Vintage & Nature-Made Found Object Jewelry

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Vintage & Nature-Made Found Object Jewelry

72 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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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


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  • Laura

    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.

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Last updated on January 10, 2013
Vintage & Nature-made Found Objects upcycled into one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade in Florida <3

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!

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Orders are shipped next day by USPS. Delivery confirmation is included & I will pass the tracking number on to you once your order is on its way.

(Message me concerning upgrades or international shipping!)

All purchases include a bubble cushion-lined envelope and free gift wrapping! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
Notify us prior to ordering if you wish to purchase insurance. We package all orders in bubble wrap-lined envelopes to protect them from damage.

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
See a stone you like but would prefer a chain to leather? Need a necklace lengthened or shortened? No problem! Message us prior to purchase to set up a custom order!

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!