SilverwareCreations

Premium Spoon Jewelry and More - MADE IN USA

North Carolina, United States · 1856 Sales

SilverwareCreations

Premium Spoon Jewelry and More - MADE IN USA

North Carolina, United States 1856 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ***WE INSURE ALL PACKAGES*** We sell PREMIUM High Quality Made Silverware Jewelry, WEDDING MR. and MRS. FORKS, plus unique silverware creations like Hand Stamped Spoons and Forks, PLUS Rings, Bracelets, Earrings and Pendants that will make fabulous keepsakes and heirloom pieces. WE SHIP M-F. CUSTOM ORDERS MAY TAKE AN EXTRA 2-3 DAYS.

We hope you love your vintage piece ~ ♥ ~ But if you don't, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEW. WE WILL TRY AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH THE PIECE. We will either remake it or refund your purchase. WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT!

♥ ♥ ALL of our silverware is created using non-toxic methods, and therefore all of our pieces are meant for daily use, not just for display.♥ ♥

We are a Husband and Wife team and take pride in making HIGH QUALITY "USA made" Mr.and Mrs. forks, jewelry, cheese marker forks and other items from "USA made" Vintage Silverware. On rare occasions we will use a foreign maker (ie: German, Russian) of Vintage Silverware. We always list the country the vintage silverplate was made in. Pam purchases, cleans and picks out the pattern of silverware to be made into a specific ring, bracelet, pendant, earrings, Mr.& Mrs. Forks, Key Holders, etc. Gary cuts, drills, shapes and polishes the piece. Pam then takes the photos and lists the items. ♥ ♥

We have added a "Beaded & Leather Jewelry" Section. Please take a peek! Our lampwork bead jewelry is made with borosilicate (boro) glass lampwork beads or with Italian Moretti, Italian Murano or German Lauscha glass lampwork beads that have been created by some very gifted glass artists. The beads they make are truly "one of a kind" because each bead is created one at a time. No two beads are exactly alike and each is a miniature work of art.

♥ ♥ ♥ IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HAND STAMPING: Our silver plate silverware is hand stamped with each letter or number stamped one at a time. The letters & numbers will not be perfectly straight nor perfectly lined up, even though we do our best to achieve perfection.(smile). Each blow of the hammer leaves an impression and it may be a lighter or a deeper impression with each hit.
P.S. THEY ARE NOT ENGRAVED. ♥ ♥ ♥

PLEASE NOTE: OUR RINGS ARE NOT SELF ADJUSTABLE. WE MUST SIZE THEM TO FIT YOUR DESIRED RING SIZE.

♥ ♥ ♥ We use only .925 Sterling Silver Clasps, Charms, Beads and Headpins, unless otherwise noted. We recently started using Sterling Silver Filled Wire when we wire wrap. Otherwise, the Wire on some pendants will be Silver Plated and tarnish free. Materials are listed in the description. Genuine Pearls and Swarovski Crystals are also used in our Designs. ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ We list if a pattern is extremely collectible, highly collectible or just plain collectible. We acquire this information from a book titled "SILVERPLATED FLATWEAR" by Tere Hagan. It is an Identification and Value Guide. ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Sorry, WE DO NOT BARTER.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!

Important! Please read the "Shop Policies" so there aren't any surprises! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Our Shop: silverwarecreations.etsy.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 24, 2016

***WE INSURE ALL PACKAGES*** We sell PREMIUM High Quality Made Silverware Jewelry, WEDDING MR. and MRS. FORKS, plus unique silverware creations like Hand Stamped Spoons and Forks, PLUS Rings, Bracelets, Earrings and Pendants that will make fabulous keepsakes and heirloom pieces. WE SHIP M-F. CUSTOM ORDERS MAY TAKE AN EXTRA 2-3 DAYS.

We hope you love your vintage piece ~ ♥ ~ But if you don't, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEW. WE WILL TRY AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH THE PIECE. We will either remake it or refund your purchase. WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT!

♥ ♥ ALL of our silverware is created using non-toxic methods, and therefore all of our pieces are meant for daily use, not just for display.♥ ♥

We are a Husband and Wife team and take pride in making HIGH QUALITY "USA made" Mr.and Mrs. forks, jewelry, cheese marker forks and other items from "USA made" Vintage Silverware. On rare occasions we will use a foreign maker (ie: German, Russian) of Vintage Silverware. We always list the country the vintage silverplate was made in. Pam purchases, cleans and picks out the pattern of silverware to be made into a specific ring, bracelet, pendant, earrings, Mr.& Mrs. Forks, Key Holders, etc. Gary cuts, drills, shapes and polishes the piece. Pam then takes the photos and lists the items. ♥ ♥

We have added a "Beaded & Leather Jewelry" Section. Please take a peek! Our lampwork bead jewelry is made with borosilicate (boro) glass lampwork beads or with Italian Moretti, Italian Murano or German Lauscha glass lampwork beads that have been created by some very gifted glass artists. The beads they make are truly "one of a kind" because each bead is created one at a time. No two beads are exactly alike and each is a miniature work of art.

