California-made for Nature Lovers Everywhere

Oakland, California On Etsy since 2007

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California-made for Nature Lovers Everywhere

Oakland, California | 4,241 Sales

Announcement    Accessories, housewares and gifts featuring Bess Petty's original wildlife illustration. Handmade in the heart of Oakland CA for bird and nature lovers everywhere! // Read my Etsy Featured Seller interview here:
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Last updated on Dec 16, 2019

Accessories, housewares and gifts featuring Bess Petty's original wildlife illustration. Handmade in the heart of Oakland CA for bird and nature lovers everywhere! // Read my Etsy Featured Seller interview here:
// Visit for more info



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About birdversusbird

Sales 4,241
On Etsy since 2007

Putting a bird on it since 2007

Bird vs. Bird Designs comes to you from the studio/brain/heart of Bess Petty. I’m an Oakland, CA based maker with a background in both fine art and graphic design, and with a life-long love of nature. From pencil sketches to finished illustrations, and from prototypes to packaging to sewing, every product is created by me and features my original artwork.

From its humble beginnings as a weekend hobby, Bird vs. Bird has grown into a thriving creative business, with a successful online store, regular appearances at maker events in Northern California, and a presence in independent retail stores across the country.

Bird vs. Bird Designs has been an Etsy Featured Seller, and has been mentioned in a variety of blogs and publications, including Dwell Magazine’s Friday Finds and the Oakland Museum of California’s Member Magazine.

Shop members

  • Bess Petty

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Bird Fan

    Life-long nature-lover, bird nut, artist and maker. Putting a bird on it since 2007!

Production partners

  • an offset printing service

    I have partnered with a local printer to bring you beautifully printed note cards. My printing partner is a certified B-Corporation that uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper stock and vegetable based inks.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    I work with Spoonflower to print vibrant, washable fabric yardage of my original artwork that I then cut, sew and transform into unique, handmade products.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 7, 2018
Welcome to Bird vs. Bird Designs! Thanks for taking a peek at my work. The lengthy paragraphs below should explain my shop policies pretty clearly, but don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need clarification.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I have hundreds of happy customers, and I want you to be happy too! I endeavor to present my wares accurately via photos and descriptions. Please let me know immediately if you are not satisfied with your purchase or feel it was misrepresented.
If you would like to return an item, you must contact me within 14 days of receiving your order. I will provide you with they return shipping address. Unless the item is defective or damaged, return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
If I receive the item back from you in like-new condition within 30 days of your original purchase I will refund you the full cost of the item. Shipping costs are not refundable.
If your item arrived damaged, or you feel it is defective, and would like to arrange an exchange please let me know the exact issue and I will handle replacement fairly and quickly.
Orders with a California shipping address will be automatically charged CA sales tax.
Buyers outside the US are responsible for any customs fees or taxes imposed by their home countries.
Unless otherwise specified in the description for an item, normal orders ship within 3 business days. Your will receive a shipping notification when your item(s) have shipped.

As much as possible, I use shipping materials that are recycled, recyclable or, best of all, both. If you are having me send your purchase as a gift, I will be more than happy to gift wrap and include a personal message from you, just let me know!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about my work, feel free to send me a message. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I do have a full time job outside of Bird vs. Bird, so it may take up to 48 hours for me to respond.
At this time, I am not designing custom graphics or making custom sized/shaped products.
At this time, I do not do consignment outside of my home turf (SF-East Bay area).

More information

Last updated on Jun 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes, Bird vs. Bird wares are available for wholesale purchase by retailers! Please contact me for a line sheet and to receive more information about ordering.