BerkeyDesigns

100% Hand Crafted, Hand Stamped, One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

Missouri, United States · 18755 Sales

BerkeyDesigns

100% Hand Crafted, Hand Stamped, One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

Missouri, United States 18755 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(3673)

Announcement   NO MACHINE ENGRAVING used to create our jewelry! We hand stamp each letter individually, which is why our pieces have that charming hand made appearance and are truly one-of-a-kind. Also, Aluminum contains no nickel like stainless steel and we texture the outside to hide any small surface scratches, something we see happening on stainless steel engraved pieces that look store bought.

Shipping within 3-5 days of purchase. Free gift wrapping on all orders!

Welcome to Berkey Designs, we are a husband and wife team and were the first to start selling inspirational quotes and saying as Secret Message cuffs here on Etsy.

NO MACHINE ENGRAVING used to create our jewelry! All of our creations are 100% hand crafted and hand stamped, with the greatest attention to detail.

Every piece is a work of love as well as a work of art, with finish equal to that of fine jewelry.

We promise a 5-Star experience or your money back, including return shipping.

We pride ourselves in having the highest quality and craftsmanship in aluminum, Sterling, Brass, and Copper Keepsake cuffs. We are being copied daily, but no one has matched our quality and elegance. Look at the photos carefully, you will see the love and time we put into each piece. Most sellers take just a few minutes to create each cuff using a computerized machine, while we put hours into each piece created. Please don't be fooled. Buy quality, you deserve it and so do those you love! Every order is wrapped beautifully and ready to be gifted to that special someone in your life.

****Berkey Designs is the leading hand stamped bracelet seller on Etsy.
Our workmanship cannot be beat!
This is what a recent customer said about our quality:
I'll be honest, I didn't think there was a difference between aluminum cuffs, and there are quite a few shops on Etsy offering them. After receiving a gorgeous custom made cuff from Kelly and Stan, there is a HUGE difference. This is a solid, beautifully made bracelet and it's a much higher quality than anything I've ever seen. Communication is super easy, they're incredibly nice and accommodating, and I received my order way faster than expected. I've now ordered two more pieces and can't wait to see them! Highly recommend this shop! ~Kathryn

Customize any bracelet with our different FONTS, TEXTURES & DESIGN Stamps here:
These are examples of our Textures & fonts, you can request these on any order placed with us!
3/8 inch size
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185295281/customize-your-bracelet-38-inch-hand
1/2 inch size
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185287356/customize-your-bracelet-12-inch-hand

We love Etsy, we love our customers, and we feel blessed to be able to create meaningful jewelry with lots of hard work and love. Have questions? Please email us!

Our FONTS can be used on any cuff:
Script font:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158143274/custom-personalized-secret-message-hand?ref=shop_home_active

Calligraphy~lower case only:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103554649/you-are-braver-than-you-believe-secret?ref=shop_home_active

Arial:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/86856926/custom-personalized-secret-message-hand?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=you%2Bare%2Bbraver

Typewriter:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124981207/thank-you-for-raising-your-son-to-be-the?ref=shop_home_active

Character limits for each cuff:
3/8 inch: 60, including spaces
1/2 inch 120, including spaces
1 inch 240, including spaces

Design Stamps:
feather
arrow
infinity swirl with heart inside
flower
heart
peace symbol
swirl
songbird
dragonfly
butterfly
baby feet
stars (cluster of three tiny stars)
dove
sun
cross
Dandelion flower (small & large)
survivor symbol
OM symbol
Whimsical tree
Anchor
Paw Prints
Lotus Flower

Please CONVO us through ETSY and not a personal email with any questions as we do not check our email for customer questions (and they go into out spam folder and get lost) as we are too busy creating orders in our studio but check our Etsy Store often.

Copyright © Kelly Berkey. Artist retains all rights to images and creations

Kelly is also a beautiful painter. Visit her website if you wish: kellyberkey.com

Aluminum used is 1100 pure, food grade aluminum. It is lightweight, less reactive to skin than sterling and wears wonderfully.
WE DO NOT USE SURGICAL STEEL...this metal scratches easily and has Nickel, which many are allergic to.

***Imperfections are part of the unique, handmade look of our jewelry. If you like perfectly lined up letters, please look for a seller who uses a machine engraving, though it will look store bought. Handmade jewelry has a charm of it's own as no two pieces are ever alike!

Please read through our policies. Shipping can be upgraded to PRIORITY by using the drop down at check out.

We look forward to creating a custom inspirational cuff for you!

Thank you for visiting,
Stan & Kelly

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 2, 2016

NO MACHINE ENGRAVING used to create our jewelry! We hand stamp each letter individually, which is why our pieces have that charming hand made appearance and are truly one-of-a-kind. Also, Aluminum contains no nickel like stainless steel and we texture the outside to hide any small surface scratches, something we see happening on stainless steel engraved pieces that look store bought.

Shipping within 3-5 days of purchase. Free gift wrapping on all orders!

