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Mar 20, 2015

by Murat Ozsaltik

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello! My name is Murat, and I craft geometric terrariums with my partner Asli using the Tiffany stained glass technique. We work in a studio below our home in Istanbul, Turkey, and we’re also parents to our cat, Ned. Our shop is called Waen.

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Waen started in August of 2014 – 172 years after a terrarium was accidentally discovered by English botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. Although it seems like terrariums have only recently become popular, they were actually designed with increasing intricacy and style and have been widely consumed as a decoration for the home since the Victorian age. Asli is a green thumb architect with a passion for geometry, and she thought of the idea for geometric terrariums back when I was working on my master’s thesis in neuroscience. I made her one as a birthday gift and she loved it, so we decided to make more together.

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Even in the years before we met, Asli and I have always believed in the power of creating something new and unique from scraps, instead of buying what the market offers us. After being introduced by a mutual friend, we fell in love, moved in together, and started dreaming of an efficient and creative life. And that’s exactly what we got when we launched Waen.

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We work in a ground floor studio with a lovely garden, which is an ideal workspace for glass cutting, grinding and soldering. Before we start crafting, we make sketches and models of our geometric forms in order to visualize their final appearance and make sure they have the right angles and correct measurements. Our main inspiration comes from 13 polyhedra listed by Archimedes, which were rediscovered by artists and mathematicians during the Renaissance. We are addicted to complex shapes and their ancient roots!

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To us, knowing our materials and the chemistry behind the process is the key to a perfect product. We love pushing our limits by experimenting with different equipment and techniques. Selling our wares on Etsy allowed us to turn our skills and interests into a lifestyle. We’re proud to be a part of this community, and we love the idea that someone on the other side of the planet is growing a cute little plant in a terrarium that we made. Our goal for the future is to grow at our own pace without losing the small business spirit. We also want to expand our product line, and most importantly, keep working from home.

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All photographs by Waen.

