birthdesigns

Hand-Forged Custom Sterling Silver Jewelry

Tacoma, Washington · 3967 Sales

birthdesigns

Hand-Forged Custom Sterling Silver Jewelry

Tacoma, Washington 3967 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars
(1126)

Announcement   USA HOLIDAY ORDERS: Place your order by 12/6 to have it ship by 12/21.**

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 15 years! 2001 - 2016.

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 © 2000-2016 by Bonnie Alvarez dba Birth Designs. Karma rocks...don't copy.

** We do NOT guarantee arrival unless Express Overnight service is ordered, as we cannot ensure the package will be delivered by a certain date. The USPS is recommending all Holiday items ship no later than 12/21, so that is our recommendation as well. If you are unsure, please upgrade your shipping method. Thank you.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 22, 2016

USA HOLIDAY ORDERS: Place your order by 12/6 to have it ship by 12/21.**

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 15 years! 2001 - 2016.

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 © 2000-2016 by Bonnie Alvarez dba Birth Designs. Karma rocks...don't copy.

** We do NOT guarantee arrival unless Express Overnight service is ordered, as we cannot ensure the package will be delivered by a certain date. The USPS is recommending all Holiday items ship no later than 12/21, so that is our recommendation as well. If you are unsure, please upgrade your shipping method. Thank you.

Bonnie Swensrud

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Bonnie Swensrud

Add a Polishing Cloth to Your Order
$8.00
Add a sterling silver charm to your order
$12.00
Second Side Customization
$22.00
Simply Pearl and Sterling Earrings...
$24.00
Detailed AcornEarrings - Solid Sterling
$28.00
Ojo De Pistola Earrings
$28.00
Detailed Wing Earrings - Solid Sterling
$28.00
Tiny Movement Pregnancy Earrings
$28.00
Cute Apple Cutout Earrings - Solid Sterling
$28.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(1126)
ciervobrancato1

ciervobrancato1 on Oct 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just recieved this beauty. Took it out of the box checked out the beautiful details and popped that baby on my wrist. Exactly the way i wanted it. Love it much! Thanks, Rae♡

Roxanne Smalz

Roxanne Smalz on Sep 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect! Wonderful jewelry maker, worked with me to get me the necklace that I wanted, she's amazing! Thank you!!!

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Updates

Medical alert bracelet with rustic leather latigo strap. Hand forged. All metal is sterling silver.

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Another beautiful custom solid sterling silver dog tag and dogtag shaped locket necklace, for men.

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Custom solid sterling silver pendant with Gandhi phrase in center and family names all around. www.birth-designs.com
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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. 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. 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...right here in my tiny NW studio. Every message, every paper, every piece and communication is from me. Thanks for your patience! I hope you love my work.

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Last updated on Oct 3, 2016
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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.