… A long, long time ago in a land far, far away…
Well… Actually… our journey began last year–in our home just south of Atlanta, Georgia–when my husband got a 3D printer for Christmas… It was inevitable that he would try to make me a 3D printed crochet hook but the patterns on the 3D websites were, well… less than inspiring and definitely not ergonomic… we knew we could do better!
I started watching tutorials on how to use 3D modeling software and after LOTS of trial and error, LOTS of broken and half-printed hooks, and about 10 design changes–we finally found a winning combination! Our hooks are designed to be strong yet incredibly light & ergonomic. Once they are finished printing, they are hand-sanded and then coating with an epoxy resin to ensure they are super smooth!
We appreciate everyone who has supported and cheered us on though this crazy new venture (my husband was ready to throw a few of these out the window throughout the process 😂😂). We are still learning when it comes to this 3D design process and I am not touting these hooks as “perfect”–as with all handmade things, lots of time, love and effort went into getting these hooks to where they are and I will always see imperfections as the proof that we are not creating a mass produced items. Being hand sanded and coated means that each one will have it’s own one-of-a-kind “finish” but to me, that’s what makes things like this all the more special!
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about our hooks or see what we have in stock and ready to ship in my shop! Thank you so much for your support!
How Do I purchase your Hooks?
Our hooks are available for purchase in our Etsy shop here. We release new colors ever 1-2 months and our average hook costs $45 (shipping included)
Why are they so expensive?
We put a LOT of time and effort in behind the scenes to get our hooks right–our pricing allows us to feel good about continuing to be able to print more hooks, maintain & upgrade equipment, and not get burnt out.
As with any handmade product, we have to take into account the costs of materials (3D printer filament, resin, gloves, brushes, sandpaper, printer maintenance, etc), packaging, shipping, fees & taxes, and of course, our time. Each of our hooks take 3-5 hours to print followed by hand-sanding, coating, & quality checks.
We also look at the market. If you look at comparably sized hooks (10mm and up) from specialty hook makers like Furls, you will find that their 13mm & 18mm candy shop hooks are $49, and their wooden alpha series hooks in 13mm & 15mm are $79. If you try to purchase a custom wooden hand-turned hook, you’re looking at prices ranging from $30 for simpler, smaller sizes (under 10mm) all the way up to $120+ for custom pieces & larger sizes.
We also ensure that if something is wrong, we will go out of our way to make it right! As makers, you know how important it is to recognize your worth–and price your products in a way that accounts for all the hard work you put into them–we are doing the same with our hooks. We love knowing that they are a long term, quality investment for our customers!
Do you sell the STL files?
At this time we do not sell our STL files.
Do you take custom orders?
YES! If you are interested in purchasing 4 or more hooks, we can work with you one on one to pick out the perfect color and sizes!
Why don’t you make anything smaller than a 10mm?
At this time we are working to fill a niche in the market. There are TONS of fun, colorful, unique, ergonomic options in the 10mm and smaller range but not so much for the larger sizes. Since my pattern focus on using bulky and super bulky yarn and 10mm+ hooks, these larger sizes made more sense to focus on!