Pair BLAcK VELVET BIRDS Millinery Pressed Pieces Large Embossed from Antique Molds MORE AVAlLABLE

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I am thrilled to be able to offer these lovely birds to you in this deep rich inky black color. You will receive two birds with this listing. They are made in the USA using antique dies and embossed one at a time. The velvet is fabulous in that it provides a lot of depth and really captures the detail of the embossing. I have lightened the photo a bit so you can see detail. The bird measures 4 3/4" from wing tip to wing tip and 3 3/4" from beak to tail. That's a lot of bird! I just want to make a garland with them and string them in my studio! But alas, that wouldn't leave enough for you, so I won't do it.

You can also add glitter, other stones, feathers etc. to make them your own. Perfect for cards, assemblage, millinery, framing and so many other things!

At the time of this listing they are also available in several colors. If you need more than the amount listed, please convo me for a special reserved listing. Click here to see my current line of embossed velvet available at this time:

You will want to have these on hand, even if you don't know what you want to do with them. The idea will come. It's just that sort of thing!

    Average review
    Can't say enough about these! Beautiful
    Apr 6, 2018 by Kat
    I put a pair of these on my 1880s Victorian walking suit bodice I made for a period street fair. I was pleased with how deep black the velvet was and how well the detail of the embossing showed up. I will say their nature is more suited to millinery work and that I would not recommend them for garments that need frequent washing. That being said, they are a great period product and I look forward to using more in the future.
    Dec 31, 2017 by The Wilted Tulip Costumes
    Love these black birds!
    May 16, 2017 by Jenny Mathison-Foster
    Fantastic and I love the shape of the birds.
    Nov 11, 2016 by kittyj
    Jul 2, 2016 by Heather Anderson

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The US Post Office has raised its rates. In particular, the very small packages are now much more expensive to ship. A 1 ounce package has gone up over 100%. I hate it. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything I can do about it.

I have come up with three ways to help combat this increase for small packages. Here’s what I can do for you:

1) I will refund shipping fees you pay on Etsy above the actual postage fee to ship your package. This means I will absorb any costs for packing materials or handling.

2) I am also offering a “Buy and Save Now, Ship Later” plan to you. Here’s how it works:
You may make purchases over a period of time. When you are ready for shipment, I will package your goods, ship them to you and send you a refund over the exact shipping cost. Take advantage of combined weight shipping instead of paying higher fees more frequently. Just let me know when you pay for your purchase you would like to wait to ship. I will keep track of the accounting and set aside your items for you.

3) The good news is I can ship up to 8 ounces for the same price as 1 ounce. That’s right, it costs the same for me to ship you 1 set of buttons as 10 sets. You can purchase multiple items for the same shipping fee.

And Furthermore...I am always happy to ship to you. I package well and have never had a problem with breakage. However, I cannot reimburse you for packages that go missing unless you have purchased insurance and tracking. Please let me know within 24 hours if you would like to insure your package and I will send you an invoice for the cost. Otherwise, your package will be shipped via First Class International and you will carry the risk.

I have shipped hundreds of overseas packages, and 99.99% of the time they arrive without a hitch. Certain countries have less reliable postal systems and you probably know if you live in one of those and can make the insurance decision accordingly. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I sincerely thank you for your purchase. I have hundreds of happy customers all over the world, and am most appreciative of your business!

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