Bird of Paradises Art Photography & OOAK Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina · 109 Sales


Bird of Paradises Art Photography & OOAK Jewelry

Asheville, North Carolina 109 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017

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5 out of 5 stars
Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is absolutely amazing!! I Okay a super unique and I've gotten quite a few compliments on it already. And the shipping was extremely fast and the customer service was outstanding!!! All in all, a perfect buying experience. I would recommend this Etsy seller to EVERYone!!

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My name is Whitney, and I guess if I'm really truthful about how my shop started, I'd have to take you back in time to my 2nd grade classroom where I colored custom bookmarks and macramed friendships bracelets for my classmates for quarters. I was a self taught jewelry maker from a young age, using whatever medium materials and tools I could get my hands on, and I continued into high school selling jewelry with our school mascot on it to my teachers. In middle school I developed a taste for photography, and borrowed my parents' camera for photo shoot excursions. I saved up for my first digital camera then took off, literally and figuratively, traveling the country, shooting anything and everything I could just for the fun of it and the knowledge gained of the world of photography. In college, I double majored in Fine Arts and Art Education, where I studied and/or taught drawing, painting, film and digital photography, graphic design, ceramic wheel throwing and sculpting, woodworking, mixed media sculpting, and creative writing. I've spent my entire life on stage in the performing arts, including all forms of dance, color guard, circus, theater, chorus, band, figure modeling, and fashion modeling. I also work for other artists in both production and the business side of things. Currently I work in fashion design and sewing for Accentuates Clothing. I also belong to a collective of artists and help run a small brick and mortar shop where we sell our work. I love sharing my skills and opportunities to help other artists and the creative community thrive. I'm settled in Asheville, North Carolina, where you can find my art in several local shops or come see me at one of my burlesque performances!

I've added a collection of vintage clothing and homegoods to my shop. I am not a resale business person; rather, every item here was once a piece I lovingly owned and wore or used. Now that it's time to pass these items out of my life, I want to share them with others who I know will truly love them as much as I did.

I am a one woman creator and shop owner, so everything here is a reflection of my own artistic inspirations. I work in my in-home studio room. In life my inspirations are nature, environmental stewardship, exploration, community, the idea of peace, the many faces of love, all things morbid, decay, playing in the darkness, soaking in the sun, understated beauty, metaphors, my sleeping dreams and my waking fantasies. I do art because sometimes I feel as though I am just a vessel for creations that want to be born, and because I believe in the Rumi quote "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." I am grateful that my art is something I can share that brings happiness to others. I hope you

*Best in Show* 4 local coloring contests, elementary school ; )
*Best in Show* for "Manatee" watercolor, judged by Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher, 4th grade
*2nd Best in Show* for "Sunland Bird" photograph in Seeds of Hope benefit auction, 2009
*selected from 450 entries for show of 100 entries* for "Viewfinder" photograph in Pingyao International Photography Festival, China, 2009
*donated work for the juried Green Carpet Gala benefit by Planned Parenthood, Asheville NC

Avedian Coast, Asheville NC
Asheville Music and Art, Asheville NC
The Cosmic Groove Massage Center, Asheville NC

Mossy Headz Music Festival 2008 & 2009
Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee FL
All Saints Cafe, Tallahassee FL
621 Gallery, Tallahassee FL
Full Circle Gallery, Fort Walton Beach FL
Empty Bowl Banquet benefit by Second Harvest, Tallahassee FL
Sunberry Frozen Yogurt, Tallahassee FL
The Downtown Market, Asheville NC
Pho Fusion Vietnamese Restaurant, Asheville NC
A Piece of the Pie, Hendersonville NC
Cafe Ello, Asheville NC
Gabriella's Handmade Jewelry Designs, Asheville NC
Pisgah Inn Art & Craft Festival 2010 & 2011, Asheville NC
The Doo Nanny Art Fest 2011, Seale AL
Montford Festival 2011, Asheville NC
Lexington Avenue Art and Fun Festival 2011, Asheville NC
Twice Round Vintage Clothing, Asheville NC
The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Asheville NC
Anam Cara Art Collective, Asheville NC
Pura Vida, Asheville NC
Man's Ruin Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery, Asheville NC

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Last updated on February 19, 2017
If you have any questions, commissions, feedback, suggestions, etc, I would love to hear from you! Message me here, or email birdofparadises{at}

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method

I accept Paypal, credit cards through Etsy checkout, and Bird of Paradises gift certificates.

If you received a coupon code from me, that coupon is only good for what it's assigned. If you use that coupon to purchase something else, I will cancel the order and return your payment. All coupons expire six months from date of issue.

If you're paying by a Bird of Paradises gift certificate that was bought in my shop, please choose the "Other" payment option upon checkout, and message me with the code from from your certificate. If your purchase exceeds the $ amount of the certificate, you are responsible for sending the difference in payment by one the above mentioned options before I can process your order. If your certificate $ amount exceeds your order $ amount, I will refund you the difference via Paypal or personal check up to $10. All gift certificates expire one year from date of purchase.
Shipping is difficult to determine cost ahead of time, therefore difficult to determine what to charge. I will make sure to REFUND ANY GROSSLY OVERCHARGED SHIPPING COSTS.

All items will be mailed within 1-5 business days upon receipt of payment, EXCEPT the Mate Bombilla Straws and Personalized Silhouette Portrait Plaques. These are made to order and require conversation with me for us to determine exactly what you would like. These items will be shipped within 2 weeks of that completed dialogue.

I ship USPS standard and 1st class, without insurance or confirmation. If you would like any shipping upgrades, let me know, and I will add on minimal appropriate charges to your order.

If you order more than one photography print, I will only charge for shipping the largest size of the prints ordered, and I will refund you the difference in cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns for 14 days from date the order shipped. Contact me and let me know the reason for return, and I will give you an address to mail the item back to. Once I receive the item, I will refund you the amount of your purchase excluding shipping and minus 10% for Etsy/Paypal fees and handling.

I hate to imagine a creation of mine ending up broken and tangled in the bottom of somebody's jewelry box for the rest of its life, so if at any point in the future something gets broken, damaged, you loose one earring, etc, please feel free to contact me and I will try to fix your issue for a small charge plus shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I can gift wrap any item and add a message/card for the recipient free of charge upon request at purchase.