BarkerWild

Animal & bohemian gypsy inspired wood & leather jewelry

Auckland, New Zealand · 172 Sales

BarkerWild

Animal & bohemian gypsy inspired wood & leather jewelry

Auckland, New Zealand 172 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(41)

Announcement   Due to other work and gallery commitments: made-to-order stock has been reduced to "top selling" items only and custom orders are limited.
Barker Wild will continue to sell items at hobby / as-is-made level.

Release your inner animal with Barker Wild statement jewelry. All items are handmade in New Zealand by Karen Barker.

Animal & bohemian inspired Wood, Leather and gem Rock jewellery. Knitwear / crochet, Paper mache OOAK sculptures and unique pyrography hand-burned gifts.
Quality wearable art, accessories and home decor available worldwide.

Barker Wild is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr.

No consignment or wholesale, small discounts offered to local brick & mortar businesses only.
PLEASE NOTE: I only post on Saturdays and cannot accommodate rush orders. (eg: if you purchase on a Sunday / Monday = your order will be posted the following Saturday).

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 25, 2016

Due to other work and gallery commitments: made-to-order stock has been reduced to "top selling" items only and custom orders are limited.
Barker Wild will continue to sell items at hobby / as-is-made level.

Release your inner animal with Barker Wild statement jewelry. All items are handmade in New Zealand by Karen Barker.

Animal & bohemian inspired Wood, Leather and gem Rock jewellery. Knitwear / crochet, Paper mache OOAK sculptures and unique pyrography hand-burned gifts.
Quality wearable art, accessories and home decor available worldwide.

Barker Wild is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr.

No consignment or wholesale, small discounts offered to local brick & mortar businesses only.
PLEASE NOTE: I only post on Saturdays and cannot accommodate rush orders. (eg: if you purchase on a Sunday / Monday = your order will be posted the following Saturday).

Karen Barker

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(41)
Magdalena Piwowarska

Magdalena Piwowarska on Jun 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wolf necklace is absolutely stunning and very unique, I couldn't be more happier. Delivery to England was really fast, Karen is highly recommended artist and seller.

kralgirl1

kralgirl1 on Mar 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it. The artist was also amazing to work with and sent me a template with all the fonts with my name to choose from before we confirmed my order. I'm glad she did cause I ended up choosing something different than I originally thought I would.

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Updates

Are you obsessed with cacti? I know I am! Can't get enough of these spiky dudes, real or handmade.. come check out my new crochet cactus (made from cruelty free, vegen friendly yarn) in store now. cactuscactus
A few name bar pendants, wolf charms and knit beanies heading off to new homes.. Barker Wild ships worldwide! earth_asia
Working weekend catching up on some orders.. it's pretty hot in New Zealand today so I'm having a sneaky cider while I pyrography burn these animal brooches and name bar pendants. Moa cider is yum! (Also made in NZ)

About

Release your Inner Animal

I want to hug a bear...
I want to squeeze bunnies, stroke foxes and pet wolves.
Basically any animal with fur and feathers invokes an uncontrollable urge to wrap my arms around it. Combining my passions for nature, animals, photography, bohemian style and my obsession to constantly make things is how Barker Wild came to be.

A ONE WOMAN SHOW
My name is Karen Barker and I'm the creator, designer, maker, photographer and seller at Barker Wild. I enjoy working with a wide variety of materials but have narrowed down my favorites to wood, leather, yarn and mixed media sculptures.

FEEL THE BURN
Pyrography is the art of burning by hand- like a painting or drawing. There is NO laser burning or machine cutting involved in my jewellery making process, each piece is unique wearable art.
I started burning on wood in 2012 which immediately turned into an enjoyable obsession, I turn hand-cut & sanded pieces of wood into detailed textured drawings. I've spent many hours perfecting my craft and the ability to neatly hand-burn fine lines and detail.

