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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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Glass Geometric Candle Holder, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor, Wedding Favors, Tealight Votive Holder, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Hurricanes
Glass Geometric Candle Holder, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor, Wedding Favors, Tealight Votive Holder, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Hurricanes
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
$40.00 USD
Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Sweetheart Table Decor, Copper Centerpiece, Geometric Card Box, Glass Box
Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Sweetheart Table Decor, Copper Centerpiece, Geometric Card Box, Glass Box
Waen
$165.00 USD
Glass Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Wishing Well Box, Geometric Photo Box, Keepsake Box, Glass Card Box, Copper Hexagon Box, Rose Gold Decor
Glass Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Wishing Well Box, Geometric Photo Box, Keepsake Box, Glass Card Box, Copper Hexagon Box, Rose Gold Decor
Waen
$95.00 USD
Glass Card Box, Large Terrarium, Geometric Jewelry Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wishing Well Box, Sweetheart Table, Wedding Decor
Glass Card Box, Large Terrarium, Geometric Jewelry Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Wishing Well Box, Sweetheart Table, Wedding Decor
Waen
$175.00 USD
Mini Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Ring Pillow, Wedding Ring Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Geometric Box, Icosahedron
Mini Geometric Terrarium, Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Ring Pillow, Wedding Ring Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Geometric Box, Icosahedron
Waen
$45.00 USD
Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Band Box, Glass Box, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Rose Gold Jewelry Box, Copper Ring Pillow Alternative
Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Band Box, Glass Box, Engagement Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Rose Gold Jewelry Box, Copper Ring Pillow Alternative
Waen
$35.00 USD
Moss Ring Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Spring Wedding, Rustic Ring Box, Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Box
Moss Ring Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Spring Wedding, Rustic Ring Box, Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Box
Waen
$40.00 USD
Glass Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Ring Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Geometric Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Ring Pillow, Pentagon Box
Glass Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Wedding Ring Box, Bridesmaid Gift, Geometric Jewelry Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Ring Pillow, Pentagon Box
Waen
$38.00 USD
Mini Desk Planter, Shelf Decorations, Coworker Gift, Geometric Planter, Succulent Pot, Stained Glass Terrarium, Modern Decor, Air Plant Vase
Mini Desk Planter, Shelf Decorations, Coworker Gift, Geometric Planter, Succulent Pot, Stained Glass Terrarium, Modern Decor, Air Plant Vase
Waen
$45.00 USD
Geometric Wedding Decor, Glass Candle Holder, Wedding Table Number Holder, Bridesmaid Gift, Copper Wedding Favors, Sweetheart Table Decor
Geometric Wedding Decor, Glass Candle Holder, Wedding Table Number Holder, Bridesmaid Gift, Copper Wedding Favors, Sweetheart Table Decor
Waen
$60.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Pot, Moss Planter, Gifts for Her, Minimalist Decor, Modern Home Decor
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Pot, Moss Planter, Gifts for Her, Minimalist Decor, Modern Home Decor
Waen
$90.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Spring Wedding, Small Copper Planter, Glass Jewelry Box
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Spring Wedding, Small Copper Planter, Glass Jewelry Box
Waen
$55.00 USD
Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Glass Box, Ring Pillow, Engagement Ring Box, Jewelry Storage, Silver Ring Pillow Alternative
Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Wedding Band Box, Glass Box, Ring Pillow, Engagement Ring Box, Jewelry Storage, Silver Ring Pillow Alternative
Waen
$65.00 USD
Glass Jewelry Box, Makeup Tray, Girlfriend Gift, Ring Dish, Bedroom Decor, Small Keepsake Box, Rose Gold Home Decor, Copper Jewelry Storage
Glass Jewelry Box, Makeup Tray, Girlfriend Gift, Ring Dish, Bedroom Decor, Small Keepsake Box, Rose Gold Home Decor, Copper Jewelry Storage
Waen
$50.00 USD
Small Geometric Terrarium, Glass Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium Container, Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening, Cuboctahedron
Small Geometric Terrarium, Glass Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium Container, Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening, Cuboctahedron
Waen
$55.00 USD
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Favor Box, Wedding Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Ring Pillow, Geometric Jewelry Box
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Favor Box, Wedding Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Ring Pillow, Geometric Jewelry Box
Waen
$55.00 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
$40.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Mothers Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Copper Home Decor, Coworker Gifts, Stained Glass Planter, Wedding Gift
Geometric Terrarium Container, Mothers Day Gift, Succulent Planter, Copper Home Decor, Coworker Gifts, Stained Glass Planter, Wedding Gift
