Traci Tippmann on Oct 30, 2013
Perfect! Nice earrings and quick shipping!
mamaotter23 on Sep 20, 2013
They are so delicate and beautiful and no bird was hurt!!
Anonymous on Jul 4, 2013
Beautiful! So happy I purchased!
What is Amateur Taxonomy?
tax·on·o·my (n) a field of science encompassing the theory and practice of description, classification and naming of organisms. A hobby popular among amateur Victorian botanists and taxidermists.
Do you find yourself helplessly filling your pockets with interesting seeds, shells and pebbles on every walk? Do you wonder at the history behind vintage ephemera - a faded postcard, a train token, the photo in a locket?
AmateurTaxonomy began as a way to turn all my collected curio into wearable exhibits: a line inspired by all the beachcombers, the bird watchers, the rock hunters, hikers, campers, huntsmen, all the curious who are captivated by the lost and found.
I love to mix the natural with the vintage to create timeless pieces made 100% unique by their journey. Amateur Taxonomy designs are made to be comfortable and easy to wear. The majority of my materials come from small local shops, fellow etsians and other amateurs so I can help others continue to do what they love by doing what I love. < 3
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Curator
An amateur taxonomist, whether collecting rocks in the forest or bidding on antiques in the city. I try my best to identify all the odd and ends I find, but often they remain a mystery to me.
A line inspired by beach combers, bird watchers, rock collectors, hikers, campers, huntsman, all the explorers captivated by nature's little wonders.
Thanks for looking!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Message me with any questions :)
(Message me concerning upgrades or international shipping!)
All purchases include a bubble cushion-lined envelope and free gift wrapping! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Resizing and repairs are happily done free of charge within one month if the recipient can return ship the item.
If you are unhappy with the item received for any reason, your purchase price will be refunded, minus shipping costs, once the item is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Nearly all necklaces are available in copper, brass, silver or gold and in varying lengths and thickness. Just let us know if you'd like to customize your piece and we will respond within a day!