ValonaDesign

Nordic laser cut wood and wire decoration and jewellery

Helsinki, Finland · 173 Sales

ValonaDesign

Nordic laser cut wood and wire decoration and jewellery

Helsinki, Finland 173 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(29)

Announcement   Warm welcome to my Valona Etsy store! I am Elina, a Finnish designer. I make nordic style laser cut wood and wire decorations and jewellery such as Himmeli, Birch Crystals, wooden earrings and chandeliers.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2017

Warm welcome to my Valona Etsy store! I am Elina, a Finnish designer. I make nordic style laser cut wood and wire decorations and jewellery such as Himmeli, Birch Crystals, wooden earrings and chandeliers.

Elina Mäntylä

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Elina Mäntylä

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(29)
hspencer76

hspencer76 on May 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful long necklace that will go with so much. I first found this designer when I was in Helsinki where I bought one of her necklaces. I was thrilled to see her designs are available on Etsy. Hopefully more will become available online.

hspencer76

hspencer76 on May 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These are a little bigger than I expected, but I love them nonetheless.

Joanna Kee

Joanna Kee on Feb 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Nicely made and good quality

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About

Seeing the beauty, feeling the light

I'm an artist and designer from Finland with passion for decorative yet simple, natural forms. I have loved crafts since I was a child but it was my aunt who helped me to discover my material. In 2001 she suggested that we buy some wire and experiment with it. I really fell for the material and used my Grandma's kitchen as my makeshift workspace. My Grandma, aunt and I spent a week talking and sharing inspiration while I created my first chandeliers. It started to feel like I could think wire, speak wire and truly express and it was then I began to outwork the discoveries of life from my previous years.

In first months I did my work solely for me and my relatives. It didn't cross my mind to sell to others. I used to teach children at that time and I loved my work. My friends were the ones who arranged my first exhibitions. Three years later I was ready to jump from steady job to the life of an artist, eschewing certainty, yet feeling I had made the right choice!

Over the years I have explored other materials for my work, like natural Finnish birch plywood. I wish that everyone could experience walking in the Finnish birch tree forest in the early summer morning, or the nightless night by the lake surrounded by woods. Finns enjoy the pin-drop silence and serenity of the forest. It’s hard to explain that feeling but it lead to the inspiration for ”The Birch Crystal – Finnish glow”.

More recently I’ve started to explore the possibilities of silver, ceramics and birch tree branches; I see no limits. Being creative can find forms in different materials as well as in different forms of life.

I live in a beautiful old town called Porvoo which is by the sea, a little way along the coast from Helsinki, Finland. I spend a great deal of my time being amazed about the beautiful forms found in the nature.
Below is a link to a video made close to my home that describes the inspiration source for my arts and craft work.

http://youtu.be/tYATcWeiWOE

The other video is more about Birch Crystals and my work in the studio. This video is made by Joonas Lehtipuu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhscRFbrIU

I sell my arts and crafts in many shops in Finland and other countries but I love communicating and sharing with people from different cultures - this is my reason to be on Etsy. I have just started my shop here and it is all very new and interesting.

Shop members

  • Elina Mäntylä

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Katarina

    Maker, Assistant, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2015
Warm welcome to my Etsy-shop. There is always time and place for beauty. For what is more useful than having your soul refreshed. That is what Valona design is about.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you wish to return your product(s), please do so in an unused condition within 14 days (this is due to the Finnish law) and I will send your money back. Shipping fees will not be refunded.

Please contact me before possible return.
Payment
I accept Paypal and credit cards.
When paying wit credit card, choose Paypal as payment method and click on "Checkout with Paypal" -button. You don't have to have Paypal account, there is a link at login-page, saying "Pay with Debit or Credit card".

If you would like to check out the exchange rate first go to www.xe.com

Are you new to Etsy? Please read this guide about the checkout process http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Shipping
The item(s) are shipped from Finland, Europe via priority airmail. The orders are shipped within 3-5 business days from purchase. During November and December I try to post things within 1-2 days.

I ship items worldwide. It takes about 4-10 weekdays overseas and 2-5 days to Europe. However, there might be some delays if the item gets held up in customs.
Please note that the postage on the packages is quoted in Euros (1 EUR = appx 1.3 USD).

Please note that I ship to your ETSY address so please ensure it is correct before making the purchase. In case you want your order to be shipped to a different address please include the address in the 'notes to the seller' at checkout.

If you have any requests (rush delivery, insurance, etc.) please let me know before purchasing and I will be happy to adjust the listing accordingly to your needs.

I cannot be held accountable for any damages or losses that occur during shipping. I package all of my pieces with care :)

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are a shop owner and would like to have these products in your shop, please contact me for more information elina.mantyla [!at] valona.fi