bddesigns

custom silversmith jewelry, inspired by nature and life

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Announcement    Thank you to all of my wonderfully patient customers who have hung in there with me during my dad's illness and his journey to heaven. You all have been so gracious and kind and your prayers have been so appreciated. I am still catching up and if you want an update, please just message me!

Hi! I'm a one woman shop - silversmith who believes that handmade will always be best. My shop is located amongst the woods and wild animals and children and life that I love! Contact me if you have a custom idea I can bring to life for you! READY TO SHIP items ship in 1-2 days and make great LAST MINUTE GIFTS :)

** Please ask about QUANTITY DISCOUNT for your wedding party or event keepsakes**READY TO SHIP items ship within 1-2 business days. If you need a custom item rushed or if you have any questions, please convo me please! :) Christen

My lead time right now is about 2-3 weeks. Upgraded shipping is available or please inquire about my Rush Service if you need your purchase more quickly. :) Christen

I create art jewelry and custom keepsake jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques. All of my pieces are hand fabricated by me, not casted, so each piece is unique!!
*Check out the Mother's Day 2012 article about my work: tinyurl.com/7cf8tuy
*As seen on WTOL Your Morning Saturday show, 4-30-11*
Subscribe to my shop feed for updates when new items are posted: http://www.etsy.com/rss_shop.php?user_id=5273857

.......ORDERING&SHIPPING TIMES .......
My lead time most of the year for "made to order" pieces is 2-3 weeks. Check the shipping section of each listing for my current lead time for each piece.

**Please place holiday/occasion orders accordingly - I book up quickly around ALL holidays!**

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - I ship INSURED anywhere for no additional cost!!

.......SHIPPING NOTIFICATION.......
You will be notified of shipment via PayPal email, which is automatically generated & sent to the email address you gave when you paid for your order. A tracking link is included in that email.

.......ORDERING A PERSONALIZED PIECE.......
*Please put all inscription details (inscription, size, finish, stone, etc.) into the text box on the checkout page!!! This small but important step also speeds up your order. Thanks! :)

Announcement

Last updated on May 12, 2021

Thank you to all of my wonderfully patient customers who have hung in there with me during my dad's illness and his journey to heaven. You all have been so gracious and kind and your prayers have been so appreciated. I am still catching up and if you want an update, please just message me!

Hi! I'm a one woman shop - silversmith who believes that handmade will always be best. My shop is located amongst the woods and wild animals and children and life that I love! Contact me if you have a custom idea I can bring to life for you! READY TO SHIP items ship in 1-2 days and make great LAST MINUTE GIFTS :)

** Please ask about QUANTITY DISCOUNT for your wedding party or event keepsakes**READY TO SHIP items ship within 1-2 business days. If you need a custom item rushed or if you have any questions, please convo me please! :) Christen

My lead time right now is about 2-3 weeks. Upgraded shipping is available or please inquire about my Rush Service if you need your purchase more quickly. :) Christen

I create art jewelry and custom keepsake jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques. All of my pieces are hand fabricated by me, not casted, so each piece is unique!!
*Check out the Mother's Day 2012 article about my work: tinyurl.com/7cf8tuy
*As seen on WTOL Your Morning Saturday show, 4-30-11*
Subscribe to my shop feed for updates when new items are posted: http://www.etsy.com/rss_shop.php?user_id=5273857

.......ORDERING&SHIPPING TIMES .......
My lead time most of the year for "made to order" pieces is 2-3 weeks. Check the shipping section of each listing for my current lead time for each piece.

**Please place holiday/occasion orders accordingly - I book up quickly around ALL holidays!**

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - I ship INSURED anywhere for no additional cost!!

.......SHIPPING NOTIFICATION.......
You will be notified of shipment via PayPal email, which is automatically generated & sent to the email address you gave when you paid for your order. A tracking link is included in that email.

.......ORDERING A PERSONALIZED PIECE.......
*Please put all inscription details (inscription, size, finish, stone, etc.) into the text box on the checkout page!!! This small but important step also speeds up your order. Thanks! :)

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This is my shop helper, Wickett. He’s a distraction to be sure, but also a welcome break after soldering for hours. When I feel a bump on my leg, I know it’s time to play fetch! Enjoy your furry friends this holiday season! heart
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About bddesigns

Sales 5,491
On Etsy since 2007

Handcrafted Heirloom Unique Art Jewelry

Hi, my name is Christen Largent. Thanks for stopping by my shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/bddesigns

My work is an accumulation of years of study, experimentation, inspiration and the JOY of working with metal! All of my work is created using traditional metalsmithing techniques, commonly called fabrication. These are the same techniques that metalsmiths have been passing down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. It is a legacy of metalwork and I am very proud to be part of that history. I hope you enjoy viewing what I enjoyed creating! I add new pieces each week, so stop back often!

