OlenaInc

Functional Art for the Modern Home

50 Sales

OlenaInc

Functional Art for the Modern Home

50 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Missy

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Announcement   Welcome to Olena Inc! Everything I make is handcrafted from salvaged or recycled materials in my cozy rowhouse studio in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. If you remember seeing a piece you would like me to recreate for you or are interested in a custom piece please contact me and I'll be happy to assist you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2016

Welcome to Olena Inc! Everything I make is handcrafted from salvaged or recycled materials in my cozy rowhouse studio in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. If you remember seeing a piece you would like me to recreate for you or are interested in a custom piece please contact me and I'll be happy to assist you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Missy

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Missy

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skilbour

skilbour on Jan 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I was very happy with my service. As mentioned, my bottle opener was made to order, but Missy went out of her way to send me the item in a timely manner, even going so far as to upgrade to express delivery free of charge.

grlsh8hemingway

grlsh8hemingway on Sep 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Seller was amazingly accommodating to facilitate direct to recipient gift-giving. This was an exceptionally perfect gift. Thank you!

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About

Making the forgotten functional.

I have always been a dreamer. When I am immersed in the process of creating something is when I am truly happy. Walking the streets of Philadelphia I often passed discarded building materials that had rich histories. The realization hit me that I could give these items a second life; one that would bring joy to people’s daily lives. Thus, Olena Inc. got its start, crafting wall mounted bottle openers and coasters that elevate utilitarian tools into functional art objects. I named Olena Inc. after my great grandmother, Marie Olena, a woman whose creativity and passion for life has always been a source of inspiration for me. Marie was sketching into her 90s, maintaining a strong eye for beauty and sharing it with her family.

Each item is handcrafted by me in my tiny rowhouse workshop in Philadelphia. Carefully sourced materials, reclaimed from the street, are lovingly cleaned and shaped into platforms for whimsical and bold designs. I find inspiration every day from the buzz of the city around and also childhood memories growing up in Wisconsin. Each item I craft is unique and I love knowing that it brightens the day of the person who purchases it.

I believe that creating items that inspire while also doing a small part to lessen our footprint on the planet is a passion worth pursuing wherever it takes me.

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  • Missy Van Slett

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Dreamer

    I love the challenge of taking discarded materials and giving them new life. So many things about living in Philly inspire my creativity.

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Last updated on November 12, 2012
I have always enjoyed being creative and find I’m most happy when letting my creative pursuits take flight. Olena Inc. got its start during my many rambles about Philadelphia. I would often pass discarded building materials or well loved and worn out furniture tossed to the curb. It always made me a little sad to see these raw materials headed to a landfill when they had good bones. As a very wise man once said, “waste is a resource in the wrong place”.

I knew there had to be a way to better use these materials, but the solution escaped me until I was crafting a wall-mounted bottle opener for a friend’s birthday. It was then I realized all that forgotten wood could be remade into functional pieces of everyday art and Olena Inc. was born.

My great grandmother was the inspiration for the name Olean Inc. I can trace my creativity back to her and am forever grateful for everything she taught me when I was little.

The greatest joy I have is creating a piece that makes someone’s face light up the first time they hold it in their hands; an object that reflects their personality and puts a smile on their face each day. I’m always happy to sculpt a custom item for you so contact me if there’s anything you have in mind.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Olena Inc. accepts PayPal which allows you to make purchases with the credit card of your choice. You don’t need to have or create a PayPal account in order to make a purchase, simply choose their Guest Checkout feature. If you’re new to shopping on Etsy, this purchase tutorial is very helpful and will ensure your first Etsy experience is a positive one: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Please note that orders won’t be shipped until payment is received. If payment is not received within 3 days (72 hours) of purchase, we will reach out to you to ensure everything is okay. If we don’t receive a response from you within 2 days (48 hours) we will need to cancel your order.
Shipping
Packages will ship to your listed PayPal address. Please verify this address is correct before placing your order. If you would prefer shipment to different address, please include that address in the Notes to Seller section when you make your purchase.

All items ship within 3-4 days of purchase, after we have received your payment. Made to order items will be shipped upon completion. The length of time it takes to make a made to order item is listed in the item’s description. If you need a product sooner than the given time frame, please reach out to me and I’ll do my best to meet your time frame.

Olean Inc. ships all packages Priority Mail with the USPS with delivery confirmation. Once your item ships, we will send you a shipping notification message with the tracking number.
Refunds and Exchanges
We try our best to offer accurate, comprehensive descriptions on each of our items so please read carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them before you buy.

Customer satisfaction is important to us so if you are not satisfied with an item after you receive it and would like a refund, you must notify us within 24 hours of your package being delivered. We will be happy to refund your purchase less shipping fees once the item is received back at Olena Inc. in the condition in which it was shipped. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for items damaged in their return trip.
Additional policies and FAQs
My primary goal is to ensure you love any item your purchase from me. If for any reason you have an issue or concern please contact me and I know we can work something out so everyone is happy!

Please keep in mind that computers display colors a bit differently so your piece may look slightly different in person than it did on your screen.