OldRaven

Mixed Media, Altered Art, Fabric Works & Craft Supplies

Boise, Idaho · 751 Sales

OldRaven

Mixed Media, Altered Art, Fabric Works & Craft Supplies

Boise, Idaho 751 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to the Old Raven. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photographic windows of my arts and crafts store. I follow where my artistic heart takes me, today it may be an altered art project and tomorrow a fabric snags my eye and a purse is born. I love raiding Estate Sales for intrinsic supplies and any extras I will gladly list and pass on to you. With that, you may notice a strong pull towards the vintage and "distressed" here, the patina of age has always carried with it a feeling of being cherished and cared for. Come on in and share the feeling and thanks for dropping by, I hope you visit often. Sincerely, Kriss

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 7, 2018

Welcome to the Old Raven. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photographic windows of my arts and crafts store. I follow where my artistic heart takes me, today it may be an altered art project and tomorrow a fabric snags my eye and a purse is born. I love raiding Estate Sales for intrinsic supplies and any extras I will gladly list and pass on to you. With that, you may notice a strong pull towards the vintage and "distressed" here, the patina of age has always carried with it a feeling of being cherished and cared for. Come on in and share the feeling and thanks for dropping by, I hope you visit often. Sincerely, Kriss

Kriss Church

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About

"Beauty's Where You Find it"

When I was a kid growing up in Idaho with four siblings, mom, dad and grandma all packed into a pretty small house I never realized that we were "poor". I had all the great outdoors to play in and wonder at. I watched as my mother made art from "found" materials, though no one knew that term at the time. Cardboard boxes from a furniture store's back lot, chicken wire from an old farm's dump site, newspapers saved for "recycle" (mom didn't know that term, either) all became huge amazing paper mache projects for the Holidays. In our house, if you wanted to make something, you browsed through the local craft stores aka discard piles and other abandoned treasure troves. I never lost that view of "upcycled" crafting. These days I've been known to take a new item and add paint and weathering techniques to make that item look old and rusty or time worn if the real McCoy isn't available. I love the well-used look, it equates to well-loved for me. Though my perspective has certainly enlarged since I started crafting many years ago, and now I love to create items from all manner of materials with completed products ranging from the vintage distressed look to a shiny gleaming finish, my heart will always be drawn to the aged and worn patina of time.

For me, it's not a question of what a found item is, but what it could be. The same goes for any "stock" art supply. The surprise of what it becomes in one of my art projects is the best part of crafting. I thank my thrifty upbringing, I learned the secret of seeing things from a different perspective, to give things a bit of a turn, and to find my own version of beauty in it.

Shop members

  • Kriss Church

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 28, 2018
" Eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." This is what Old Raven is all about, if I like it - I'm not afraid to just jump right in and give it a go. Example: a 25 drawer Advent Calendar, after Old Raven spin, Altered Art Mixed Media Apothecary Cabinet! Everything in my shop is something I'm passionate about, I love making my art. I also love "Junqe" where ever I might find it, estate sales, second hand stores, garage and yard sales or a "found" object; such items I collect to add to my personal creative stash and if there's extra, I'm happy to share the overflow. So now that you've peeked in the windows - come on in, and WELCOME!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
If you have a problem with your purchase please convo me for an equitable resolution. I accept pre-approved returns and shop credit for item's purchase price will be given. Return shipping and original purchase shipping are non-refundable. Vintage items are totally non returnable so please, review the item listing carefully prior to purchase. However, my first concern is to you my customer, let's work it out.
Payment
I offer Direct Payment which includes Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.

I also accept payment through PayPal, payment is required within 3 days of purchase.
Shipping
I sell/ship to the U.S. and Internationally on select items. All items are readied for shipping upon notification and/or receipt of payment. For U.S. customers, I will ship by USPS Priority Mail, Flat Rate, Parcel Select or First Class Mail, if you desire a different shipping method, please convo me prior to sale. I recycle as much shipping supplies as I can, boxes and packing may or may not be new, if this is an issue for you I can only hope you will consider a greener perception of life - we only have one Earth and we're just visiting.

International customers are welcome - but - to them and all my customers: I cannot be responsible for the the item(s) once it has entered the hands of the postal service. I carefully package my shipments and make every effort that you will receive your purchase in a timely manner and in the same condition of which it started it's journey to you. If you have any concerns in shipping please contact me so we can begin to discover an equitable resolution. I value my customers, each and every one, and want you to be happy with your purchase from the Old Raven.

NOTE: If your package and it's contents arrives damaged be sure to keep all the container and packaging to prove condition of the package and item as it was received when presenting your claim to USPS, otherwise they will not honor your claim. I will require photos of the damaged item(s) before replacements or refunds can be issued. Items valued at or over $100 will be insured, follow above procedure for claim to be processed properly.

Shipping Overages: In the event I miscalculated shipping, I will refund any shipping overcharge greater than $2 upon request.

Returns: if you decide to return an item, please contact me first and explain the reason for returning. I will refund the purchase price once the item(s) are back in my possession and item's original condition has been confirmed. Shipping and Handling Fees will not be reimbursed.

International Customers: All customs charges, VAT and local taxes remain the responsibility of the purchaser. These charges are levied only at/by the receiving country and are not part of or paid to Old Raven shipping fees. All packages ship via USPS, which is more expensive for heavier packages but often does not have the additional fees that courier services add on. All packages with a value of $100 or more will be insured.

If your package does not arrive in the time expected, please convo me so I can look into it for you! I don't (often) check tracking for packages so the only way I will know if you didn't receive it is if you let me know that it has not arrived.

If item was never received: contact me via convo so I can be made aware of the problem. We can check via the tracking number as to the status of your item. IF THE ADDRESS YOU FILLED OUT FOR ETSY IS INCORRECT THEN IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP IT CURRENT AND ACCURATE AND OLD RAVEN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS SENT TO AN INCORRECT OR OUTDATED ADDRESS.

I'm a Green Artist - whenever possible I reuse shipping materials, especially boxes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE SOME RESTRICTIONS ON WHERE CERTAIN ITEMS MAY BE POSTED TO. I WILL DO MY BEST TO CHECK ANY IMPORT RESTRICTIONS AND ADVISE YOU IF I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE AN ISSUE BUT ANY FEES AND CHARGES INCURRED BY CUSTOMS ARE PAYABLE BY THE PURCHASER. CERTAIN COUNTRIES SUCH AS AUSTRALIA MAY UNPACK, SCAN, INSPECT, FUMIGATE OR CONFISCATE PRODUCTS THAT ARE DEEMED A BIO-SECURITY RISK. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS BEFORE PURCHASE.
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