julialvc on Jun 23, 2016
Quick ship and I love the weathered enamel design. Exactly as pictured but even more stunning than shown. I ordered the small size and it is a perfect fit. I can never buy in stores because of my small wrist so this was a great find for me !
lisapwatts on Mar 1, 2016
It was slow to ship, and although very pretty some of the glass pieces fell off. This left quite a bit of white showing through which isnt nearly as pretty as the blue glass. I've tried to contact the seller twice and no reply.
Hand-made Enameled Jewels : Kiln Fresh Everyday
"Mere color . . . can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."
~ Oscar Wilde
I started working with enamel on a whim. I was working long hours with a traditional jeweler, inventing designs in white, silver and transparents - diamonds set in cool white gold bands - a sort of white on white existence. I was a slave of perfection - perfect gemstone cut, perfect mirror-like polish, perfect balance. I can't remember how many times, I held my breath over a stone being set, or a wax casting being smoothed.
On days off I would drive through the historical landscapes that surrounded my studio and find myself drawn to the antique shops, the worn stones of a long retired barn, the peeling paints and rusty patinas that surrounded me. I could look at old hand tools and see where they were caressed and worn by hands over two hundred years ago. This worn element became my inspiration.
One evening, I did a quick "warm up" in my studio and created a set of 5 bangles - all made from salvaged copper and enameled in bright colours. I let some of the metal show through for that worn, earthy look I loved. For my perfection weary eyes, these little bracelets were paradise!
As I wore my new creations, no matter what I paired them with - from jeans to business wear to formal and cocktail dresses - they always seemed fresh. They always added a unique element - unique as the person wearing them.
In 2011, I quit my day job and started working full time on my enameling. When I look at the road map of my life, I am in a very different place than I ever dreamed I'd be fortunate enough to see.
Please feel free to peruse, ask and enjoy!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Enamelist, Goldfinch Feeder Refiller
My name is Lia Bowen, and I am the designer, artisan and general colour addict for Bullfinch & Barbury. I live and work with historical Bucks County as my backdrop.
Thor the Fjord Pony
Quality Control, Neigh Supplier
My name is Thor - I was resuced from a life of neglect and abuse and now live happily with B&B artisan, Lia Bowen. I assist her with her design process and also love to test out the jewelry she makes for my halter.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
~ Personal Check (check must clear before orders are shipped)
~ Money Order
*Note: PA Residents will be charged an additional 6% sales tax.*
All orders are insured.
Buyers are responsible for paying all customs and additional fees incurred in shipping.
Please contact me if you would like a quote for upgraded shipping (Express, Overnight, etc).
Refunds and Exchanges
Unauthorized returns will be returned to sender.
Special Orders: Are non-returnable if they were made in the correct size (bangles within 1/4" of the size, due to their hand-made nature), color and lettering as based on a photo approval. Photos of all custom orders are submitted for verbal approval prior to listing and/or shipping. If you have any concerns after receiving the custom item, you must contact me within a 48 hours of receipt.
Damaged In Shipping: Please notify me within 7 days if a piece has been delivered in a damaged state. You have the choice of having the piece exchanged or returned for a full refund.
All special orders listed as "reserved" will be held for the commissioner for a one full listing (4 months), after that point, the item will be relisted as unreserved. (I will send a reminder before each reserved order's expiration.)
Additional policies and FAQs
About Bangle Sizing: To make sure that the bangles you are ordering will fit, take a strip of paper and wrap it around the thickest point of your knuckles. Staple the into a ring so that you can try sliding it on and off of your hand. You will want a bit of room so that the metal version will slide on and off without hurting! Pull out the staple when you have a comfortable fit and measure from staple hole to staple hole for your size.
Most all bangles are sized with an 8.25" circumference (an average size).
*If you need a different size bangle, please convo me - or leave a size in the comment section of the order. Please allow 5-10 business days for bangles to be made.
All custom orders require a minimum upfront deposit of 1/2 the item cost (not including shipping). The balance is due prior to shipping.