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Featured Shop: Ukrainian Woods

Aug 24, 2015

by Ukrainian Woods

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hey! We are Irina and Igor of Ukrainian Woods. We live in beautiful Ukraine, and we use wood from the Carpathian mountains to create beads, bangles and other supplies.

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We started selling on Etsy with our vintage shop, the Mom’s Attic. It wasn’t until Igor made me a simple square bracelet out of wood that we started getting into woodworking. With time, we made a studio in our backyard, bought tools, and opened our wooden supplies shop.

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Wood provides many opportunities. When we make a new piece, our process usually starts with a sketch. I tell Igor my ideas, and he brings them to life, which is a very entertaining and interesting process. Sometimes we test out new designs and woods; sometimes we fail. For example, we’ve found that pine wood is not hard enough to make a bracelet. The creative process is a road paved with mistakes and achievements.

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Our inspiration comes from traditional Ukrainian woodcraft techniques, which have been used for centuries to make unique, tiny, detailed art pieces. We’re also inspired by travel and the wood itself; because of our work, we now take notice of every type of wood that we see, and we’re always focused on how best to use the wood that surrounds us.

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Our Etsy shop holds a very important place in our lives: It is the child that we grow, cherish and love. During our four years on the site we’ve met many people and made great friends. In the future, we dream of traveling throughout Ukraine, with its wonders of nature, beautiful cities and castles. We’re firm believers that if you don’t know your own country, you will never appreciate the beauty of other places.

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All photographs by Ukrainian Woods.