♥ ♥ ♥ IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HAND STAMPING: Our silver plate silverware is hand stamped with each letter or number stamped one at a time. The letters & numbers will not be perfectly straight nor perfectly lined up, even though we do our best to achieve perfection.(smile). Each blow of the hammer leaves an impression and it may be a lighter or a deeper impression with each hit.
P.S. THEY ARE NOT ENGRAVED. ♥ ♥ ♥

PLEASE NOTE: OUR RINGS ARE NOT SELF ADJUSTABLE. WE MUST SIZE THEM TO FIT YOUR DESIRED RING SIZE.

♥ ♥ ♥ We use only .925 Sterling Silver Clasps, Charms, Beads and Headpins, unless otherwise noted. We recently started using Sterling Silver Filled Wire when we wire wrap. Otherwise, the Wire on some pendants will be Silver Plated and tarnish free. Materials are listed in the description. Genuine Pearls and Swarovski Crystals are also used in our Designs. ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ We list if a pattern is extremely collectible, highly collectible or just plain collectible. We acquire this information from a book titled "SILVERPLATED FLATWEAR" by Tere Hagan. It is an Identification and Value Guide. ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Sorry, WE DO NOT BARTER.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!

Important! Please read the "Shop Policies" so there aren't any surprises! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Our Shop: silverwarecreations.etsy.com

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Updates

We're listing 3 new spoons today. Such pretty gifts for your loved one.
Newly listed hand stamped butter spreaders. They make nice gifts for the hostess or just because! sparkling_heart
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About

MAKING A PRODUCT FOR OUR ETSY SHOP

We just love creating and making things look good. In our past, we worked with stoneware, earthenware and porcelain clays. Because of our circumstances of moving from Michigan to North Carolina, we had to give up our clay business. We eventually transitioned into making beaded jewelry, and we still do. But that evolved into working with silverware from the past. Our good friend, Kim, who owns a shop in Brevard, approached us about making some silverware bell pendants. We thought it would be fun to try, so we started buying almost every silverware piece in town! Now, we have boxes and boxes of old silverware forks, knives, spoons, butter spreaders and more. Lately, we are having a wonderful time creating stamped pieces. The ideas are endless. We love when customers request a special item to be stamped with their special thoughts. We encourage you to give us even more great ideas! Thanks to Etsy, we have a successful shop and we look forward to making it even more successful. It is our love and our passion in life, second to God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit.

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  • Gary and Pam Sassak

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Pam Is The Owner, Designer And Curator, While Gary Is The Owner And Maker.

    We love making silverware jewelry and silverware items for others to see and of course, purchase!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2016
Welcome to our shop! We believe in the "GOLDEN RULE". Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Please enjoy looking at our vintage, Hand Made Silverware Jewelry by Gary and Pam.

We hope you love your vintage piece ~ ♥ ~ But if you don't, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEW. WE WILL TRY AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH THE PIECE. We will either remake it or refund your purchase. WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT!

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When patterns are listed as "COLLECTIBLE", "HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE" or "EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE", this information is acquired from the book "SILVER PLATED FLATWEAR" BY TERE HAGAN ~ REVISED FOURTH EDITION.
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WE CLEAN OUR SILVERWARE TO LOOK LIKE NEW.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT BARTER. Thank you. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!

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MATERIALS USED
We use vintage USA made silver plated silverware. On rare occasions we will use a foreign maker (ie: German, Russian) of Vintage Silverware. We always list the country the vintage silver plate was made in.
The chains are .925 Sterling Silver, made in the USA, unless otherwise noted.
The French Ear Hooks are .925 Sterling Silver, made in the USA.
The jump rings are Heavy Duty and made by Snapeez (Via Murano) a Colorado USA company. They are electroplated with 99.9% Pure Silver above industry standards.
All lobster claw and foldover clasps (used on the bracelets) are .925 Sterling Silver. The lobster claw clasps are made in Italy. The foldover clasps are made in the USA.

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SIZING FOR BRACELETS
The general rule for bracelets is that they are 1/2" larger than your wrist to be comfortable.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR WRIST:
If you have a cloth tape measure, that's great. If not:
Wrap a strip of paper around your wrist (over your wrist bone), use a piece of tape if need be to help hold it still. Mark the paper where it meets, then lay that against a ruler to measure your wrist size. Please add extra if you like the extra wiggle room for your bracelet.

