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Wooden Humming Bird~Necklace


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My Mom made another one of her beautiful Juniper wood, Hummingbird Necklaces! I really like the complimentary colors of the stone beads she added with it.

This necklace is also available in our etsy shop at: stinnettstudio.etsy.com

Thanks for looking!



New Year, New Hand Carved Necklaces! 2016



Here are my latest necklaces! I really enjoyed making these whimsical pieces.  In order to create their rustic, antiqued look, I had my dad wire brush them for me. I really like how the wood grain pops out. I then painted them and put a clear finish. I recently bought some beautiful glass beads on sale and was able to add them to some of my necklaces. The winter light doesn’t seem to be doing my pendants justice. The purple is much more vivid in real life on my butterfly. but oh well… 😉

These Necklaces can be found in our Etsy shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

Happy New Year! 2015 Year in Review


Happy New Year! This is my year in review for 2015.

This year was very busy and full of new experiences both good and bad. This summer, Me and my family evacuated for the first time from our house, because of the wild fires that swept through our community; destroying many of our distant neighbors houses. We are very thankful that when we returned, our house was spared and our neighborhood was kept safe. Through different challenges that we faced this year, God was there through it all and keeps strengthening our faith every day. We just continue to turn and put our trust in Jesus. God has blessed us with the different tools and abilities to start our little shop on Etsy.com, and are having a lot of fun creating new things to put in it.

My New Year’s Resolution is to have a closer relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; following his will for my life and obeying his commands. And like everyone else, I want to lose the weight that I have put on during the Holidays!

I’m hoping that as we continue to make handmade things that we can eventually sell enough to make a living. I also hope to keep my illustration blog going and perhaps illustrate people’s stories, blog banners, etc… My other dream is to make graphic novels and finish illustrating my own story.

Thank you all for your encouraging support and sticking with me these years of blogging!

Wishing for a blessed New Year!


Hand Carved Heart Necklace~Steampunk


This is my latest hand carved necklace. I’m having fun creating these whimsical pieces. They remind me of a steampunk or a pirate style. ( you can see my other necklace in this style here)

This necklace can be found in our Etsy shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

Hand Carved Birds Nest Necklace


I love this necklace so much! I almost wish we weren’t selling it! It was hand carved by my Dad and assembled by my Mom. I love the look of his handmade egg beads at the top, they look so classic! As you can tell, this is one of my personal favorites! 😉 The other beads are made out of natural Cottonwood.

This necklace can be found in our Etsy shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

Hand Carved Rustic, Steampunk Butterfly Necklace


This is one of my latest creations! I carved this butterfly out of Juniper wood. I had a lot of fun creating its design and my family helped me choose the colors. I tried to make this piece look steampunk, or pirate like. 😉 I have several other pieces in the same style ready for carving! Me and my family are on a roll and are really enjoying creating necklaces for our little shop!

This necklace can be found in our Etsy shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

Hand Carved Wooden Bird Necklaces


My mom has made three new, beautiful necklaces hand carved out of Juniper wood. These rustic bird’s are so cool and unique. Their pose makes them look like they’re in flight. I love all of the colors she chose and how they have a lovely gold sheen.

Miniature Painting ~Greeting Cards


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Give more than just a card this year. Buy a hand painted card instead so you’ll be giving your loved one a gift as well!

These cards are available in our Etsy Shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

*We’ll take custom requests.* ORDER SOON! 🙂


Hand Carved Snake Skin Necklaces


These necklaces can be found in our Etsy shops at:

Cottage Made Gifts and Stinnett Studio

Feel welcome to visit our sites, we will take custom orders!

Thanks for looking! 🙂

My Original Paintings Now in Our Etsy Shop! ~ Heather Stinnett



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I now have my original paintings and drawings in my Etsy shop, cottagemadegifts .

I’ll be adding more soon! 😉