A: A really endearing nickname my mom called me when I was little. To this day, she still uses it for me on special occasions. When I wasn't being so "darly," I was considered a "Turkey Trotter." [Had to keep the nicknames in the ornothological family.] That's why I love my mom. The worst thing she could come up with involved a trotting turkey. (Much less romantic than a darling bird, but still . . .)
Q: Do you make all of your products?
A in form of Q: Do I look like a freakin' factory? In all seriousness, I wish I did (not look like a freakin' factory, but make all of my products). And my quest is to make Darlybird a bit more one-of-a-kind-ish. But for now, I make most of the jewelry, a few other random things, and then source the rest from the best of the best in random and far-flung places.
Q: What do you call a product that doesn't sell well?
A: A DarlyDud.
Q: Will you sell the cute little widget that I make on Darlybird?
A: Email me at email@example.com. I'd love to take a look.
Q: What do you mean when you call something 'vintage'?
A: The authenticity of 'vintage' products has been a hot topic recently. There is no one correct definition for what makes something vintage or not; I will always do my best to distinguish something that is actually made with 'vintage' pieces from something that is made to look 'vintage.' There is a big difference between the two. But for the record's sake, the 80s are not yet considered 'vintage' in my book. Early 70s? Barely. Most of the jewelry items that are called 'vintage' are 60s or earlier.