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CLEANING YOUR SILVER PLATE AND SILVER JEWLERY - By Sally Painter

Sterling silver owners are always happy to learn inexpensive ideas about how to clean silver jewelry. Since sterling silver will tarnish, especially if you live where there is high humidity, you may need to clean those pieces you don't wear regularly. There are several cleaning methods you can use to keep your sterling silver jewelry pieces bright and shiny.

♥COMMERCIAL JEWELRY CLEANERS♥

There are many commercial jewelry cleaners that you can use to clean your jewelry, including pastes and dips. When using these products, you'll want to be wary of getting any of the product on gemstones, since it can harm the stone finish. Don't use those products designed specifically for silverware, since they will be too harsh for most jewelry pieces.
•You need to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands when applying the paste to your jewelry. Use a damp soft cloth to apply the paste. Continue to rub with the cloth until the tarnish is removed. Rinse in warm water, and dry with a soft cloth.
•A dip is going to have a higher concentration of chemicals than the paste. You want to dip the jewelry into the solution briefly and rub with a soft damp cloth. Don't allow your jewelry to soak in the dip solution, since it can harm the jewelry finish. Be sure to thoroughly rinse under running water.
•Another way you can clean lightly tarnished silver is to use silvercloth. This fabric is infused with anti-tarnish, non-abrasive and anti-corrosion compounds. You may recognize silver cloth, since it's used to line silver drawers and chests. You can also purchase polishing silvercloth that's typically used to polish silverware as well as sterling silver jewelry.

♥ HOME CLEANERS♥

Pinch of Salt♥♥♥

One of the most common products you can use to get rid of tarnish is found in your kitchen cabinet and on your breakfast table. Simple table salt or sea salt will cut through the tarnish. Depending on how large your jewelry pieces are and how many you need to clean, you can use the following guidelines for creating a cleaning solution:
•Line the bottom of a deep bowl with a sheet of aluminum foil. Fill the bowl with two cups of boiling water. Add four tablespoons of salt, and stir to help it dissolve quicker. Next, place your jewelry pieces into the bowl and let it sit until the tarnish falls away from the jewelry. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of tarnish on your jewelry and the size of the jewelry piece.
•If you wish to use agitation to speed up the process time, then place the water in a canning jar with several strips of aluminum foil. Once you've placed your jewelry inside, you can screw on the ring and lid and shake the jar. You should be aware that this latter method might cause damage, such as scratches, to your jewelry.
•After you remove the jewelry from the salt water solution, hold it underneath a running faucet to remove the salt. Clean with a soft dry cloth. Stubborn tarnish may require more than one treatment. Don't use this method if the jewelry piece has semi-precious or precious stones, since the salt can be very corrosive to these elements.

Baking Soda♥♥♥

This is an old standby silver jewelry cleaner. The recipe makes a large amount, so you may want to wait until you have quite a bit of jewelry to clean. With this recipe, you'll need baking soda and salt. Some recipes also call for liquid dish detergent. This is purely optional. The chemical reaction between the salt, soda, aluminum, and silver is enough to ensure a thorough cleaning.
•Use a deep pot. Like the previous solution, you want to line the bottom of the pot with aluminum foil. Fill the pot with 32 ounces of warm water (one quart). Add one-fourth cup of baking soda and salt. If using the optional liquid dish detergent, then add one-fourth cup to the water.
•With a long handled spoon, stir the ingredients over a medium flame or temperature setting and bring to a low boil. Add your jewelry and reduce heat. Allow jewelry to rest for a few minutes before emptying it into a strainer or colander. Run warm water over your jewelry pieces until the residue is completely removed. Dry with a clean soft cloth.

Toothpaste♥♥♥

A cheaper solution than a commercial cleaner is ordinary toothpaste. Just be certain you don't use fluoride or whitening types of toothpaste. You can use your fingers without gloves to rub the toothpaste into the jewelry. You may wish to hold the jewelry underneath warm running water as you massage the toothpaste into the jewelry. Once you've removed all of the toothpaste from the jewelry piece, simply dry it with a soft cloth.