Waen
$100.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Spring Wedding, Glass Pentagon Box, Engagement Ring Box, Wedding Gifts, Ring Pillow
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Spring Wedding, Glass Pentagon Box, Engagement Ring Box, Wedding Gifts, Ring Pillow
Waen
$38.00 USD
Geometric Moss Terrarium Container, Shelf Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Diamond Terrarium, Office Desk Decor, Coworker Gift, Succulent Planter
Geometric Moss Terrarium Container, Shelf Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Diamond Terrarium, Office Desk Decor, Coworker Gift, Succulent Planter
Waen
$55.00 USD
Geometric Wedding Centerpiece, Glass Terrarium, Jewelry Box, Sweetheart Table Decor, Spring Wedding, Copper Planter, Diamond Terrarium
Geometric Wedding Centerpiece, Glass Terrarium, Jewelry Box, Sweetheart Table Decor, Spring Wedding, Copper Planter, Diamond Terrarium
Waen
$95.00 USD
Terrarium Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Engagement Ring Box, Spring Wedding
Terrarium Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Jewelry Box, Engagement Ring Box, Spring Wedding
Waen
$45.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Wedding Terrarium, Silver Ring Box, Proposal Box, Mini Terrarium Container
Wedding Ring Box, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Geometric Ring Pillow, Wedding Terrarium, Silver Ring Box, Proposal Box, Mini Terrarium Container
Waen
$45.00 USD
Large Jewelry Box, Gifts for Mom, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Card Box, Geometric Box, Keepsake Box, Wedding Photo Box, Jewelry Storage, Pentagon
Large Jewelry Box, Gifts for Mom, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Card Box, Geometric Box, Keepsake Box, Wedding Photo Box, Jewelry Storage, Pentagon
Waen
$90.00 USD
Rush My Order Upgrade, Expedited Production
Rush My Order Upgrade, Expedited Production
Waen
$25.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Copper Planter, Mothers Day Gifts, Succulent Terrarium, Wedding Decor, Fairy Garden, Candle Holder
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Copper Planter, Mothers Day Gifts, Succulent Terrarium, Wedding Decor, Fairy Garden, Candle Holder
Waen
$75.00 USD
Terrarium Container, Small Glass Planter, Succulent Pot, Copper Planter, Geometric Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Modern Planter, Icosahedron
Terrarium Container, Small Glass Planter, Succulent Pot, Copper Planter, Geometric Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Modern Planter, Icosahedron
Waen
$55.00 USD
Glass Geometric Candle Holders, Wedding Table Decor, Mothers Day Gift, Copper Home Decor, Hurricanes, Stained Glass Candle Holder Set
Glass Geometric Candle Holders, Wedding Table Decor, Mothers Day Gift, Copper Home Decor, Hurricanes, Stained Glass Candle Holder Set
Waen
$70.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Copper Desk Planter, Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding Decor, Teacher Gift, Coworker Gift, Dodecahedron, Pencil Holder
Glass Geometric Terrarium, Copper Desk Planter, Wedding Centerpiece, Wedding Decor, Teacher Gift, Coworker Gift, Dodecahedron, Pencil Holder
Waen
$60.00 USD
Cube Planter, Geometric Terrarium, Gifts for Him, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Boyfriend Gift, Modern Planter, Air Plant Pot
Cube Planter, Geometric Terrarium, Gifts for Him, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Boyfriend Gift, Modern Planter, Air Plant Pot
Waen
$65.00 USD
Large Geometric Terrarium, Glass Indoor Planter, Modern Planter, Indoor Gardening, Stained Glass Terrarium Container, Modern Home Decor
Large Geometric Terrarium, Glass Indoor Planter, Modern Planter, Indoor Gardening, Stained Glass Terrarium Container, Modern Home Decor
Waen
$120.00 USD
Large Glass Terrarium, Geometric Terrarium Container, Modern Indoor Planter, Moss Terrarium, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium
Large Glass Terrarium, Geometric Terrarium Container, Modern Indoor Planter, Moss Terrarium, Succulent Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium
Waen
$150.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Indoor Planter, Copper Wedding Centerpiece, Stained Glass Home Decor, Tabletop Decor, Copper Terrarium
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Indoor Planter, Copper Wedding Centerpiece, Stained Glass Home Decor, Tabletop Decor, Copper Terrarium
Waen
$100.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Geometric Home Decor, Teardrop Planter, Copper Decor, Coworker Gift, Gifts For Her
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Geometric Home Decor, Teardrop Planter, Copper Decor, Coworker Gift, Gifts For Her
Waen
$70.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Wedding Decor, Copper Table Centerpiece, Stained Glass Pot, Indoor Gardening Bowl
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Wedding Decor, Copper Table Centerpiece, Stained Glass Pot, Indoor Gardening Bowl
Waen
$100.00 USD
Small Geometric Terrarium Container, Pencil Holder, Stained Glass Planter, Moss Terrarium, Succulent Pot, Modern Desk Decor, Cuboctahedron
Small Geometric Terrarium Container, Pencil Holder, Stained Glass Planter, Moss Terrarium, Succulent Pot, Modern Desk Decor, Cuboctahedron
Waen
$55.00 USD
Large Glass Terrarium Container, Geometric Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Glass Bowl, Modern Succulent Planter
Large Glass Terrarium Container, Geometric Indoor Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Glass Bowl, Modern Succulent Planter
Waen
$150.00 USD
Large Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Table Centerpiece, Glam Decor, Housewarming, Anniversary Gift, Hostess Gift, Contemporary Copper Vase
