"Hello" and thanks for visiting Bowerbird Living.
When I was a small child my mother used to call me her little Bowerbird, as I was always collecting things and making something out of them, especially anything blue. This really is the philosophy by which I live my life and is the foundation of Bowerbird Living.
Bowerbird Living offers an array of handmade items including wall art, jewellery and softies, for the littlest Bowerbirds in your life. It is our goal at Bowerbird Living to provide unique bespoke and couture pieces for your home and lifestyle.
Everything is made by hand by me using Australian, environmentally conscious materials where possible. Our products are unique to us and you won't find them anywhere else.
I do a lot of customised work with clients and I adore it, so if you have an idea, or you would like something you see in the shop customised in any way just for you, feel free to get in touch so we can discuss.
Convo me with any questions, or email carly [!at] bowerbirdliving.com.au or hello [!at] bowerbirdliving.com.au
‘…if there is such thing as reincarnation …I would love to come back as a bower bird’
Brett Whiteley 1985
Owner, Designer, Creator
"Hi" and "Welcome" to Bowerbird Living. I'm Carly, and I am the Owner, Designer and Creator and I have worked in the Interiors, Soft Furnishings, Textile and Handmade industries for the past 15 years. Handmade is my life's passion :-)
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Accepted payment methods
For Australian customers we will accept bank deposits also. If this is your preferred method, contact me and I will forward my bank details after confirmation of purchase. Orders will not be shipped until notification of payment is received in full.
Please contact us is you have any issues with payment.
Bowerbird Living reserves the right to change prices at any time.
If you have not asked for a signature on delivery service or insurance and your parcel is lost, stolen or damaged during shipping, we will not be held responsible domestically or internationally. Shipping prices consist of postage costs plus packaging costs.
If you do not provided the correct address on your Etsy information and a parcel is returned to us we will have to charge you to resend your article as we are not at fault. Please make sure your Etsy & Paypal addresses are the same and correct to avoid waiting longer periods and paying extra postage. If the addresses differ your purchase will be shipped to your Paypal address.
All products are well packed/padded and in the best condition when they leave us. We care about the environment and use recycled or environmentally friendly packaging where possible. Gift Wrapping available on request (additional fees may apply.)
We generally mail items out within 7 working days of receipt of payment, depending what the item is and whether the item is made to order or not (each listing will state an approximate individual time frame.) We will contact you shortly after your order is placed to confirm details of when it will depart. If you need a particular product or custom order in a specific time frame, please contact us to discuss prior to placing your order.
Once dispatched items travelling within Australia take approx. 2-3 business days to arrive. Items travelling to USA take approx. 2 weeks and items to Europe approx. 2-3 weeks. For my international customers, all customs and additional fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of you the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to return a product for refund or exchange or you feel it is damaged or faulty you must notify us within 24 hours of receipt of goods. Please send us correspondence through Etsy Conversation or send an email to carly [!at] bowerbirdliving.com.au, specifying that you wish to return an item and outline why you are returning the goods. Once a legitimate return is granted and the refund or exchange entitlement determined we will then give you details of the address to return the goods to. Unless we otherwise agree, shipping costs are non-refundable.
Products must be returned to Bowerbird Living within 10 days of your emailed notice to us. Items must be in perfect condition, unused, unwashed and accompanied with their original packaging with tags intact. Please ensure the goods are adequately packaged to ensure they are not damaged during return transit. No refund or exchange will be offered for goods that are damaged in transit from the customer to Bowerbird Living.
Please note there is no refund or exchange offered for custom-made orders. These products are noted as ‘made to order’ and are created in accordance to the customer’s instructions and any design details and decisions are determined in conjunction with the customer.
There is also no exchange or refund offered for change of mind purchases. At Bowerbird Living we do our utmost to make sure our products are represented as accurately as possible within our shop, so please read the description and study our photos thoroughly before purchasing and if you have any questions at all, please get in touch prior to purchase.
If we have sent the incorrect product to you, we will refund or replace the product at our expense, please contact us to discuss. If you believe any products have been damaged or are faulty, please contact us immediately.
There is no refund or exchange for items on sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do a lot of customised work with clients and love it, there is nothing better than having something handmade just for you. So if you have an idea, or you would like something you see in the shop customised in any way, feel free to get in touch so we can discuss.
No custom orders will be started until full payment is received. We keep our customers up to date with all aspects of the custom made process and will send regular photo updates, including prior to dispatch, to make sure you are 100% happy before the item is sent to you.
Product colours represented in our shop may differ slightly from the actual product. Appearances may vary from one screen to another due to the colour settings on your device. Bowerbird Living make every effort to ensure colours depicted in the shop are as close to accurate as possible, but can not take any responsibility for the way these items are viewed from various digital devices.
All of our products are handmade, and most of the time hand cut and hand sewn, so as with all handmade products there will be imperfections and inconsistencies in the appearance of each item. Such imperfections are not flaws and are seen as normal, adding to the beauty and character of each item. Your item may not be identical to that pictured. Colour, shape and size can vary slightly. Each item is unique and has its own identity, these variations are not flaws and no refund or exchange will be considered. Care instructions will be sent with all items purchased through Bowerbird Living. If you would like these instructions prior to purchase, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss any concerns you have. The information listed in these care instructions is given as a simple recommendation only. Responsibility for the use given to any product lies with the customer. No responsibility will be taken by Bowerbird Living for the way any product is cared for, cleaned or dry cleaned. Bowerbird Living also take no responsibility for the reasonable wear and tear of any of our products purchased by the customer. All the components we use in our products, such as fabric, timber, metals, tassels and stitched parts of our products are generally natural fibres and materials so imperfections will be evident and natural wear and tear will occur.
If you have any questions or queries at all please contact us via Etsy conversation or send an email to carly [!at] bowerbirdliving.com.au. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and are determined to make your buying experience with us a great one, so if you are happy with your order, please consider leaving positive feedback! We are new to this Etsy journey and we really appreciate your support and look forward to bringing some handmade love into your life. All Bowerbird Living products are handmade and are owned and remain the intellectual property of Carly Saban trading as Bowerbird Living © 2015.