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Hope & Grace Pens and products are all handmade by a recently retired US Marine near Quantico, VA. All woodwork is done on a lathe, no laser engraver ever touches our work. We're pleased you visited, and don't hesitate to contact us for any reason at HopeAndGracePens@gmail.com

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Celtic knot letter opener in Japanese camphor

Celtic knot letter opener in Japanese camphor

This is a stunningly beautiful handcrafted letter opener. The handle is shimmering Japanese camphor chosen for its gorgeous luster. It features a Celtic knot of pine centered in the camphor. The marriage of these beautiful woods with the 24k gold plate setting featuring sculptured Celtic knots creates a statement piece suitable for the most tasteful […]

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American Flag handcrafted pen stylus for your patriotic, e-savvy friend

American Flag handcrafted pen stylus for your patriotic, e-savvy friend

This is a fun and colorful American flag touch stylus with pen that will make the perfect gift for your patriotic, e-savy friend on the go. The pen tip extends with a twist, and the soft rubber stylus tip works on any touch screen device. ;D This acrylic pen touch stylus was handcrafted from red, […]

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Celtic knot handcrafted wood pen in cedar with brass Celtic setting

Celtic knot handcrafted wood pen in cedar with brass Celtic setting

Do you know a hibernophile (a person fond of Irish culture, Irish language and Ireland in general)? This is the perfect gift for that lover of Ireland with a touch of class. The wood body of this handcrafted pen is lovely red cedar wood cut just at the juncture of the heartwood. It has been […]

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Washington Redskins Fountain Pen in gold setting

Washington Redskins Fountain Pen in gold setting

This beautiful handcrafted acrylic fountain pen features the colors of the Washington D.C. professional football team in high gloss swirling acrylic. It will make the perfect gift for the D.C. football fanatic on your shopping list. It was cut from a single block of acrylic and realigned upon assembly to ensure the pattern matches. The […]

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Great Wave Off Kanagawa pyrography

Great Wave Off Kanagawa pyrography

I’ve always loved the original. This piece is in homage to the iconic image, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. http://www.etsy.com/listing/469629897/pyrography-great-wave-off-kanagawa-hand  

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Magnetic bottle opener catches bottle caps as they fall

Magnetic bottle opener catches bottle caps as they fall

Here’s a fun and cool bar accessory for any home. This magnetic bottle opener catches falling bottle caps, making them land on a funny message. When you open a bottle, magnets hidden under the wood will catch the cap and pull it against the wood. The magnets are at just the right strength to ensure […]

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Wine bottle humming bird feeder

Wine bottle humming bird feeder

This wine bottle humming bird feeder will make a great gift for the wine-lover in your life. All my items are one of a kind and you will get the one pictured. The feeder mounts to any fence post or tree by two brackets on the back. Simply fill the wine bottle with nectar and […]

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Wooden spoons with wood burned LOVE

Wooden spoons with wood burned LOVE

These four wooden spoons features letters spelling the word “LOVE” wood burned by hand into the spoon bodies. They will make the perfect decor in any natural or rustic kitchen. They’re also food safe and can be used if you choose. Each spoon in the set is a different length, and you will receive all four. […]

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Wine bottle bird feeder

Wine bottle bird feeder

This gravity-fed wine bottle bird feeder will make a great gift for the wine-lover in your life. All my items are one of a kind and you will get the one pictured. The feeder mounts to any fence post or tree by two brackets on the back. Simply fill the wine bottle with your favorite […]

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Wooden spoons with wood burned vines

Wooden spoons with wood burned vines

This set of four wooden spoons features flowering vines wood burned by hand into the spoon bodies. They will make the perfect decor in any natural or woodland-themed kitchen. They’re also food safe and can be used if you choose. Each spoon in the set is a different length, and you will receive all four. […]

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Man glitter funny wall art in pyrography

Man glitter funny wall art in pyrography

Hand wood burned humorous sign for every woodworker! “Sawdust? You mean manglitter.” This sign has particular significance in my home. Everything has a little manglitter on it, especially my wife’s car! I didn’t write it, but I do love it. It will look great in any home or workshop, bringing a smile to the faces […]

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Judith Beheading Holofernes pyrography art

Judith Beheading Holofernes pyrography art

Hand wood burned wall art reproduction of Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes in maple with frame. This piece is entirely handcrafted. It started as a piece of 1/4″ maple sanded to 600 grit. I then drew and wood burned by hand this interpretation of Caravaggio’s classic painting into the maple, and gave it a light coat […]

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Slainte Celtic knot hanging wood burn display in red oak

Slainte Celtic knot hanging wood burn display in red oak

Slainte! This wood burned Celtic knot Irish drinking toast is the perfect accessory for your bar area. “Sliainte” (SLAHn-che) is a traditional drinking toast in Ireland (and Scotland). The word is Irish Gaelic and translates to “Health!” as in “to your health.” This beautiful Celtic knot was drawn and burned by hand into red oak. […]

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Set of 4 wine glass charms in handcrafted tamarind wood

