BilberryAndBirch

craft jewellery from Northumberland

Rothbury, United Kingdom · 77 Sales

BilberryAndBirch

craft jewellery from Northumberland

Rothbury, United Kingdom 77 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Caroline Johnston

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Caroline Johnston

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I love the architectural heads of Queen Anne’s Lace, which were the inspiration for this copper and silver pendant.
Some new floral designs. I didn’t have a particular flower in mind when I made these, but in retrospect I think they owe something to hollyhocks. I have them in copper with silver too.
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About

Welcome to Bilberry and Birch

Bilberry and Birch is based in Northumberland, in the north east of England.

It's a beautiful, wild part of the country, with very varied landscapes, from the dramatic coastline to remote moorland, from wildflower meadows to mysterious forests. These landscapes are the inspiration for my jewellery collections.

Making jewellery used to be a hobby, but it's now become something of a full-time occupation. I work mainly with silver, semi-precious stones, and sea glass, using traditional methods and techniques. Each piece of jewellery from Bilberry and Birch is individually made by hand. No two pieces are ever quite identical, and many of my designs are one-offs.

I'm very interested in the mythology that surrounds the natural world, and my designs often have a symbolic meaning based on the subject that inspired them, and the materials that I use.

You can find out more about the inspiration behind my designs by following me on my blog, and on social media.

Shop members

  • Caroline Johnston

    Owner, Creator

    I'm an ex-librarian, turned jewellery designer and maker. I learned the basics at Leeds College of Art, and I've been developing my skills through trial and a little bit of error ever since. I recently moved from France to Northumberland, UK.

  • David Tanner

    Photographer

    David is also an ex-librarian, and a keen amateur photographer. He is responsible for my product photography

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Dispatch and Shipping

I usually dispatch orders within 1-3 working days. Made to order items obviously take slightly longer, and generally dispatch within 1-2 weeks.

I sometime have to vary these times during busy periods, so please be sure to check carefully when you order, especially if you need your item by a set date.

I always use tracked and signed for shipping services. This means that you can follow the progress of your order once it has been dispatched.

I'm afraid that once an item is dispatched, the delivery time is out of my hands! The times stated under my policies are an average, based on my own experience, but they are not a guarantee. Delivery make take longer depending on customs, local postal services, and the time of year.

Issues with your order

Please contact me as soon as possible via Etsy conversations if you have any issues or concerns with your order. I'll always do my best to sort things out for you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unless otherwise stated, all items are wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in small jewellery boxes made from recycled card, tied with a ribbon.

I am happy to gift wrap your purchase, for a small charge. If your gift is dispatched direct to the recipient, I can add a gift tag with a personal note from you.

Shipping address

Please be aware that I take your shipping address directly from Etsy, so be sure to check that the address you provide is correct before placing your order. I'm afraid I cannot be responsible for packages which go missing where an incorrect or invalid address has been provided.

Sizing details

I do my best to ensure that you are able to get a good idea of the size of my pieces, by providing measurements in the item description, and a photograph which includes other items for scale.

If you are in any doubt at all, please get in touch with me before ordering, and I can provide further details and/or photographs.

If you receive an item, and you have totally misjudged the size, I am happy to refund or exchange, subject to the terms and conditions set out under my shop policies.