Prism of Starlings

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2021

Free UK delivery on orders over £25 with code FREESHIPUK
Free international delivery on orders over £70 | €80 | $100 with code FREESHIPWORLD



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Kirsty Baynham

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Kirsty Baynham


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About prismofstarlings

Sales 20,145
On Etsy since 2011

Stationery decorated with patterned animals and intricate forests...

Prism of Starlings is a collection of hand-made, illustrated paper products and ephemera for stationery lovers.

The brand is stylistically defined by a combination of two main elements – ‘prism’, which represents geometry and symmetry, and ‘starlings’, representing the strong animal theme to my designs and their importance to me both as an artist and as an individual. My artwork combines my passion for mathematically precise patternmaking and my love of colourful abstract art.

My illustrations depict animals composed of intricate shapes and patterns, their homes and habitats expressed by a combination of casual brushstroke and meticulous geometry, often using negative space to create shapes and landscapes. My favourite things to illustrate are foxes and woodland animals, dense forests filled with geometric trees, star-studded skies and celestial bodies. Ever since I was a young child, I’ve enjoyed the tactile and poetic process of crafting things from paper, like little houses, sailboats and books.

All my materials are carefully chosen with a strong focus on ethical, environmentally low-impact processes, without compromising on quality or texture, so that you can share and use my products with a clear conscience. Most of the packaging I use is compostable, and the papers I use are all made from recycled fibres. I also make most of my products to order by hand in my workshop, reducing waste and localising production.

Shop members

  • Kirsty Jane Baynham

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I'm Kirsty - illustrator, animal lover and creator of Prism of Starlings. I'm currently based in Edinburgh, where I hand-make my collection of design-led stationery and illustrated goods.

Production partners

  • Washi Tape Printer

    Hong Kong

    This company prints and manufactures my rolls of paper tape.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2021
Welcome to my shop, where you'll find a trove of creatures, colours and folk tales, on paper, cotton and wood.

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
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the order date, for a full refund excluding shipping fees. The customer must pay the return shipping fees and should return any items via an insured shipping method.

Personalised or custom orders cannot be returned unless damaged or substantially delayed in the mail.

In the rare instance where a damaged item, or the wrong item, has been received, please get in touch immediately to discuss a replacement or refund.
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Dispatch Times
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I endeavour to dispatch orders within 3 working days, unless otherwise stated. This does not include weekends or UK/Scottish bank holidays.

Cut off time for orders is midnight GMT.

During busy seasons, processing times may be extended slightly, so please check before you order if you require a fast turnaround.

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Shipping Times
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Estimated shipping times are as follows. Please note that these times are an estimate only, and are not guaranteed. Contact me to upgrade to express shipping if you need your order guaranteed by a particular date.

UK ▶ 1 - 3 working days (1st Class)

Europe ▶ 3 - 11 working days (Standard Airmail)

USA & Canada ▶ 5 - 11 working days (Standard Airmail)

Australia & New Zealand ▶ 7 - 11 working days (Standard Airmail)

Asia ▶ 7 - 11 working days (Standard Airmail)

Any duties and taxes incurred on orders travelling outside the UK are to be paid by the customer.

Express Delivery is available to the USA with FedEx (1-3 day shipping, excluding processing times). Prices start at £26. If interested please request a quote.