VelmaAndLouise

Driftwood & Lettering ৹ Wild & Refined

Richmondville, New York | 317 Sales

VelmaAndLouise

Driftwood & Lettering ৹ Wild & Refined

Richmondville, New York 317 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(88)

Announcement   Follow along on instagram at www.instagram.com/velmaandlouisebkny/ • Welcome! Here you'll find unique pieces of river driftwood which have been worked by hand to a refined, yet still wild state. I endeavor to create work with the lightest environmental footprint possible, from the initial use of driftwood, to no chemical sealers, to recycled and/or reused packing materials. All lettering is also completely free hand, painted delicately in multiple coats. These pieces are for indoor use. No chemical sealers are used.

All work copyright Caitlin Roben and Velma&Louise. Please do not reproduce, copy, resell, or other such rudeness. Thank you much.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 1, 2018

Follow along on instagram at www.instagram.com/velmaandlouisebkny/ • Welcome! Here you'll find unique pieces of river driftwood which have been worked by hand to a refined, yet still wild state. I endeavor to create work with the lightest environmental footprint possible, from the initial use of driftwood, to no chemical sealers, to recycled and/or reused packing materials. All lettering is also completely free hand, painted delicately in multiple coats. These pieces are for indoor use. No chemical sealers are used.

All work copyright Caitlin Roben and Velma&Louise. Please do not reproduce, copy, resell, or other such rudeness. Thank you much.

Caitlin Roben

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Caitlin Roben

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About

A peak in to the process...

1 part lettering artist, 1 part woodworker, and 1 part river lover, perhaps best explains how these Velma & Louise driftwood pieces began. My love of creating pieces by hand and passion for using natural materials and a sustainable practice has developed this method of gathering driftwood from the river I grew up on, then drying, scraping, sanding, burnishing the driftwood, with only hand tools. The lettering is also entirely freehand and painted on in several coats with a fine brush. To finish, the golden glint of a wire wrap is added for a final geometric element. The wood is collected and worked in Upstate NY. Velma & Louise is named for my grandmother and mother, who forever inspire me.

Shop members

  • Caitlin

    Owner / Artist / Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on October 27, 2017
Welcome to the Velma & Louise shop, where you’ll find entirely unique, wild and refined driftwood pieces with hand done lettering. My love of creating pieces by hand and passion for using natural materials and a sustainable practice has developed this method of gathering driftwood from the river I grew up on, then drying, scraping, sanding, burnishing the driftwood, with only hand tools. The lettering is also entirely freehand and painted on in several coats with a fine brush. Each piece is unique and original, and intended for primarily indoor use. Exposure to water will degrade the condition of the wood. Many pieces are custom and created from your requests - I'm always excited to work with you to create new items! Feel free to start a custom item request to begin the conversation! I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers! - Caitlin


All work copyright Caitlin Roben and Velma & Louise. Please do not reproduce, copy, resell, or such rudeness. Thank you much!

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
Returns and exchange details
Custom orders will be proofed and approved by the buyer before shipping, after which point a return can only be due to shipping issues. If by any chance damage occurs during shipping, please photograph the damage and message me. If a return is ever deemed necessary, buyer will cover return shipping, but will be compensated with a credit to the Velma & Louise shop. Ready-made items having any issues must be returned within 30 days, after which a refund will be issued via Etsy.
Payment
Payment is due at the time of order.


If for any reason you need to cancel your order, please request a cancellation within 24 hours of your purchase.
Shipping
USPS will be used for shipping, and tracking will be provided.

In keeping with the ethos of the shop, I make an effort to use recycled and reused packaging and keep a light footprint in this respect. Trees are too lovely to be wasted!

More information

Last updated on Oct 1, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Outdoor Use

These pieces are NOT intended for outdoor use. They have been carefully dried and worked by hand to naturally achieve their condition, and exposure to water will degrade them. I do not use chemical sealers.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I do make custom pieces! If you do not see what you’re looking for in the ‘custom’ section of the shop, you’re welcome to message me with any requests.

International Shipping

Unfortunately this work does not lend itself to international shipping. Customs officers seem to frown upon it and have in the past opened and damaged pieces, so I currently only offer shipping within the US.