History of Gaia's Handfasting In 2004 my husband and I were handfasted in an
extremely tight budget, but the day was beautiful. Upon returning to the encampment, it was realized that I had forgotten to bring our handfasting cord from the hotel room when I showered. We ended up using a piece of Celtic ribbon. With my crafty background, it was then that I designed my first Handfasting cord and, at my sister's recommendation, I sold it on Ebay. With a year of Ebay taking usually a third of any income potential, I decided it was time to make my own website. On Imbolc in 2006, Gaia's Handfasting was born.
Custom orders Custom orders can take 4-12 weeks depending on materials used and alterations to designs. I have made cords and had them in the couple's hands within 3 days. I can give you a better time estimate once you contact me to initiate your order.
Length and width of cords I will happily make your handfasting cord(s) any length you request. Finished Cords In Stock and custom cords without length request will generally range from 4-6 feet in length. Width depends on the ribbons/cording used in your design.
The design process Once you decide on the style and colors for your cord, I will loosely put the cord together and take a picture to make sure you are happy with the colors and style. If there are any changes that need to be made, I will rework the cord and send you another picture. This will continue until you are satisfied with the look of your cord. Once the cord is complete, I will send you a final picture when I mail the cord out.
Shipping We standardly ship USPS Priority Mail, 2-3 business days, with a charge of $9.00 for shipping & handling. International shipping cost and times vary (Most countries, $15.00). I gladly ship FexEx Overnight for last minute orders or USPS First Class if you have planned ahead.