Can you do a custom order?
I can, every figurine can be painted in any colour or pattern, but the customization is limited to painting only, no changes can be made to the shape or size. I also don't do custom sculpts.
How did you start making these? What is the meaning behind the name “byrdis”?
The first figurines I made were a cardinal and a blue jay birds, it was back in 2013. Soon after that I decided to open an Etsy shop and I needed a name for it. I wanted something short and simple, preferably starting with a letter “b” since my name is Baiba and would be somehow connected with birds, since I only planned selling bird figurines.
What materials do you use to make the figurines? Can you make a tutorial?
I don’t have a tutorial and I’m not planning to create one, but there are many good tutorials on sculpting, mould-making and casting available on the internet for free, I actually used some when learning the basics of making a silicone mould and casting resin myself.
Are they fragile?
They are not fragile, however, the smaller details can be broken if bent intentionally or dropped on hard floor. I would recommend to handle them with care and to keep away from sharp objects that may scratch the surface or chemicals that may damage the glossy finish.