Do you see a bird around your feeder all the time? Did your Grandmother love a certain bird so much that you want a keepsake to remember her? Are you tired of seeing the same birds in art pieces and want something more elusive or obscure? You have come to the right place.
Choose your own songbird totem. Please give me the name of the bird species in personalized section of this listing or send me a private convo and we can work together to make you your special bird. I would recommend shying away from larger bird species such as eagles, hawks, and birds with long legs. Although I can make these for you, please keep in mind they will have a similar shape to the totems pictured, so a heron may look a little strange without legs.
All totems are painted by hand with accuracy and whimsy. Look closely and you will see all kinds of pretty dots and patterns in their tiny little feathers....
All are hand sculpted from polymer clay and meticulously painted with acrylic paints. They will be sealed with a high gloss waterproof sealer.
You can also choose to have your bird turned into an ornament. See the video for an example of a custom zebra finch I recently made.
All of my sculptures will be beautifully packaged and shipped to you with the utmost love and care.
***** props (crystals, pebbles, air plants...) not included with purchase
I accept PayPal and credit/debit cards (via direct checkout). If you would like to pay in a different form please contact me and I will see what I can do.
All orders automatically come with tracking. A tracking notification will be sent to the email you provided Etsy when creating your account.
I try my best to ship by the estimated ship date, but please know this is not always possible since all orders are made and processed by hand (and by one person).
International Buyers: Orders shipped outside the US do come with tracking numbers, but please note that your order may take weeks to be received. Unfortunately, this occurs from circumstances out of my control (customs hold ups, natural disasters, etc). I am also not responsible for customs fees. Please speak with you postal service if you have any concerns before purchasing internationally.
Also please note that I ship to your Etsy address- so please make sure this is up to date before you make your purchase. If you do not update your Etsy address, you will have to pay additional shipping charges for the item to be re-shipped to you.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 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:
If for any reason you are not satisfied, or an item becomes lost in shipping, please convo me and I will work with you to guarantee you are 100% satisfied. Please don't just leave bad feedback- I promise if you send me an email I will work with you to provide 100% satisfaction. I want my customers happy!
Do you still make the custom pet necklaces I saw on Pinterest?
-No. I have moved on to bigger and better things. Speaking of which, have you checec out my custom pet totem option?
When can I purchase the custom pet listings?
-Because the demand is so high (and again, I am only one person), I can only offer these listings around the early shopping season (usually September & October).
What is the finish that you use on your clay pieces?
-I use a matte spray for natural looking pieces, and a high glossy water based finished for the high shine pieces.
Are your earrings nickel free?
-Some are. Please read the descriptions for clarification. My enamel earrings are nickel free.
Do you have shop updates?
-Yes! Check out my Instagram for announcements and first dibs.
***Thank you. You have visited a 100% handmade, one-woman shop. The picture you see in the profile IS me, I am the painter, sculptor, sewer, designer, creator, photographer, lister manager and social media poster of Periwinkle Nuthatch. Thank you for reading this in your bedroom/living room/park/local coffee shop whilst I type this in my spare bedroom-turned-art studio. You are the support of small business. You make me thrive. Thank you. ***
Jul 23, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
I love my charming nuthatch! Beautifully painted, the perfect size, and arrived quickly.
Jun 20, 2020
Love it. Looks just like a Carolina Chickadee.!!!
Apr 19, 2020
Bought a chickadee for my friend. I loved it so much that I’m thinking about buying another one for me. Thank you!