Burning on leather is something I stumbled across while experimenting with some cow-hide. It's very different from burning on wood but produces the same beautiful etches.
As an animal lover, I only use ethically farmed leather (happy cows from quality controlled local farmers).

THE OBSESSION CONTINUES...
In the evenings, when I'm not able to make a mess in the workshop, I found myself getting anxious not being able to 'create', so I picked up a pair of needles and started making knitted goodies. My hands have to be making something at all times, they only rest when I'm asleep!
I mainly use acrylic / cotton yarn and occasionally home-spun wool from local farmers, as most craft shop wool is imported from countries that take part in animal cruelty practices, such as Angora rabbits & Sheep that are routinely abused for their wool.
All my products are sourced to avoid animal abuse.

I also enjoy creating mixed media paper mache sculptures. They are all one-of-a-kind, sculpted entirely by hand (no molds). I love how each piece is different as I believe handmade products should be truly unique.

Every piece I make is lovingly hand-crafted to perfection. Quality wearable art, accessories and home decor available to animal lovers worldwide.
Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and mosey through my shop of wild goodies.

Website: barkerwild.com
Barker Wild is on twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest & tumblr.

No consignment or wholesale, small discounts offered to local brick & mortar businesses only.

NOTE: Due to other work and gallery commitments: made-to-order stock has been reduced to "top selling" items only and custom orders are limited.
Barker Wild will continue to sell items at hobby / as-is-made level.

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    Animals and Nature are the main inspirations for my pieces. I love working with wood, leather and creating sculptures. The burning smell of pyrography reminds me of beach campfires and carefree days. - Karen Barker

Shop policies

Last updated on April 2, 2016
Thanks for visiting my store, I'm always happy to help so feel free to contact me with any queries.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept Paypal payments or NZ Bank Deposits only.
Please note that you can pay by credit card through Paypal WITHOUT having a paypal account- they offer a 'guest checkout' option.

Multiple purchases / Bulk orders:
For high value orders, you may be required to pay additional courier costs.
Please contact me to discuss courier options prior to purchasing.

Please pay promptly so I can send your goodies quickly.

E-cheques through Paypal are not recommended as they can take a while to clear (Orders will not be processed until full payment has cleared).
Shipping
I only post on Saturdays and cannot accommodate rush orders. (eg: if you purchase on a Sunday / Monday = your order will be posted the following Saturday).

NZ Shipping:
All Items are sent by standard tracked post.
ETA: 5-14 working days (depending on location & any post delays).
IMPORTANT: Please contact me if your order hasn't arrived within 1 week from date of postage so I can start a claim with NZ post.

International parcels are sent by untracked Standard Airmail to keep postage costs down- you are welcome to request courier prices for additional costs prior to purchasing (recommended). A phone number supplied with your address will help smooth any post delays.
The buyer is responsible for any customs fees, import duties or fees charged by their nation's government agencies.
ETA 2-8 weeks (depending on location and any post delays).
Can be up to 10 weeks for Europe and other far from NZ countries with slow customs.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS BEFORE CHECKING OUT: All orders are sent to the delivery address on the Paypal receipt for insurance purposes and can't be changed after checkout by email. If you have used an incorrect address when checking out- your order will be cancelled and you will be asked to re-purchase with the correct address.

If your items do not arrive within the estimated delivery timeframe- please contact me prior to placing feedback. I'm happy to assist with any postage queries or claims.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please choose carefully as all sales are final, each item is described accurately, checked before posting and packaged well.

In the unlikely event that your order arrives damaged, I must be contacted within 3 days of receiving package. Shipping costs are reviewed on a case by case basis and may not be refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made in a smoke-free & pet-free environment.

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ALL PRODUCTS, IMAGES AND TEXT ARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF KAREN BARKER / BARKERWILD and cannot be used for any purposes without consent.
You are welcome to re-share my images on social media but ONLY if you CREDIT me as the artist when sharing on pinterest, instagram etc.