Bird Earrings, Vintage Tea Tin Nuthatch Handmade Birder Jewelry Gift

Item Description

The BIRDS OF A FEATHER handmade earrings are a perfect jewelry gift idea for the woman who is a birder or just loves birds!  The fun, one of a kind earrings feature vintage tea tin charms with a whimsical nuthatch design. To simply and perfectly complement the birds, three Swarovski crystals hang in a cluster below the dangles.  The whimsical bird on the charms is a nuthatch, perhaps a pygmy nuthatch, in a pose that is so evocative of the tiny bird as it creeps up and down a tree searching for insects. The art work has a watercolor feel, with the bird’s black head, gray back and peachy underside.  A single green leaf is found with a misty, swirling background. The unique upcycled nuthatch charms were individually hand cut from a vintage tea tin, the edges ground to a silky smooth finish. The backside of each charm is a matte gold.  Because the earrings were created with the tea ti charms, they're very lightweight to wear.
To add eye catching sparkle to the bird earrings, a cluster of three Swarovski crystals and sterling silver beads dangle below the charms.  The color is called “padparadscha,” a delicate mixture of pink and orange reminiscent of the rare sapphire of the same name, perfectly highlighting the peachy color of the underside of the nuthatch.  To add even more glitter, a single padparadscha crystal was added to each sterling silver earwire. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BIRDS OF A FEATHER earrings were created for the woman with a love for wild birds and one of a kind artisan jewelry.  

  • Vintage tea tin nuthatch bird charms:  app. 25 mm x 22 mm (at widest); handmade by Susana Paredes
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm “padparadscha” bicones
  • Metal:  vintage tin and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


For a better understanding of the relative size of the BIRDS OF A FEATHER vintage tin earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Since ancient man, birds have been a symbol of freedom; they also are believed to be a link between the heaven and earth because of the ability of most birds to fly. Tin is a metal associated with success and prosperity.  Even though man made, crystals (glass) carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The BIRDS OF A FEATHER nuthatch bird earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***  Photos of my jewelry are taken outside in natural light.  The colors of the items used to create the jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own computer monitor.  Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


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