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levelheaded paperweight

by Tamara Hensick $50.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Don't Blow Your Stack!

In trying times, we could all use a little guy reminding us to "Stay Level-Headed." This pewter mini muscleman hoists a contractor's level over his head, so you or your favorite hot head can remember to keep it cool. Handmade in Los Angeles, California.

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Handmade
Item ID
17557
Made from
pewter
Measurements
2.6" H
  • 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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LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (30)
  • Durable (19)
  • Sleek design (8)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (16)
  • Organization (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (25), Quality oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (29), No (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (25), Business (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (3)

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5.0

Sturdy, Functional, and Fun

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from Redwood City, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Sleek Design
  • Sturdy
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

    This is a great decorative paperweight for an office desk. People at work love to pick it up and play with it and always comment on its uniqueness. The level bar is just a tad off because everything I set it on sits at the very left of the center-mark lines instead of dead center in between. I imagine that varies from product to product, but it still passes as level!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Cool gift, poor packaging

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Adhesive Packaging

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Office

    Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

    The product itself is great and we are very happy with the look and quality, but the adhesive stickers that held the box closed on each side were so sticky that the cardboard of the very nice packaging boxes tore and made the boxes look very beat up.

    It would be GREAT if the adhesive closures came in the box and could be applied once the gift arrived and we were able to look at it before giving it to our client. I had to buy very expensive stickers to cover the spots on the box that tore when we opened it to look at the product. Otherwise, great! But that was a bit of a disappointment.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    For the guy that has everything

    By 

    from Walnut Creek, CA

    About Me High-end Shopper

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    Pros

    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

        I love finding different, unique items. My husband is one of those hard to buy for people. He has everything!! My husband likes to think of himself as a Mr. Fit It so I was thrilled to find this little gem. It also sends a great message!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Even better than it looks!

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sleek Design
        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop

          Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

          An especially appropriate gift for someone who loves design, architecture, engineering, etc.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          4.0

          Cute paper weight

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          from Ventura, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • Smaller Than Expected

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

          We purchased it for a friend that is going into private practice. It is a sweet whimsical and unique gift.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service and delivery were great.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Levelheaded Paperweight

          By 

          from Del Rio, TX

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

            This was a gift to my Niece who works in construction, she thought it was cute

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Exactly what I needed!

            By 

            from New York

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

                  Ideal little gift for the Handyman's office. Dad loved it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Absolutely Love This Little Guy

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sleek Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

                      Strong, cute, clever. I have bought this sculptor's other pieces and all are heavy, well-designed and clever.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect Office Gift

                      By 

                      from Irvine, CA

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

                        This was the perfect gift for a friend who holds a VP position. Felt it was fun and a great ice breaker for an office display! I was very pleased with the purchase. Thank you for carrying such great items!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        5.0

                        Huge hit!

                        By 

                        from Avon Lake, OH

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Best gift ever
                        • Sleek Design
                        • Sturdy
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Makes you smile

                          Comments about LEVELHEADED PAPERWEIGHT:

                          I loved this and gave it as a gift to my neighbor who uses his level for everything! It was the perfect gift. Very unique & aone of the best gifts I've given! I read previous reviews so, I was not at all surprise at the size. It was more than I would normally spend on a gift but in my opinion well worth it! I also like the sentiment " stay level headed" it. Clever.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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