Elephant Dust Handmade

California, United States · 8 Sales


Elephant Dust Handmade

California, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Rachel Hillberg

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Jules813 on 03 Mar, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

FANTASTIC! AWESOME! STUPENDOUS! This store rocks, and the creator of these genius signs is an amazing person and so willing to create your dream sign. Love it!!!

Rebekah Crounk

Rebekah Crounk on 23 Dec, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased as a gift and the recipient loved it. Shipped fast and looks great

Sandra Strohmeier

Sandra Strohmeier on 09 Sep, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This paper is really nice. The design is unique and well done, and the colors are really pretty. Thank you Rachel.

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It Started as a Tall Tale

The tale became a memory...
The memory became a creative moniker...

When I was very little, there was this ornate little bottle of glitter on a shelf in my grandparents' den. When I asked about it, my grandpa said that he sprinkled it on the lawn to keep the elephants off the plants.

Grandma rolled her eyes and laughed, and said, "There aren't any elephants on the lawn. Rachel, have you seen any elephants?" "No," I agreed. To which Grandpa, wagging his finger in the air excitedly, proclaimed,"See! It's working!"

Grandpa was always one of my biggest creative inspirations and supporters. He was witty, a fantastic storyteller with a knack for mischief and tall tales, and loved photography. He gave me my first camera, and always had a supply of Dr. Sketch pens at the ready.

Since most of my creations are books & paper goods- places to record, explore and share one's story- visually or in writing- it was only fitting that I name my shop after this beloved tall tale.

My greatest hope is that my goods inspire that same sense of whimsy, lightheartedness and good-natured mischief in others.

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  • Rachel Hillberg

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Artist, crafter, lover of life and all things tactile. Seeks to find mystery and joy in the mundane. Finds exquisite happiness and serenity in repetitive tasks. And I have a fine art degree in crafts. (Yes, it exists!)

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Last updated on 29 August, 2013
Welcome to Elephant Dust Handmade! This shop is named after a favorite joke by my late grandfather- who was one of my earliest creative inspirations. All of my items are lovingly handmade, with a sense of childlike imagination, whimsy, sense of humor and nostalgia for days when life was magical. I hope to inspire little departures from the mundane... with just a touch of Elephant Dust.

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All of my goods are handcrafted with love and care. As these items are crafted individually by hand, the item you purchase may have very slight variance from the photos, though I do strive for consistency. if you would like a photograph of the exact item that will be sent to you, please message me before you make your purchase. Also, with items made from recycled materials, any irregularities are a feature, and not considered a defect.

Refunds considered for items lost or damaged in the mail only. Please send a photo of the item and it's packaging within 30 days for refund.
Please feel free to ask any and all questions before checkout, and I will be happy to oblige. Items will be shipped after payment is received.
All shipping prices listed reflect estimates of standard shipping rates. For rush delivery and all special deliveries, please contact me before shipping, and I will give you a quote.
If an item costs more than $1 less to ship than the estimate, you will be refunded the difference.
While ready made items will ship in 1-3 days, please allow a week for made to order items. Rush deliveries will be considered, but please message before checkout.
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I believe in quality and craftsmanship. All of the journals are completely handmade by me.