Welcome to Berkey Designs, we are a husband and wife team and were the first to start selling inspirational quotes and saying as Secret Message cuffs here on Etsy.

NO MACHINE ENGRAVING used to create our jewelry! All of our creations are 100% hand crafted and hand stamped, with the greatest attention to detail.

Every piece is a work of love as well as a work of art, with finish equal to that of fine jewelry.

We promise a 5-Star experience or your money back, including return shipping.

We pride ourselves in having the highest quality and craftsmanship in aluminum, Sterling, Brass, and Copper Keepsake cuffs. We are being copied daily, but no one has matched our quality and elegance. Look at the photos carefully, you will see the love and time we put into each piece. Most sellers take just a few minutes to create each cuff using a computerized machine, while we put hours into each piece created. Please don't be fooled. Buy quality, you deserve it and so do those you love! Every order is wrapped beautifully and ready to be gifted to that special someone in your life.

****Berkey Designs is the leading hand stamped bracelet seller on Etsy.
Our workmanship cannot be beat!
This is what a recent customer said about our quality:
I'll be honest, I didn't think there was a difference between aluminum cuffs, and there are quite a few shops on Etsy offering them. After receiving a gorgeous custom made cuff from Kelly and Stan, there is a HUGE difference. This is a solid, beautifully made bracelet and it's a much higher quality than anything I've ever seen. Communication is super easy, they're incredibly nice and accommodating, and I received my order way faster than expected. I've now ordered two more pieces and can't wait to see them! Highly recommend this shop! ~Kathryn

Customize any bracelet with our different FONTS, TEXTURES & DESIGN Stamps here:
These are examples of our Textures & fonts, you can request these on any order placed with us!
3/8 inch size
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185295281/customize-your-bracelet-38-inch-hand
1/2 inch size
https://www.etsy.com/listing/185287356/customize-your-bracelet-12-inch-hand

We love Etsy, we love our customers, and we feel blessed to be able to create meaningful jewelry with lots of hard work and love. Have questions? Please email us!

Our FONTS can be used on any cuff:
Script font:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158143274/custom-personalized-secret-message-hand?ref=shop_home_active

Calligraphy~lower case only:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103554649/you-are-braver-than-you-believe-secret?ref=shop_home_active

Arial:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/86856926/custom-personalized-secret-message-hand?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=you%2Bare%2Bbraver

Typewriter:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124981207/thank-you-for-raising-your-son-to-be-the?ref=shop_home_active

Character limits for each cuff:
3/8 inch: 60, including spaces
1/2 inch 120, including spaces
1 inch 240, including spaces

Design Stamps:
feather
arrow
infinity swirl with heart inside
flower
heart
peace symbol
swirl
songbird
dragonfly
butterfly
baby feet
stars (cluster of three tiny stars)
dove
sun
cross
Dandelion flower (small & large)
survivor symbol
OM symbol
Whimsical tree
Anchor
Paw Prints
Lotus Flower

Please CONVO us through ETSY and not a personal email with any questions as we do not check our email for customer questions (and they go into out spam folder and get lost) as we are too busy creating orders in our studio but check our Etsy Store often.

Copyright © Kelly Berkey. Artist retains all rights to images and creations

Kelly is also a beautiful painter. Visit her website if you wish: kellyberkey.com

Aluminum used is 1100 pure, food grade aluminum. It is lightweight, less reactive to skin than sterling and wears wonderfully.
WE DO NOT USE SURGICAL STEEL...this metal scratches easily and has Nickel, which many are allergic to.

***Imperfections are part of the unique, handmade look of our jewelry. If you like perfectly lined up letters, please look for a seller who uses a machine engraving, though it will look store bought. Handmade jewelry has a charm of it's own as no two pieces are ever alike!

Please read through our policies. Shipping can be upgraded to PRIORITY by using the drop down at check out.

We look forward to creating a custom inspirational cuff for you!

Thank you for visiting,
Stan & Kelly

Kelly and Stan Berkey

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Kelly and Stan Berkey

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Design your own secret message bracelet. We'll hand craft it, no machines so no too will ever be alike.

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About

A Love Story...

Berkey Designs is a combination of Kelly's love of quotes, poetry, written words, and Stan's mad skills with metal and insane attention to detail.

We are as opposite as two can be, but we work well together, as long as we don't have to share the same studio. His says "shhh...artist at work" while hers says "shhh...artist at play".

We have been together for 30 years and are so grateful for the Etsy community. We work from our home studios out in the beautiful countryside of Ray Co, MO.

Kelly is also a classically trained painter and when she isn't stamping inspirational quotes into metal, she can be found painting out back in her studio, or out on the property along the creek.

Please visit her shop here on Etsy (kellyberkeypaintings) or visit her website for the newest listings and upcoming workshops (link below). I'm even on IG under kellyberkeypaintings where I share our home studio and the nature we are so blessed to be surrounded by.

Much love and gratitude,

Stan & Kelly

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  • Kelly Berkey

    Owner, Quote Lover, Photographer, Stamper

  • Stan Berkey

    Maker, Mad Skills, Finishing Work, Quality Control

Shop policies

Last updated on June 2, 2016
Welcome to Berkey Designs, a place to find meaningful, inspirational, one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand made with love.

