Announcement Bantering Bird hand-crafted jewelry sent next day in a gift box. See my sold items for more of what I create with gems, natural stones, & unique beads in sterling silver, copper, brass.
Bantering Bird hand-crafted jewelry sent next day in a gift box. See my sold items for more of what I create with gems, natural stones, & unique beads in sterling silver, copper, brass.
- All 173
- Bracelets 15
- Sterling Silver Earrings 18
- Minimalist 5
- Mixed / Metal Earrings 4
- Gem/Stone Copper Earring 42
- Glass Bead/Metal Earring 47
- Stone Slice Earrings 6
- Ceramic Earrings 7
- Pendants on Chain 10
- Beaded Necklaces 12
- Leather Necklaces 6
catherine taber on Feb 10, 2017
Absolutely beautiful! Well made. Fantastic! Great seller with fast delivery 📦 Thank you.
Sara on Feb 10, 2017
Thank you so much for the custom earrings! They turned out beautiful and are my new favorite earrings!
catherine taber on Feb 7, 2017
Very nice earrings. Well made and I am very pleased with my purchase.
A not-so-little bird tells me what should go into my jewelry designs.... Actually, we go back and forth about it quite a bit.
In all seriousness, when I'm not designing with colors and living textures in my garden, I play with colorful stones and a potpourri of artisan components in my handcrafted jewelry. It does take some finagling to get just the right combinations in either situation, but I really don't mind when winter arrives now because the tools are so much more varied in jewelry-making, and there are plenty of new techniques to keep me busy.
I work with sterling and fine silver, brass, and most often copper, and almost all the metalwork you see in my pieces is my own at this point, as I've gradually acquired a range of tools and additional skills. Still, I'm always happy to incorporate components from other artisans into my jewelry--whether irresistible lampwork glass beads, colorful ceramic or polymer clay pendants, exceptional enamels, or textured pieces crafted in metal clay. I favor simplicity but also variety, and I don't imagine I'll ever be able to do all that by myself.
Of course, I'm inspired by others' work, and I learn a bit more from everyone whose work makes its way into my own. I like to say my handmade pieces are the work of many hands, including nature's.
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Owner, Creator, Photographer
I wear all the hats and bang all the hammers: search for supplies, design, fabricate, photograph, communicate with customers, and ship their items next day! And oh, yeah...there's always time to banter with the bird.
My sister, who takes over shipping when I earn a vacation!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
International buyers are responsible for any customs fees or taxes--these are NOT included in the price of my items. Please be patient in case of customs or other shipping delays.
Refunds and Exchanges
In case of any damage incurred during shipping, please contact me immediately. To be eligible for a full refund, you will probably need to provide photos of the damage (including packaging) before returning the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm Gale--at BanteringBird.etsy.com! My items ship by next business day from near Philadelphia on the east coast of the U.S.
Thanks for buying handmade from a small artisan business!
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
Purchases are gift-boxed, and I'd be happy to add a special note.
Multiple items are usually sent in a single box to keep your shipping and handling charge lower, but I can include more than one gift box if you care to select Priority shipping or make a special request.
See a necklace you'd like longer, or earrings that might look better on you a bit shorter? Not sure about how different bracelets are sized?
Just message me, and I'd be happy to explain or consider adjusting my pieces so they'll suit your preference.
Storing your jewelry in an airtight place (like in an ordinary plastic bag) will slow tarnishing, but you can use a soft jeweler's polishing cloth (NOT liquids) to keep your silver, copper, or brass jewelry lustrous. Of course, always keep jewelry dry and chemical-free.
Some of my copper components are sealed to preserve a patina (as noted in item descriptions), but not all of them, as part of the charm of copper is that it darkens with age. If your skin is particularly sensitive to copper (i.e., turns green), I can arrange to seal your ear wires or suggest alternatives if contacted before a purchase.