Large Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Table Centerpiece, Glam Decor, Housewarming, Anniversary Gift, Hostess Gift, Contemporary Copper Vase
Waen
$200.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Orchid Planter, Mothers Day Gift, Large Candle Holder, Wedding Centerpiece, Conservatory Card Holder
Geometric Terrarium Container, Glass Orchid Planter, Mothers Day Gift, Large Candle Holder, Wedding Centerpiece, Conservatory Card Holder
Waen
$180.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Glass Box, Engagement Ring Box, Diamond Terrarium, Ring Bearer Box, Ring Pillow Alternative, Silver Proposal Box
Wedding Ring Box, Geometric Glass Box, Engagement Ring Box, Diamond Terrarium, Ring Bearer Box, Ring Pillow Alternative, Silver Proposal Box
Waen
$55.00 USD
Small Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass Indoor Planter, Icosahedron, Geometric Succulent Pot, Modern Moss Planter, Indoor Gardening
Small Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass Indoor Planter, Icosahedron, Geometric Succulent Pot, Modern Moss Planter, Indoor Gardening
Waen
$55.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Dodecahedron, Mothers Day Gift, Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening, Stained Glass DIY Terrarium
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Dodecahedron, Mothers Day Gift, Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening, Stained Glass DIY Terrarium
Waen
$90.00 USD
Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Centerpiece, Girlfriend Gift, Copper Home Decor, Tabletop Centerpiece, Gift for Wife, Flower Pot, Hostess Gift
Glass Geometric Vase, Wedding Centerpiece, Girlfriend Gift, Copper Home Decor, Tabletop Centerpiece, Gift for Wife, Flower Pot, Hostess Gift
Waen
$140.00 USD
Geometric Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Stained Glass Decorative Planter, Copper Home Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Mothers Day Gift
Geometric Terrarium Container, Wedding Centerpiece, Stained Glass Decorative Planter, Copper Home Decor, Girlfriend Gift, Mothers Day Gift
Waen
$90.00 USD
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Small Copper Planter, Succulent Pot, Copper Home Decor, Table Centerpiece, Stained Glass, Gardener Gift
Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Small Copper Planter, Succulent Pot, Copper Home Decor, Table Centerpiece, Stained Glass, Gardener Gift
Waen
$80.00 USD
Large Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Wedding Centerpiece, Moss Terrarium, Dodecahedron, Stained Glass Planter
Large Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Succulent Planter, Wedding Centerpiece, Moss Terrarium, Dodecahedron, Stained Glass Planter
Waen
$130.00 USD
Small Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Earring Box, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Jewelry Storage, Triangle Ring Box, Rose Gold Keepsake Box
Small Jewelry Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Earring Box, Girlfriend Gift, Glass Jewelry Storage, Triangle Ring Box, Rose Gold Keepsake Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Guest Book Alternative, Geometric Glass Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Silver Reception Decor
Wedding Card Box, Wishing Well Box, Guest Book Alternative, Geometric Glass Card Box, Conservatory Envelope Holder, Silver Reception Decor
Waen
$175.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Icosahedron, Glass Candle Holder, Modern Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Fairy Garden Centerpiece
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container, Icosahedron, Glass Candle Holder, Modern Planter, Stained Glass Terrarium, Fairy Garden Centerpiece
Waen
$75.00 USD
Jewelry Organizer, Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Glass Box, Small Card Box, Wedding Guestbook Alternative, Wishing Well Box
Jewelry Organizer, Glass Display Box, Makeup Storage, Geometric Glass Box, Small Card Box, Wedding Guestbook Alternative, Wishing Well Box
Waen
$110.00 USD
Glass Candle Holder Set, Geometric Wedding Decor, Wedding Favors, Mothers Day Gift, Hostess Gift, Housewarming Gift, Votive Candle Holders
Glass Candle Holder Set, Geometric Wedding Decor, Wedding Favors, Mothers Day Gift, Hostess Gift, Housewarming Gift, Votive Candle Holders
Waen
$70.00 USD
Wedding Centerpiece, Aisle Decor, Wedding Decoration, Conservatory Card Box, Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass House, Fairy Garden Planter
Wedding Centerpiece, Aisle Decor, Wedding Decoration, Conservatory Card Box, Geometric Terrarium, Stained Glass House, Fairy Garden Planter
Waen
$135.00 USD
Glass House Terrarium, Fairy Lights Box, Jewelry Box, Geometric Display Box, Small Glass Planter, Terrarium Container, Copper Home Decor
Glass House Terrarium, Fairy Lights Box, Jewelry Box, Geometric Display Box, Small Glass Planter, Terrarium Container, Copper Home Decor
Waen
$60.00 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
Geometric Glass Box, Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Pillow Alternative, Wedding Ring Box, Copper Ring Box
Geometric Glass Box, Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Pillow Alternative, Wedding Ring Box, Copper Ring Box
Waen
$35.00 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
Geometric Candle Holder Set, Mothers Day Gift, Votive Candle Holder, Rustic Wedding Decor, Wedding Favors, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor
Geometric Candle Holder Set, Mothers Day Gift, Votive Candle Holder, Rustic Wedding Decor, Wedding Favors, Wedding Lights, Copper Home Decor
Waen
$70.00 USD

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