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Shop the Fall Harvest Collection Before It's Gone!🍂 0

We're sorry, we hate to already be on the Christmas train too!

 

 

But since we're a company with handmade made-to-order products, we always have to be thinking ahead.  To assure your cherished art arrives in time to use it for the correct season, we have to ask you to purchase early.  We hate to say it but autumn is on it's way out the door at Sticks and winter and Christmas is here for the foreseeable future. ❄️🎄

 

So we're just here with a friendly reminder to shop this beautiful warm collection of Sticks Handmade goods before their gone until next year!  It will be replaced later this week so get the fall goods while you can.  Here are just a few of our favorite pieces..😍

 

 

 

Coming in place of this collection you may ask..?  Sticks Handmade winter and Christmas sculptures that are already made and ready to ship in time to decorate for the holidays OR gift!!🎅 🎁  Stay tuned SOON!

NEW Contemporary Rectangular Mirror by Sticks Handmade 0

Did you catch the Sticks Handmade new arrivals last week?  Did you notice the new style of mirror we released in that batch of new products??!

We're so excited to offer this new mirror structure with clean lines and twists on traditional Sticks artwork!  I personally want one to hang in my entryway above my plain, stained wood sofa table.  It would bring in a nice pop of color in a style that's a little whimsical but not so much that it still doesn't feel more modern!

 

 

Another great perk of this structure, is like some of our oval mirror and picture frame designs, it can be hung vertically OR horizontally.  Currently none of the designs have wording on them or imagery that "anchors" it, dictating it has to be hung a certain way.  So all three designs work both ways!!

 

So far we only have three designs to offer but we have more in production already so the variety will continue to grow!  Check out the designs we've created thus far just below:

  

 

 

We hope you love this new mirror structures as much as we do!  We can't wait to see how you style it in your homes and how you custom order them to create fresh designs! 

Shop our new mirror style here today!

2018 Limited Edition Ornaments Are Here! 0

It's the most wonderful time of the year!♪♫♬

 

Our ever popular limited edition ornaments are here!  Did you see the announcement on our social media yesterday?  The design has been released, a SUPER CUTE mitten pair, and it's available for sale now!! 

 

 

 

As always they come in two variations - Standard and Custom!

Here is how the Standard design looks:

 

 

 

 

Our Standard design features the phrase "Let the Holidays Warm Your Heart" on the front side and "2018" on the reverse.  It will be done just as shown in these photos!


 Interested in customizing it so it's more meaningful to you and your loved ones!?  Check out the Custom option below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here the Custom design still features the same phrase "Let the Holidays Warm Your Heart" on the front side as well as "2018" on the reverse right side. 

 

With this Custom option however, you can add a family name or word of your choosing to the reverse left side like the example shows!  Just make sure it's only 10 characters long MAX, not counting 2018 since that's standard (our wood burners can only write so small).

 

 

 

 

 

These are a Sticks Exclusive, meaning they can only be found here on sticks.com as well as in our Sticks Gallery

To order online, simply follow this link directly to the item here!
*Please note online they are made to order and will take three to six weeks to arrive.

To order from our Sticks Gallery in the East Village of Des Moines, you can pop into their store at 400 E Locust (storefront faces E 4th St) or give them a call at (515)282-0844!
*Sticks Gallery will have the standard design ornaments in stock ready to take home the same day, but feel free to call ahead to check their inventory.  Custom orders are made to order and will take three to six weeks to complete.

 

Do you have a growing collection of our limited edition ornaments?  Send a photo to onlinesales@sticks.com - we'd LOVE to see them!

Shop our 2018 mitten ornament today!

Over 40+ New Handmade Sticks Products Available To Shop Now! 0

Hello Sticks friends, we've been hard at work creating new pieces we hope you enjoy shopping!

 

 

 

 

Have you been wishing and waiting to buy handmade Sticks but have yet to have a design speak to you?  This may be the new collection that does it!  We've added well over 40 pieces of new artwork to our online shopping catalog, both functional furniture and smaller accessory pieces.  We essentially FLIPPED the New Arrivals section!

