MadeinZena

Reclaimed art inspired by beautiful Zena, OK

Zena, Oklahoma · 72 Sales

MadeinZena

Reclaimed art inspired by beautiful Zena, OK

Zena, Oklahoma 72 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   All of my pieces are created at my home in Zena, OK. I try to use reclaimed materials whenever possible - antique barn wood, repurposed beads from flea market finds, used horseshoes and paper from old books, maps and vintage postcards. Thanks for visiting!

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

All of my pieces are created at my home in Zena, OK. I try to use reclaimed materials whenever possible - antique barn wood, repurposed beads from flea market finds, used horseshoes and paper from old books, maps and vintage postcards. Thanks for visiting!

Ina Belcher

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Ina Belcher

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My favorite material to work with is anything "reclaimed"

I love the idea of taking something that is no longer useful or wanted, and turning it into something new and beautiful, such as creating a paper quilt out of old textbook pages, or a beaded cross out of old barn wood.

I got started making the beaded horseshoes when I decided to make a special wedding gift for my niece and her husband, who are both horse lovers. I added beads and their initials to an old, rusty horseshoe, to wish them good luck, and soon other people were asking for them. I have a friend who owns horses, and he keeps me supplied with plenty of horseshoes in every size, shape and finish. Soon I was trying to figure what else I could attach beads to, and about that time my neighbor up the road had her parents' old barns torn down. She said I could take whatever I wanted, and I started making the beaded crosses too.

I've always been attracted to the geometric shapes and color combinations of quilts and stained glass. I was admiring all the colors and patterns of scrapbooking paper one day and decided to make a "quilt" out of them. Soon I was looking for unique paper everywhere I went; old books from flea markets, sheet music from garage sales. I even got worried that brown paper bags are being replaced with plastic bags, and started savings those! My favorite part of creating a new piece is choosing, arranging and rearranging the papers until I'm completely happy with the end result.

If anyone who purchases one of my pieces or photos enjoys them even half as much as I enjoyed making them, then I consider myself a successful artist.

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  • Ina Belcher

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    I live on 10 acres in the "suburbs" of Zena, OK with my husband and our dog, Trixie. I love living in the country. When I'm not crafting or gardening, my pastimes are sitting by the fire when it's cold or relaxing on the porch when it's warm.

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Last updated on February 22, 2016
Hi! Thanks for visiting my shop, Made in Zena. All of the items are created by me. I have accumulated quite a stash of old books, magazines, sheet music, calendars, etc over the years and I love to create a new piece of art out of something old, showing off the beauty of those items rather than keeping them stored away in boxes and on shelves. Take some time to browse and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
Ina

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When you receive your item, if you are not 100% happy with it, please contact me BEFORE leaving feedback and I will make it right.

If you would like to return an item, contact me within 20 day of receipt of the item. I will refund the purchase price plus the original shipping cost (total paid at checkout) once the item has been returned.

No refunds on custom made orders unless the item was damaged when it was received.