Set of 4 wine glass charms in handcrafted tamarind wood

This beautiful wine glass charm set was handcrafted from beautiful tamarind wood. They will make a wonderful accent to your party. This set of four charms feature four distinct shapes in tamarind. The wood was given a light coat of 100% pure tung oil, deepening the rich hue of the tamarind wood and enhancing the […]

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HUGE Bent wood ring size 12 3/4 three-tone

HUGE Bent wood ring size 12 3/4 three-tone

Do you have a special person on your list who appreciates fine, handcrafted, natural wood? This two-tone wood and stainless steel ring is sure to make a great gift! Each of my rings is a one of a kind work of art and you will get the one pictured. This bent wood ring was handcrafted […]

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Wine bottle stopper in flaming osage orange handcrafted wood

Wine bottle stopper in flaming osage orange handcrafted wood

This beautiful wine bottle stopper was handcrafted from osage orange wood. It will make a wonderful accent to your bar or countertop. The pictures really don’t do this wood justice. What you can’t see is the gorgeous flame brought out in the shimmering grain as you rotate the wood in the light. It features streaks […]

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WIDE bentwood lady’s ring size 6 of rich primavera wood

WIDE bentwood lady’s ring size 6 of rich primavera wood

Do you have a special person on your list who appreciates fine, handcrafted, natural wood? This rich primavera wood ring is sure to make a great gift! Each of my rings is a one of a kind work of art and you will get the one pictured. This bent wood ring was handcrafted from exotic, […]

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Bentwood ring size 11.5 two tone black ebony and red oak

Bentwood ring size 11.5 two tone black ebony and red oak

Do you have a special person on your list who appreciates fine, handcrafted, natural wood? This two-tone ebony and red oak ring is sure to make a great gift! Each of my rings is a one of a kind work of art and you will get the one pictured. This bent wood ring was handcrafted […]

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Meditating Buddha wood burn wall art

Meditating Buddha wood burn wall art

Buddha in deep meditation graces this beautiful piece of figured maple. It will make the perfect accent to a meditation room or add an Eastern touch to any room in your home. It’s a one of a kind handcrafted work of art. The off-center face of the Enlightened One was drawn and burned into the […]

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Padauk wood pen in two tone gold and gun metal setting

Padauk wood pen in two tone gold and gun metal setting

This graceful handcrafted pen in beautiful padauk wood features a two tone gold and gun metal setting. The stately wood grain runs in a rich orange and dark brown, perfectly accentuated by the tasteful setting. The padauk wood was shaped and sanded up to 800 grit by hand on a lathe, then treated with 100% […]

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Celtic knot handcrafted wood pen in green tamarind with brass Celtic setting

Celtic knot handcrafted wood pen in green tamarind with brass Celtic setting

Do you know a hibernophile (a person fond of Irish culture, Irish language and Ireland in general)? This is the perfect gift for that lover of Ireland with a touch of class. The wood body of this handcrafted pen is tamarind wood stabilized with a green pigmented acrylic. The green mixed with the lovely grain […]

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Wooden Pen in swirling brown burl wood

Wooden Pen in swirling brown burl wood

You’ll catch eyes at your next meeting when you take notes with this stunningly beautiful pen. The wood is camphor burl, a rare and gorgeous wood set in bright rhodium mechanics. Turned by hand on a lathe, I shaped the subtle curves and sanded the wood up to 10k grit for maximum shimmer, then gave […]

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Wood Pen in blue holly and bright chrome magnetic setting

Wood Pen in blue holly and bright chrome magnetic setting

You’ll catch eyes at your next meeting when you take notes with this stunningly beautiful pen. Believe it or not, this lovely wood started as a block of pure white holly. I stabilized it in deep blue liquid acrylic and baked it to set the dye. As you can see, subtle flecks of the original […]

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Wood Pen in blue holly and smoky gun metal setting

Wood Pen in blue holly and smoky gun metal setting

You’ll catch eyes at your next meeting when you take notes with this stunningly beautiful pen. Believe it or not, this lovely wood started as a block of pure white holly. I stabilized it in deep blue liquid acrylic and baked it to set the dye. As you can see, subtle flecks of the original […]

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Civil War pen handcrafted from wood recovered where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded
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Civil War pen handcrafted from wood recovered where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded

Do you know a history buff? A Civil War fanatic? How about someone who appreciates fine, useful things that carry meaning and tell a story? This pen will make an incredible gift. The wood body of this handcrafted pen was recovered from the spot where Confederate General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded by […]

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Handcrafted bolt action bullet pen
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Handcrafted bolt action bullet pen

Do you know someone who uses a ballpoint pen and likes to show a little personality? These beautiful handcrafted pens will make a cool gift with their stunning look and bolt action bullet settings. They’re the perfect gift for your office professional who is a sportsman after hours or the perfect gift for a man […]

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Magic wand handcrafted with Norse runes

Magic wand handcrafted with Norse runes

  This is a handcrafted magic wand for your special child’s playtime. It’s not designed for real spellcasting 😉 but if that’s how you choose to use it, feel free! It will come with a parchment describing the fantastic story of its production and advice on its use. It will make a great gift for […]

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