Twinklebird, handmade jewelry
After graduating at the Academy of Arts, I teached Arts for ten years at High School to children in the age of 12 - 18. It was fun and I had a very good time, but when in 2008 our daughter Alex was born, I felt the need for a change. When teaching there's not much time for creating yourself, and that's what I had missed.
During the last years from my teaching career, I decided to follow goldsmithing lessons and started to design and make my own jewelry. I'd liked working with all kinds of materials, but was curious were this would lead to...
After Alex was born I quit my job and started to think of starting my own small business. In 2010 I've launched Twinklebird with my own webshop.
And since then... it's going pretty well. I sell at Etsy, my own site www.twinklebird.com and at some real shops and pop-up stores in the Netherlands. The collection develops continuously and all jewelry are designed and made by me, with care...
I hope you enjoy!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Twinklebird is a small jewelry label. All jewelry are designed and made by Christine Kallen-de Boer ('72) Education: 1994-1998 Academie of Arts Constantijn Huygens te Kampen, 1999-2009 carreer as a teacher in Arts, 2010 started Twinklebird.
TWINKLEBIRD IS THE STUDIO OF JEWELRY DESIGNER CHRISTINE DE BOER: ‘ALL JEWELRY ARE DESIGNED AND MADE BY ME IN MY STUDIO BASED IN CULEMBORG, THE NETHERLANDS. NATURE INSPIRES AND I LOVE INTRIGUING DETAILS, WHICH CARRY A KIND OF POETRY INSIDE. MY AIM IS TO DESIGN JEWELRY WHICH ARE UNIQUE, SUBTLE AND OPENS DOORS TO TELL STORIES’.
‘ALL THINGS TELL STORIES, TAKE THEM WITH YOU…’
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders with a total amount of €150,- ore more, will be shipped registered with tracking. Orders below €150,- do NOT come with tracking, due to the high costs of tracked shipping. Please note: Twinklebird cannot be held responsible for mail system loss or damage. Also Twinklebird cannot be held responsible for shipping to incorrect addresses listed through Etsy. In any case, I will do my best to help you find your package.
Refunds and Exchanges
The item must be sent back in it’s original box and in unworn condition. Twinklebird will then arrange the exchange. The item is the recipient’s responsibility until it reaches us. For your own protection, we recommend that you send the parcel using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods. Twinklebird cannot be held responsible for returns that are lost in transit. If you are returning an item for a refund or an exchange, the cost of returning the item is your responsibility. Your original postage costs will not be refunded unless the item you received was sent in error or is faulty (providing we are notified of faults within 7 days of receipt). We will not exchange goods that have been worn, do not have their original packaging or show obvious signs of abuse. In this instance, the goods will be returned to the buyer at his own cost. In the interests of fraud prevention, your refund will be issued to the same bank account from which it originated within 28 days of receipt of the return. Send the package to:
4101 CE Culemborg