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Christmas-tree wooden teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
Christmas-tree wooden teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
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$4.20 USD
Rabbit-head-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
Rabbit-head-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
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Dolphin-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
Dolphin-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
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$4.20 USD
Car-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether - CAR
Car-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether - CAR
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$4.20 USD
Whale-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
Whale-teether, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Teether - Handmade wooden teether
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$4.20 USD
Beige Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18  yards or 6,5 feet
Beige Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18 yards or 6,5 feet
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$2.40 USD
13 mm Wooden textured beads 10 pcs with big hole - 5 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
13 mm Wooden textured beads 10 pcs with big hole - 5 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
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$2.53 USD
Dark blue Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18  yards or 6,5 feet
Dark blue Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18 yards or 6,5 feet
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$2.40 USD
Brown Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18  yards or 6,5 feet
Brown Suede cord - high quality soft faux cord 2 m - 2,18 yards or 6,5 feet
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$2.60 USD
125 mm x 120 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 120 mm diameter
125 mm x 120 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 120 mm diameter
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$19.30 USD
Juniper aroma cubes 15x15 mm Natural polished - 10 pcs - eco friendly c15mm
Juniper aroma cubes 15x15 mm Natural polished - 10 pcs - eco friendly c15mm
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$7.15 USD
70 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with two corners - natural eco friendly GE70
70 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with two corners - natural eco friendly GE70
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$7.70 USD
Big Wooden cones 100x100 mm - 3.9 inches - eco friendly - CONES - without holes - beech wood
Big Wooden cones 100x100 mm - 3.9 inches - eco friendly - CONES - without holes - beech wood
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15 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs with big hole - 6 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
15 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs with big hole - 6 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
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$9.30 USD
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished rounded triangular - natural eco friendly NE2-45
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished rounded triangular - natural eco friendly NE2-45
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$5.80 USD
70 mm BIG Wooden square bangle unfinished with one cut corner- natural eco friendly - Linden wood
70 mm BIG Wooden square bangle unfinished with one cut corner- natural eco friendly - Linden wood
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$8.00 USD
35 mm Wooden bangle unfinished hexahedral  - natural eco friendly HX35
35 mm Wooden bangle unfinished hexahedral - natural eco friendly HX35
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$5.50 USD
Made from OAK - 15 mm Wooden bangle unfinished corner - natural eco friendly IL15-OAK
Made from OAK - 15 mm Wooden bangle unfinished corner - natural eco friendly IL15-OAK
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$4.95 USD
Irregular square Wooden bangle unfinished  - natural eco friendly IS
Irregular square Wooden bangle unfinished - natural eco friendly IS
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$5.00 USD
70 mm BIG Wooden rhomboid bangle unfinished - natural eco friendly Arrow70
70 mm BIG Wooden rhomboid bangle unfinished - natural eco friendly Arrow70
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$7.70 USD
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with two corners - natural eco friendly GE45
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with two corners - natural eco friendly GE45
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$6.38 USD
Custom listing for Vanessa & Sean - shipping
Custom listing for Vanessa & Sean - shipping
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$38.25 USD
Book-box 95x75 mm - eco-friendly - made from alder wood - wooden book
Book-box 95x75 mm - eco-friendly - made from alder wood - wooden book
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$8.95 USD
80 mm round unfinished wooden box welded in olive oil - with cover - natural, eco friendly
80 mm round unfinished wooden box welded in olive oil - with cover - natural, eco friendly
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$8.80 USD
Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 80 mm diameter
Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 80 mm diameter
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$7.20 USD
90 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 90 mm diameter - B101-90
90 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 90 mm diameter - B101-90
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$7.40 USD
Round wooden box welded in olive oil - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 100 mm diameter
Round wooden box welded in olive oil - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 100 mm diameter
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$13.20 USD
200 mm x 120 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter, 125 mm height
200 mm x 120 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter, 125 mm height
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$35.60 USD
200 mm x 170 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter, 170 mm height
200 mm x 170 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter, 170 mm height
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$38.50 USD
75 mm (pine wood) big wooden bead (wooden ball) WITHOUT hole - natural eco friendly - pine-tree
75 mm (pine wood) big wooden bead (wooden ball) WITHOUT hole - natural eco friendly - pine-tree
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$4.10 USD
Book-box 95x75x37 mm - eco-friendly - made from alder wood - wooden book-box
Book-box 95x75x37 mm - eco-friendly - made from alder wood - wooden book-box
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$9.20 USD
25 mm Wooden textured beads 25 pcs - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
25 mm Wooden textured beads 25 pcs - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
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$7.30 USD
70 mm BIG Wooden bangle unfinished roundish - natural eco friendly
70 mm BIG Wooden bangle unfinished roundish - natural eco friendly
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$15.00 USD
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with one corner - natural eco friendly PE45
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with one corner - natural eco friendly PE45
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$6.38 USD
Light Blue Wax Cotton Cord 1 mm 10 meters - 10,9 yards or 32,8 feet
Light Blue Wax Cotton Cord 1 mm 10 meters - 10,9 yards or 32,8 feet
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$3.08 USD
20 mm textured Wooden beads 10 pieces - natural, eco friendly dr20mm
20 mm textured Wooden beads 10 pieces - natural, eco friendly dr20mm
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$3.00 USD
30 mm Wooden cuff unfinished drop shape - natural eco friendly TA30O
30 mm Wooden cuff unfinished drop shape - natural eco friendly TA30O
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$4.95 USD
40 mm Wooden cuff  unfinished square with break - natural eco friendly ma40c
40 mm Wooden cuff unfinished square with break - natural eco friendly ma40c
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$6.05 USD
15 mm Wooden bracelet unfinished square with break - natural eco friendly ma15
15 mm Wooden bracelet unfinished square with break - natural eco friendly ma15
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$3.74 USD
Wooden plate 22 cm 8.7 inch - handmade from linden wood - unfinished natural eco friendly
Wooden plate 22 cm 8.7 inch - handmade from linden wood - unfinished natural eco friendly
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$12.00 USD
70 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - DZ
70 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - DZ
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120 mm x 170 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 120 mm diameter
120 mm x 170 mm round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 120 mm diameter
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$22.35 USD
130 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 130 mm diameter
130 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 130 mm diameter
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$11.00 USD
25 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs with big hole - 8 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
25 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs with big hole - 8 mm - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
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Unfinished Wooden rings - 25 mm (1") - natural eco friendly - 10 pcs - two holes
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$3.30 USD
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OAK-teether Strawberrie, natural, eco-friendly - Natural Wooden Toy - Oak Teether - Handmade wooden teether
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$6.00 USD
30 mm Wooden bangle unfinished corner - natural eco friendly IL30
30 mm Wooden bangle unfinished corner - natural eco friendly IL30
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$4.95 USD
Light coffee Wax Cotton Cord 1mm 10 meters - 10,93 yards or 32,80 feet
Light coffee Wax Cotton Cord 1mm 10 meters - 10,93 yards or 32,80 feet
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$2.78 USD
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SET OF 5 - Apple Cross stitch pendant blank - blanks Wood Needlecraft Pendant - wooden cross stitch blank APPLE-ODV45
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$6.50 USD
47-50 mm big wooden bead (wooden ball) WITHOUT hole - natural eco friendly
47-50 mm big wooden bead (wooden ball) WITHOUT hole - natural eco friendly
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$2.75 USD
35 mm Wooden bracelet unfinished round octahedral with a cut - natural eco friendly OKT35
35 mm Wooden bracelet unfinished round octahedral with a cut - natural eco friendly OKT35
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$5.50 USD
Wooden Puzzle - unfinished wooden toy - unfinished wood - made from beech tree
Wooden Puzzle - unfinished wooden toy - unfinished wood - made from beech tree
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$23.65 USD
Wooden cones 10mm x 10mm 25 pcs - eco friendly
Wooden cones 10mm x 10mm 25 pcs - eco friendly
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$2.50 USD
13 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
13 mm Wooden textured beads 50 pcs - natural, ECO-FRIENDLY beads - boiled in olive oil
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$8.70 USD
SET OF 5 - Strawberry Cross stitch pendant blank - blanks Wood Needlecraft Pendant, Necklace or Earrings - Strawberry-ODV17
SET OF 5 - Strawberry Cross stitch pendant blank - blanks Wood Needlecraft Pendant, Necklace or Earrings - Strawberry-ODV17
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$7.95 USD
18  mm Wooden beads 10 pcs - big hole 6 mm - natural eco friendly
18 mm Wooden beads 10 pcs - big hole 6 mm - natural eco friendly
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$1.98 USD
Big wooden cones 100 mm x 40 mm boiled in olive oil - natural eco-friendly
Big wooden cones 100 mm x 40 mm boiled in olive oil - natural eco-friendly
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$4.40 USD
Copper color Wax Cotton Cord 1mm 10 meters - 10,9 yards or 32,8 feet
Copper color Wax Cotton Cord 1mm 10 meters - 10,9 yards or 32,8 feet
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$3.00 USD
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with longitudinal grooves - natural eco friendly - GS-45
45 mm Wooden bangle unfinished round with longitudinal grooves - natural eco friendly - GS-45
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$7.50 USD
200 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter
200 mm - Round unfinished wooden box - with cover - natural, eco friendly - 200 mm diameter
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$33.00 USD

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