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 http://www.willoaks.studio/
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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 will ship to the address you have listed with your order (can include sending gifts directly for you!) unless you contact me to make or confirm different arrangements. All U.S. orders are mailed "USPS First Class Parcel" which includes a tracking number. Mailing upgrades are available to purchase, U.S. only.
Pieces shown "ready to ship" are usually mailed within 1 to 2 business days. "Made to Order" pieces require extra time, depending on the order. You'll be notified when your piece has been mailed.
International orders do NOT include any prepaid VAT, taxes or customs fees. These are collected from the customer upon delivery. I am not responsible for any delays due to customs or other mail delays.
Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about your order. I really appreciate your business.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
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
May 20, 2020
This pin was a gift for a STL Cardinals fan. They love it! The enamel work is very good. There was great communication with the artist/seller. She personalized a message with the gift and it shipped quickly. Definitely a shop to revisit.
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!