Scandinavian style hand made accessories and vintage.

Oslo, Norway

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I sell Nordic vintage treasures like cast iron waffle makers, decorative pewter items and wrought iron tapestry hangers. I also make unique, casual and stylish fabric hats for women, felted scarves for men and women, fiber necklaces, hooded scarves and home decor, designed and hand made by myself as an independent crafter. I am also into assemblage art and champagne related art. I use new and recycled, re-purposed, or vintage materials. Soilevuo • S • ™ and soilevuo art&crafts™ are my trademarks.


Last updated on Mar 5, 2021

UPDATE 5 MARCH 2021: Delays in shipping due to corona virus outbreak. Shipping overseas may take 3--8 weeks. Tracking not included in standard shipping.
I sell Nordic vintage treasures like cast iron waffle makers, decorative pewter items and wrought iron tapestry hangers. I also make unique, casual and stylish fabric hats for women, felted scarves for men and women, fiber necklaces, hooded scarves and home decor, designed and hand made by myself as an independent crafter. I am also into assemblage art and champagne related art. I use new and recycled, re-purposed, or vintage materials. Soilevuo • S • ™ and soilevuo art&crafts™ are my trademarks.


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About soilevuoartandcrafts

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soilevuo * S * -- designed and handmade by myself

My shop named soilevuo art & crafts sells hand-made accessories like felted dreadlock inspired neckwear, handbag charms, hats and caps, foot and boot decor, reflectors with macrame cord, home decor, and assemblage art.

I am Finnish, born and raised in Finland but currently living in Norway. My style is a mixture of influences from Nordic traditions, nature and everyday life. My products are uncomplicated and unpolished, even rough when I work with nature materials like twigs, sea shells and horse chestnuts. I add a hint of silly and feminine touch when I work with fabrics, strong colors, buttons and ribbons. I want to be nature-friendly and ecological whenever I can by combining new and used materials, like used toys.

I am self-educated and have been developing my skills and imagination since 1983. My favorite materials are fabrics, sea shells, branches, fabrics, cord, beads, plastic toys, buttons, coins, horse chestnuts, leather and wool. I usually make only one example of each item. I trademark my works with my * S * -logo. Each * S * is hand written on leather with a pyrography pen.

I enjoy hammering and drilling holes into various materials. My special passion is sabrage and I use champagne bottle corks in my assemblage art.

The Soilevuo story

In the 1930's, my grandma and her sister were young and unmarried, and they found themselves in a messy situation where they no longer were able to use their family name, which was their father's last name. They needed a new one. They invented Soilevuo as their new last name.

How and why Soilevuo, I do not know. Maybe as a variation of their father's name, maybe after war hero Siilasvuo, maybe just out of thin air they came up with this beautiful, one of a kind surname, which combines the female forename Soile with the common ending -vuo. The result is a fantastic, original name which does not come from any man, but from grandma to granddaughter.

In the 1960's, before I was born, my grandma bought a Pfaff 360. She was talented in sewing but unfortunately her deteriorating health kept her from enjoying this hobby. She died when I was fifteen years old, and I inherited both the machine and her passion in sewing, which I developed even further. In 2004 our old Pfaff broke. My trusted repairman had retired and there was no one who could have fixed the machine which had served us so well.

In 2006 my life changed dramatically. As a way of coping, I began to work with materials from my everyday life: twigs, sea shells, plastic toys, horse chestnuts, coins. I try to find inner peace in combining new and used, recycling and upcycling, trying to turn something dull and ordinary into interesting and original, seeing beauty in ugly objects. In a true Soilevuo spirit, when in a tight spot, I invent a new life out of thin air.

Shop members

  • soilevuo

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    PhD, researcher, and university teacher. Self-educated in various textile crafts. Part-time artist and artisan. Loves drilling and sabrage. Items I sell are designed and hand-made by myself. I also sell some vintage items prodused by others.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 19, 2021
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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING: In case the item arrives damaged, it will be refunded, repaired, or replaced, depending on the case. The damage has to be documented f.ex. with photos.

EASY RETURN AND REFUND: According to Norwegian legislation, buyers are allowed to cancel the transaction after receiving the item. No reason needs to be stated. If you do not like the item in person, you can send it back and be refunded.

Important time limit: Buyers must notify the seller within 14 days after receiving the package if they wish to return the item and be refunded. The item must be unused and returned in the same condition as it was when received. The price of the item and shipping from the seller to the buyer will be refunded. The customer must pay the return shipping. Reimbursement will be made within 1--3 days after receiving the returned item and confirming that the item is unused and undamaged.

DELIVERY REFUSED AND RETURNED TO SELLER: If delivery is refused by the buyer and returned to the seller, the buyer will be refunded the item price, not shipping.

INACCURATE ADDRESS: The seller always ships packages to the address in the invoice. In case a buyer gives wrong or inaccurate address and the package is returned to the seller, the buyer is refunded only the item price, not shipping.
Credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping via Posten Norge (Norwegian Postal Service). No tracking is unfortunately available.
Items will be shipped within 1--3 working days after receiving a confirmation on the payment. At best, shipping takes 1-2 working days in Norway, 2-6 in Europe and 6-8 working days in the rest of the world. Delays may occur f.ex. because of customs clearance.

EXCEPTIONS: Certain heavy or more expensive items will be shipped with tracking and / or signature delivery.

PACKING: The items will be packed in the most appropriate way to avoid damages and to keep shipping costs as low as possible. Because of environmental reasons, recycled packing materials may be used. Gift wrapping is available by request.

VAT AND OTHER DUTIES: Purchases in Norway are for time being free of VAT (ikke MVA pliktig). International buyers are responsible for paying all the possible duties, taxes, and / or fees upon receiving the package.

MAX WEIGHT: If one buyer purchases several items and the combined weight exceeds 2000 g (2 kg), shipping arrangements must be agreed on between the buyer and the seller.
In short: When you use online platforms like Etsy or PayPal, all the personal information you provide within these platforms is beyond my control. As an individual seller I am responsible for the personal information of my customers I collect and restore outside these online services. I collect, share and restore the following information:
1. I share your name and shipping address with the Norwegian Postal Service in order to deliver the goods to you.
2. In order to manage my accounting according to the Norwegian tax laws and regulations, I must print out a paper copy of your order receipt from Etsy or PayPal and keep it for 10 years. This receipt includes your name, shipping address, the date of purchase, a short description of the item you purchased, and your PayPal e-mail. You have access to your own receipt with similar information via Etsy or PayPal.
3. When I ship items with tracking, I keep the receipt for 10 years because of tax laws. This receipt includes your name and address, the title of the goods you purchased, the price, and the tracking number.
4. When I ship items without tracking, I keep digital photos of the package with stamps on as a verification of shipping. I delete these photos after 3 years.
5. I store my accounting in a safe and the digital photos in a PC with common data protection software. I do not use cloud services. My geographical location is in Norway (outside the EU).
6. I DO NOT RECEIVE your credit card number or your bank account number at all.
7. I DO NOT USE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS in marketing in any ways.
More detailed Privacy Policy:
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy, for example PayPal in case you use their services in paying. Please see the Privacy Policies of the third party service providers for more information.
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, whether you paid via Etsy payments, PayPal, or another provider, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information, if you contact me directly vis Etsy Conversations.
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use. I share information with PayPal when you choose to pay via your PayPal account.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies like the Norwegian Postal Service. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, J.S.Grønnerød, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at store [!at]

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Last updated on Dec 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Not included in item prices but available at request.

Custom and personalised orders

Limited availability. Please contact the shop owner.