Handmade and Custom Jewelry

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I've sat down with silver and hammers and saws and files and fire and made the items with my hands.

Here's a video about me by public television:
I have blogging at


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About bmfjewelry

Sales 155
On Etsy since 2008

On the subject of making things

It starts with some sheets and wires- I appropriately apply hammers, arm-powered saws, fire and sand paper to create what you see here. No lasers, no magic- just lots of practice. That is what matters to me about all of this, I feel unbelievably lucky to be able to spend my days in the act of making things. Sawing is a meditation, stone setting is a practice in moderation and focus and (probably most importantly) it's something I was made to do- it fits perfectly with how I think and how I want my days to be.

My style developed out of years of looking at illuminated manuscripts, ancient calligraphy, the decorative edges of everything from curtains to castles and it slowly moved from tracing bits of designs to being able to freehand my own.
I crossed cultures' little twirly lines and believe I have created a style all my own.
The medieval feel is balanced by a strong, clean finish- this brings it into the modern world. I think you can clearly see my hands in this work, the tools are the same as hundreds of years ago and that leads to a quality of person in the work that you will not see in the machine made items of the world.

I have a bona-fide college degree in metal working (from the School for American Crafts at RIT) and started making and selling those things soon after I moved back to Minneapolis.
It's now 8 years I've supported myself. I've made a few hundred custom pieces of jewelry and thousands of pieces for galleries and shows. I also do random custom work, everything from wedding rings and belt buckles to memorials. I can work gold, silver, pewter, copper, some platinum and steel.

Shop members

  • Brittany Margaret Foster

    Owner, Monkey

    Born in Wisconsin, raised in New Hampshire and Minnesota. Schooled in Rochester, NY. Currently residing back in Minneapolis. I make jewelry. I walk my dog. I read books. I'd like to live by the sea.

  • Lena Beast

    Important Dog Business Coordinator

    She makes sure I walk twice daily and often see the sunrise.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2014
I am a one woman shop fueled by a determination to continue having the opportunity to make things for a living. Just that simple. Keep making things.

I don't want an empire, I don't want a label, I don't even want an employee. I just want a shop and some books somewhere quiet near an ocean where I can walk with a dog and plenty of time to keep making things that look like things I make.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I stand behind things- if they break- I can usually fix them, if you want a different length chain- I can do that, ring sizing... Etc. Problems don't come up often, but I am happy to work with you to make your item just right.

Refunds will be given within 2 weeks of your receiving the item on undamaged items.
If you pay with a money order or a check, I'm going to wait for it to get here and clear before I ship the item.

I ship from Minneapolis, MN- so sales tax is applied in greater Minnesota at 6.875%, and Minneapolis at 7.775%.
All items are shipped USPS priority mail, with delivery confirmation. This is done within 3-5 days of your order.
Let me know if you want more layers of insurance, or something super quick- I can often accommodate deadlines.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do a lot of custom work- wedding sets, belt buckles, memorials, all sorts of things.
I take half up front (on completion of designing) and half on delivery. I can use stones you already have (often) and melt down old jewelry to reuse the metal (sometimes). Just send me some details and I'll let you know what I can do.

I often do wholesaling and consignment work, just email me at bmf(at) or send me a convo and let me know what you're thinking.