bddesigns

custom silversmith jewelry, inspired by nature and life

Monclova, Ohio · 4659 Sales

bddesigns

custom silversmith jewelry, inspired by nature and life

Monclova, Ohio 4659 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   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 :) Choose Express Shipping to receive them in time for Christmas if you order by Dec. 21st!!

** 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 Dec 20, 2016

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 :) Choose Express Shipping to receive them in time for Christmas if you order by Dec. 21st!!

** 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! :)

Christen Largent

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Wild Garden Mother's Rings headed out in the mail today for the big day! Love your mother or wife with a handmade, completely unique Mother's Ring!
keycap_starNEWkeycap_star Skinny Sterling Silver Stacking Bangle in my shop as of today! Features my Journaling Lowercase Font for the first time on a bangle! Wear them in twos and threes and fours!! Check it out!
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About

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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    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

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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!