birthdesigns

Hand-Forged Custom Sterling Silver Jewelry

Tacoma, Washington · 4105 Sales

birthdesigns

Hand-Forged Custom Sterling Silver Jewelry

Tacoma, Washington 4105 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1151)

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Uniquely designed and hand-forged stamped and created jewelry and gift items in sterling silver. If you can dream it, I can probably do it!

Custom items have an approximate turnaround of about 2 weeks before shipping. This may be longer during Holiday or busy seasons. If you need specific timing, please contact me. Need it right away? Send me a message - sometimes we can pull it off!

See my available FONTS, FINISHES & SYMBOLS:

FONTS - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/fonts
FINISHES - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/finishes
SYMBOLS - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/symbols

Celebrating 16 years! 2001 - 2017.

CONNECT with Birth Designs! Get the latest sale coupons, promos, and contests, as well as first look at new designs!

FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/birthdesigns/
INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/birthdesigns/
PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/birthdesigns/

Never Miss a BIG SALE! Join our eMail list: http://eepurl.com/FrDhf

You may securely pay with your credit/debit card through my direct checkout, or select PayPal at the time of purchase.

ARE YOU A STORE OWNER OR HAVE A LARGE BULK BUY? CONTACT ME FOR MY WHOLESALE LINESHEET!

As seen featured in Oprah's "O" Magazine Favorite Things edition as a Holiday Selection, Stylebakery.com's Designers on the Rise, in PARENTS Magazine, PARENTING-The Early Years Magazine, Tips 'n Trends, EastWest Magazine, Midwifery Today, Complete Mother, US Weekly, OK Weekly, Pregnancy Magazine, The New Yorker, Seattle Child, Parent Map, WickedlyChic, SHEfinds & more!

My name is Bonnie Swensrud, artist and founder of Birth Designs, and I've been a skilled metalsmith and designer for over a decade. My work has been featured in many national publications and juried contests. Take advantage of our knowledge and experience, and original copyrighted designs...You'll find our materials are different than most out there. I was silversmithing long before you could buy "lay person" tools at your local craft store.

~ We offer *18 UNIQUE FONTS* 8 of which are exclusive to us - & over 400 symbols - many copyrighted originals!
~ Check our Profile & Policies pages for more info on forging, shipping times, etc.
~ YES! We ship internationally to most countries.

♥ All designs, descriptions, and photos are registered, protected and copyrighted © 2000-2017 by Bonnie Swensrud dba Birth Designs. Karma rocks...don't copy.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

PAY WITH PAYPAL & GET FREE SHIPPING! USE CODE "PAYPAL" in the coupon area when checking out.

Uniquely designed and hand-forged stamped and created jewelry and gift items in sterling silver. If you can dream it, I can probably do it!

Custom items have an approximate turnaround of about 2 weeks before shipping. This may be longer during Holiday or busy seasons. If you need specific timing, please contact me. Need it right away? Send me a message - sometimes we can pull it off!

See my available FONTS, FINISHES & SYMBOLS:

FONTS - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/fonts
FINISHES - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/finishes
SYMBOLS - https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/symbols

Celebrating 16 years! 2001 - 2017.

CONNECT with Birth Designs! Get the latest sale coupons, promos, and contests, as well as first look at new designs!

FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/birthdesigns/
INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/birthdesigns/
PINTEREST - https://www.pinterest.com/birthdesigns/

Never Miss a BIG SALE! Join our eMail list: http://eepurl.com/FrDhf

You may securely pay with your credit/debit card through my direct checkout, or select PayPal at the time of purchase.

ARE YOU A STORE OWNER OR HAVE A LARGE BULK BUY? CONTACT ME FOR MY WHOLESALE LINESHEET!

As seen featured in Oprah's "O" Magazine Favorite Things edition as a Holiday Selection, Stylebakery.com's Designers on the Rise, in PARENTS Magazine, PARENTING-The Early Years Magazine, Tips 'n Trends, EastWest Magazine, Midwifery Today, Complete Mother, US Weekly, OK Weekly, Pregnancy Magazine, The New Yorker, Seattle Child, Parent Map, WickedlyChic, SHEfinds & more!

My name is Bonnie Swensrud, artist and founder of Birth Designs, and I've been a skilled metalsmith and designer for over a decade. My work has been featured in many national publications and juried contests. Take advantage of our knowledge and experience, and original copyrighted designs...You'll find our materials are different than most out there. I was silversmithing long before you could buy "lay person" tools at your local craft store.

~ We offer *18 UNIQUE FONTS* 8 of which are exclusive to us - & over 400 symbols - many copyrighted originals!
~ Check our Profile & Policies pages for more info on forging, shipping times, etc.
~ YES! We ship internationally to most countries.

♥ All designs, descriptions, and photos are registered, protected and copyrighted © 2000-2017 by Bonnie Swensrud dba Birth Designs. Karma rocks...don't copy.

