SpiritedTouchDesigns

Handcrafted Designs for Your Beautiful World!

West Hartford, Connecticut · 127 Sales

SpiritedTouchDesigns

Handcrafted Designs for Your Beautiful World!

West Hartford, Connecticut 127 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome! Recently, the name of this shop, and the scope of my work, changed from Spirited Touch Gourds to Spirited Touch Designs. I worked with gourds for many years, and have recently expanded to include work with resin, wood, specialized paints, and more. These new works are in the form of jewelry, ceramic tiles and more, and will be shown here soon.

I hope you enjoy what you see! If you have any questions, or any requests, please get in touch with me before purchasing! All photos and descriptions were carefully chosen to accurately represent each item.

If you receive an order and it's still not quite what you expected, please get in touch with me within 7 days of receiving your order and I will work with you to come to an agreeable solution. Return postage will be at the buyer's cost.

If your item was damaged in transit, please get in touch with me upon receipt of the package. Photos are helpful. Great care is taken to pack your order to prevent damage, but things do happen that are out of our control!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 20, 2018

Welcome! Recently, the name of this shop, and the scope of my work, changed from Spirited Touch Gourds to Spirited Touch Designs. I worked with gourds for many years, and have recently expanded to include work with resin, wood, specialized paints, and more. These new works are in the form of jewelry, ceramic tiles and more, and will be shown here soon.

I hope you enjoy what you see! If you have any questions, or any requests, please get in touch with me before purchasing! All photos and descriptions were carefully chosen to accurately represent each item.

If you receive an order and it's still not quite what you expected, please get in touch with me within 7 days of receiving your order and I will work with you to come to an agreeable solution. Return postage will be at the buyer's cost.

If your item was damaged in transit, please get in touch with me upon receipt of the package. Photos are helpful. Great care is taken to pack your order to prevent damage, but things do happen that are out of our control!

Marilyn Holt

Contact shop owner

Marilyn Holt

Updates

This is the initial phase of doing a stone inlay. The trench is carved into the gourd with beveled edges to give the goopy stone mixture a way to spread and settle as it cures for 24 hours. After it hardens, the sanding begins.

About

How I went out of my gourd!

I started carving and decorating gourds in 2005 after picking up a book on gourd carving in the local library. I haven't stopped since!

Being trained and having a business in massage therapy for over 20 years, I am drawn to all things tactile, and believe it or not, carving gourds has a lot to do with massaging people! Both require a keen eye and sense of what's happening almost on the molecular level, just under the surface. And both practices are not only largely intuitive, but acts of love.

With each new gourd that I design, I try to use a new technique, which might range from using a certain type of material in an inlay (such as brass shavings), to blending inks and paints to create a certain effect. Recently I wanted to incorporate more weaving into my gourds, so I learned how to create a dream catcher.

On the recommendation and actually urging of a good friend of mine, I got my gourds out of my basement, finished many of them, dusted them off, set prices, and put them out into the world. It's a very gratifying process, and one I'm learning step by step.

I hope you enjoy these creations as much as I have enjoyed crafting them. Please let me know how you like them!

Shop members

  • Marilyn Holt

    Owner, Creator

    I began carving gourds in 2005 after picking up a book about gourds in the local library. With each creation I try to use a new technique, and as a result, many different styles have emerged. I hope you enjoy these gourds!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2016
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so happy to share my gourds with you! From the littlest egg gourds to the bigger pieces, I make them all with lots of love and care. I welcome your inquiries! Sometimes photos don't adequately depict relative size, shine, color or curves. If you have a question, please let me know so I can provide you with more photos or more details.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you receive an order and it's still not quite what you expected, please get in touch with me within 7 days of receiving your order and I will work with you to come to an agreeable solution. Return postage will be at the buyer's cost. It's always optimal to not have to return an item (for both of us!) so if you have any questions at all, or would like to see another photo of the item, please do so before you purchase. No refunds will be accepted after 7 days of receipt.

If your item was damaged in transit, please get in touch with me upon receipt of the package. Photos are helpful. Great care is taken to pack your order to prevent damage, but things do happen that are out of our control! I'll work with you to arrive at a reasonable solution.
Payment
VISA | MasterCard | American Express | Discover | Etsy Gift Cards
are all accepted

Sales tax of 6.35% will be added to customers from Connecticut.
Shipping
All orders will be shipped through USPS Priority Mail or Priority Express. (Some smaller items also offer USPS First Class option.) You will receive tracking information upon shipping.

Orders will be shipped within 1-2 business days of the purchase date. You will be notified when your package ships.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you choose a custom listing, or would like to inquire about a custom piece, please be sure to give me as much information as possible in your order. I will respond promptly to your questions and custom orders.
Privacy
SPIRITED TOUCH DESIGNS / SPIRITED TOUCH, LLC
PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Personal information
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Marilyn Holt / Spirited Touch, LLC, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at marilyn [!at] spiritedtouch.com Alternately, you may call me at: 860.985.0563.