grinevitsky: wood and leather jewelry


grinevitsky lets out the natural beauty of wood and leather in their jewelry. They are also currently in partnership with the others at Ellita's Flying Snail, creating handmade buttons for the group's unique creations.


Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.

Thank you for the interest. From the very beginning I was surrounded by talented artists. My grandfather was a landscape architect and a sculptor, my grandmother also was an architect and she was always drawing something as far as I remember. Craft was a style of life in our family. Grandma, for example, taught me how to sew a dress just only with a needle not using a sewing machine. My father's original idea was to use juniper slices for jewelry because juniper has so beautiful structure and wonderful smell, also wooden pieces are light and warm to wear. I knotted juniper slide to a leather string to make a pendant for myself, then made necklaces and bracelets to our friends, and so on - now you could buy grinevitsky jewelry at Etsy

I was really inspired and encourage by my friends and family to continue with design.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
May be the most important for me to stay silent and listen how the grass is growing. But not only. And I love to have fun with kids, knit together with my creative Flying Snail team, decorate my new house, surfe another www - world wide web. O! How could I forget about gardening?

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
The biggest challenge is to exclude items from from the listing to keep the brand line, or , in other words, keep clear message for etsy shoppers about what is "grinevitsky". Also It's hard to me to say good bye to my every sold piece.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Don't mind to get as a set this navy blue ceramic pendant on suede tassel and these suede earrings

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
For a while I wanted to become a teacher, later I dreamed to be a guide and travel all over the world. I never thought to be an artist because nobody in my family treated it like a serious profession for me.

What other shops out there do you love?
ETSY community is so various, I love so many of shops there.

Wonderful neckwarmers from ellita.etsy.com
Gorgeous earring from itille.etsy.com
Pilgrim leather bags from kindom.etsy.com
Every day angels from nadineandkathleen.etsy.com
Original watercolors from karenfaulknerart.etsy.com
felted slippers from pawfelts.etsy.com
Handwoven shawls from laslopezlas.etsy.com

What does your future hold?
The best thing that we don't know and it's always a surprise.

Thanks so much, grinevitsky!