BackyardSilversmiths

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Abbott, Texas On Etsy since 2016

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BackyardSilversmiths

Shop Handcrafted Artisan Silver Jewelry

Abbott, Texas | 392 Sales

Announcement    Hi, I'm Andrew Vandekop, the Backyard Silversmith! All of the jewelry you see here is created by me and I use pure .999 Fine Silver. We SHIP FOR FREE throughout the USA and if you're not completely satisfied, please return your item within 14 days for a full refund. Please review the following regarding my production time and shipping domestically and internationally:

Each item is a piece of art created by me and it could take up to 2-3 weeks to create and ship. If you need your jewelry sooner for a special occasion, please contact us and depending on the complexity of the piece, we'll let you know if we can have it ready by your special day. Also note, because each piece is handmade, weight and shape may vary slightly from what you see in the photos.

Once your jewelry is complete, Backyard Silversmiths® will ship it for free if its destination is within the U.S.A.! We use First Class or Priority Mail shipping and most items arrive within 2-4 days after it leaves our shop. If you paid more than $100 for your jewelry, we will also include Signature Confirmation required.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend international orders due to USPS & Foreign Posts suspending their delivery services because of COVID-19.

We thank you for visiting our Etsy Shop! And if you're ever driving along I-35 in Texas, stop by and visit! Backyard Silversmiths is located at EXIT 356 between Dallas and Waco.

Andrew and Teisha Vandekop
Backyard Silversmiths

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2020

Hi, I'm Andrew Vandekop, the Backyard Silversmith! All of the jewelry you see here is created by me and I use pure .999 Fine Silver. We SHIP FOR FREE throughout the USA and if you're not completely satisfied, please return your item within 14 days for a full refund. Please review the following regarding my production time and shipping domestically and internationally:

Each item is a piece of art created by me and it could take up to 2-3 weeks to create and ship. If you need your jewelry sooner for a special occasion, please contact us and depending on the complexity of the piece, we'll let you know if we can have it ready by your special day. Also note, because each piece is handmade, weight and shape may vary slightly from what you see in the photos.

Once your jewelry is complete, Backyard Silversmiths® will ship it for free if its destination is within the U.S.A.! We use First Class or Priority Mail shipping and most items arrive within 2-4 days after it leaves our shop. If you paid more than $100 for your jewelry, we will also include Signature Confirmation required.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily suspend international orders due to USPS & Foreign Posts suspending their delivery services because of COVID-19.

We thank you for visiting our Etsy Shop! And if you're ever driving along I-35 in Texas, stop by and visit! Backyard Silversmiths is located at EXIT 356 between Dallas and Waco.

Andrew and Teisha Vandekop
Backyard Silversmiths

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NEW! If she loves celestial jewelry, take a look at our pure silver starburst necklace! Handmade of .999 fine silver, the light bounces off the hammer marks!
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About BackyardSilversmiths

Sales 392
On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: Hi! I'm Andrew, the Backyard Silversmith! Check out our video to see me, the workshop and how I create one of our pieces of jewelry :).

Backyard Silversmiths | Handcrafted Artisan Silver Jewelry

My name is Andrew Vandekop and I’m the silversmith behind Backyard Silversmiths®. I'm a first generation American (my dad is from Holland and my mom is from England), and I design and create rustic, hand-forged jewelry out of pure .999 Fine Silver in my backyard workshop. I learned the art of silversmithing from my grandfather who was a silversmith in England. I spent two summers there when I was a teenager, watching him use hammers and fire to create beautiful silver goblets, sculptures and jewelry which serves as inspiration for my designs today.

Some of my work is based on traditional pieces my grandfather would make such as large, heavy cuffs and rings. But my most recent handcrafted designs include one-of-a-kind pendants inspired by pirate treasure, as well as pendants with independently moving parts, showcasing unique motion.

Together with my wife Teisha and our kids Ross and Tori, we launched Backyard Silversmiths in 2016 from our 10' x 20' backyard workshop in Dallas and sold our pieces at high school holiday fairs and art festivals. We then transitioned to sharing our jewelry at juried art fairs and festivals. Ross and Tori were involved from the start helping me work through designs and approach. Today, they're the models you see in the photos :).

After Tori graduated high school and went off to college, we decided to open a place where people could visit and see how the jewelry is made. In 2017, we opened Backyard Silversmiths on I-35 in Abbott, Texas and would love for you to stop by and visit! We have an observation area where you can watch all aspects of silversmithing and we are now featuring unique art by fellow makers alongside our jewelry pieces!

Prior to launching Backyard Silversmiths, I worked for more than 25 years in corporate. I graduated with degrees in robotics engineering and finance and own 3 patents utilizing my robotics design expertise. But it's silversmithing that I enjoy the most and I now own a design patent on our most popular piece, The Spur Bracelet®. Thank you for visiting our Etsy Shop and if you're ever driving along I-35 in Texas, stop by and visit :). We're located 70 miles south of Dallas at EXIT 356.

Andrew and Teisha Vandekop
Abbott, Texas

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  • Andrew Vandekop

    Owner, Designer, Silversmith

    My name is Andrew Vandekop and I'm the silversmith. I design and create all pieces in my backyard in Abbott, Texas. Each item begins as .999 Fine Silver coins or bars that I melt, then hammer and chisel into shape. Thanks for visiting our Shop!

  • Teisha Vandekop

    Founder, Owner, Designer

    My name is Teisha Vandekop and I'm the wife of the silversmith. I've designed many of the pendants and earrings that Andrew has created and also help with hammering and finishing many of our cuffs, necklaces and earrings :).

  • Tori Vandekop

    Designer, Model

    My name is Tori and I'm the daughter of the silversmith. When I'm home during college breaks, I design and make earrings, necklaces and rings to add to my dad's collection. I also model the jewelry you see in the Shop!

  • Ross Vandekop

    Model

    My name is Ross and I'm the son of the silversmith. I'm now working in law, but helped my dad back in the day create his original backyard workshop. Today, I model the men's jewelry you see in the Shop!

  • Sinatra

    Loyal Companion

    My name is Sinatra as in "Frank Sinatra." I'm the family dog and spend most of my time sleeping.

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