romantic accessories hair fork, shawl pin, hair stick

1876 Sales


romantic accessories hair fork, shawl pin, hair stick

1876 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner I put my shop in holiday as ı can not take payments with paypal. I am still here for the old orders. Let me know if you have a problem.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 28, 2016

I put my shop in holiday as ı can not take payments with paypal. I am still here for the old orders. Let me know if you have a problem.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Scott Oshiro

Scott Oshiro on Jul 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just got the hairpin, and it is gorgeous, entirely worth the wait. Thank you very much, my girlfriend is going to love it.

Ale Mo

Ale Mo on Jul 19, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

I was aware that the waiting would be long. I was aware that every piece is different since they are handmade, but in this case the item was not worth the wait and the difference was huge. The werewolf is absolutely different from the one shown ant the picture; mine does not even have an ear and it looks more like a strawberry or an bizarre creature. I have asked several people to guess what it is and no one has guessed it is a wolf. Although the wood is high quality and the finish looks nice, it is not a wolf, at least not like the one shown in the picture. i would post a photo but i think i cannot post them in the reviews.

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The Ancient Muse, magical moments and stories

Every moment in our lives is a story, a magical moment and what we wear is a part of it. They become the details, the details of the beautiful, magical stories. I am inspired by stories and magical moments and with each objects I create I try to create that magical piece which can be the detail of people's beautiful moments. My aim is to create something represents them and come from out of time. I love history all around the world. Vikings and Asia my obsessions. Love how the wood was in their culture. Wood is an organic material and still lives and changes with you day to day basis. Sun makes the color of the wood darker and some woods, such as purple heartwood star gray and become purple day by day. And watch this is magical.

The Ancient Muse brand started while i was living in Bordeaux. Then after working few years at my apartment which was very difficult. I decided i need a bigger place which was better for my health and moved to Turkey. Now i have a attic workshop with a terrace. So i can work in better conditions.

I love to use what is available locally that is why most of my creations are from pear wood or cherry wood. I also use semi-precious woods such as ebony wood and snake wood, purple heartwood, padouk wood, cocobolo,... I love to choose my woods and choosing wood is one of the most important process. Each cm of the wood is different and choosing the right wood with that design takes a while for me. Working with wood is a big process. The wood never stays the same. You start with a color of wood and layer by layer i carve it changes and come to a different thing. Different color and even wood vain make different motifs on the designs naturally. It is all unexpected sometimes. But each item is %100 unique and this makes it very special.

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  • Isil Akalan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Story Teller

    Welcome, I am a romantic who loves history and unknown lands. Lived and travel in Europe. Studied in England and established The Ancient Muse in Bordeaux France where i get my first inspiration. Then i moved to Turkey to have a bigger workshop.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2016
Hello and thank your for stopping by.
I do accept PayPal and credit cards, credit card customers, please pay via PayPal (PayPal account not needed).
All items are shipped with tracking number.

Items are shipped from Turkey, the time of the shipping depend on the country and the treatment of the border. Packages take from 15 days to 6 weeks to arrive. Packages are send by registered mail with tracking number which is a very secure way. Registered mail allows us to have my package back if in case the package has any problems on the way.

Please note that if you are asking an item in a short period of time and if your item doesn't arrive on time I will not be taking any responsibility for it.

Thank you for your understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you don't like your item in any reason your money will be refund (excluding the shipping fee) when i will receive the item. The item must return with its original packaging with the wood piece behind and buble paper. You must claim your refund within 3 days after you have received it.

For the refund items must return.

Thank you for your understanding.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Please do not go to swim or shower with your items. Although one time will not damage it or rain. But regular water can damage your items.

Sizing details

All of the items are made to order because we are all different. Sizing can be changed depending on your hair type and lenght. Just let me know. Also i can create items for children.