modern jewelry spun with sentiment and soul

St. Petersburg, Florida

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Note from shop owner April 7, 2021 - Thank you for stopping by modernbird jewelry. I am away from my studio for a short time- sign up to be notified when I return. Feel free to write if you have any questions.

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Last updated on Apr 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 - Thank you for stopping by modernbird jewelry. I am away from my studio for a short time- sign up to be notified when I return. Feel free to write if you have any questions.

Laura Flavin

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About modernbird

Sales 2,853
On Etsy since 2007

hello !

Laura Flavin :: Designer & Metslsmith

I create modern jewelry infused with sentiment and soul. For many years I expressed my creativity collecting, displaying and selling mid-century modern treasures at my vintage shop Decades Ago-Go in Ybor City, Florida.
During that time I developed a love for modernist and contemporary silver jewelry. In 2003, I discovered the art of metalsmithing & took my first class. It has been a wonderful journey learning to work with my hands to create what is in my mind. I have taken my love for designing and making and applied it to my jewelry line called Modernbird. My mission is to create jewelry that brings the wearer comfort and reflects a part of their soul.... connectedness, love, dreams, joyfulness and being a part of nature.
Using traditional metalsmithing techniques like sawing, forming, forging, filing, soldering, adding texture and patina, I create modern jewelry infused with meaning.

Currently I have my studio at the ArtsXchange in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, Florida. There are 25 artists working together in this amazing revamped warehouse space. Send me a note, I would love for you to visit! Every Second Saturday I participate in Artwalk, it’s a great night out - stop by and say hello.
515 22nd Street South :: Studio 106

I am focusing on one of a kind pieces along with my old favorites.

My jewelry is also available at
Plain Jane on Central Ave & 11th Street


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  • Laura Flavin

    Owner, Silversmith

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

♥Care Instructions

Most of my jewelry is oxidized sterling silver with a brushed, sanded, matte finish. To keep this patina over the long haul you can use fine steel wool or 600 grit sandpaper to "scrub it" or clean it. You can also use a polishing cloth to shine it up a bit as it naturally tarnishes (I recommend "Sunshine" brand). For long term storage, wash it with a little bit of dish soap and a soft toothbrush (to get rid of any oil from your skin) and put it in a sealed plastic baggie.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every purchase will be packaged in a gift box with a bow.
A gift for you or a friend!
I would love to ship directly to the gift recipient. If you would like this service, send me a note in the "message to seller" box upon check out with the address of the recipient and what you would like the gift card to say.

Wholesale availability

♥Wholesale Information
I do offer my sterling & gold filled hoops at wholesale. Minimum order is 12 pieces.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom & personalized jewelry ships in 2 weeks from the time of order. Please write if you have nay questions.

Just a bit more info !

I normally ship 1 to 2 days after purchase unless notated in the listing.
Please be sure your Etsy address is correct, I will ship to the address associated with your Etsy account.

Orders are shipped via USPS 1st class mail & priority mail with delivery confirmation within the US & 1st class USPS with Insurance Worldwide.
Orders over $60 dollars ship within the US with Insurance.
All shipping costs reflect this.

Please let me know if you need your package expedited.
I can upgrade you to USPS Priority Mail or Next Day Air.
Please contact me before you make a purchase with any questions or special requests, I can adjust the invoice for any request.

All packages are insured.

International Shipments

All packages shipped overseas will have a customs form affixed to the package stating the cost of the item inside. You are responsible for any customs fees or vat taxes incurred. Please be sure of the rules of your Country before ordering.