BackyardSilversmiths

Shop Handcrafted Artisan Silver Jewelry

Abbott, Texas | 190 Sales

BackyardSilversmiths

Shop Handcrafted Artisan Silver Jewelry

Abbott, Texas 190 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Hi, I'm Andrew Vandekop, the Backyard Silversmith! All of the jewelry you see here in our Shop is made 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 jewelry within 14 days for a full refund.

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

Andrew and Teisha Vandekop
Backyard Silversmiths

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Last updated on Jun 15, 2018

Hi, I'm Andrew Vandekop, the Backyard Silversmith! All of the jewelry you see here in our Shop is made 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 jewelry within 14 days for a full refund.

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

Andrew and Teisha Vandekop
Backyard Silversmiths

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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, we launched Backyard Silversmiths in 2016 and offer our unique handcrafted artisan silver jewelry online and at regional festivals and art fairs. We just opened the Backyard Silversmiths Workshop and Jewelry Shop 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!

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 2 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®. I'm proud to be sharing my designs with all of you!

We're very proud of our handcrafted silver jewelry and we 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/or chisel into shape. Thanks for visiting our Shop!

  • Teisha Vandekop

    Owner, Designer, CEO

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

  • Ross Vandekop

    Model

    My name is Ross Vandekop and I'm the son of the silversmith. I'm now in law school 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!

  • Tori Vandekop

    Model

    My name is Tori Vandekop and I'm the daughter of the silversmith. When I'm home during college breaks, I help create necklaces by drilling and hammer finishing :). I also get to model the jewelry for the photos you see in the Shop!

  • Sinatra

    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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