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Wedding Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Favor, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Bearer Pillow, Glass Ring Holder, Geometric Jewelry Box
Wedding Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Favor, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Bearer Pillow, Glass Ring Holder, Geometric Jewelry Box
Waen
$60.00 USD
Geometric Candle Holder, Wedding Table Decor, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor, Ring Bearer Box, Candle Lover Gift, Glass Wedding Favor
Geometric Candle Holder, Wedding Table Decor, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor, Ring Bearer Box, Candle Lover Gift, Glass Wedding Favor
Waen
$60.00 USD
Geometric Candle Holders, Wedding Lights, Wedding Guest Table Decor, Bridesmaid Gift, Stained Glass Hurricane Set, Copper Wedding Decor
Geometric Candle Holders, Wedding Lights, Wedding Guest Table Decor, Bridesmaid Gift, Stained Glass Hurricane Set, Copper Wedding Decor
Waen
$75.00 USD
Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Glass Money Box, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Geometric Wedding Decor
Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Glass Money Box, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Geometric Wedding Decor
Waen
$175.00 USD
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Bearer Box, Winter Wedding, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Ring Pillow, Copper Jewelry Box
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Bearer Box, Winter Wedding, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Ring Pillow, Copper Jewelry Box
Waen
$60.00 USD
Woodland Wedding, Rustic Ring Box, Moss Ring Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Bridesmaids Proposal Box
Woodland Wedding, Rustic Ring Box, Moss Ring Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Bridesmaids Proposal Box
Waen
$44.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Engagement & Wedding Gift, Ceremony Ring Pillow, Proposal Box, Glass Jewelry Box
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Engagement & Wedding Gift, Ceremony Ring Pillow, Proposal Box, Glass Jewelry Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Wishing Well Box, Wedding Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Sweetheart Table Decor, Copper Centerpiece, Geometric Money Box, Glass Box
Wishing Well Box, Wedding Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Sweetheart Table Decor, Copper Centerpiece, Geometric Money Box, Glass Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Wedding Band Box, Geometric Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Newlywed Gift, Gifts for the Couple, Ring Bearer Box, Engagement Gift, Jewelry Box
Wedding Band Box, Geometric Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Newlywed Gift, Gifts for the Couple, Ring Bearer Box, Engagement Gift, Jewelry Box
Waen
$44.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Copper Wedding Centerpiece, Plant Lovers Gift, Father's Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Candle Holder
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Copper Wedding Centerpiece, Plant Lovers Gift, Father's Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Candle Holder
Waen
$80.00 USD
Glass Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Geometric Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Ring Pillow, Pentagon Box
Glass Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Geometric Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Ring Pillow, Pentagon Box
Waen
$42.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass Succulent Planter, Dad Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Cabinet Decor, Copper Home Decor, Coffee Table Decor
Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass Succulent Planter, Dad Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Cabinet Decor, Copper Home Decor, Coffee Table Decor
Waen
$90.00 USD
Wedding Ceremony Ring Box, Geometric Spring Wedding Decor, Bohemian Wedding, Moss Ring Box, Copper Ring Bearer Box, Rose Gold Jewelry Box
Wedding Ceremony Ring Box, Geometric Spring Wedding Decor, Bohemian Wedding, Moss Ring Box, Copper Ring Bearer Box, Rose Gold Jewelry Box
Waen
$44.00 USD
Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Band Box, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Stained Glass Proposal Box, Rose Gold Box, Engagement Ring Box, Copper Ring Pillow,
Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Band Box, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Stained Glass Proposal Box, Rose Gold Box, Engagement Ring Box, Copper Ring Pillow,
Waen
$39.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Ceremony Ring Holder, Silver Proposal Ring Box, Mini Terrarium Container
