OldRaven

Mixed Media, Altered Art, Vintage Finds, Craft Supplies

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Announcement    Welcome to the Old Raven. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photographic windows of my arts and crafts store. I follow where my artistic heart takes me, today it may be an altered art project and tomorrow I'm making nib Storage for my Calligraphy section or Black Widow Spiders (the most realistic you'll ever see) for my Halloween category. I love raiding Estate Sales for intrinsic supplies and any extras I will gladly list and pass on to you. I also stock plenty of unique Vintage and Antique items. With that, you may notice a strong pull towards the vintage and "distressed" here, the patina of age has always carried with it a feeling of being cherished and cared for. Come on in and share the feeling and thanks for dropping by, I hope you visit often. Sincerely, Kriss

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Last updated on Sep 9, 2020

Welcome to the Old Raven. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photographic windows of my arts and crafts store. I follow where my artistic heart takes me, today it may be an altered art project and tomorrow I'm making nib Storage for my Calligraphy section or Black Widow Spiders (the most realistic you'll ever see) for my Halloween category. I love raiding Estate Sales for intrinsic supplies and any extras I will gladly list and pass on to you. I also stock plenty of unique Vintage and Antique items. With that, you may notice a strong pull towards the vintage and "distressed" here, the patina of age has always carried with it a feeling of being cherished and cared for. Come on in and share the feeling and thanks for dropping by, I hope you visit often. Sincerely, Kriss

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About OldRaven

Sales 2,060
On Etsy since 2009

"Beauty's Where You Find it"

When I was a kid growing up in Idaho with four siblings, mom, dad and grandma all packed into a pretty small house I never realized that we were "poor". I had all the great outdoors to play in and wonder at. I watched as my mother made art from "found" materials, though no one knew that term at the time. Cardboard boxes from a furniture store's back lot, chicken wire from an old farm's dump site, newspapers saved for "recycle" (mom didn't know that term, either) all became huge amazing paper mache projects for the Holidays. In our house, if you wanted to make something, you browsed through the local craft stores aka discard piles and other abandoned treasure troves. I never lost that view of "upcycled" crafting. These days I've been known to take a new item and add paint and weathering techniques to make that item look old and rusty or time worn if the real McCoy isn't available. I love the well-used look, it equates to well-loved for me. Though my perspective has certainly enlarged since I started crafting many years ago, and now I love to create items from all manner of materials with completed products ranging from the vintage distressed look to a shiny gleaming finish, my heart will always be drawn to the aged and worn patina of time.

For me, it's not a question of what a found item is, but what it could be. The same goes for any "stock" art supply. The surprise of what it becomes in one of my art projects is the best part of crafting. I thank my thrifty upbringing, I learned the secret of seeing things from a different perspective, to give things a bit of a turn, and to find my own version of beauty in it.

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  • Kriss Church

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2020
" Eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." This is what Old Raven is all about.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you have a problem with your purchase please convo me for an equitable resolution. I accept pre-approved returns and shop credit for item's purchase price will be given. Return shipping and original purchase shipping are non-refundable.

NOTE: If your package and it's contents arrives damaged be sure to keep all the container and packaging to prove condition of the package and item as it was received when presenting the claim to USPS or Shipsurance, otherwise they will not honor the claim. I will require photos of the damaged item(s) before replacements or refunds can be issued. Items valued at or over $100 will be insured, follow above procedure for claim to be processed properly.

Returns: if you decide to return an item, contact me first and explain the reason for returning. I will refund the purchase price once the item(s) are back in my possession and item's original condition has been confirmed. Shipping and Handling Fees will not be reimbursed.

History and Vintage/Antique objects have always intrigued me. Holding a such an item is holding a time machine in my hand. It conjures up curiosities about who designed it, created it, and where it came from. It also makes you wonder how it made it's way to you. Some objects have had a careful and safe journey, others have not been as lucky. The bumps, bruises, and battle scars gathered along the way can add character, individuality, and personality to a piece that is impossible to duplicate.

That being said, there are many Vintage and Antique items in my shop. Therefore such signs of wear and use are to be expected. I do my best to write an accurate, descriptive listing and include clear photos from a multitude of angles.

All Vintage/Antique items are also sold "as is" and there are no refunds. For those reasons, and to insure your complete satisfaction, I implore you to please read the description and examine the photos carefully.

