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hand signs paperweights

by Tamara Hensick
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  • the story

Gimme A Hand

Give those desk-strewn documents a hand! Tamara Hensick's pint-sized palms are made of solid, lead-free pewter, giving literal weight to the words signed by each expressive piece.
Set of 4 includes:
Hang Loose
Thumbs Up
Peace
Rock On

Whether you say it loud with one proud proclamation or you start a conversation with all six, these gestural pieces keep wit in the workplace. Handmade in Los Angeles, California.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21518
Made from
lead-free pewter
Measurements
each hand: approx. 1" H
Notes
Set of hand-sign paperweights comes in a natural linen bag.
  • the maker

Tamara Hensick

Born in Iowa and raised throughout Germany, Tamara Hensick creates small sculptures in sterling silver, bronze, white bronze and pewter. Her fascination with crafting intricate objects by hand started when she was a gemologist, working daily with jewelry and gemstones.

Her first piece was a chicken wishbone cast in sterling silver, made to inspire her to always make wishes. She has continued to create sculptures of natural shapes, from leaves to milk drops, and never forgets to maintain a sense of play with her work.

She creates individual pieces by sculpting in a soft malleable jewelers wax, then molding and casting into various metals. collection

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HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Unique (4)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (3)

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5.0

Great Graduation Gift!

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from Queens, NY

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Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Inspirational Ornament

Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

Gift for friend graduating with degree in Special Education.

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4.0

Cute

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from Tucson, AZ

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Pros

  • Lifelike

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Decorative

Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

I read the size but still pictured slightly bigger than what came. I love the one with the first and fourth fingers up, as that is the Hook 'em Horns sign. Would love to have just that one in a slightly larger version.

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3.0

Suggestion

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from Phelan

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Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • Not enough options

Best Uses

  • School
  • Visual Aid

Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

These would be GREAT if I could buy the American Sign Language manual alphabet letters. Anyone involved with sign language in any way would love them! Even those who have no experience with sign language would love the idea of having such a great visual form of their name of motto in another 3D language. Make it happen and I will buy the whole alphabet.

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  • Business
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  • Yes, Yes
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  • Self
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  • Birthday

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5.0

perfect

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from San Diego, CA

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Pros

  • Fun
  • Unique

Cons

  • Smaller Than Expected

Best Uses

  • School

Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

I gave this to my daughter in law who is a high school sign language teacher.. she wants more and one in EVERY letter.. maybe a little bigger?!

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  • Personal
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  • Yes, Yes
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  • Other
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  • Birthday

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5.0

Awesome!

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from San Diego, CA

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Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

I bought this as a gift but loved it so much I kept it for myself. My kids love it too.

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3.0

Hand Signs Paperweights

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from Chappaqua, New York

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    Cons

    • Smaller Than Expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

      These are way too small and light to be a paperweight. Plus, one of them doesn't stand up! The look cute sitting on the desk, and thats about it.

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      • Yes
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      • Child
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      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Great Anniversary Gift

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      from ABQ, NM

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      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Smaller Than Expected

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about HAND SIGNS PAPERWEIGHTS:

      Interesting product for a person who has had some experince with signing. These are meaningful and will be a joy to use. My only concern is with their size, as paper weights they may easily get lost or thrown out accidentially.

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      • Personal
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      • Yes
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      • Wife
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      • Anniversary

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