About 1706 Handmade Co.
Welcome to 1706 Handmade Co. - where we create products that bring joy and beauty to your home. Our passion is to uplift your mood and elevate your space through our handmade candles and framed florals.
Our candles are more than just a source of light - they're crafted with care using sustainable and safe ingredients that provide a clean-burning experience. From the moment you light one, you'll be transported by the heavenly scent and the cozy ambiance it creates.
Our framed florals are truly one-of-a-kind. Starting as fresh flowers, they're carefully pressed over weeks before being arranged by hand with stained glass to create stunning works of natural art. Each piece is a testament to the beauty of nature and the skill of our artisan, Lindsey.
At 1706 Handmade Co., we believe that your home should be a reflection of your personal style and bring you joy. That's why we're committed to providing you with quality products that are not only beautiful, but also ethically made.
We're proud to be based in Albuquerque and to share our love of handmade goods with the world. Come and discover the magic of 1706 Handmade Co. today!
So, what's the story with "1706?"
In 1706, a small group of Spanish settlers established the Villa de San Felipe de Albuquerque, making it one of the oldest European settlements in what is now the United States. The city's name was derived from the Duke of Alburquerque, who was viceroy of New Spain at the time. Albuquerque quickly grew into an important trade center and became the capital of New Mexico over a century later.
Flowers That Do Not Press Well
While we can successfully press many types of flowers, some varieties may not yield the desired results due to their unique characteristics. Flowers that do not press well include:
Please keep this in mind when considering which blooms to include in your wedding bouquet.
The Beauty of Pressed Flowers
It's important to note that pressed flowers, while a stunning and sentimental keepsake, may appear different from their fresh counterparts. Once fully dried, they take on a flat and two-dimensional appearance, and there may be subtle changes in color. However, these differences add a unique charm to your pressed flower arrangement, capturing the essence of your wedding day in a truly timeless way.
At 1706 Handmade Co, we take pride in our expertise and the care we put into preserving your wedding bouquet flowers. With our meticulous process, your cherished blooms will become lasting treasures that evoke memories of your special day for years to come.
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Do you accept bouquets from outside of Albuquerque/Santa Fe?
At this time we are only serving clients within the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.
How early should I reach out in advance?
Bouquet preservation should be part of your wedding planning checklist. Please make sure to schedule your pressing with me as far in advance as possible. There is a limit to how many bouquets I can press per month, so the earlier the better!
Unfortunately, I cannot accommodate requests made after your wedding has taken place.
How do I get my bouquet to you?
Given the significance and complexity of your wedding day, I kindly request that you designate a point of contact with whom I can coordinate and arrange an in-person meeting for the bouquet handover.
If coordinating a bouquet pickup in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area, a travel fee will be applied depending on distance.
What are your prices?
Pricing for one 11x14 framed bouquet in the traditional style (pictured above) is $350.
Smaller add-on pieces with remaining flowers range from $50-150 each, depending on size and design.
Special customizations to the design such as the incorporation of wedding invitations, printed vows, or photos are available as add-ons.
Are flowers treated with anything for preservation?
Through our traditional wood press drying method, we refrain from incorporating preservatives or post-pressing color enhancements. Instead, we celebrate the inherent, natural evolution of petal and flower hues
Will my pressed flowers last forever?
When expertly preserved and professionally framed, your pressed bouquet will last for many years and be cherished by generations to follow. In fact, with proper care and display, they may even outlive you.
We strongly advise placing your floral art away from direct sunlight, windows, and temperature fluctuations to ensure the enduring vibrancy of flower colors, shapes, and overall quality. It's important to acknowledge that, over time, some natural color fading may occur due to the organic nature of these botanicals.