Hummingbird's Beads and Treasures

hummingbirdssupply is taking a short break.

I am taking a "working" vacation and spending some time with my family. All orders will go out as scheduled. I should be reopening on or around the 3rd of September. From Sunday through the third I will not be able to check in but reply to all convo's when I return. New items and lots of destash to be listed when I reopen. Any questions just let me know. Thank you.

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hummingbirdssupply's Shop Announcement

I WILL BE PUTTING MY SHOP ON VACATION TONIGHT. I will be finishing and shipping orders and getting my studio re-organized. I should reopen by September 1st or sooner. As I eagerly await my kids going back to school this fall use coupon code BACK2SCHOOL and save 10% off your order of $10.00 or more. MADE TO ORDER ITEMS I am currently out about THREE WEEKS on. Please read below for important vacation dates. With my kids on summer vacation until Sept. 8th and lots activities I do not have as much bench time each day especially to work on custom pieces. It may take me little longer than usual to reply, send pics, pack orders, ship, etc. I have been getting lots of convo's and I am trying to keep up and reply within 24hrs. But if I have missed your convo please convo me again and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for all for all of your patience and understanding.

-August 22nd - Visit me at the Carz club show at the conneticut valley auto auction from 10am - 3pm in Hartford, Vermont.
***About the last week in or so in August I will be putting my shop on vacation while I finish up orders, get caught up on inventories, get organized, and hopefully get some new items made and photographed =)
-September 17th-21st: My shop will closed while I enjoy some time with my family.
-Some time in October I will have family visiting and may put my shop on vacation without much or any notice for up to a week
So get your orders in as soon as you can as on the above noted dates I may not be able to or have time to check in. As always any questions please do not hesitate to convo me.

Check out a beautiful new shop here on etsy....
Handcrafted one of a kind pieces, excellent customer service and super friendly too! I have had a great time chatting about creating patinas, wire and metal working, and having an etsy shop with a busy family. I already have my eye on a pair of earrings (the heart ones) that are just beautiful!

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONVO ME. All contact MUST go through this shop (by etsy convo's) as I rarely check my personal email accounts.

CURRENT TURN AROUND FOR MADE TO ORDER ITEMS IS UP TO THREE WEEKS - THIS CAN QUICKLY CHANGE DEPENDING ON SIZE and NUMBER OF ORDERS PLACED. I am NOT taking any RUSH or CUSTOM orders at THIS time as the coming spring season is very hectic for me. Any questions please feel free to contact me.

PLEASE take a moment to read shop policies before purchasing. Still as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to convo me - it may take me a day or so to get back to you as I am spending most of my time in my studio working on orders.


I offer shinny (raw/natural), black ox (oxidized), rustic aged ox (looks like an old penny), and antiqued (has been oxidized and then hand polished bringing the high points back to shinny and the low points black). Also available for all copper is a verdigris or a peacock blue patina finish (which is sealed)

All of sterling is solid .925 but can make most in silver filled upon request - I do not keep in stock but can order and have within a week or so. I offer shinny, antiqued, and black ox (may be more of a dark gray than black) for my sterling items.
-If there is an item not listed in the type of metal or finish you are looking for please convo me as I do not have as much time to work on my new listings and getting the older ones updated.
-same finishes available for 1/10th sterling silver filled items as well. Silver filled is 1/10th sterling silver by weight - a very heavy layer of sterling silver over a brass core. Please note: silver filled is designated as s/f and can not be sold as s/s (solid sterling silver).

14/20 GOLD FILLED - yellow AND 14/20 rose gold fill
I currently offer 14/20 yellow gold fill and 14/20 rose gold fill. This is 14kt gold over a brass core - much thicker layer than regular plated wire. For all items that are soldered (round links, rings, earrings, etc) I use 14kt gold solder on the yellow gold fill and 10kt yellow gold solder on the rose gold fill (as this is a little closer color match and blends easier). 1/20th of the total weight of the wire is 14kt gold. I currently only offer gold filled in the 14/20 g/f with a shinny finish.

- I offer yellow and red brass. Red brass has a higher copper content than that of yellow brass making it look more like gold - a cheaper alternative to gold fill or solid gold. Currently I offer shinny finishes only.

BRONZE - new
I am still currently working with soldering bronze and not taking any custom orders for made to order items with it. I do have wire available and listed in my shop from 10 gauge all the way up through 26ga for you to purchase and offer two different sampler packs if you want to try it out. Please note even though it is considered "dead soft" temper it is more of a half hard temper when comparing it to copper or sterling silver wire of the same temper.

-I can do select items in solid gold - There is up to a 1-2 week minimum wait on most solid gold custom orders. Prices fluctuate daily and I currently keep very little solid gold in stock. Most work I do is in 14k solid yellow gold but can work in 12k and 18k and 14k white gold. Please inquire for current pricing.

If you are looking large quantities on select items. Average discount on bulk handmade items are as follows...

10 piece - save 10%
100 piece - save 20%
500 piece - save 30%

-items sold by the pair only (such as earring hooks) count as 1 piece for discounts.
-larger discounts are available on select items for larger quantities over 500 piece
*some exclusions do apply - contact me with your requests for details if interested in larger/bulk quantities.

Coupon codes are not useable on custom listings as these discounts have already been applied to the listing - unless previously discussed through etsy convo's.

Just want to say THANK YOU to all of etsy customers for making 2014 a wonderful year for me here on ETSY. Every sale no matter how large or small allows me to be home as much as possible with my two beautiful daughters and continue to follow my dream of doing what I love for "work" - hard to call it work when I love it so much! It is hard to believe how far I have come since opening this shop, originally started as just my place to destash my every growing collection of beads and things. If not for everyone here on etsy I would be slinging autoparts and paint everyday still =) (not that I didn't enjoy it as the auto and truck world is another hobby/passion of mine, but it just isn't the same as gems and metals - lol). Everyone here has been kind, thoughtful, understanding, and supportive, so just wanted to say THANK YOU again =)

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