Finding Hidden Potential in the World Around Us
“Doesn’t the potter have the right to shape the clay in any way he chooses? Can’t he make one lump into an elegant vase, and another into a common jug?”
I love to take commonplace objects and create something new – allowing them to shine in a whole new light. The common term today is “upcycling”. Even though something is seen as having one purpose, it doesn’t mean that there is not potential for so much more. Isn’t that true of each of us as well? I love to see beyond the exterior – what everyone sees – and find hidden beauty, creativity and imagination.
My inspiration comes from the incredible complexity of created design in those around me – their culture, heritage, loves and originality – and from the diversity in nature. My ultimate desire is to give honor to the Creator in thanks for the ability to spark inventive play or even just a smile or contemplative thought.
Gone2Pieces™ is an eclectic mix of creativity, because inspiration can come from any direction! Musician, Judy Collins, said it well; “I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” Gone2Pieces™ has been that outlet for me and a vehicle for others to begin their journey in creativity. Through the years, I have been blessed to share this journey with my family – as fellow designers and shop managers. Our talented team is dedicated to bringing quality, handcrafted art to a varied audience and includes some Native American handiwork, each piece attributed to the specific designer and tribe. We have been open since 1989 and on Etsy since 2009. In our commitment to give back, a portion of each sale is given to a non-profit organization chosen by our executive team.
As with inspiration, materials available and creativity, the items available at Gone2Pieces™ vary and change constantly. I encourage you to visit often and see what sparks have ignited!
Also visit our sister shops: Gone2PiecesVintage.etsy.com and LoLoPond.etsy.com
Owner, Designer, Customer Service
While my formal education is in Modern Languages, I am an ongoing student of the world around me. Color, shape, design, relationship, rhythm…are all captivating and cause my mind to whirl in imagination.
Designer, Shipping, Product Coordinator
Bill's training includes art school and advertising. He creates our line of cuffs and is an indispensable, behind-the-scenes manager. Besides handling all shipping and Customer Service, he is my sounding board and - best of all - my husband.
Josiah, my son, creates and inspires our line of origami. This precise art form feeds both his creative and technical sides. Josiah has been a designer for us since 2011 and a lifelong encourager and critical eye to the creative process for our shop.
Crystal, a bead artist, is of the Menominee Tribe in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has been a member of Gone2Pieces™ since 2012.
Angel is of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and a talented bead artist. She has been part of Gone2Pieces™ since 2013.
"Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'" (Jef Richards) Bethany, my youngest, is G2P's creative strategist as head of Marketing and an inspiration for our BFF and American Girl lines.
Accepted payment methods
SD residents are charged a 4% sales tax.
Gone2Pieces™ cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages. Once delivered to the post office, all packages are the responsibility of the US Postal Service. If there are any issues with package delivery, please contact Gone2Pieces™ directly.
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
Returns and exchange details
Custom orders and patterns cannot be refunded.
If you have any questions about an item, please contact us directly before you place an order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every attempt is made to show the actual color of an item. However, due to lighting and computer monitor differences, the true color may be slightly different than the photos. Where variances are evident, the best match will be noted.
Gone2Pieces™ relies on your satisfaction. We make every attempt to carefully photograph each item, list in detail, and ship securely. If you feel something has gone wrong in your experience, please contact us immediately; every attempt will be made to make it right.
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