Welcome to Bird & I Jewelry Store & Boutique

Hamilton, Canada

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2019

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About birdicatt

Sales 630
On Etsy since 2009

The Bird & I Crafts

The Bird & I came about its name really from myself and my nickname for hubby (whose The Bird). As I was formerly involved in contemporary visual arts as an art curator for decades, it was a natural progression from appreciating and writing about art to actually making art pieces myself. I had dabbled with screen printing, drawing and sewing crafts for a while before embarking on jewelry making.

My first jewelry piece came about because I wanted something for myself and I couldn't really afford the custom prices for the work I wanted and off the shelf pieces wasn't cutting it for me, so I ended up experimenting and making my own bracelet. Hubby saw the work and suggested I put it up for sale on Ebay. Well, I didn't give up my bracelet but made another one and then another one and another one after that, as each piece sold.

Before, I know it was in business and in 2010, I moved my listings to Etsy and my main online store has remained here since, though I continue to sell on Ebay, other online market places and the occasional physical store

I work with a variety of materials in traditional, industrial and steam punk styles. I create and craft handmade chokers, necklaces, charm bracelets, handbag accessories, key chains, book marks and cuff links.

I am into dark fantasy and goth and enjoy science fiction and fantasy books and movies. Love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight series etc. I also enjoy animes and mangas and love yaoi. My other passion, other then my family, hubby, daughter and two cats and a bird, is visual kei/j-rock music. I absolutely love j-rock band BUCK TICK and the gorgeous Atsushi Sakurai. I am a Fish Tanker at Buck Tick’s Fish Tank Fan Club.

To me and my hubby, there is no band like BUCK TICK, nor is there a vocalist with the incredible, rich and distinctive baritone of Atsushi Sakurai, nor the musical composition and chops of Imai Hishashi, lead guitarist and primary composer, Hidehiko Hoshino, 2nd Guitar and composer as well as Yutaka Higuchi, Bass Guitar and Toll Yagami, Drums.

My pieces tend to reflect my interests. A lot of my pieces cover the genre of dark fantasy, the gothic, the supernatural. I am also interested in things retro, industrial and steampunk. In adddition, I also cover current trends which catches my fancy or fads and interests requested of me.

Shop members

  • Susie


    Penrhos College, Colwyn Bay, Clywdd, North Wales, BA (Hons) Art History, Deans Honours List, University of Guelph, MA (Museum Studies), University of Leicester, UK. Worked as art curator and deputy director ; Self taught jewelry artisan and crafter

Shop policies

Last updated on July 26, 2014
Welcome to the Bird & I Crafts. I specialise in themed jewelry pieces such as charm bracelets, necklaces, watch/bracelet and smaller items such as handbag/backpack accessorues and earrings. Most of my pieces were sold through ebay till Dec 2010 when I returned to Etsy and now The Bird & I can be found at Ebay only from Sept till Jan each year.

The Bird & I has a 100% positive feedback at both Ebay and at Etsy. Please see my feedback rating at ebay, Seller id: 09susiek
I am more then happy to entertain custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We offer a 5 day exchange/refund. Refund is for Store credit only. Items must be returned in original condition it was shipped out. Buyer is responsible for return shipment

We have a 100% positive feedback and now a 900 * rating on ebay, Seller id:09susiek
We also enjoy a 100% positive feedback on Etsy.
If there is a problem with your item, we will be more then happy to work with you.

Our customers are often repeat customers who come back to make another purchase or to commission a special piece.
Payments accepted through Pay Pal and Direct Checkout.
Shipping throughout USA is via Air Parcel Post and takes 6-12 business days (estimate) .
As of Feb 2013, we also offer the new Canada Post Lower Priced Tracked package Shipping with a $100 insurance coverage. IF you want this Optional ADD ON Shipping cost for either USA or International, please convo me
This shipping option carries an estimated delivery time of 4-10 business days for USA

Shipping throughout Canada is via Local Mail. If you need Expedited Shipping, please convo me and I will check rate for you and adjust accordingly.

For international shipping, again, we will ship via padded envelope.or parcel post, depending on the cost. We are not able to provide tracking unless you are willing to pay an extra $16 for the tracking. We can provide proof postage if requested.

Please note that we cannot guarantee on time deliveries for festive season (Christmas) for items purchase in month of December as that is beyond our control. We can only guarantee that item purchased will be shipped out within 3 -5 days of cleared payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
We entertain consignment as well as custom order requests.