Rocksntwigs

Handmade Functional Stone BIrd Houses and Bird Feeders

Grass Valley, California · 99 Sales

Rocksntwigs

Handmade Functional Stone BIrd Houses and Bird Feeders

Grass Valley, California 99 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

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judy

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Announcement   My stone birdhouses and bird feeders are more than just a birdhouse or a feeder they also make a great piece of functional art for your yard. Each one is weather tight making sure the birds and their food stay warm and dry all year long.
Handcrafted in Grass Valley, California with natural items such as twigs, rocks, and found objects.

Looking for some vintage and present day supplies go to
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Last updated on Sep 3, 2016

My stone birdhouses and bird feeders are more than just a birdhouse or a feeder they also make a great piece of functional art for your yard. Each one is weather tight making sure the birds and their food stay warm and dry all year long.
Handcrafted in Grass Valley, California with natural items such as twigs, rocks, and found objects.

Looking for some vintage and present day supplies go to
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jdsupplies4U

Looking for some sewn, knit,crochet, jewlery or wooden items go to:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysWoodnMore

judy

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judy

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(19)
Bonnie

Bonnie on Jun 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My grandson loves his toad house was so excited to get it! Fast shipping, thank you! :))

Judy

Judy on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These little birdhouses are absolutely darling!!!! SO creative and we'll made. They look adorable scattered around the garden :-) thank you !!!

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About

Rocksntwigs Mosaic Stone Birdhouses Functional Art For the Birds & Your Yard

Rocksntwigs all started one day sitting at my picnic table and trying to figure out how to attract birds to my yard without the same stereotype of birdhouses. Looking around I noticed that the birds were making houses out of sticks and things they found, the light went on. So, I grabbed a piece of wood, cut out a house and began to add things that I thought the birds would like and use and would be pleasing to the eye for us in our yards, And it grew, I just could not stop, so I opened my shop Rocksntwigs here on Etsy to share with the world my love of nature and my creations for our fine feathered friends.

The majority of my items in my birdhouses are reclaimed either from nature or from the neighbors that are getting ready to put them in the landfill. The wood for the bases of my houses are scraps that I purchase from my neighbors cabinet making shop, the rocks and twigs come from Mother Nature, on my many trips to the Sierra Mountains and Reno with my husband and two Golden Retrievers and the rest I gather from friends and family that they don't need or want anymore.
I am always walking around carrying a bag to pick up the gorgeous stones, agates, pieces of lava, sticks and all the treasures people leave behind at their campsites.

The process for making my birdhouses is a 4-7 day affair.
After I decide what size I want to make I go to the shop, cut out the wood base, then I go to the assembly line side, there I arrange the stones, pieces of glass and whatever I have gathered. I then take a nontoxic marine grade adhesive and start creating. After all is done and dry( 3-4 days) I take the houses outside and apply several layers of a marine grade polyurethane, letting each coat dry.
Then comes the fun time … Taking pictures and placing in boxes so they can go to their new homes.

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    Owner, Owner, Designer And Creator

    I have always been a crafts person. When I moved to the Foothills of Northern California it really opend up my passion to create, there is so much beauty here it is amazing.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2016
My inspiration comes from nature. As I hike through the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California I see so much wonder and awe. I try to convey this in my creations. Being creative has always been a passion of mine, ever since i was a small child, I was always building something.

Each birdhouse is priced according to the time involved to create and the amount of supplies that I have used to make these unique style birdhouses. I hope you understand.

Each one of my birdhouses are created with the utmost attention to care, detail and eye appeal, also they are all functional for the birds to use.

The bottom on the majority of my birdhouses have 2 very easy and secure screws that you can remove so that cleaning is a breeze.

Most of my bird houses are made to hang, if not that will be noted in the listing.

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Payment
I accept Pay Pal and Etsy Direct check out. Both are fast and secure payment methods. All orders will be shipped within 1-3 business days after receipt of payment, if payment is not received within 5 days the order will be canceled and the item will be put back in my shop for resale. Have an Etsy Gift Card my shop is set up to accept these also.
Shipping
Because the rocks and wood I use for these birdhouse can be heavy,My shipping cost has to reflect that weight.
I ship Standard Ground Mail with a tracking number, ( keeping the cost down for you as the customer), But…if you prefer Priority Mail just send me a message through ETSY before purchasing with your zip code and I will adjust the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
My number 1 goal is to make my customers happy.
Each bird house, feeder, and toad house is sure to delight you. But if for some reason if it does not, let me know and I will do my best to make you happy.
If a refund is wanted please pack the birdhouse carefully and return to me within 14 days of purchase once I receive it in the condition it was shipped out I will refund your original purchase price.
Was your item damaged in transit? Please send me a picture of the item and the box it came in I will contact the post office and see what I can do about it.
****The shipping Fee Is Not Refundable.******
Additional policies and FAQs
I use a non-toxic, environmental friendly outdoor/Indoor Spar urethane that protects your birdhouse/feeder from the damage of sunlight,rain,moisture and temperature changes. This water proofs along with keeping that high gloss look we all love. I do suggest that about every year you re-spray it with a spar varnish.

The adhesive I use is water proof,non-toxic and not tested on animals. I have tested it in many rain storms and even my shower with hot and cold water for many hours.

The houses that I have in my own yard are over 9 years old and Are holding up strong and still look as they did when I put them up.
All of my items are water proof, functional and do attract the birds to your yard.

^^^^For shipping outside of the United States^^^^^ the buyer is responsible for all duty ***fees, tariffs and taxes. The buyer will also be responsible for all custom issues. Please check with your government before ordering, some countries do not allow the wood and stones to be imported. If your country does not allow such items I will not ship to your country as this will get both of us in trouble with the law. If you are purchsaing outside the USA I will check and see if it is allowed, if not, I will send you a converstion and refund all monies.
Thank you for understanding.****

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

I make sure my birdhouses are sturdy and can take the elements. I use a marine grade glue and a marine grade spar varnish, so the rain and snow will not affect them.
There are two screws on the floor that make for easy cleaning on the majority of the houses. The hanging houses and feeders have 2 large screw eyes securely attached to the roof so they can be hung with ease.

Like the shine? Don't we all, I have found with the ones in my yard that if every year or two I re-spray them with a marine grade polyurethane they keep the shine much longer.

Want a custom order?

Want a custome order, differant size? Just ask and I will be glad to work with you but, please understand that all custom orders are non-refundable.
Because no rock or stone is the same I will not be able to duplicate the exact one but I can come very close.

I will probably be called a pest with all the conversations I send with questions on your special creaton, but, I want to make sure we are both pleased with that special order.

Care instructions

How well do these hold up you ask? Mine in my yard are over 9 years old, I do give them a spray of urethane every other year or so to keep the shine going, otherwise they are holding up very well and even have repeat visitors coming to nest each year.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Want to send as a gift and add that special note? I can do that, just tell me what to put on the card and who to send it to.