Red birds-cardinals-are beautiful and plentiful in my neighborhood so making these little enameled art pins felt so perfect! Excellent to add a fun shot of color to a jacket, hat, bag, etc. Perfect as an affordable & unique gift for nature lovers, bird watchers, and even the mascot for a few sports teams (like my junior high school & the St Louis NFL team when I lived there!) As I was making these, I learned that the cardinal is also the state bird for Indiana (besides for Illinois, which I knew!)
Made by hand in my studio using multiple layers of hot glass enamel on the front & back of copper shapes (vitreous enamels), & multiple firings in a small kiln. After each is finished being fired & all cleaned up, I create a brass stick pin for each, designed to epoxy to the back. Vintage brass clutches were found to add to the pointed end.
Ready to mail in my signature WillOaks Studio packaging, ready to gift or to keep. Shipped first class mail with tracking (domestic mail only.) I can even mail gifts-including a greeting card-directly for you! (Add a personal message in “notes to seller & use giftee’s address to check out!)
See more of my original wearable art jewelry here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio
My New Creations https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=22250545
My Enameled Jewelry https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=17175728
More Pins and Brooches https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=24798196
Earrings and Hoops https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=16539799
Chakra Rainbows Crystals https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=20713207
Vitreous enamel is the ancient art of manipulating colored glass powders & bits onto a metal base (copper here) and repeatedly heating it in a kiln from 1400F to 1500F to melt the glass and bond it to the metal. The back of each pin is counter enameled in black.
Please keep in mind that monitors and screens may show different colors from the objects themselves.
I use a macro lens for close up details, please refer to scale in photos and sizes listed in the description. Please drop me a note if you have any questions!
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Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing
I ship USPS first class parcel, with delivery confirmation to your address as entered on Etsy during check-out. Postage upgrades to Priority mail are can be added to most orders. USPS tracking codes are sent to you at the time your order is shipped so that you may track the shipment. These are useful in the event an order is waylaid, etc. Please contact me if there is any delivery problem and we'll work with the post office to solve the problem.
If your Etsy address and your PayPal address are different, I will default to your Etsy address. I'm happy to ship gifts from my studio for you. Simply enter the recipient's address when checking out, and add a "note to seller" with your note for the complimentary greeting card I'm happy to include.
Some of my pieces are ready to ship and bespoke pieces are made to order, which can include custom adjustments to sizes or other features, if you contact me to make these arrangements. I will give an estimate on shipping time and will try to keep you updated if there are changes in time needed to create your order. I'll contact you with tracking details and shipping information when your order is on the way.
International orders are shipped via US Mail First Class parcel with customs tickets attached and marked as "merchandise" with the value declared, any duties or taxes are handled by the country of destination & are collected from the shopper. I'm not responsible for delays in shipping or due to customs clearing. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or concerns about shipping.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 14 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me within 7 days of receipt to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.
Thanks again for visiting and for your interest in my work!!
Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.
Please contact me directly for information on wholesale or consignment orders and information at willoaksstudio (at) aol.com
Nov 30, 2018
Adorable! What a bright, cheery winter gift this little bird will make. The packaging is lovely too. Thank you! Update: My mother-in-law loves it! And she is not easy to please!