Handcrafted jewelry and gifts

Tennessee, United States · 669 Sales


Handcrafted jewelry and gifts

Tennessee, United States 669 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to The Salvaged Edge, your home for recycled and upcycled jewelry and gifts from salvaged copper, aluminum, and sterling silver since 2008
Happy shopping!

Last updated on Dec 28, 2015

Welcome to The Salvaged Edge, your home for recycled and upcycled jewelry and gifts from salvaged copper, aluminum, and sterling silver since 2008
Happy shopping!

Marie Young

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Marie Young


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jack Choi

Jack Choi on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Good as described, nothing to complain

Julie Mcdonnell

Julie Mcdonnell on Apr 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I surprised ladies in my bible study with these, as we had just finished the book Queen of Sheba….they absolutely loved them! Very unique gifts and fun conversation piece.

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Did you know I love creating new designs? Just let me know what I can make for you. #cuteanimals #moose #customcreations #copper

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Eagle copper bookmark in salvaged copper
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle said it, but it's our job to find the marvelous and enjoy it. I hope that when people see my creations they see the marvel of nature.

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Daffodil copper bookmark
Planting kindness and gathering love. Getting ready for #Valentine's day!

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Heart hammered copper wedding ornament
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The girl and the anvil

I started playing around with copper in 2008 and have gradually expanded my business to it's current state. I am constantly getting new supplies and ideas. I try to make one new product a month, but usually it pans out to more than that when I am on a roll! I love to shop so I wander around town and look for interesting supplies I can use to make my pieces. I believe in reusing supplies and I believe in buying local as much as possible. My copper comes from our local salvage yard. In a previous life it was electrical wire or roofing tiles and since I can use it exactly as is, why waste the energy to reprocess it?
I love to use odd objects and pieces. I love when people look at my pieces and say how cool it is, then look closer and realize what it is and get even more excited. I want my pieces to have depth.

If you are ever in Clarksville or the surrounding areas, you just might see me hammering away at my little anvil at the Clarksville Downtown Market or at a local craft show!

Shop members
  • Marie Young

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always been creative and when my daughter was born I needed an outlet while I stayed home to take care of her. I am blessed to be able to do something I love.

  • Keats the cockatiel

    Assistant, Entertainment

    Born in 2015, Keats enjoys eating homework and stealing pencils. When the studio gets too intense, he whistles "If your Happy and you Know it."

  • Athena the dilute tortoiseshell cat

    Chief Paperweight

    Born in 2002 and the runt of the litter, Athena spent a year in foster care before we adopted her. She enjoys laying in the sun and scratching expensive furniture.


Find TheSalvagedEdge at the following upcoming markets!

  • Tomato Art Festival

    Five Points Friday,

    Nashville, TN

    Aug 13

    This year is the Tomato Art Fest’s 13th year anniversary, and we plan to astound the tomato loving world with our Tomato Art Show in East Nashville, Tennessee! The 13th annual Tomato Art Fest is set for August 13, 2016. Last year the festival drew nearly 50,000 people to East Nashville, and we always seem to always garner plenty of national attention along with bringing in the locals. It's a fun day for everyone so come and celebrate art for tomato's sake.

  • Centennial High School Holiday Show

    Centennial High School, 5050 Mallory Ln

    Franklin, TN

    Nov 19–20

    170+ Artisans from 12 states all in 1 location: Visit us on TwitterVisit Us On facebook Affordable, hand-made crafts for your entire family Begin your holiday shopping early! $4 for a one day pass or $5 for weekend pass For more information please contact Centennial High School's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) by either calling 615.472.4271, extension 2335 OR sending an email to

Shop policies

Last updated on December 3, 2015
Welcome to The Salvaged Edge!

There is a whole line of fun pieces here to suit your wants and needs.

I make all of my artisan items from salvaged electrical grade copper, aluminum, and 100% post consumer recycled sterling silver. All of my items are untreated unless otherwise noted. I use both new and vintage beads, found objects and recycled jewelry parts in my designs. I love to use as much recycled and repurposed materials as can, hence, my shop name, The Salvaged Edge. I am constantly experimenting with "new" used materials so keep a look out for new and interesting twists!

I work out of my home in historical Dover, Tennessee, a small, picturesque town with one stop light and lots of Southern charm, y'all!



Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payments accepted: major credit cards, Paypal, personal checks, cashiers check, and money orders*.

Items will be shipped the next business day (M-F) after payment has cleared unless otherwise noted.

*Please note that personal checks, money orders, and e-checks may take a week or more to clear and you should be prepared to wait for your item. I am not able to accept international checks or bank money orders. Money orders must be USPS money orders.
Shipping: every business day (M-F) from Dover, Tennessee, using USPS First Class in a recycled padded envelope or box with appropriate recycled packaging to avoid damage to the item.

Please, include a message at checkout if you wish your item to be packaged as a gift and/or a personal note.