Etsy requires that all vintage items, by their definition, be at least 20 years old. As such, it is exceptionally rare that an item will not show some signs of use and age. (Unless it was packed away undisturbed for all that time). I do my very best to describe items with as much detail as possible but there is a certain amount of wear associated with something at least 20 years old that is impossible to document.

PLEASE inspect all photographs carefully and feel free to ask any and all questions you may have about an item. Additional photographs may be available to clarify any concerns and I will be more than happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability, If you still have doubts please do not purchase the item. I would much rather you be happy with the purchase than disappointed.

That being said, all Vintage/Antique sales are AS IS, final, and no refunds will be made.

Any and all postage is a fee that is not retrievable and therefore not refundable on ANY item sold in my shop.
Payment
I offer Direct Payment which includes Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.

I also accept payment through PayPal, payment is required within 3 days of purchase.
Shipping
DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, shipping times MAY be delayed ESPECIALLY if your purchase goes to an International address. I will send you a convo that specifies my updated shipping policies for International mail that you MUST accept or decline, at which point I will either ship your purchase or cancel the sale depending on your response or preference. This update will be in effect until the pandemic is over or mail services are back to normal - I sincerely regret the need for such cautionary steps.

I sell/ship to the U.S. and Internationally on select items. All items are readied for shipping upon notification and/or receipt of payment. For U.S. customers, I will ship by USPS Priority Mail, Flat Rate, Parcel Select or First Class Mail, if you desire a different shipping method, please convo me prior to sale. I recycle as much shipping supplies as I can, boxes and packing may or may not be new, if this is an issue for you I can only hope you will consider a greener perception of life - we only have one Earth and we're just visiting.

International customers are welcome - but - to them and all my customers: I cannot be responsible for the the item(s) once it has entered the hands of the postal service. I carefully package my shipments and make every effort that you will receive your purchase in a timely manner and in the same condition of which it started it's journey to you. If you have any concerns in shipping please contact me so we can begin to discover an equitable resolution. I value my customers, each and every one, and want you to be happy with your purchase from the Old Raven.

NOTE: If your package and it's contents arrives damaged be sure to keep all the container and packaging to prove condition of the package and item as it was received when presenting the claim to USPS or Shipsurance, otherwise they will not honor the claim. I will require photos of the damaged item(s) before replacements or refunds can be issued. Items valued at or over $100 will be insured, follow above procedure for claim to be processed properly.

Shipping Overages: In the event I miscalculated shipping, I will refund any shipping overcharge greater than $2 upon request.

Returns: if you decide to return an item, contact me first and explain the reason for returning. I will refund the purchase price once the item(s) are back in my possession and item's original condition has been confirmed. Shipping and Handling Fees will not be reimbursed.

International Customers: All customs charges, VAT and local taxes remain the responsibility of the purchaser. These charges are levied only at/by the receiving country and are not part of or paid to Old Raven shipping fees. All packages ship via USPS, which is more expensive for heavier packages but often does not have the additional fees that courier services add on. All packages with a value of $100 or more will be insured.

If your package does not arrive in the time expected, please convo me so I can look into it for you! I don't (often) check tracking for packages so the only way I will know if you didn't receive it is if you let me know that it has not arrived.

If item was never received: contact me via convo so I can be made aware of the problem. We can check via the tracking number as to the status of your item. IF THE ADDRESS YOU FILLED OUT FOR ETSY IS INCORRECT THEN IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP IT CURRENT AND ACCURATE AND OLD RAVEN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS SENT TO AN INCORRECT OR OUTDATED ADDRESS.

I'm a Green Artist - whenever possible I reuse shipping materials, especially boxes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE MAY BE SOME RESTRICTIONS ON WHERE CERTAIN ITEMS MAY BE POSTED TO. I WILL DO MY BEST TO CHECK ANY IMPORT RESTRICTIONS AND ADVISE YOU IF I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE AN ISSUE BUT ANY FEES AND CHARGES INCURRED BY CUSTOMS ARE PAYABLE BY THE PURCHASER. CERTAIN COUNTRIES SUCH AS AUSTRALIA MAY UNPACK, SCAN, INSPECT, FUMIGATE OR CONFISCATE PRODUCTS THAT ARE DEEMED A BIO-SECURITY RISK. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS BEFORE PURCHASE.
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