Maiden Missoula Product Review: Eventyr Woodworking


I am so lucky to know several awesome crafty gals who make very cool jewelry.  I have a few favorite pieces that have been made for me or gifted to me that I wear regularly.  Silver, beaded, turquoise, jade, I have acquired a vast collection!  And as any lady with a penchant for unique wearable art knows, it’s sad to tuck them away in a jewelry box or drawer when you aren’t wearing them.

Well, Ms. Elena Ulev has solved our problem once and for all!  Eventyr Woodworking makes beautiful handcrafted jewelry organizers that are actually a piece of art in themselves, and they organize your jewelry for all to see.

You can find Elena, her hubby Seth and their adorable daughters at the Peoples Market in Downtown Missoula almost every Saturday selling their gorgeous hand-made organizers. You can also check out all their inventory on the Eventyr Woodworking’s Etsy site.

The real advantage of these novel organizers is how they look. Even better, when  filled with your favorite jewelry.  You may be inspired to ‘create’ an art exhibit with your earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Eventyr means “adventure” in Norwegian and browsing the choice of wood and details you are inspired to dream of far away lands and exotic forests.  Elena and Seth sand, stain, and construct every artful frame with painstaking attention to detail.  You can feel the smooth sanded surfaces, the detail of interesting wood grains, and the lovely functionality of the screen insets, perfect for hanging earrings and baubles.


Despite the wanderlust Eventyr may inspire, Seth and Elena are rooted community members who are always helping out with the local school community garden and other neighborhood events.  People like the Ulev family and their growing business is what Makes Missoula such a welcome and thriving city.  Stop by and say ‘hello’ this weekend when you are at the Peoples Market and pick out that spot on your bedroom wall to hang your new piece of art — your very own Eventyr Jewelry organizer!

Just a note…The Ulev Family will be on vacation from the Market this weekend, but will be back next week!  Check out their awesome Etsy site too!

Like this blog post by Maiden Missoula?  Chances are you’ll also like reading about other Made In Missoula products such as Big Dipper Ice Cream,  Happy Hoppers,  or Natural Creations Grilling Sauces.  Or check out some of  of your options for Missoula Dining and Missoula Restaurants.

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Leah Lewis is living the dream on Missoula’s Northside with her handsome and handy husband Mark, daughters Zoe and Mila, two dogs, and a cat.  She enjoys making things on her sewing machine, with her knitting needles, and in her kitchen. You can listen to her play today’s pop music every day on Fresh 104.5 FM, or listen to her podcast about hundred or more year old pop music on her classical music podcast at with Darko Butorac from the Missoula Symphony. You might catch Leah and her family relaxing in their backyard, cheering on the Missoula Osprey, or rooting for the Lady Griz on any given weekend.