winter wool cowl scarves, canvas tote bags, accessories

Omaha, Nebraska | 121 Sales


winter wool cowl scarves, canvas tote bags, accessories

Omaha, Nebraska 121 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Note from shop owner All pending orders have been shipped :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 4, 2018

All pending orders have been shipped :)

Ellene McClay

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Ellene McClay


My Story

My childhood was very nomadic, living in a new place about every year or so, and I had to learn to adapt quickly to new situations. From my beginnings in the deep south , my shy eyes were always observing my surroundings and compiling visual references. I had a natural artistic bent from a young age, and was fascinated with how things were put together. My socioeconomic level led me to be resourceful and creativity was encouraged. Especially entranced by fabric and textiles; my obsession continues and I love creating and printing my own textiles using discharge, dyeing and hand painting.
My varied roots include a great grandfather who was a Cherokee Native American. During my college education in Fine Arts, I was exposed to vast resources of historical and contemporary Native art, including functional objects like beaded and fringed clothing, and geometric pottery from the Southwestern tribes. This became a huge source of inspiration, and as an art teacher, I try to expose this beauty, craftsmanship and history to my students.
I love the expressive form of fashion and interiors, and have a special affinity for Scandinavian design and geometric patterns. My entrepreneurial spirit continues to grow, and my work blends a bohemian seventies vibe with a modern sensibility.

Shop members

  • Ellene McClay

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on October 13, 2015
Welcome to Brave Nouvelle ~ classic fabrics with modern shapes, styled with a boho / rustic flair.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please let us know if you have any concerns about purchases - we will do our best to address anything that may arise.
**** There is a $5 restocking fee for returned items. This is for the administrative tasks that are required to cancel and refund the transaction.

*** No returns on custom made items ***

Ready to ship items
**** Items must be returned in original packaging within 3 days - which are tear proof tyvek envelopes, NOT paper envelopes that can be torn into.
I ship all items within 1-4 days of ordering, unless otherwise noted.