Rootiebirds

Unusual Accessories for Unconventional Individuals

Norfolk, Nebraska · 5627 Sales

Rootiebirds

Unusual Accessories for Unconventional Individuals

Norfolk, Nebraska 5627 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1286)

Announcement   Adorn your authentic self and your home with unusual, undefined, and understated up cycled kimono robes, bags and pouches, throw pillow covers, and jewelry designs in combination with zen, yoga, boho luxe, and chakra styles. Whether you are looking for earrings, pendants, necklaces or bracelets there is something for everyone here.. as well as hand sculpted copper hair forks and tiny, subtle nose rings and nose studs ... ... Plain n simple...I am in the midst of a sordid love affair with crystals, gemstones and metals. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask; the door is always open...

Save $5 off your purchase of $50 using coupon code FIVEOFF at checkout.

Coupon code must be entered at time of purchase and does not apply to custom orders.

Namaste ~ We.Are.One

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2017

Adorn your authentic self and your home with unusual, undefined, and understated up cycled kimono robes, bags and pouches, throw pillow covers, and jewelry designs in combination with zen, yoga, boho luxe, and chakra styles. Whether you are looking for earrings, pendants, necklaces or bracelets there is something for everyone here.. as well as hand sculpted copper hair forks and tiny, subtle nose rings and nose studs ... ... Plain n simple...I am in the midst of a sordid love affair with crystals, gemstones and metals. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask; the door is always open...

Save $5 off your purchase of $50 using coupon code FIVEOFF at checkout.

Coupon code must be entered at time of purchase and does not apply to custom orders.

Namaste ~ We.Are.One

Kate Lassila

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About

Getting Lost in the Details

It is my belief that taking not only pride, but also pleasure in my work is an integral part of creating aesthetically satisfying and elegantly understated products that withstand the treasured test of time...being passed down from generation to generation. There is something genuinely gratifying in that.

When I look back, I recall braiding grasses in the woods at my parents lake house in East Texas, just doing intricate and small work with my hands. I even used to make fake nails with elmer's glue and watercolors on my pencil box in school. Naturally, I love this small work and thrive on not only complex patterns, but also the smooth, clean lines that enhance natural beauty. It is such a simple thrill when someone notices the small, subtle details that might go unnoticed at first glance. An architectural line, a feminine curve, a slight shift in color.

Not having been formally trained, my journey began many years ago, working as a custodian at a local college. A co-worker asked me to help her string up some elastic bracelets. I fell hook, line and sinker for gemstones as soon as I laid my hands on a strand of Black Onyx. I physically felt it then, I relish in it now...the innate connection tugs at my core. Like all love affairs, this passion has morphed and shifted and I have begun to manipulate metals. The shape, grain, texture and chemical reactions fascinate me.

My work bench is the kitchen table I grew up at, my mother gifted it to me a few years back. Everything is organized (well, sort of) in the work station my son, Chance and I built one summer from discarded pallets. I use basic tools I swiped from my father's garage, when he was alive, my mother's old yellow measuring tape that has grown faded and soft with age and use, and an antique shoe makers form as my anvil when I pound on metal. These treasures have a history of their own and it feels good to use this energy to create. This fascination with copper might run in my veins. My grandfather worked deep in the copper mines of Upper Michigan. Chance, floats in and out of the business. He has a sharp mind for numbers and takes care of those details. Sometimes he critiques new designs, other times he helps handcraft the stationary we use, most times he just rules the business end with an iron fist (where did he get that stubborn tenacity, I don't know).

The creative realist in me finds comfort in the energetic echoes that are exchanged when a gemstone, crystal or metal first brushes against the skin. Whether the person touching it realizes it or not, this etheric rumble seeps into the foundation of who we are and restores our authentic place in the universal throb. That dimension of self love is more than aesthetically pleasing, it is intuitively fundamental.

We are all just mirrors of each other...and might I say? ~ You look fahhh-boo-lush dahlink!

Namaste

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Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Creative Realist

    I've learned to appreciate the fine art of imperfection. Delving into the shadows and discovering the beauty of my own flaws has awakened a peculiar need to expose this particular grit. It is where I find the good stuff, in the raw creative burn.

  • Chance

    The Iron Fist

    Chance, my incredible son, who helps with creating the blanks for the hair forks/hair sticks and nose rings/studs. Chance refused to allow me to give up in the early days :)

  • Brenna

    'The' Princess

    Brenna, Chance's girl friend and my darling girl. She sweetly corrects my errors, loves product testing and modeling :) also helps with hair fork blanks and packaging.

