Deborah on Oct 28, 20195 out of 5 stars
These earrings are beautiful, lovelier than expected. Very well made and unique . Packaged with tender loving care to prevent damage during shipping. I would highly recommend them for yourself, or as a gift. Perfect bridesmaid gift!! Thank you Penelope!
MaryGem on Oct 12, 20195 out of 5 stars
Lovely wrist cuff, thank you!
Reviewed by Inactive on Oct 5, 20195 out of 5 stars
It fits me perfectly. I really like it and will be wearing it with my fall outfits! Thanks a bunch
Lynette on Sep 27, 20195 out of 5 stars
Hi Penny, The necklace arrived safely yesterday (very quick!). I am very happy with it; it is beautiful.
I have always been happy with everything I've bought from you over the years. I've never been disappointed.
I am happy to know that you are still creating beautiful things.
Thank you so very much.
MaryGem on Sep 9, 20195 out of 5 stars
Love these gorgeous earrings! Great shop to buy from. Thank you
Amy on Aug 7, 20195 out of 5 stars
You estimated two weeks delivery and that's exactly what it took. Well-packaged for its long journey, too. Beautiful piece which looks sturdy and long lasting. I love it, thank you very much.
R on Apr 10, 20185 out of 5 stars
Love these. Just as described. Arrived on time, well wrapped
Louise on Mar 4, 20185 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, thank you so much, I love them.
Lina on Feb 8, 20185 out of 5 stars
Shipped promptly and got here AMAZINGLY fast -- I thought I'd left a review back when I got it, my apologizes! Anyway, I know things from AUS might take some time, but I got it within a week. I think that's just the luck of the draw. Packaged perfectly, SO excited to use. Thanks so much, will be coming back when I'm able!
Donna on Feb 2, 20185 out of 5 stars
They are so cute , lovely packaging . Thanks so much .
murmers of a sleeping muse
Sparrow Salvage has been a long journey, the path of which for me always comes back to jewelry.
The short version - I was an exhibition artist who needed to make an income with my creativity, so I translated my artwork into wearable pieces and the shop was born! That was in 2007 and I did well, becoming quite a success in my own right. Then in 2011 I was involved in a near-fatal car accident and in the following years, my creativity vanished.
Now it is 2019 and I am once again stretching my muscles, playing with beads, chain and found objects, experimenting with the still very sleepy muse in my head.
My aesthetic used to be quite dark and grungy; now it is a combination of feminine and earthy with a hint of magic. Keys, hearts and star shapes combine with soft colours and rustic textures, all cryptically linked together to create stories both pertinent to me and I hope relatable for you.
Ethics also play a large part in my purpose; as someone who considers themselves a conscious consumer, I’ve made a commitment that my jewelry is made from salvaged and reclaimed materials as much as possible. My hunting grounds are junk shops, thrift stores, my father's shed, flea markets and anywhere else I find it.
I have a new blog and Instagram coming soon; in the meantime check out my Pinterest for a bit of an idea about what kind of things inspire me.
Owner, Creator, One Woman Show
45 year old redhead re-building my life and creativity. Currently living in the Australian countryside, planning a move to the UK and drinking far too much tea. As if you ever could!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
I don't accept exchanges
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Digital downloads
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Returns + Refunds
Returns are taken only for significantly not as described or damaged goods. Refunds are given if items are lost in the post- I do consider it my responsibility to get your items to you, even if I have to rely on the postal system to do it :)
I send items of a certain value with tracking to minimise this risk, but I've been selling online for 10 years and so far very few orders have gone astray.
When items are returned to me due to errors on your part such as wrong address, refusal of pick-up etc I will either ask for additional shipping fees to re-send it or refund your item minus the cost of shipping, whichever you prefer.
Items returned to me without previously arranging with me to do so are not protected by Etsy's policies.
Refunds on damaged items
Any items which arrive damaged will be refunded either in part or whole depending on the damage. I prefer to make you a replacement piece if I can, or work with you to make something else of the same value. But if you prefer a refund, we can do that too!
When claiming refund from damage, it is important you contact me through Etsy's conversation system with photographic proof of the damage (including the packaging if necessary) in order for the refund process to engage.
Payment agencies require you send the damaged goods back to me before I refund; personally I only require this if the materials are salvageable for me to re-use.
About my materials
90% my inventory is made from real vintage and reclaimed objects; please expect tiny flaws as some of the objects have usually lived a full life. Beads may have tiny chips, buttons are worn, lace has rust marks etc. This is the imperfect beauty of vintage, it's not for the lover of the perfect!
While I do consider these flaws to be part of the vintage charm I try to only use materials in the best possible condition. Do be reassured though that all my earring wires are brand new and unused.