piece of unfinished wood.

-FACEBOOK: Follow me on facebook for an inside look at my shop! facebook.com/shelikesletters

#shelikesletters on Instagram

Updates

Such a variety of items that went out in the mail today. I love seeing everything I’m working on together like this.
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About

She (that's me!) Likes Letters (that's typography!)

When I was a little girl I used to spend hours and hours creating things. The things I made and methods I used changed constantly as I experimented with different things. From sewing, to woodworking, to baking I was always making something new. As I became an adult these interests turned more towards fine art and graphic design, which I studied in college. Now I enjoy combining my two loves of making things with my hands, and art -- in the form of illustrations and typography.

While "rustic" is the general theme of many of my items I strive for excellence and quality in everything that I make. Except for the largest wood plaques that I sell, (which are purchased) all of the wood slices that I use are carefully selected for their bark, color and texture. They are then cut and sanded by my husband and I. Most of the branches come from fallen trees on my parent's farm in Ohio.

When I decided to open an Etsy shop in the fall of 2013 I never imagined the way it would grow and change. I've found that my shop seems to have a mind of it's own. Often I will come up with an idea for an item, either out of the blue or because of a customer suggestion, and then the item will begin to take on a life of it's own. I've decided to embrace this as I develop new designs. It's been a really wonderful experience, and I'm excited to see what new things will come out of the years ahead!

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Shop members

  • Bethany

    Owner, Maker

    Hi! I'm Bethany! I'm the artist and maker behind the items in this shop. I'm a stay at home mom of 2 little ones. I love creating things!

  • Jonathan

    Carpenter/Acountant

    This is my husband, Jonathan. Not only is he my biggest fan, he's also a huge part of She Likes Letters. He cuts all my wood, crunches numbers for me (for pricing, shipping and all that) and helps me brainstorm and dream up new ideas.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2018
Thank you for visiting She Likes Letters! All of my items are made by hand with care.

Please be sure to double check your shipping address before completing your order.

While I can estimate your item's arrival time, please know that ultimately the length of time it takes a package to arrive after I take it to the post office is not up to me. I always do my best to get items shipped out promptly, but I only have control of the items when they are in my possession.

SIZES AND WOOD TYPES: Please note that I use many different varieties of wood in my work (Maple, birch, poplar, oak, cottonwood, etc). The item you receive may have slightly different grain or color than the items pictured. We carefully curate our wood for appearance and quality. Each piece is selected and sanded by hand, and great care is taken to make sure the items are the sizes advertised. I have clearly listed the size of each item in the description. It is your responsibility to check the size of the item in the listing before purchasing to make sure you know what you are buying.

-CUSTOM ORDERS: For any customized item that is purchased - you must leave the custom information in the NOTE TO SELLER SECTION AT CHECKOUT. This is the only way I can know for sure what information you would like. If you neglect to leave this information, I will contact you through Etsy first and then through email if I do not hear back within one day. If I do not hear from you through either method after 3 days I will cancel your order.

If you would like your shipment to have insurance added please upgrade to Priority shipping.

I do not receive any additional tracking information beyond what you are able to see.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts 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
If you find that I have made a mistake with your order please contact me directly so that I can resolve your issue as soon as possible. I appreciate your understanding, and please know that I do my best to provide the best items and service that I possibly can.

I am not responsible for replacing items that were lost by the postal service.
Payment
I accept credit cards, Etsy giftcards, and Paypal.
Shipping
All items will be shipped with USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs
Caring for your rustic wood ornament, wall hanging, or cupcake toppers:

Please be sure to not let your item get wet. Exposure to water may cause the wood to warp or crack, and it could damage the artwork as well, depending on the technique used for your item (this is especially important for items that have been watercolor painted). If your item was painted with acrylic paints avoid letting the painted side rest against plastic or any other painted surface. Acrylic paint can sometimes peel off of wood if it gets stuck to plastic or something else that has been painted (sets of acrylic painted ornaments should be individually wrapped for storage).
These wood items should last for a very long time if they are handled carefully and gently. They should never be used as children's or pet's toys.

More information

Last updated on Dec 31, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How much do cupcake toppers cost?

It depends on the design, but most cupcake toppers cost $1.57 a piece. Toppers with ribbon or twine bows cost $1.65 a piece. Other sets may be priced differently based on how involved they are.

I am no longer offering discounted pricing for bulk orders. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Select the amount you would like by choosing a set in the "Amount" dropdown menu when you order. If the amount you would like is not an option contact me and I will add it.

Where do I write my custom information?

The Personalization section (if applicable), or the "note to seller" section is the easiest place for you to leave your custom information. You will see this section during checkout.

Alternatively you can just shoot me a message with your information. Or you can always email me at shelikesletters@gmail.com

Wholesale availability

I can offer a 25% wholesale discount on large wholesale orders of some items. This will need to be negotiated on a case by case basis.