Prism of Starlings

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2021

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Kirsty Baynham

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About prismofstarlings

Sales 19,317
On Etsy since 2011

A trove of creatures, colours and folk tales, on paper, cotton and wood.

Prism of Starlings is a stationery brand which was established in 2011 by artist Kirsty Jane Baynham, after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a 1st Class degree in Illustration.

The brand is stylistically defined by a combination of two main elements – ‘prism’, which represents geometry, symmetry and the patternmaking process, and ‘starlings’, representing the strong animal theme to my designs and their importance to me both as an artist and as an individual.

Favouring the personal quality of making and creating by hand, my studio workshop is filled with drawing and painting media, colourful papers, tools, instruments and machinery all involved in the artisanal process of creating affordable pieces of art translated onto paper goods and small products.

My favourite things to illustrate are foxes, peacocks, deer and hares, woodland forests and starry skies. Since I was a young child, I enjoyed the tactile and poetic process of crafting things from paper, like little houses, sailboats and books. My artwork is created for adults, but there is an element of nostalgia in creating something that has a cross-generational appeal.

Prism of Starlings is aimed at the socially conscious, animal-loving shopper who wishes to purchase something unique, with a story, which has been created with a certain amount of passion and patience. I’d like to think there’s an inherently mutual bond between those of us who take pleasure in glimpsing an urban fox, petting a stranger’s dog or feeding the birds in our garden.

I am grateful for this time period, where environmental consciousness is no longer a luxury but an affordable and attainable reality. Recycled, compostable and recyclable materials are readily available to me, and I take full advantage of this, with the majority of the papers I source having 100% recycled content. Online orders are wrapped in recycled tissue, and shipped in cardboard packaging sealed with paper tape, all of which can be fully recycled (or reused).

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.