Emily Fitzgerald on Aug 17, 2016
Tara Heath on Aug 13, 2016
This item looks better on the photo. It's very clearly handmade and took along time to arrive. It's basically a wooden box from a craft shop painted brown. Slightly disappointed
Ramona responded on Aug 16, 2016
Hello Tara, thank you very much for your feedback! I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't like your item. I take pride in my photos and the handmade nature of my items. Handmade is what Etsy is all about and my items will always look clearly handmade, never like they were mass produced and bought in some large store. My boxes and other items are all made by me and my boyfriend, not bought in a craft shop and altered, and my number of sales and nice feedback proves that we are doing it right. As I continuously repeat all over my shop, in case they are not satisfied or have a change of mind, all my customers are more than welcome to send me a message to ask about returns or exchanges. I will always do my best to help each and every of my customers. Best wishes, Ramona
Anita Utas on Aug 8, 2016
Lovely quality wood pendant exactly as pictured. Thank you!
Looking for inspiration in prehistory and history...
"Urd" is a couple that enjoys archaeology and science in general, as well as all kinds of artisan work. Ramona is a trained silversmith with an degree in Prehistoric archaeology, while Juraj is a wood technology engineer.
We look for inspiration in all periods - from early prehistory to Late Middle Ages, there are always a lot of finds, concepts and ideas we are interested in. Some of our creations are replicas, while the others are merely inspired by (pre)history. Some of our other interests include fantasy, music (especially Neofolk and Pagan Black Metal), historical reenacting and photography. Vegetarianism and ecology are also highly important for us.
However, the key aspect of our lives is spirituality. With our work, we try to honor the traditions of our Germanic ancestors. Even the name of our shop comes from Norse mythology - it is the name of one of the Norns. Like the Fates in Greek mythology, the Norns represent past (Urðr), future (Skuld) and present (Verðandi) and are responsible for one's destiny.
Ramona's other crafting shop can be found here:
Another shop dedicated to gemstones here:
And the vintage/antique items can be found here:
Ramona & Juraj
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
We create a variety of items inspired by archaeology & history, and combine modern & ancient. Everything we do, be it artisan silversmithing jewelry or chainmaille armor, is made with care and passion.
Our items come from a smoke-free and pet-friendly (we have one short-haired rescue dog) workshop and home.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We are happy to accept PayPal, Direct Checkout (direct payment with your card) and Etsy gift cards.
We might accept layaway plans on case by case basis. Please understand that when you are paying in installments, your first payment is non-refundable in case you give up or fail to pay the other installments.
*PAYING CUSTOM ORDERS*
All custom orders must be paid upfront and in full. Sorry, we can't accept layaway plans on custom orders.
All packages are shipped using registered airmail, and it includes tracking number. Shipping to the US and most overseas countries usually doesn't take more than 2 weeks, but please note that it can take longer during holidays and snow storm season. Shipping to most European countries usually takes about 7 days.
We like to live green so we often use recycled materials for packaging.
PLEASE NOTE - The customer is responsible for all fees or custom charges. Such charges are not imposed by a seller, but by customer's country. We can not be responsible for any delays caused by the customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns or exchanges are accepted within 14 days of receiving your order. Returned items MUST be in their original condition - that means you can only return unused, unworn, unwashed and undamaged items. Please pack the items you are returning well - we can not refund if something is damaged or missing from the the package because the buyer didn't protect it. Shipping charges are non-refundable unless we are responsible for damaging or defect.
Customers are responsible for providing correct shipping address. If the package is returned to us because of wrong address or it's unclaimed, it will be reshipped if the customer pays the shipping costs again.
Our items are well packaged, but if you receive a damaged one, please contact us and it will be replaced or refunded.
Please note that custom, personalized orders can NOT be returned and refunded as we can't reuse them.
We can not be responsible for items that were broken by the customer because of mishandling.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want to place a custom order, feel free to contact us. We might need several weeks to make your custom items, but the exact time will be discussed with every customer.
If you are interested in selling our items in your brick and mortar store, please contact us with details. We are happy to provide a wholesale discount.