Welcome to Little Hobo Bird!
Little Hobo Bird is a convergence of my two main passions- hoarding vintage jewelry and silversmithing! Inspired by trips to Salvation Mountain, Little Hobo Bird was conceived in the brightly hued passages of the mountain after it's creator Leonard Knight passed away. It is my happy place and I want to share a little of it's magic with you!
Salvation Mountain was created by Leonard Knight after he had a religious awakening in the desert. He lived on the outskirts of Slab City, the last free place in America, with his few possessions in his truck. Each day he would build his mountain out of straw and adobe in the desert heat. He brushed the mountain with donated paint as a symbol to his epiphany- Keep it simple, God is Love. Leonard is the little hobo bird who created this magical psychedelic artwork in the desert of the San Joaquin Valley of California. Salvation Mountain is a large part of the inspiration behind LittleHoboBird. It's all about love. http://www.salvationmountain.us
I want you to feel the love behind each piece I create. If you have a vision of your own and wish to collaborate to create something personal, please contact me.
All vintage jewelry is meticulously checked, bezels are tightened, ring shanks are rounded and in some cases items are polished to a varying degree. I try and ensure this information is included in the listing. I don't like receiving broken things so I don't want you to either!
I have another shop too! https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissNovemberStudio for custom stacking rings.
I accept paypal and major credit cards.
All purchases will ship within 3 business days of receiving payment. E-check customers please note that this timeframe also applies to the date your e-check has cleared. Sometimes we need a little extra time to properly pack and ship an item but usually we ship much quicker.
Most jewelry is shipped priority within the US, if you would like to add tracking please contact me for a quote. I cannot be held responsible for items damaged or lost in transit. If your item is marked delivered, it is considered delivered even if stolen off your porch, so please ensure you choose a safe address for delivery.
I will not alter customs forms, so please don’t ask me to change the value or any other part of the form. Customs fees and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer and out of my hands. I do not refund fees charged to you by your own country for importing goods.
LHB packaging is perfect for gifting!
I want you to love your vintage purchase as much as I love sourcing it! Please take your time when deciding to purchase and ask for specifics if they are not in the listing. If the item is not as described, please contact me immediately to discuss an amicable solution. **Layaway purchases are final sale.**
EXCHANGES ONLY on handmade LHB Designs. Items must be returned in the condition in which they were received, otherwise it will diminish the value of your exchange by 50%.
***Custom stamped orders are not returnable.*** I cannot resell custom stamped items and I cannot get a full return on the materials. Thank you for understanding.
If you are unsatisfied please contact me immediately. Exchanges are offered on a case-by case basis. After 14 days this option expires. If you receive your rings and they do not fit, I can resize them. There may or may not be a cost to you for this service.
If you ordered the wrong size I can resize your ring for a fee if I have to cut it open to do so, If I can stretch it there is no fee.
Please check your stamping request carefully and contact me immediately if you need to edit- I stamp exactly what you request so if a date is incorrect or a word is spelled wrong I cannot be held responsible.
Everything I make is by hand, with a torch, hammers, saws, stamps, etc. I am not a large sweatshop in China with vast machinery churning out cheap rings. Please keep this in mind when ordering :)
CUSTOMS CHARGES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.
Please contact me regarding wholesale inquiries. At this time I am not accepting consignment offers.
No coupons, discounts, sales, or promotions apply to layaway.
•I can split the cost up into up to 2, 3 or 4 payments, your choice. The first 15% is a non-refundable deposit to hold the item in layaway, taken from the full price of the item. I will hold this for 15 days in which time you can change your mind and cancel the layaway. After the 15 days the deposit is non-refundable. If you forget to make a payment in time or change your mind after the 15 days, I will refund all funds payed toward the item, minus 15% of the items full price. This is non-negotiable. Your first payment is your agreement that you understand the terms of the layaway in case of dispute.
•The item will not be shipped until it is paid in full.
•Once the first listing is paid, I will immediately create another listing for the next payment and so on for all payments. In this way you can choose to pay at any time. The first payment sets your payment plan. If you purchase your first listing on December 12th, your next payment is due on January 12, next on February 12th and so on. I will not send you reminders, it is up to you to remember. You can pay any time, but please do not pay late, if you need to delay payment, please contact me first, otherwise I will cancel the sale and refund your money minus the non-refundable deposit. I will keep a running total with payment dates and amounts with due dates in each listing so you can easily see what has been paid and what is still pending.
•All other shop policies regarding shipping, returns, and exchanges still apply.
Please feel free to ask a lot of questions if you need more clarification. This is a pretty standard layaway plan that other shops on Etsy use for higher priced goods. I am sorry to have to charge a non-refundable deposit, but while it is being held other potential buyers are not allowed to buy it, and so it becomes a risk to hold something and take payments for 4 months. I also only want to deal with serious customers regarding layaway. Thank you for understanding!