On the personal side, I am a wife (of 21 years) and a mother of two wonderful children that are still at home. They are the inspiration behind my Mother's line of jewelry and a source of joy and inspiration every day of my life. Everything I do, I do for my family and each piece of jewelry I make, I make as if it were for my own family...so you get the very best from me each time you order from me!

I live in the woods in Pennsylvania, after living 20 years in the woods in Ohio. The woods and nature in general is a part of my very soul, so a lot of what you see in my shop is nature-inspired as well! I learned about perennial gardening from my mother at an early age and my love of all things green and growing finds its' way into my work constantly! I feel that a lot of my designs grow organically out of that love of nature.

I feel very strongly about preserving the American craftsman legacy that made this country great, so I purchase from local craftspersons as a normal means to support that legacy. I also subscribe to the school of thought that anything made by a persons hands will always be infused with more creativity, love and durability than something made by a machine or a corporation, so I do my best to uphold that tradition! I hope you feel the same way and help keep America strong!

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  • Christen Largent

    Owner

    My work is an accumulation of years of study, inspiration & JOY of working with metal! All my work is created using traditional metalsmithing techniques, called fabrication -the same techniques that metalsmiths have been passing down for generations

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2021
IMPORTANT SHIPPING/PACKAGING INFORMATION:

SHIPPING:
Please see my shop announcements for current turnaround times. During popular gift-giving holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas, it is normal for me to have a cut off date 5-6 weeks prior to the actual holiday as my schedule fills up quickly. Please order accordingly. Expedited shipping can be arranged for an extra fee in some circumstances – convo me to discuss that option.

PACKAGING AND CARE:
Each piece you purchase is packaged in a lovely organdy bag and mailed in a secure bubble mailer. Please do not use cream or liquid tarnish removers on my pieces, as it may permanently damage the patina I use on many of my pieces. Instead, use a jewelry polishing cloth to restore shine and remove tarnish.

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Hi and welcome to my little shop on etsy! I'm glad you stopped by and I'm glad you chose to read my shop policies, as it is always a good idea to know who you're dealing with! Check out my feedback if you'd like to read some comments from other customers; that's a good way to get a feel for the quality and value of my work straight from those who currently own my pieces!

You can also read a little about my creative journey under my Public Profile section, so you can get to know me better.

As for my work, I make all of my pieces in my smoke-free and pet-free home studio using only the best quality materials from reputable refineries and dealers. From start to finish, all of my work is fabricated by me -- from the idea concepts to the finishing touches! I start out with "raw" materials (no commercial findings, etc. unless otherwise noted) and bring the pictures in my head and in my sketchbook to life! I enjoy every minute of this process as I hope you'll enjoy wearing what I've made!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
MY RETURN/ EXCHANGE POLICY:

I take pride in every piece of wearable art I create, so I stand behind my work 100%. If there is a defect in your item, please contact me to make an exchange. If you misjudged an item due to not reading the description, I will still exchange but I will not necessarily refund. All returns must be in BRAND NEW, and UNWORN condition. I will ONLY refund due to a defective item. Items that have custom words/inscriptions on them are not subject to return or exchange.

If your item is defective, you must let me know within 3 days of receipt and then you will have a choice of return or exchange. If your order is custom, you will not be able to exchange it.

I am VERY easy to work with, so please let me know how I can help!
Payment
PAYMENT: Etsy collects electronic payment - I have no control over that. If you prefer to pay via check or money order, please contact me.

Sales Tax: Sales Tax is automatically collected by Etsy. I have no control over it. If you have questions or issues, I will try to help if you contact me.

Personal Checks: All personal checks must have a current address and phone number on them. I reserve the right to delay orders for 5 weeks while your check clears your bank and mine.

Money Orders: I reserve the right to delay orders paid with m/o for 5 weeks, as money orders can be subject to fraud. This is at the advise of my bank.
Shipping
MY SHIPPING POLICY:

Domestic shipping is free (for the moment - this could change at any time) for first class mail with Delivery Confirmation. If you want anything different than that, please convo me before purchasing and I'd be happy to help you!