  • Mozzie

    Love Support

    Squirrel hunter, voice of reason, and lap hog :) Supervises anything that involves love, people food, or naps.

  • Prudence

    Warrior Princess

    Deputy in charge of ensuring too much fun is not had and official couch potato.

Production partners

  • A local engraver named Tex at Norfolk Sporting Goods

    Norfolk, NE

    I chose this manufacturer because he willing to try something different with me, as all the other engravers refused to even attempt engraving on a rounded surface.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2017
Welcome, it is my sincere desire that you be completely satisfied with your purchase. Please read my shop policies to ensure your best experience at RootieBirds...and of course message me with any questions large or small. The door is open and I appreciate genuine and honest communication. I am confident in my work and want you to be confident in your purchase.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through Direct Checkout and PayPal only.
Shipping
Welcome to RootieBird's!

In stock items are normally shipped once a week. I choose to only ship out once per week, when possible, to reduce our carbon footprint :).

RootieBirds only ships to the address listed in the order. Please make sure the correct address is on file to ensure your purchase is shipped to you promptly.

Domestic orders are shipped Signature Confirmation for orders over $200. This is required.

International orders are shipped USPS International First Class, with insurance; estimated shipping times run anywhere from 2-6 weeks, and in some cases, depending on your country's customs, even longer. Should your international order be refused or unclaimed and returns, a 10% restocking fee and shipping will be deducted from your refund.

***** Any brokers fees, customs fees, VAT, and Duty Tax are the responsibility of the customer and vary by country***** Here is a reference guide to estimate what you can expect in duty and taxes for your country: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

It is illegal and considered mail fraud for a seller to falsify customs documents (mark merchandise as a gift or mark the value of the package lower) on a US Customs Form.
Refunds and Exchanges
Coupon Codes must be entered by buyer at time of purchase. I stand by my work. It is my passion. I want you to be confident with your purchase. It is my hope that your RootieBird is one you will treasure for many years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about your order, please contact me within 5 business days of delivery.

*****Returns on piercings are not accepted for sanitary reasons. I do not resell any piercing for any reason...this is for everyone's safety. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

• If you need to return an in stock item you purchased (excluding piercings, for sanitary reasons), please contact me prior to sending so we can make the arrangements. Returns are accepted on items within 5 business days after delivery, for refund or exchange. Unauthorized returns will not be accepted.

I want to make your return as painless as possible for you. Cooperation with the insurance process is required for a refund. Here are the guidelines: Refunds and exchanges are made once the item has been returned in it's original condition, undamaged, with appropriate tracking and insurance (for your protection). In most cases, return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, as are any re-shipping charges. Once the item is received, you will be informed about the processing of the refund. Your refund will include the purchase price, less shipping and any associated fees, including excessive use or damage, should it occur. Unauthorized returns will not be accepted and will be returned, unopened. Photos of any damage to the item or packaging may be required. Again, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Should your international order be refused or unclaimed and returns to me, a 20% restocking fee and shipping will be deducted from your refund.

CUSTOM ORDERS and MADE TO ORDER:

There is a non refundable $5 custom order charge for items under $50

There are no refunds on Custom Orders that have shipped, this includes special sizing requests. However, if you encounter a problem with your custom or made to order item, please contact me and we will find a solution. You are always kept apprised of the custom process during the creation of your custom order and photos will be sent to you prior to shipment, so there will be no surprises. For this reason, it is important to be in communications with me while your custom order is being created just for you. This will avoid delays in shipping and ensure your custom order goes as smoothly as possible.

Should there be a need to cancel a custom order before work has begun, a partial refund of 50% will be credited to the payment processor you used. Should there be a need to cancel a custom order after work has begun, a refund of 25% will be credited to the payment processor you used. The remainder is a non-refundable deposit on the materials and work completed on your custom project.


Refunds are credited only through Etsy or Pay Pal.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:

There is a non refundable $5 custom order charge for purchases under $50.

There are no refunds on Custom Orders that have shipped, this includes special sizing requests. However, if you encounter a problem with your custom or made to order item, please contact me and we will find a solution. You are always kept apprised of the custom process during the creation of your custom order and photos will be sent to you prior to shipment, so there will be no surprises. For this reason, it is important to be in communications with me while your custom order is being created just for you. This will avoid delays in shipping and ensure your custom order goes as smoothly as possible.

Should there be a need to cancel a custom order before work has begun, a partial refund of 50% will be credited to the payment processor you used. Should there be a need to cancel a custom order after work has begun, a refund of 25% will be credited to the payment processor you used. The remainder is a non-refundable deposit on the materials and work completed on your custom project.