valnorthwoods

Colorful mosaic to beautify your home or yourself.

626 Sales

valnorthwoods

Colorful mosaic to beautify your home or yourself.

626 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(338)

Announcement   Welcome! I have another shop for vintage - NorthWoodsAttic56.
If you'd like to see my progress on my various mosaics check out my mosaic facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Val-Bolen-Mosaics/221758947851389?ref=hl
Please convo me if you have any questions.
While I do not list the postage to other countries, I would be glad to ship overseas. Just let me know so that I can run it down to the PO to find out how much it will cost.
If you'd like to see any of my sold items, just click on "sales", or if you'd like to check on my feedback - please do!
Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Announcement
Last updated on May 13, 2016

Welcome! I have another shop for vintage - NorthWoodsAttic56.
If you'd like to see my progress on my various mosaics check out my mosaic facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Val-Bolen-Mosaics/221758947851389?ref=hl
Please convo me if you have any questions.
While I do not list the postage to other countries, I would be glad to ship overseas. Just let me know so that I can run it down to the PO to find out how much it will cost.
If you'd like to see any of my sold items, just click on "sales", or if you'd like to check on my feedback - please do!
Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Valerie Bolen

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Valerie Bolen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(338)
Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott on May 8, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

Item came nicely packaged but smelt of cigarette smoke & was missing a few stones.

Valerie

Valerie responded on May 8, 2016

Ashley contacted me and wanted a discount on this necklace. I said sure. Then she said she wanted free postage as well. I said no. She then said she wanted to buy the necklace anyway. I had no idea that any stones were missing, but as it was a vintage necklace, I guess I am not overly surprised. This was not a new piece. ANd I am super surprised about this necklace smelling of cigarette smoke as no one in our home or my MIL's home smoked. Ashley did NOT contact me before writing this review.

kd sig

kd sig on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is just darling! The flowers and hearts and color combination----and the cat--so cute!! I love it! It is already hanging in my kitchen...and thanks for the fast shipping, too!

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About

valnorthwoods

My shop is an avenue for me to show what I have been working on and also to help me to "pass on" the wonderful items that I pick up at garage sales, as well as the occasional detash item.

I began my shop as a way to make some extra money to pay my bills when I was unemployed. Since living in Northern Minnesota, where income is sporadic, I have come to rely on my shop to pull us through "bleak" economic times.

Currently, I have items at the Kess Gallery in Ely, MN. I went up about 6 weeks ago, and they took some of my favorite things!

In the past, I have been at Blue Lake Gallery in Duluth, Sweet Peas in Two Harbors, and the Stephan Hogland Galley in Grand Marais.

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  • Me as a Plate

    Owner, Mosaic Artist And Collector Of Things Of Interest

    BFA Studio Arts 1980 Elementary Ed Licensure later Master's in Curriculum and Instruction later yet I live in a beautiful place full of pine trees, grasses and of course the Big Lake, Superior. Much of my work expresses this beauty.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2011
My mosaics are all one of a kind, made from stained glass, vintage plates, and odds and ends. Handcutting each piece for my mosaics takes time, and patience. I often mosaic over an already existing piece. Once I've done a design I usually move onto something else. All Mosaic designs are one of a kind.

In the case of furniture, the piece has a history - I try to be specific about this in my description. However if you have ANY questions about a piece of furniture before you purchase it, PLEASE ASK.

The vintage items are either things that I have had for a long time or things I have picked up because I thought they were interesting or beautiful or well made - ready to be passed on to someone else.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Pay Pal. I will mail your items once you have paid.
Shipping
I will pack everything very well.

I will ship internationally but the costs could be more.

For furniture I will UPS it.

Any amount of postage that exceeds $2.00 will be refunded to the buyer. Any amount of UPS that exceeds $10.00 will be refunded to the buyer.

I will mail or ship your items once I have received payments from you.

Mosaics are heavy so shipping will cost.

Any returns will be handled and paid for by you. Returns need to be made within 10 days of receiving and you need to first email me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be given for the amount of purchase providing items are returned in the condition that they were sent.
Shipping and Handling for returns are the responsibility of the person sending the items back. Returns need to be made within 10 days of receiving. Email me first so that I am aware of the returning item.

Since every piece of furniture that I use has had another life, please be aware that you are purchasing the history of the piece, complete with scars and other "imperfections".
Additional policies and FAQs
Please remember that grout on items can change - crumble slightly, crack, etc. I will inspect each mosaiced item before shipping and will repair any changes that may have occurred. I cannot be responsible for any changes that occur during shipping.