In most cases a package shipped within the US arrives within 5 business days, often sooner, but this is no guarantee, especially during busy postal seasons like just before Christmas. If you would like Express (next day) or Priority shipping (2-3 days) please purchase the appropriate listing in my shop. You can do a shop search for Express or Priority. If you have trouble finding the appropriate listing, please let me know.


USPS First Class international- It can take up to 6 weeks or even two months for a package to arrive depending on what country the item is going to, especially during busy postal times. It nearly always takes less time, but please be prepared should it take longer. You will have a tracking number but often the package can only be tracked until it leaves the US.

For USPS Priority International and Express International it will depend on the country how long it takes, usually less than 2 weeks, but this largely depends on the country it is going to. Please contact me to arrange this service as the price is drastically different from country to country.

------->>>Please check with your local post office for advice on shipping from the USA to your country before you order so that your customs process can be made easier and so that you are aware of any customs fees or import taxes for your order. It is illegal for the seller to pay customs fees and import taxes on an item entering a country. Any shipping costs affiliated with your order DO NOT include import taxes or customs fees.You are responsible for these fees. <<<----------

If you are in the middle Tennessee/Kentucky area and would like to arrange for pickup, please let me know and I will adjust the shipping charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
Regular stock items may be returned in original condition for a full refund of the purchase price within 30 days of purchase for any reason. After 30 days returned items may be considered for store credit.

Custom items will be considered for return on a case by case basis and may entail a 10% restocking fee.

I take pride in making jewelry that will stand up to normal wear and tear, but occasionally things happen. You may send any of my items to me for repairs and I will fix it, free of charge if it is possible to fix. If an item is beyond repair I can remake the item, if possible, for a comparable charge.

Ask me about repairing items that are not my pieces; I may be able to repair or refashion them.

Additional policies and FAQs
Q) What kind of a name is The Salvaged Edge?

A) The Salvaged Edge is a play on the sewing term "selvage edge" which is the very edge of a roll of fabric and very often gets cut off and thrown away. I worked in a costume shop for many years and heard the term often. Since I use mainly recycled and salvaged materials, the phrase stuck with me and became the name for my shop.

Q) I really love your stuff and want to sell some in my brick and mortar boutique.

A) Contact me at thesalvagededge [!at] or (931) 627-0534 between 9:00am and 5:00pm US Central Time

Q) How do I care for my pieces?

A) Each piece can be carefully washed with soap and water and a soft cloth or toothbrush. Avoid using harsh or industrial cleaners as they make pits in the copper over time.

To polish your piece, use a soft cloth anytime or a gentle metal cleaner occasionally.
A weak vinegar solution can also be used occasionally unless the piece contains turquoise, pearls, or another soluble stone.

Q) What is a good way to keep my jewelry from tarnishing without using chemicals?

A) For years, many women have found that adding a piece of chalk to their jewelry box absorbs any excess moisture and helps to slow tarnish in items not worn everyday, but just being in a closed environment like a jewelry box away from heat, air, and moisture will retard tarnish.

The best way to keep tarnish away is to wear your jewelry as often as you can. The oils on your skin create a barrier which slows tarnish and keeps copper bright longer.

Q) I have a green spot on my skin from the copper, what should I do?

A) This is harmless and will wash off with soap and water. People that perspire frequently or have certain chemicals on their skin may have green spots more often. The best thing to do is either remove jewelry in sweaty conditions or coat the parts of the piece that touch your skin with car wax, beeswax, or jeweler's wax (nail polish works too, but smells strong and wears off in patches).

Q) I heard copper is good for healing? Why?

A) From the research I have done, it is because minute amounts of untreated copper will absorb into your skin from the jewelry. Copper is a much needed mineral for healthy bones and joints, iron absorption, and many other body
processes. Copper is also found in many whole foods we eat, like seeds, grains, and beans. I have worn a copper bracelet for years now and never felt better!

Q) What is sterling silver?

A) Solid sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% metal alloys, usually copper. It is not magnetic and leaves a white streak if rubbed on a stone or tile. When nitric acid is applied silver will not turn green like other metals.

Q) What is fine silver?

A) Fine silver is made of only (99.9%) the element silver. It is softer than other metals which is the reason silver is usually mixed with other metals when used for coins and other pieces that need to be a little sturdier. It will show all the properties of sterling silver but be just a hint softer.

Q) What is German silver/nickel silver?

A) German silver is not made of the element silver at all. It is usually, copper, zinc, and nickel. It is almost imperceptibly magnetic. has a medium to dark gray streak on a streak plate and will turn green in contact with nitric acid. I do not use german/nickel silver in my jewelry.

Q) What is brass?

A) Brass is usually a combination of copper and zinc. The yellow brass I use is 70% copper and 30% zinc. The red brass is 85% copper and 15% zinc.

Q) Why don't you use plated or filled wire in your designs?

A) I love the look and feel of solid metals. They wear better over time. Also, solid metals are much easier to recycle than plated or filled.