Bonnie Swensrud

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1151)
daltonmackay79

daltonmackay79 on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Excellent work! Guitar pick necklace will be a hit on Father's Day!! Thank you!

tlitvin

tlitvin on Jun 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this bracelet! Its very pretty and feminine. I looked for one that had a clasp rather than just a solid bangle so it wouldn't just slide off, and was very happy to find a shop that made one. I had a phrase printed on it in English and Spanish and it came out perfectly. The engraving is very precise and neatly done. Its a very lovely bracelet with a high quality feeling, very well crafted. I absolutely love it.

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Updates

Another beautiful oxidized acid etched hand forged actual footprint pendant - new elongated cable chain for men.
Another beautiful oxidized acid etched hand forged actual footprint pendant - new elongated cable chain for men.
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About

Birthed in 2001 - Growing Every Day!

In the Beginning...
Birth Designs was founded in 2001 when leading up to the birth of my first child, I could not find the jewelry or greeting card designs I wanted in order to express the joy I was feeling. Later, I was again frustrated when I could not find a quality "nursing necklace" (a necklace worn when breastfeeding or bottle-feeding a child to help distract and entertain little hands). My passion renewed as I began researching and testing different stones, designs, and stringing materials that were suitable for nursing necklaces.

A Dream Begins
That was just the beginning of Birth Designs, however. In 2003, birthdesigns.com was launched. We began to find our niche. We specialize in classic, personalized pieces with a unique artisan flair. Why make jewelry that's like everyone else's out there? We wanted only the highest quality - something better - and items that hold real meaning, not just bling (while we love that too!) We are proud to offer both new and age-old styles and techniques - every single one of our pieces is made by hand, one by one, in our small west-coast studio. We have many retail boutiques and stores across the US, Canada, and the UK that carry our products, as well as a thriving shop at Etsy (www.birthdesigns.etsy.com). While I still forge all of the pendants and do all of the metalsmithing, I now have a small staff that helps out on busy holiday with all of those details that make your Birth Designs experience so special.

Recognition
It began small, with blogs, being featured on Etsy's front page, and indie artisan groups. In the past five years, Birth Designs has been featured on Stylebakery.com's Designers on the Rise, in PARENTS Magazine, PARENTING Magazine, Tips 'n Trends, EastWest Magazine, Midwifery Today, Complete Mother, The New Yorker, Seattle Child, Parent Map, WickedlyChic, SHEfinds & more! Our designs can be seen on celebrities and we've been featured in several LA fashion shows. We've also been spotlighted on over 100 blogs and counting. In 2013, we were featured in O Magazine as one of Oprah's "Favorite Things." We're always looking for new retailers to carry our products - both brick-and-mortar and online boutiques.

Thanks to You!
We are so grateful to our customers - and you are the inspiration for many of the concepts behind our designs. Thank you for stopping by our shop and taking a moment to read more about Birth Designs. Feel free to add yourself as a fan to our FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/birthdesigns), where we often post new designs and contests, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. I am looking forward to providing you with that special piece of jewelry - no matter what season of life you are in at the moment.

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  • Bonnie Swensrud

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Silversmith

    Hi! My name is Bonnie, and I'll be personally making every piece of custom jewelry you order. I have been working as a silversmith for over 17 years. Every piece ordered from my shop, comes personally from me to you. I am also the mother of 5 kids.

  • Sean Swensrud

    Photographer, Customer Service, Maker

    Sean is my husband and partner! He takes care of our 5 children, keeps the house and studio, helps with order fulfillment, packaging, PO runs, lifting anything heavy, keeping me sane and fed, and so much more!

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Last updated on Apr 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

I offer wholesale pricing on many items for group buys and brick and mortar shops. You can find my wholesale line sheets on the Etsy wholesale site. Contact me for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

Since almost everything I make is custom, the best way to order and let me know is to take a look at the options available in the item description for that listing.

Don't worry - I'll never make your order without checking for your personalization, if it was not included with your order.

I can make just about anything, so if you don't see what you want in my shop, just message me and I can discuss a quote, options, and even a custom listing should you wish.

My fonts here: https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/fonts
My finishes here: https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/finishes
My symbol list here: https://birth-designs.myshopify.com/pages/symbols

Remember, not all fonts, finishes, or symbols are available on all pieces.

What is the timing of items you make? When will they ship?

Most retail items ship within about 2ish WEEKS from order date. Remember, while you are sooo important to us, we are a family of 7 and "stuff" happens. IF YOU NEED AN ITEM SOONER than the listed forging time, contact me - often I can get a single order out sooner if requested.

Exceptions: During busy holidays, it can take longer. If you are needing it for a specific occasion or date, check with me and make sure you'll receive it in time, or purchase express postage.

Sometimes, items ship SOONER, because they are ready-stock. If this is the case, the listing will state that.

Any any case - if you need something by a certain time - please contact me and double check. If I know, I can help. If I don't know... it is subject to fate.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes! All of our items arrive in professional packaging, with an information card about our items. Very suitable for gift giving. No receipt is included (saving a tree and also your recipient) because you can view it online at any time.

Gift cards handwritten upon request - no charge!

Sizing details

Since I actually hand- forge my items, most of them can be altered, changed, sized, etc. I try to be very thorough in my descriptions, but I encourage you to ask if you need a sizing exception. I can usually accommodate - and happily!