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Ceremony Ring Holder, Silver Proposal Ring Box, Mini Terrarium Container
Waen
$50.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Gift, Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Glass Diamond, Office Decor, Cubicle Planter, Coworker Gift, Succulent Planter
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Gift, Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Glass Diamond, Office Decor, Cubicle Planter, Coworker Gift, Succulent Planter
Waen
$60.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Box, Copper Ring Box, Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Box, Stained Glass Ring Pillow, Hexagon Box
Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Box, Copper Ring Box, Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Box, Stained Glass Ring Pillow, Hexagon Box
Waen
$44.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Beauty Gift, Glass Pentagon Box, Engagement Ring Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Ring Pillow
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Beauty Gift, Glass Pentagon Box, Engagement Ring Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Ring Pillow
Waen
$42.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Father's Day Gift, Shelf Planter, Coffee Table Decor, Gardening Gift, Stained Glass Moss Bowl, Succulent Planter
Geometric Terrarium, Father's Day Gift, Shelf Planter, Coffee Table Decor, Gardening Gift, Stained Glass Moss Bowl, Succulent Planter
Waen
$130.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Centerpiece, Flower Bowl, Shelf Accent Piece, Stained Glass Vase, Copper Coffee Table Decor, Succulent Planter
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Centerpiece, Flower Bowl, Shelf Accent Piece, Stained Glass Vase, Copper Coffee Table Decor, Succulent Planter
Waen
$100.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Decorations, Mother's Day Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Copper Home Decor, Stained Glass Table Decor, Glass House
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Decorations, Mother's Day Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Copper Home Decor, Stained Glass Table Decor, Glass House
Waen
$150.00 USD
Large Industrial Hanging Pendant Light, Glass Geometric Lighting, Stained Glass Lantern, Rustic Wedding Lights, Copper Decor
Large Industrial Hanging Pendant Light, Glass Geometric Lighting, Stained Glass Lantern, Rustic Wedding Lights, Copper Decor
Waen
$100.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Flower Girl Box, Ceremony Decor, Rose Gold Geometric Ring Pillow, Copper Planter, Diamond Jewelry Box
Wedding Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Flower Girl Box, Ceremony Decor, Rose Gold Geometric Ring Pillow, Copper Planter, Diamond Jewelry Box
Waen
$60.00 USD
Coworker Gift, Geometric Terrarium, Minimalist Desk Planter, Mom Gift, Plant Lovers Gift, Stained Glass Vase, Cubicle Decor, Glass Ring Box
Coworker Gift, Geometric Terrarium, Minimalist Desk Planter, Mom Gift, Plant Lovers Gift, Stained Glass Vase, Cubicle Decor, Glass Ring Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Engagement Ring Box, Wedding Proposal Ring Box, Ring Bearer Pillow, Winter Wedding, Jewelry Keepsake, Ceremony Ring Pillow, Promise Ring Box
Engagement Ring Box, Wedding Proposal Ring Box, Ring Bearer Pillow, Winter Wedding, Jewelry Keepsake, Ceremony Ring Pillow, Promise Ring Box
Waen
$39.00 USD
Glass House, Small Card Box, Jewelry Lover Gift, Bedroom Decor, Geometric Terrarium Container, Fairy Lights Box, Copper Planter, Mom Gift
Glass House, Small Card Box, Jewelry Lover Gift, Bedroom Decor, Geometric Terrarium Container, Fairy Lights Box, Copper Planter, Mom Gift
Waen
$65.00 USD
Geometric Candle Holder Set, Wedding Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Wedding Table Lights, Stained Glass Candles, Copper Home Decor, Bridesmaid Gift
Geometric Candle Holder Set, Wedding Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Wedding Table Lights, Stained Glass Candles, Copper Home Decor, Bridesmaid Gift
Waen
$75.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Faceted Vase, Copper Home Decor, Wedding Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Bowl
Geometric Terrarium Container, Faceted Vase, Copper Home Decor, Wedding Gift, Wedding Centerpiece, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Bowl
Waen
$80.00 USD
Wedding Centerpiece, Glass Geometric Terrarium, Jewelry Box, Wedding Decor, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Copper Planter, Diamond Terrarium
Wedding Centerpiece, Glass Geometric Terrarium, Jewelry Box, Wedding Decor, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Copper Planter, Diamond Terrarium
Waen
$100.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Decor, Wedding Card Box, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Gardening Gift, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Vase
Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Decor, Wedding Card Box, Sweetheart Table Centerpiece, Gardening Gift, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Vase
Waen
$100.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Shelf Accent, Cabinet Decor, Glass Planter, Coffee Table Decor, Succulent Planter, Dad Gift, Gardening Gift, Moss Bowl
Geometric Terrarium, Shelf Accent, Cabinet Decor, Glass Planter, Coffee Table Decor, Succulent Planter, Dad Gift, Gardening Gift, Moss Bowl
Waen
$65.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Plant Lovers Gift, Coworker Gift, Minimalist Planter, Stained Glass Succulent Terrarium, Boyfriend Gift, Gardening Gift
Geometric Terrarium, Plant Lovers Gift, Coworker Gift, Minimalist Planter, Stained Glass Succulent Terrarium, Boyfriend Gift, Gardening Gift
Waen
$60.00 USD
Industrial Hanging Pendant, Aisle Decor, Rustic Wedding Light, Glass Geometric Lighting, Stained Glass, Hanging Lights, Copper Wedding Decor
Industrial Hanging Pendant, Aisle Decor, Rustic Wedding Light, Glass Geometric Lighting, Stained Glass, Hanging Lights, Copper Wedding Decor
Waen
$80.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Bedside Decor, Fairy Light Display, Glass Jewelry Box, Geometric Table Centerpiece
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Bedside Decor, Fairy Light Display, Glass Jewelry Box, Geometric Table Centerpiece
Waen
$100.00 USD
Wedding Card Box, Wish Well Box, Terrarium Decor, Guest Book Alternative, Geometric Glass Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Money Box
Wedding Card Box, Wish Well Box, Terrarium Decor, Guest Book Alternative, Geometric Glass Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Money Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Jewelry Storage, Beauty Gift, Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Box, Dresser Decor, Dressing Table Decor, Copper Bedroom Decor
Jewelry Storage, Beauty Gift, Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Box, Dresser Decor, Dressing Table Decor, Copper Bedroom Decor
Waen
$110.00 USD
Glass Jewelry Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Ring Box, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Wedding Gift, Ring Dish, Keepsake Box, Rose Gold - Copper Jewelry Storage
Glass Jewelry Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Ring Box, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Wedding Gift, Ring Dish, Keepsake Box, Rose Gold - Copper Jewelry Storage
Waen
$55.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Dad Gift, Gardening Gift, Copper Home Decor, Boyfriend Gift, Copper Desk Planter, Coworker Gift, Pencil Holder
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Dad Gift, Gardening Gift, Copper Home Decor, Boyfriend Gift, Copper Desk Planter, Coworker Gift, Pencil Holder
Waen
$65.00 USD
Geometric Candle Holder, Stained Glass Wedding Decor, Wedding Table Number Holder, Bridesmaid Gift, Copper Wedding Favor, Wedding Ring Box
Geometric Candle Holder, Stained Glass Wedding Decor, Wedding Table Number Holder, Bridesmaid Gift, Copper Wedding Favor, Wedding Ring Box
Waen
$60.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Father's Day Gift, Shelf Accessories, Wedding Decor, Plant Lovers Gift, Moss Planter, Succulent Planter
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Father's Day Gift, Shelf Accessories, Wedding Decor, Plant Lovers Gift, Moss Planter, Succulent Planter
Waen
$80.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Father's Day Gift, Coworker Gift, Pencil Holder, Stained Glass Planter, Succulent Pot, Modern Desk Decor
Geometric Terrarium Container, Father's Day Gift, Coworker Gift, Pencil Holder, Stained Glass Planter, Succulent Pot, Modern Desk Decor
Waen
$65.00 USD
Rush My Order Upgrade, Expedited Production
Rush My Order Upgrade, Expedited Production
Waen
$28.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Copper Wedding Table Number Holder, Father's Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Glass Centerpiece, Wedding Decor
Geometric Terrarium Container, Copper Wedding Table Number Holder, Father's Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Glass Centerpiece, Wedding Decor
Waen
$65.00 USD
Wedding Ceremony Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Glass Ring Pillow Alternative, Engagement Ring Holder, Silver Jewelry Storage
Wedding Ceremony Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Glass Ring Pillow Alternative, Engagement Ring Holder, Silver Jewelry Storage
Waen
$72.00 USD
Father's Day Gift, Stained Glass Candle Holder Set, Geometric Wedding Table Lights, Candle Lover Gift, Housewarming Gift, Reception Decor
Father's Day Gift, Stained Glass Candle Holder Set, Geometric Wedding Table Lights, Candle Lover Gift, Housewarming Gift, Reception Decor
