StarbirdJewelry

Whimsical, handcrafted, artisan jewelry from Austin, TX

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2014

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StarbirdJewelry

Whimsical, handcrafted, artisan jewelry from Austin, TX

Austin, Texas | 276 Sales

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Announcement    We are a mother-daughter team (or, depending on who you talk to, a daughter-mother team) who design and create jewelry that ranges from whimsical to elegant. We like all kinds of jewelry—both to make and to wear. With playful jewelry, you can’t help smiling when you put it on, and the people you meet will be smiling, too. Elegant jewelry is a pleasure to own; and when you wear a beautiful piece of jewelry, it is like getting a sincere compliment: it makes you feel better about yourself, which shows up in your smile and outlook.

We offer layaway on items over $175. We know sometimes it's better for budgeting to spread out the cost of artisan jewelry. Please contact us if you would like to pay for an item over three payments!

We've been selling our jewelry since 2008! We only use sterling silver, gold and real gemstones, never czs. We do all the metalwork and cloisonne ourselves. For our silver and gold-smithing, we start with sterling silver and gold sheet and wire and use hammers, rolling mill, pliers but mostly our torch to get the finished pieces you see here. For the cloisonne enamel we bend cloisonne wire and then fill the pockets layer by layer with leaded glass enamel, firing it at 1450 degrees in between in the kiln. We then set the cloisonne in a gold or sterling silver setting. Everything is one of a kind, made to last a lifetime--quality is our top priority.

Please, please do not hesitate to ask any questions! If you're thinking of buying one of our pieces as a gift, please know that we appreciate you taking a chance on us! It can be hard sometimes to know your friend or loved one's taste so we happily accept exchanges and returns. We think that when you hold our jewelry in your hand you will be impressed by our quality and craftsmanship.

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Last updated on Mar 5, 2019

We are a mother-daughter team (or, depending on who you talk to, a daughter-mother team) who design and create jewelry that ranges from whimsical to elegant. We like all kinds of jewelry—both to make and to wear. With playful jewelry, you can’t help smiling when you put it on, and the people you meet will be smiling, too. Elegant jewelry is a pleasure to own; and when you wear a beautiful piece of jewelry, it is like getting a sincere compliment: it makes you feel better about yourself, which shows up in your smile and outlook.

We offer layaway on items over $175. We know sometimes it's better for budgeting to spread out the cost of artisan jewelry. Please contact us if you would like to pay for an item over three payments!

We've been selling our jewelry since 2008! We only use sterling silver, gold and real gemstones, never czs. We do all the metalwork and cloisonne ourselves. For our silver and gold-smithing, we start with sterling silver and gold sheet and wire and use hammers, rolling mill, pliers but mostly our torch to get the finished pieces you see here. For the cloisonne enamel we bend cloisonne wire and then fill the pockets layer by layer with leaded glass enamel, firing it at 1450 degrees in between in the kiln. We then set the cloisonne in a gold or sterling silver setting. Everything is one of a kind, made to last a lifetime--quality is our top priority.

Please, please do not hesitate to ask any questions! If you're thinking of buying one of our pieces as a gift, please know that we appreciate you taking a chance on us! It can be hard sometimes to know your friend or loved one's taste so we happily accept exchanges and returns. We think that when you hold our jewelry in your hand you will be impressed by our quality and craftsmanship.

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Talley and Roberta Starbird

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Talley and Roberta Starbird

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About StarbirdJewelry

Sales 276
On Etsy since 2014

We're a mother-daughter team joyfully creating whimsical jewelry in Austin, TX

We now offer layaway on items over $175! Three equal payments paid once a month. If you cancel we will return all of your money except $45 we need to keep to make up for the loss of revenue due to not having that piece available at art shows. Please contact us if you see an item you like but would prefer it in a different size or with a different stone. We passionately believe in our jewelry and want you to take a chance on us so we offer exchanges or returns on any purchase returned within two weeks of receiving the jewelry. We are confident you will love the quality of our work, we hope you're willing to take a chance on us!

We are a mother-daughter team (or, depending on who you talk to, a daughter-mother team) who design and create jewelry that ranges from whimsical to elegant. We like all kinds of jewelry—both to make and to wear. With playful jewelry, you can’t help smiling when you put it on, and the people you meet will be smiling, too. Elegant jewelry is a pleasure to own; and when you wear a beautiful piece of jewelry, it is like getting a sincere compliment: it makes you feel better about yourself, which shows up in your smile and outlook.

Though we're new to Etsy, we're not new to making and selling jewelry. We've been selling our jewelry since 2008!

Creating our jewelry is fun, exhilarating, frustrating, and rewarding; we are usually behind and almost always motivated. Altogether, it’s a great way to spend our lives. We create jewelry because we love doing it -- the whole process makes us happy. We hope that when you own and wear our jewelry, some of that happiness and enjoyment is extended to your life.

We are lucky to live in Austin, Texas—a beautiful and creative environment—where we work out of our delightfully chaotic studio in Roberta’s home.

The two of us, along with our van Millie (named after one of our favorite tools, the rolling mill), travel to art shows in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas and Arkansas. Check out our schedule. If you’d like to be notified of upcoming shows either by email or postcard, send us an email and let us know.

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Shop members

  • Talley

    Owner

    I've been silversmithing since I graduated from college in 2008. I absolutely love being an artist.

  • Roberta

    Owner

    Silversmithing has been one of my passions for the last 15 years! I love traveling to art shows, learning new techniques and designing jewelry for a living.

  • Eric Mort

    Designer

    I've been working in glass for over a decade. I create pocket galaxies and other glass creations!

Production partners

  • Eric Mort

    Austin, TX

    Eric has been working in glass for over a decade. He designed and creates his pocket galaxies and other beautiful glass creations.

  • Mark Mallia

    Austin, TX

    Mark Mallia has been making and selling wooden jewelry boxes for 40 years. He travels to shows across the country to sell his work. Mark collaborated with us on this project and made these small precious wooden boxes. I did the silverwork on top.

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