BilberryAndBirch

craft jewellery from Northumberland

Rothbury, England | 131 Sales

BilberryAndBirch

craft jewellery from Northumberland

Rothbury, England 131 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (20)

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Caroline Johnston

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Caroline Johnston

Announcement    Silver and copper jewellery inspired by the landscapes of Northumberland. Four collections: Coast, Forest, Meadow, and Moor. All individually made by hand.

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Last updated on 06 Mar, 2018

Silver and copper jewellery inspired by the landscapes of Northumberland. Four collections: Coast, Forest, Meadow, and Moor. All individually made by hand.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Updates

This adjustable silver ring is the latest addition to my tall poppy collection.
These beautiful meadows are the inspiration for my wildflower necklaces.
Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to appear as winter ends. They are the birth flower for January, and are associated with hope and purity. They also feature on these dainty silver earrings, and a matching pendant.
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About

Welcome to Bilberry and Birch

Bilberry and Birch is based in Northumberland, in the north east of England.

It's a beautiful, wild part of the country, with very varied landscapes, from the dramatic coastline to remote moorland, from wildflower meadows to mysterious forests. These landscapes are the inspiration for my jewellery collections.

Making jewellery used to be a hobby, but it's now become something of a full-time occupation. I work mainly with silver, copper, and semi-precious stones, using traditional methods and techniques. Each piece of jewellery from Bilberry and Birch is individually made by hand. No two pieces are ever quite identical, and many of my designs are one-offs.

I'm very interested in the mythology that surrounds the natural world, and my designs often have a symbolic meaning based on the subject that inspired them, and the materials that I use.

You can find out more about the inspiration behind my designs by following me on my blog, and on social media.

Shop members

  • Caroline Johnston

    Owner, Creator

    I'm an ex-librarian, turned jewellery designer and maker, living and working in rural Northumberland. I learned the basics at Leeds College of Art, and I've been developing my skills through trial and a little bit of error ever since.

  • David Tanner

    Photographer

    David is also an ex-librarian, and a keen amateur photographer. He is responsible for my product photography

Local

Find BilberryAndBirch at the following upcoming market!

  • Coquetdale Art Gallery, Rothbury, Northumberland
    Rothbury

    16 Mar.–16 Dec.

    Founded in 1975, Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothbury, Northumberland is operated entirely by volunteers, who staff the Gallery seven days a week from mid March to mid December. There are around 250 paintings for sale at any one time with a wide range of craft; glassware, jewellery, woodwork, textiles, all original and at affordable prices. They also stock a range of cards and prints.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 16 Jul, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Dispatch and Shipping

I usually dispatch orders within 1-3 working days. Made to order items obviously take slightly longer, and generally dispatch within 1-2 weeks.

I sometime have to vary these times during busy periods, so please be sure to check carefully when you order, especially if you need your item by a set date.

I always use tracked and signed for shipping services. This means that you can follow the progress of your order once it has been dispatched.

I'm afraid that once an item is dispatched, the delivery time is out of my hands! The times stated under my policies are an average, based on my own experience, but they are not a guarantee. Delivery make take longer depending on customs, local postal services, and the time of year.

Issues with your order

Please contact me as soon as possible via Etsy conversations if you have any issues or concerns with your order. I'll always do my best to sort things out for you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unless otherwise stated, all items are wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in small jewellery boxes made from recycled card, tied with a ribbon.

I am happy to gift wrap your purchase, for a small charge. If your gift is dispatched direct to the recipient, I can add a gift tag with a personal note from you.

Shipping address

Please be aware that I take your shipping address directly from Etsy, so be sure to check that the address you provide is correct before placing your order. I'm afraid I cannot be responsible for packages which go missing where an incorrect or invalid address has been provided.

Sizing details

I do my best to ensure that you are able to get a good idea of the size of my pieces, by providing measurements in the item description, and a photograph which includes other items for scale.

If you are in any doubt at all, please get in touch with me before ordering, and I can provide further details and/or photographs.

If you receive an item, and you have totally misjudged the size, I am happy to refund or exchange, subject to the terms and conditions set out under my shop policies.

Seller details
Caroline Johnston
ROTHBURY, Northumberland United Kingdom