Waen
$75.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Minimalist Succulent Planter, Plant Lovers Gift, Copper Home Decor, Boyfriend Gift
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Minimalist Succulent Planter, Plant Lovers Gift, Copper Home Decor, Boyfriend Gift
Waen
$90.00 USD
Boho Wedding Decor, Wedding Table Decor, Copper Table Number Holder, Summer Wedding, Geometric Candle Holders, Stained Glass Table Lights
Boho Wedding Decor, Wedding Table Decor, Copper Table Number Holder, Summer Wedding, Geometric Candle Holders, Stained Glass Table Lights
Waen
$75.00 USD
Bridesmaid Gift Box, Treasure Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Stained Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Wedding Photo Box, Lidded Keepsake Box
Bridesmaid Gift Box, Treasure Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Stained Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Wedding Photo Box, Lidded Keepsake Box
Waen
$100.00 USD
Geometric Jewelry Box, Jewelry Lover Gift, Glass Wedding Card Box, Copper Makeup Storage, Girlfriend Gift, Keepsake Box, Photo Box, Mom Gift
Geometric Jewelry Box, Jewelry Lover Gift, Glass Wedding Card Box, Copper Makeup Storage, Girlfriend Gift, Keepsake Box, Photo Box, Mom Gift
Waen
$100.00 USD
Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Wedding Band Box, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Diamond Terrarium, Ring Bearer, Ring Pillow, Silver Proposal Box
Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Wedding Band Box, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Diamond Terrarium, Ring Bearer, Ring Pillow, Silver Proposal Box
Waen
$60.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Succulent Centerpiece, Mom Gift, Plant Lovers Gift, Gardening Gift, Geometric Vase, Wedding Decor, Dodecahedron
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Succulent Centerpiece, Mom Gift, Plant Lovers Gift, Gardening Gift, Geometric Vase, Wedding Decor, Dodecahedron
Waen
$90.00 USD
Ceremony Ring Holder, Terrarium Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Engagement Ring Box
Ceremony Ring Holder, Terrarium Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Engagement Ring Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium, Gardening Gift, Stained Glass Moss Bowl, Wedding Centerpiece, Succulent Planter, Copper Home Decor, Father's Day Gift
Geometric Terrarium, Gardening Gift, Stained Glass Moss Bowl, Wedding Centerpiece, Succulent Planter, Copper Home Decor, Father's Day Gift
Waen
$120.00 USD
Christmas Ornaments, Secret Santa Gift, Gift Topper, Fairytale Gift, Geometric Glass Ornament, Copper Scandinavian Ornament, 3d Ornament Set
Christmas Ornaments, Secret Santa Gift, Gift Topper, Fairytale Gift, Geometric Glass Ornament, Copper Scandinavian Ornament, 3d Ornament Set
Waen
$17.00 USD
Christmas Ornament Set, Geometric Tree Ornaments, Stocking Stuffer, Holiday Home Decor, Unique Christmas Gift, Fairytale Gift, Gift Topper
Christmas Ornament Set, Geometric Tree Ornaments, Stocking Stuffer, Holiday Home Decor, Unique Christmas Gift, Fairytale Gift, Gift Topper
Waen
$17.00 USD
Wedding Card Box, Geometric Terrarium, Orchid Planter, Wedding Decor, Table Centerpiece, Candle Holder, Wedding Gift, Glass Envelope Holder
Wedding Card Box, Geometric Terrarium, Orchid Planter, Wedding Decor, Table Centerpiece, Candle Holder, Wedding Gift, Glass Envelope Holder
Waen
$180.00 USD
Geometric Vase, Wedding Table Centerpiece, Wedding Gift, Stained Glass Copper Vase, Housewarming Gift, Contemporary Vase, Faceted Vase
Geometric Vase, Wedding Table Centerpiece, Wedding Gift, Stained Glass Copper Vase, Housewarming Gift, Contemporary Vase, Faceted Vase
Waen
$190.00 USD
Geometric Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Mom Gift, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Earring Box, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Ring Box, Rose Gold Keepsake Box
Geometric Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Mom Gift, Jewelry Lovers Gift, Earring Box, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Ring Box, Rose Gold Keepsake Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Centerpiece, Shelf Accent Piece, Copper Home Decor, Table Decor, Gift for Wife, Flower Pot, Hostess Gift
Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Centerpiece, Shelf Accent Piece, Copper Home Decor, Table Decor, Gift for Wife, Flower Pot, Hostess Gift
Waen
$135.00 USD
Geometric Glass Candle Holder Set, Father's Day Gift, Candle Lover Gift, Wedding Gift, Stained Glass Hurricane, Rustic Votive Candle Holders
Geometric Glass Candle Holder Set, Father's Day Gift, Candle Lover Gift, Wedding Gift, Stained Glass Hurricane, Rustic Votive Candle Holders
Waen
$75.00 USD

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