Please send us a CONVO, not an EMAIL if you have any changes to your order. Most changes have to be made within the hour of order.

We do not check our GMAIL on a regular basis as we are busy working in our studio all day. All correspondence that is time sensitive should be sent to us as a CONVO through Etsy. Thank you for understanding.

♥Feedback♥
Feedback is so important to us, please take the time to leave us some love! If you have any issue or are unhappy for any reason, please contact prior to leaving feedback so we can rectify the issue and make you happy.

Feedback can be left by clicking on the 'feedback' link in my main shop on the left side of the page.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Direct Checkout, PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
We will ship to the address you give in Etsy. Please make sure this is also correct when you are checking out through PayPal. Etsy will give you a place to put "ship to" address if it is different than your billing address.

We cannot be responsible to wrong address or changing addresses as too many mistakes happen that way.

Please convo us if you need expedited shipping/postal insurance costs.
Shipping/Insurance charges are non-refundable.

All orders are shipped via USPS, first class mail.

Please be sure your shipping address is correct as you check out. We am not responsible for orders shipped to the wrong location. We are also not responsible for additional postage to re-ship the order if the packaged has been returned to us for any reason (unless we mistakenly shipped to the incorrect address, of course).

I don't expect it to happen but I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items. Please contact me to purchase insurance if you'd like to be able to contact the Post Office if you do not receive your package. In your Purchases you will see when your order has been shipped.

***INTERNATIONAL shipping...Australia customers, shipping is $32.00 so your package can go priority. This way you get your items within 1-3 weeks, but there will be no tracking. USPS only tracks sizes larger than the small shipping box and/or larger than 4lbs. There is no guarantee on how long it will take for your shipment to get to you and we are at the mercy of your customs office. If you feel you should have received your package already, please contact YOUR customs office to see if they are holding your package.

There are no refunds because a shipment never made it to you. I will have confirmation that it was dropped at my post office, but will not be able to track or guarantee anything after that. So far I have never had an item not make it to the recipient, so please be patient!
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom orders of hand stamped personalized jewelry are not refundable unless we made a mistake, then of course we will work to rectify the problem immediately! Please convo us right away with any questions or concerns.

Shipping and return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Non-custom items must be returned in the same condition as shipped out. Once returned a refund of the item will be made to the buyer.

DAMAGE/LOST ITEMS
This seldom ever happens, please contact if you have not received your package and we will direct you as to the best way to track it down!
Additional policies and FAQs
How to clean or revitalize your Jewelry

Aluminum: I use the highest quality aluminum made (also the most expensive).

The light weight of aluminum is a very positive and popular attribute. However the property of a metal that makes it light weight also makes it relatively weak (compared to the other heaver metals I work with like nickel silver, brass, copper and sterling silver). Aluminum will scratch and bend very easily so be as careful as you can while wearing it, unless of course you consider scratches and dents as part of the character and charm of the piece. If you are rough on your jewelry, in my opinion it's better to purchase one of the other metals but for the minor scratch or two here is a method to revitalize aluminum.

Cleaning Aluminum-

Wash with warm water and a soap that does not leave a residue, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

Revitalizing Aluminum-

For deep scratches (if your fingernail catches on it) first sand with 400 grit then 600 grit sandpaper for metal. Then follow the 'For Minor Scratches' instructions.

For minor scratches You will need.

1. '0000 Steel Wool' also known as 4/0. Cut one pad into 4 pieces. Use 1 at a time.

2. Isopropyl Alcohol in 91% (91% is very important)

3. Oil based paint pen. Available at craft stores or Amazon.

4. A soft cotton cloth. Not too absorbent though (more of a t-shirt than a towel).

5. A jewelers polishing cloth

Method-

Use the steel wool to brush (in the direction of the grain) over the entire piece until the scratches are gone. This may take some time and some force or pressure.

Paint each word with the paint pen and let the paint dry about an hour. Lightly add a very small amount of alcohol to your cloth (the idea here is to use just enough to remove the paint above the stamping, If you put to much alcohol on the cloth or use a cloth that is overly textured you will end up removing all the ink you just applied, just dampen the cloth don't saturate it). After you have removed the excess paint follow up with a final polish using a jewelers polishing cloth.


Sterling Silver- Brass- Copper- German Silver (which does contain nickel for those of you who are allergic)


Cleaning-

Wash with warm water and a soap that does not leave a residue, rinse and dry with a soft cloth. If you ordered a piece with an antique, patina or aged finish any further 'polishing' will most certainly remove that hard to achieve character.

Polishing- DO NOT POLISH an antique finish unless you want it to shine! If you like really shiny use a 'Sunshine' brand polishing cloth. After you polish the piece I recommend applying a thin coat of wax (I use 'Renaissance' brand wax) to protect it from tarnish. Follow with buffing the wax to a bright shine.


If you have any questions please convo me!