International Shipping: You should know that it is possible that you will be charged taxes and fees once your package arrives in your country. Those fees are your responsibility, but are not that frequent unless you are purchasing a large order. Please be aware that your package may be held at YOUR post office pending the payment of those fees. If your order is taking longer than you think it should to be delivered, try calling your post office to inquire about a package that may be being held for duty taxes.

SHIPPING TIMES:

I ship out ready-made items within 2 business days, but usually it will go out next day. If the listing for your item does not say "ready to ship" or is a customized item, please read my shop announcements for my current lead time. It will always be listed in my shop announcements. My lead time does NOT include shipping time...it's the time from date of order to date of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
HANDMADE:

Please be aware that in my shop, each piece is built by hand, not cast in a mold. There will be slight differences in your piece versus the piece you see in the picture, due to the handmade nature of the piece. All pieces are made using basic parameters (same thickness of stock, same size details, etc) but because I build each piece with my 2 hands, there will be slight differences. This makes your piece completely unique!

TURNAROUND TIMES:

My normal turnaround time is generally about 3 weeks, with slower times around holidays and gift-giving events. Please be aware of this when you place your order or convo me to inquire about a rush order.

WHOLESALE INQUIRIES:

Please convo me about your specific "brick and mortar" store, online store or any other venue that you are looking to carry my precious metal art jewelry. I would be happy to discuss this further.

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CUSTOM SIZES:

It is YOUR responsibility to give me the correct size for any pieces ordered. I can often help by emailing a sizing chart or mailing a ring sizer, but it is YOUR responsibility to determine the correct size. I make the size that is requested, so please be accurate! If you have ANY trouble determining your size, please consult a local jeweler (professional) rather than guessing! Thank you!

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REPAIRS:

I would be happy to repair any of my pieces that may have come to you with a defect, free of charge. You must contact me about the defect within 7 days of receipt. After that, if you have need of repair for whatever reason, cost is determined on an individual basis, based on normal wear patterns and the piece itself. I am very easy to work with! :-)

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LAYAWAY AVAILABLE:

I am happy to work with you on a layaway basis also. You may make up to 3 payments on any piece over $100, but all payments must be made before the piece is shipped. The first payment is ALWAYS non-refundable and covers my time working on the piece up to the point of cancellation. Convo me for details on that!

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PURCHASING A GIFT?

Each item you purchase will be shipped in an organdy gift bag. A complimentary handmade gift card can be included if you request it in the comment section at time of purchase.

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PICTURES/COPYRIGHTS:

All of my pictures and work is protected under my copyright
© 2007-2021 bddesigns. Use of any of my pictures or copying any of my pieces is illegal and is punishable by law.

I reserve the right to use any picture of any piece that I have created (custom or otherwise) in any press information, advertising or sales listings in my shops unless an agreement is made before the piece is made.

Thanks for checking out my work! I look forward to working with you!

More information

Last updated on Feb 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I would love to work with you on a custom orders or commission...no matter how large or small. Please contact me with your idea!

Sizing details

Before ordering a ring, I highly recommend having your finger sized - fingers do change sizes!!!

If you go to a professional jeweler to be sized, please have them size you for a "regular width" ring (NOT a wide band) no matter what ring you are ordering. For wide bands, my sizing formula requires that you give me your REGULAR ring size. Please don't add "extra" before giving me your size!

I can make a ring up to 1/4 size increments...so if that is needed, please request it!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item is carefully packaged in a cotton filled gift box or organdy bag, with contact information and care instructions.

If the item purchased is a gift, please put a note in the "message to seller" box on the checkout page and include a gift message if you would like.

Wholesale availability

I will consider wholesale orders for certain pieces in my shop. Please convo me with inquiries.

Will the finish on my jewelry change over time?

***Oxidized Finish***
Most of my jewelry receives a darkening patina that settles into the depressions in the metal. I then polish the raised surfaces to highlight the texture and contrast. Over time and with wear, the patina may change. The nature of most metal is to tarnish, or darken. Therefore, the polished surfaces of your jewelry may begin to look flat or dull over time. You may use a jewelry cleaning cloth made specifically for sterling silver to restore the shine on your jewelry. My favorite brand is Sunshine and I do sell them, upon request.

Do you accept payments over time (layaway)?

Yes, I have a very user friendly layaway policy. I will accept up to 3 payments for any piece over $100. The first payment is non-refundable and is used to purchase materials to start working on your order. Your order will go on my schedule as per usual and YOU decide when you want to make the 2nd and 3rd payments. I ship the completed order once the 3rd payment is made. If you have any questions, please convo me!