SilverSerpentStudio

Silversmithing and Metalwork by Hannah Trost

Idaho, United States · 191 Sales

SilverSerpentStudio

Silversmithing and Metalwork by Hannah Trost

Idaho, United States 191 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Featuring sterling silver designs, natural stone focals, metal bookmarks, and copper artwork. Questions? Custom request? Just ask - I enjoy making your idea a reality!

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Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

Featuring sterling silver designs, natural stone focals, metal bookmarks, and copper artwork. Questions? Custom request? Just ask - I enjoy making your idea a reality!

Hannah Trost

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Hannah Trost

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5 out of 5 stars
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juliagraham1934

juliagraham1934 on Jul 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought a custom bookmark for my boyfriend and I am so so pleased!! Thank you, Hannah; your work is fabulous, you were so pleasant, and you gave me exactly what I wanted. TOTALLY recommend.

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Updates

New pendant designs in the works! Amazonite, lapis, kambaba and more!
New rock slab art piece in the works! This one is brass and cheetah agate in the shape of a jaguar.
Matched set of custom bookmarks! These were finished this week - copper with flame patina. :D
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About

Creating One Piece at a Time

Handmade for High Quality, One-of-a-Kind, Eye-Catching Pieces!

Silver Serpent Studio is a small, home-based metalworking and silversmithing workshop owned and operated by Hannah Trost. From start to finish, each individual piece is designed, created, finished, and photographed by a single person.

This means that each jewelry piece is made with care and precision, and many are unique, such as my natural stone pendants in my Captured Earth Series. These pendants are all made with hand-selected and often specially designed cabochons – no two are alike. Each cabochon has been shaped and polished by local rock-hound aficionados and carefully inspected before purchase - no dye/fake colors nor flaws/cracks here! Many of the stones I use are native to the western United States and have even been mined by my sources during the warmer months. I’m constantly surprised at the natural, vibrant colors our earth has created!

If you are looking for something specific or have a design in mind that you’d like to bring into reality, I can have stones shaped to fit into custom jewelry designs. I love bringing your ideas to life! I will send photos of sketches for approval and progress as the piece comes together, to make sure it is what you want and a piece you’ll be happy with for a lifetime.

Another custom series that is continually growing with additional options and features is my Heirloom Bookmark line. Made from copper, brass, or aluminum, these bookmarks can be customized with personal quotes, favorite animals, artwork, flame painting, and so much more. These bookmarks make memorable gifts for book lovers, special occasions, or for yourself, bringing a smile to your face every time you open your book!
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****Coming soon: wall art pieces, more bookmark sizes, and enameled jewelry!****
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Techniques I currently use: silversmithing, metalworking (especially with copper), and wire weaving. Silver clay, enamel, and engraving are in the works!

Other Techniques I practice: beadweaving, stringing, kumihimo, knotting/macrame, bead embroidery, loom work, wire crochet
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Links:
SSS's BLOG: http://silverserpentstudio.blogspot.com/

SSS on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/silverserpentstudio
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SSS on GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/b/112723448381599895092/112723448381599895092/about/p/pub

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  • Hannah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Art has always been one of my passions. I love working with my hands, so it's no surprise that I've embraced silversmithing & metalworking. I'm always trying new techniques and challenging myself - which means new designs are always coming!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2016
Hello and welcome!

I would like to make shopping here at Etsy and at my online shop as easy and fun as possible. If you have any questions, please ask! I respond to all emails within 3 days, and usually within 12 hours.

If my main page states that I am on VACATION, I may not be able to respond to you as quickly. I will get back to you ASAP upon my return.

Please look around and feel free to ask any questions!

Thanks for "shopping" by,
Hannah

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment Options: Paypal, Credit Card, or Etsy Gift Card

Please pay promptly - if payment has NOT been received within 48 hours of purchase, I will cancel the order and re-list the item. I do not offer layaway, but I DO offer custom orders and requests!
Shipping
Already-made items will be shipped within 48 hours of payment, barring holiday shutdowns at the post office. Custom orders will vary, but most are shipped within 2 weeks or less. Need it faster? Please see my RUSH ORDER info below!

