Silvercraft

SILVERCRAFT - Handcrafted Objects in Sterling Silver

The Villages, Florida · 51 Sales

Silvercraft

SILVERCRAFT - Handcrafted Objects in Sterling Silver

The Villages, Florida 51 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   I consider myself an Artist. I make many Sterling pieces - from mounted fossils to jewelry for both men and women, I include some original scrimshaw and also fabricate more utilitarian objects (spoons and magnifying glasses etc). I try to blend the beauty of nature and add my own artistic hand using my silversmithing skills and Art training...take a look. I recently decided to add some of my own Artwork on my site - some sculptures, drawings and paintings - enjoy! Please let me have some feedback............thanks!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 20, 2016

I consider myself an Artist. I make many Sterling pieces - from mounted fossils to jewelry for both men and women, I include some original scrimshaw and also fabricate more utilitarian objects (spoons and magnifying glasses etc). I try to blend the beauty of nature and add my own artistic hand using my silversmithing skills and Art training...take a look. I recently decided to add some of my own Artwork on my site - some sculptures, drawings and paintings - enjoy! Please let me have some feedback............thanks!

Brian Dickson

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Brian Dickson

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(27)
kathryn meyer

kathryn meyer on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am loving this little gem. Can't wait to fill it with perfume. The shipping was quick and notes from Brian kept me updated.

ggmc45

ggmc45 on Feb 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This pendant is exquisite. I have never seen a piece of labradorite this beautiful. The picture does not do it justice.

caroline925

caroline925 on Feb 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

When this stunning stone cracked for unknown reasons Brian was quick to replace this pendant with another one I chose from his shop, which is beautiful. The frame and pieces I returned to him have been recycled into new items, a win-win. Very satisfied!

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About

Outlet for my Silverwork and artwork

I enjoy using Sterling Silver to make all kinds of objects from jewelry to spoons - I must be one of the few owners of cheap $2.00 reading glasses repaired with Sterling silver rivets....
I taught Art during in my career as a teacher and later was a school Principal in Chile, Uruguay, Botswana, The Bahamas, Lebanon, Colombia the USA and the UK. Now fully retired and living in retirees' Paradise - 'The Villages', Florida.

Etsy helps me to earn some funds to replenish my silver stock so that I can take on more creative challenges in silver. Also it encourages me to search out some of the more 'exotic' and unusual crystals, minerals and rocks with which to work. Some believe that these Crystals and Minerals have certain powers that can affect a person's mood or even their health. Some I have incorporated for those reasons.

I have been silversmithing since the early 80's and have made some pieces of which I am very proud and others which were rather more mundane and now in my jar for recasting! The Lapidary side I started teaching in San Francisco, California in 1967 - at The Boys' Clubs of America on Page St.(in the midst of Haight-Ashbury district - for you old Hippies).

Etsy has been kind to me with steady sales and excellent feedback - Etsy is the only outlet for my work apart from local word-of-mouth, and of course family !

I consider myself a hobbyist not a professional but I try to be original in my settings and creative with each stone, fossil, shell or mineral crystal. I never cease to marvel at the beautiful objects one can find in Nature.

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  • Brian Dickson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Ex school Principal and high school Art teacher. Now fully retired and living in retirement paradise - The Villages FL USA. I love to find stones and fossils seeking the best way to enjoy their natural beauty. Lived widely around the world .

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2016
I am a retired British educator now a US citizen. I have worked for 30 years with the International Baccalaureat. I was trained as a silversmith in the UK in the early 1980's.
I especially enjoy combining silver with natural elements - fossils, tusks, unusual semi-precious stones, shell etc. and producing works other than regular run-of-the-mill jewelry pieces, that are unique and genuine talking points.

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Payment
I have Paypal set up - since 2004 or a money order (even internationally) is great too. I offer a 15% discount with a discount code provided with new purchases (from August 2016) or in the case of previous buyers from my site - on request: (if you purchased a piece from me prior to August 2016 - please just ask me for the code).
Shipping
I'll send pieces through United States Postal Service unless otherwise requested.
I personally pack and protect pieces before sending.
Refunds and Exchanges
Any complaints and I'll correct any errors - simply let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't forget that if you have a good idea for a piece but don't have the skill or equipment to fabricate it - I'm your man. I'll make or copy pieces to your drawn design, a photo, or from a detailed description.