Naturally artful jewelry ♥ Simply handcrafted

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    Thanks to my valued customers for helping me reach 600 sales! All but one of my items will expire by Aug. 27th, at which point my shop will be indefinitely closed.


Last updated on Aug 26, 2020

Thanks to my valued customers for helping me reach 600 sales! All but one of my items will expire by Aug. 27th, at which point my shop will be indefinitely closed.


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About BanteringBird

Sales 602
On Etsy since 2011

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, but I really don't mind when winter arrives now because the tools and techniques are so much more varied in jewelry-making.

My jewelry often features unusual gems and stones, and I work with sterling and fine silver, brass, and most often copper. All the metalwork in my jewelry is my own, from texturing to patinas and hand polishing.

I favor simplicity, but also variety, and I'm particularly pleased to incorporate other artisans' components into my jewelry--especially irresistible lampwork glass beads and colorful ceramic pieces. In fact, my finished pieces are often inspired by those whose work makes its way into my own.

I like to say my handmade jewelry is the work of many hands, including nature's.

Shop members

  • Gale

    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.

  • Charlotte

    Assistant Shipper

    My sister, who takes over shipping when I earn a vacation!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Bantering Bird hand-crafted jewelry-- FLAT-RATE SHIPPING GIFT-BOXED & SENT BY NEXT DAY. Browse through my shop to see what I create with natural stones, gems, & unique beads in sterling silver, copper, & brass.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted so long as you contact me first. Items must reach me (with delivery confirmation) in their original condition and packaging within two weeks from the original delivery date. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

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 the packaging), and I may ask that you return the item.
My shop's shipping/handling charge is flat-rate ($4.50) within the U.S.--no additional cost if you purchase more than one item. Your item(s) will be safely shipped in a gift box by next business day via the USPS from the east coast of the United States.

Please check your Etsy messages for the confirmation number that will enable tracking (available for most countries)--and click the link to the USPS site to see the expected delivery date. Domestic delivery averages between 3 to 5 business days, with occasional delays.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm Gale--at! My gift-boxed items ship by next business day from near Philadelphia on the east coast of the U.S. for a single flat rate.

Thanks for buying handmade from a small artisan business!

I trust you'll be pleased with your jewelry and with my workmanship. Questions, custom orders, and of course, positive feedback are always welcome.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Your purchase will be attractively gift-boxed, and I'd be happy to add a special note if you are sending a gift to someone.

Multiple items are usually sent in a single, larger gift box to keep your shipping and handling charge lower. I can provide more than one gift box if requested, but this MAY require a shipping upgrade to Priority Mail (option available via the drop-down shipping menu), depending on the size of your order.

Sizing details

I am always happy to adjust my items to suit your preference if it is possible, generally for little or no extra charge. Need the earrings a bit longer or shorter? Not sure if that bracelet will fit the recipient? Need an extension on the necklace? I'll get back to you quickly--just use that contact button from within the listing.

Care instructions

Use a soft jeweler's cloth or polishing pad (not liquids) to keep silver, copper, or brass lustrous. Storing your jewelry in an ordinary plastic bag will slow the inevitable tarnishing of these metals, and it's always best to 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. Many individuals can wear copper without concern, but if your skin is particularly sensitive (i.e., turns green), I can arrange to seal your ear wires or suggest alternatives if contacted before a purchase. Niobium ear wires are one alternative for wearers with any kind of metal sensitivity and are available.