SHIPPING: I ship via USPS, First Class Mail with delivery confirmation. If you would like another carrier, please contact me before you purchase and I'll adjust shipping charges for FedEx or UPS.

INSURANCE: To add additional shipping insurance, please contact me BEFORE your purchase. I automatically insure packages of $50 or more. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST/STOLEN PACKAGES.

PACKAGING: All jewelry items & bookmarks come carefully packaged in recycled paper jewelry boxes; suncatchers come wrapped in tissue paper with a cardboard support. Shipping packaging will be a padded/bubble envelope or small box depending on the order size and fragility. I DO recycle and reuse shipping envelopes and shipping boxes as long as they are still in good condition.

RUSH ORDERS/SHIPPING: Rush orders will have an additional $10 fee PLUS USPS Priority Express shipping charges, currently $20 for a padded envelope or small box. Please contact me BEFORE you order if you'd like a rush put on your order so I can adjust the final price and shipping charges.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS (outside the United States): USPS First Class mail comes with some insurance, as set by each country. If you'd like a different shipping or insurance option, please contact me. ALL CUSTOMS FEES, IMPORT DUES, ADDITIONAL TAXES, ETC. are your responsibility. Please be aware of them BEFORE placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your new jewelry, bookmarks, and/or artwork! Please contact me about any questions or concerns you may have any time during or after your purchase. I do my best to work with you to resolve any issues that may arise.

RETURNS/EXCHANGES: I accept returns and exchanges on non-custom pieces. Exchanges will be treated as a return if exchanged for a different type or style of jewelry. Items should be in new/unworn condition and undamaged for a full refund. Please begin the return/exchange process promptly - contact me within 7 days of receiving your order and have the items shipped back to me within 14 days of contacting me (30 days for international orders). This means that within 21 days of receiving your order (37 days for international orders), I should have the items back in my hands so that I can issue a refund or start the exchange for you. Shipping cannot be refunded; return shipping is your responsibility.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom-made items cannot be returned/exchanged. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me. I will work with you on a case-by-case basis to try to resolve any issues with the order. If I have made a mistake, I will pay for return shipping and fix the mistake. Please be aware that most custom-made pieces cannot be reused in my shop - therefore returns will receive a PARTIAL REFUND only - the amount refunded will depend on the materials used and if they can be reused/recycled. Generally, $10-15 will NOT be refunded for a piece made from sterling silver; the amount withheld will be less for copper or beaded pieces. If the mistake is not mine, then shipping cannot be refunded; return shipping is your responsibility.

DAMAGED ITEMS: Please contact me about any damage and expect to send photos of the damage. I check over my work before creating a listing and I package all my pieces with care to try to avoid any damage, but sometimes unexpected things happen. If you are concerned about the piece being damaged during shipping, there are shipping insurance upgrades available.

PREVENT DAMAGE: Please take care of your new JEWELRY by following a couple simple steps: 1) remove jewelry before bathing or swimming, 2) avoid salt water or excessive sweat, and 3) keep away from small children and pets. Clean gently with a damp cloth and pat dry - avoid cleaning agents that may damage stones, pearls, or thread (read the label of the cleaning agent carefully if you are unsure). BOOKMARKS require similar care - please avoid salt water and/or salty air and clean with soap, water and a gentle cloth - no harsh/abrasive cleaning agents. If you have any questions, please contact me!

REPAIRS: Please contact me about any needed repairs. I will repair my designs if possible; fees for repairs will vary depending on the piece, how it was damaged, and if materials are still available for repairs. Sometimes I repair a piece for free - you only need to pay shipping!
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: Creating a unique piece for a special customer is one of my favorite aspects of jewelry, bookmark, and artwork design! I will work with you on a design, or we can customize one of my designs to suite your needs. Custom pieces are perfect for special occasions, multiple orders, or specific color combinations.

You can see more of my designs at:
https://www.facebook.com/silverserpentstudio/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums

WHOLESALE: I do not currently offer wholesale, but feel free to contact me with questions or requests.