TempestinaTeapotNJ

Watch out for our re-launch coming winter 2019!

Bay Head, New Jersey On Etsy since 2013

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TempestinaTeapotNJ

Watch out for our re-launch coming winter 2019!

Bay Head, New Jersey | 164 Sales

Announcement    All of our jewelry is made from vintage silver plate flatware made in the late 1800's to the mid 1970's. Did you know that silver plate flatware is not even made in the USA any more? That is sad. The artistry on some of these designs (especially 1880-1920's) is Ah-maz-ing! So come on, be bold, wear a piece of American history! Check out what else we do at https://www.tempestinateapot.net

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 21, 2018

All of our jewelry is made from vintage silver plate flatware made in the late 1800's to the mid 1970's. Did you know that silver plate flatware is not even made in the USA any more? That is sad. The artistry on some of these designs (especially 1880-1920's) is Ah-maz-ing! So come on, be bold, wear a piece of American history! Check out what else we do at https://www.tempestinateapot.net

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Elsa Mikus

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Elsa Mikus

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About TempestinaTeapotNJ

Sales 164
On Etsy since 2013

Be bold! Wear a piece of American history.

Saving History One Piece At A Time

Did you realize newly engaged couples don’t “register” for silver patterns any more? Did you know that silver plate flatware has not been manufactured in the USA since 1992? My name is Elsa, and at Tempest in a Teapot and Silver Flat Wear we provide a solution for what to do with your family heirlooms by preserving a piece of American history.

Most people don’t know what to do with the silver pieces that have been handed down through their families. The younger generations don’t want to be bothered polishing place settings for 8 - 12. Enter Tempest in a Teapot. We take vintage silverware and re-purpose it into wearable art and wind chimes.

Wearable art? Yes. The original designs for flatware were designed by talented craftspeople and are actually small works of art. A lot of sterling silver patterns have been sold by families and melted down for scrap. How sad to lose all that craftsmanship. At Tempest in a Teapot, we take that craftsmanship and preserve it for current and future family members to enjoy without all the upkeep.

When you wear our jewelry, people will be amazed that it used to be “flat”ware. It pairs well with any style of clothing from jeans to wedding gowns. Our Angel Bells have been our most popular piece ever. With the help of our wholesale partners, the Angel Bells are owned by tens of thousands of people and we have shipped our products to 4 of 7 continents.

Contact us. A bracelet, a ring, a pair of earrings. What better way to celebrate your family’s history? If you no long have your family’s silver, no worries. We may have your pattern or you can choose one of ours. Either way, you will be saving a piece of history.

Elsa

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  • Elsa

    Owner, The Wizard

    I am not a formally trained jeweler. What I know I have gleaned from many sources, including Susan Lenart Kazmer, Thomas Mann, and,my personal mentors, Beth Ann Judge and Richard Savage. I Hope you enjoy my creations.

Production partners

  • Noosa Brand Snap Findings

    China

    All snap parts are made in China. We choose the best quality available when selecting our parts. If these pieces were made by anyone in the USA, we would purchase from them. But alas, this type of finding is only made in China.

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