 

 

 

 

 

 We've given best-selling designs and palettes a creative interpretation with you in mind.  Our team of designers invests a lot of time reviewing our archive of work and combining that with ordering trends to create ever evolving interpretations of the Sticks aesthetic.  We are very excited about this collection and hope that some of the pieces may find themselves with you!

 

Here is a sampling of a few of our favorite new pieces that could be yours in a few short weeks once have time to create them by hand, just for you!

 

Show-Stopping Furniture

 

These furniture pieces will make a statement without being obnoxious, we promise!  We can just imagine the Friedrich's Chair below sitting next to your neutral-colored couch for the perfect comfy AND colorful reading spot.  It's not only a great seat for you and visiting loved ones that won't be able to stop talking about it, but it also doubles as art - two birds, one stone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accent Artworks

Sticks Handmade accessories make the perfect funky compliments to your home's decor -

  • Hang a perpetual calendar in your kitchen, the hub of your home, to keep tabs on your family's whereabouts through the week
  • Hang a mirror in your entry way above a sofa table or bench
  • Set a small plaque on your fireplace among family photos for a burst of graphic art and color
And those ideas are just the beginning, the possibilities of ways to accent your home with Sticks are endless!

     

     

     

    Thank you for your continued support for Handmade in America! 

    Click here to shop our newest handmade arrivals!

    Save the Date: Sticks Gallery Trunk Show Oct. 5th-6th! 0

     

    It's the perfect time of year to order a Sticks custom piece, come chat with our studio artists at our bi-annual Sticks Gallery Trunk Show!

     

    We want to help you tell your story!  The trunk show is a great opportunity to collaborate with an acclaimed Sticks artist to create a custom Sticks piece!  You will meet with the artist in-person or chat through a phone call to talk through turning your ideas into Sticks art.  We bring your ideas to life, from wherever you are in the country!!

    A few perks:

    • Custom design fees are waived for this exclusive event
    • Meet and work with the artist who will bring your idea to life
    • Complimentary artist sketches provided during appointment

    This amazing event only comes around twice a year, make your appointment today to assure we set aside time for you.  Ideal times book quickly, don't wait - please call to schedule your appointment today at (515)282-0844!

     

    See below how a customer's theme, coordinating furniture already owned, and color requests all turned into two rooms of show-stopping Sticks pieces!!

     

     

     

     

     

    Follow our recipe for a perfect new addition to your home or to make the perfect gift guaranteed in time for the holidays:

    • 2-3 inspirational pictures
    • A pinch of history
    • Sprinkle in a few family nuts
    • Baste with favorite phrases
    • Add a crisp color palette

    Mix it up with a Sticks artist and bake at the Sticks Studio until ready!  

     

    Click here for more tools for creating your custom Sticks!

     

    Give us a call to schedule your appointment today, even if you're out of town we can work through phone calls and emails - (515)282-0844

    2019 Paper Calendars Are Finally Herreeee!! 🎉 0

    It's one of our favorite times of the year, our 2019 paper calendars are almost here!

     

    We've been getting calls for awhile now asking when they'd be in.  Well we're happy to report they're en route from the publisher and they're available for pre-order NOW!!  

     

     

    Pre-order yours now to assure you're guaranteed our ever popular 2018-2019 16 month calendar!  Each month features artwork from our line of original Sticks Handmade plaques.  Spend the year with this collection of some of our most popular and best-loved designs and we're sure you'll find inspiration and enchantment the whole year through.  Sharing the messaging of our signature word list, every piece is enhanced with colorful and inspirational icons and images.  Enjoy these vibrantly painted reminders to Love Life Together each day!

     

    While you're at it also check out our calendar frames!  We created them with the intention of a way to jazz up the paper calendar just hangin' on your wall, and they also double as a great cork board info center.  Keep your family's lives organized and in sync - pin notes, invitations, and appointment reminders right on the cork board.  If you purchase a calendar frame we'll also include a paper calendar free of charge!  

     

    Find the 2019 paper calendars here!

     

    And the Sticks Handmade calendar frames that include a paper calendar here! 

     

     

     

     

    2019 is coming up fast, make sure you're ready for it with a beautiful Sticks calendar!!