timeless handcrafted native heritage jewelry

Joshua Tree, California

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Note from shop owner thanks for stopping by! the shop is down for a much needed break. I will be back up and running at the end of the year. Take care of yourselves and love one another.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 3, 2021

thanks for stopping by! the shop is down for a much needed break. I will be back up and running at the end of the year. Take care of yourselves and love one another.


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About BirdsOfPreyAtelier

Sales 166
On Etsy since 2011

How Birds of Prey came to be...

Birds of Prey is a jewelry atelier born from Native American, English and Spanish descent, mixing modern with traditional design and processes to create heirloom quality pieces. Maintaining the heritage of these craftspeople, while planning for the future, every effort is made to use recycled and environmentally friendly materials.

Taught to sew by my grandma, I worked in and around fashion and textiles for years. Life took a turn a few years back and a change was needed. I'd always dabbled in jewelry making, but I wanted more.

My grandfather was Yaqui and took on metalsmithing as a young man. I have and covet two of the pieces he made and wore. So when that turn came, I found my way into doing the same, taking what he had taught me and extending that with the Graduate Jeweler program at GIA. Birds of Prey is my way of honoring him and our people (I am personally not federally registered, but indigenous nonetheless).

There is nothing I have done in my life that I fancy more than metalsmithing. The items made here at Birds of Prey are entirely made by hand. Ideas are drawn out and revised, metal melted, poured, and rolled, cut, hammered, soldered, polished and so on. In doing this, no two pieces will ever be alike, even if they're the same design, making yours one of a kind. Every piece is a little part of me sent out into the world for others to enjoy!

➳ A percentage of proceeds from sales are donated to Native American Women's organizations.

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  • Layla

    A One Woman Show. I Do It All.

    In the footsteps of my grandfather, I make things from metal, usually whilst listening to metal. Taking inspiration from the traditional Native American pieces he and those before me made and putting my own twist on it. I'm a GIA Graduate Jeweler.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2018
Below is all the information you might like to know prior to purchasing. If there's something else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to ask! I want to make your buying process as painless as possible.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of almost everything in my shop being made to order, just for you, I do not accept returns. However, your satisfaction is VERY important to me. If you are not happy for any reason, please contact me and I will try my best to make it right.
I accept direct checkout or Paypal for all purchases.
All items are made by hand and most often made to order. Unless otherwise noted, please allow at least five (5) BUSINESS days for your order to be made and then shipped.

Pick your poison. Items will be shipped through US Mail via, First Class, Priority, Etc. Once your order ships. I will send a message with a link to track your order.

All packages are sent First Class International or Priority (Your choice). There isn't tracking once the item leaves the United States.

Please be aware that your country may assess Value Added Tax or Import Tax on your item. These charges are your responsibility, and I have NO control over them. Please do not confuse them with additional shipping charges.

Insurance is optional but highly recommended as I can’t be responsible for any damages caused by shipment or lost packages. Please let me know if you would like insurance on the item prior to payment so I can add the charge to your invoice. 

I ship to your ETSY address so please make sure that you contact me if you would like your order shipped someplace else.

Each piece of jewelry is packaged beautifully in a small box ready to give as a gift.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items sold to California residents will be charged 8% sales tax.

Custom orders are always welcome. please feel free to contact me and we can discuss creating a piece of specialness.

Please Note: custom orders are non-refundable.

I will accept layaway on a case by case basis, please message me if this is something you wish to do. All layaway payments are non-refundable.