♥Other Tips on How to Clean Silver Jewelry♥

•You may wish to clean your jewelry individually instead of dumping all of it together in a bowl or pot to avoid scratches.
•STORE SILVER IN PLASTIC AIRTIGHT BAGS. THIS REDUCES EXPOSURE TO THE HUMIDITY THAT TARNISHES SILVERWARE AND SILVER. ADD AN ANTI-TARNISH TAB INTO THE BAG FOR EVEN BETTER PROTECTION FROM THE HUMIDITY.
•Pay attention to keep the gemstones out of the cleaning solution.
•Line a jewelry chest drawer with silver cloth, and place your silver jewelry inside.
•Use silver cloth as a jewelry roll for your sterling silver.
•Ultrasonic jewelry cleaners use sound waves that vibrate through the water to remove particles and dirt from jewelry pieces. Some people prefer this cleaning method.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT BARTER. Thank you. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is made through PayPal and we accept PayPal. You can pay with a Credit Card through PayPal even if you don't have (or want) a PayPal account.
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS! YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE THE PAYMENT PAGE...JUST PAY DIRECTLY THROUGH ETSY!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT BARTER. Thank you. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!
Shipping
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE SEND YOUR PURCHASED ITEM IN A JEWELRY BOX WRAPPED WITH RIBBON. IF YOUR ITEM DOES NOT FIT IN ONE OF THE JEWELRY BOXES, WE WILL WRAP IT CAREFULLY AND MAIL IT TO YOU IN A PRIORITY BOX THROUGH THE USPS. WE WILL ALSO INSURE EVERY USA and EUROPEAN DELIVERED ORDER.

Once your item(s) are paid for, they will be shipped out promptly, usually within 1-3 business days {Monday-Friday}, unless we notify you otherwise.
Your purchase will be mailed to the address shown on the "ETSY Transaction Report".

It will be mailed USPS First Class Mail with a DELIVERY CONFIRMATION TRACKING NUMBER AND INSURANCE. Even though we insure the package, if it gets lost or damaged, you MUST fill out the form from the insurance company that I send to you through email, in order to get reimbursed. If you do not fill out the form and send it back to me (either by email or snail mail), you will get no money back.

WE AREN'T RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE NOR DAMAGED PACKAGES! All packages are insured, though.

We do not send delivery confirmation or insure packages for USPS First Class INTERNATIONAL.
USPS INTERNATIONAL Delivery Confirmation is paid for by the buyer if requested. That cost is approx. $12-$15 plus US.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ As of January 18th, 2016, USPS increased most of their rates. If we charge significantly more than the actual shipping cost, we will refund you the difference. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ International Buyer pays for all insurance, upgrades and international custom and duty fees.♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

IMPORTANT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS! WE WILL NOT FALSIFY CUSTOMS FORMS. Please do not ask us to do so!
Marking your shipment as a "gift" is not only unethical, it is illegal and carries penalties and fines. Thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WHEN WE MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST ORDERS, IT MIGHT TAKE UP TO 5 DAYS TO MAKE THE ITEM AND GET IT IN THE MAIL. THE 5 DAYPERIOD DOES NOT COUNT THE SHIPPING TIME. SHIPPING TIME IS IN ADDITION TO THE 5 DAYS WORKING TIME. WE ALWAYS DO OUR UTMOST BEST TO GET YOUR SPECIAL ITEM IN THE MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Since we insure all domestic packages, we will file a claim for you if the package is lost or damaged, as long as you fill out the special claim form we will email to you. We will do our ultimate best to correct the situation. We can't be responsible for your lost or damaged package. Please see the third paragraph above.
Refunds and Exchanges
We hope you love your vintage piece ~ ♥ ~ But if you don't, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR REVIEW. WE WILL TRY AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH THE PIECE. We will either remake it or refund your purchase. WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT!

Also, please contact us within 7 days if you want to return the item and we will be happy to give you a refund, or a replacement. We pride ourselves in customer service and we want you to be 100% satisfied with everything you purchase. Buyer pays for return shipping.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CUSTOM ORDERS, FOR EXAMPLE, WEDDING DATES, CUSTOM NAMES, ETC. THAT ARE STAMPED ON SILVERWARE, ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
Additional policies and FAQs
We package most items inside a gift box. The cake servers are too big for a special box, but they will be wrapped in bubble wrap, etc. to protect it in the mailing process. We also will send the server in a Priority box along with the wedding forks, which will be in a jewelry box. We insure all packages mailed to addresses in the USA.

Since you are our cherished customer, we want you to have 100% satisfaction. If you feel that our service was not positive, we encourage you to contact us ASAP!! We will do everything in our power to make it right. Thank you! :)

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HAND STAMPING: All of our silverware is hand stamped with each letter or number stamped one at a time. The letters & numbers will not be perfectly straight nor perfectly lined up, even though we do our best to achieve perfection. (smile) Each blow of the hammer leaves an impression and it may be a lighter or a deeper impression. Because of that, all letters will not have the same saturation of the oxidation. We always use the same style, so all letters will be from the SAME EXACT SET!
P.S. THEY ARE NOT STAMPED FROM A MACHINE NOR ARE THEY ENGRAVED.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ PLEASE KNOW THAT WE DO NOT BARTER. Thank you.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ WE ALSO DO NOT SELL WHOLESALE. We want to keep our shop like the 'Mom and Pop Shop' that it is. That allows us to be creative and happy!