bmfjewelry

Handmade and Custom Jewelry

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 152 Sales

bmfjewelry

Handmade and Custom Jewelry

Minneapolis, Minnesota 152 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(51)

Announcement   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: http://www.mnoriginal.org/art/?p=3298
I have blogging at www.bmfjewelry.com

Announcement

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: http://www.mnoriginal.org/art/?p=3298
I have blogging at www.bmfjewelry.com

brittany foster

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brittany foster

Sterling Silver Hand-cut Crescent Earrings.
Sterling Silver Hand-cut Crescent Earrings.
$150.00
Sterling Silver Hand Cut Tiny Circle Necklace.
Sterling Silver Hand Cut Tiny Circle Necklace.
$120.00
Rhino Necklace. Sterling silver and hand-cut.
Rhino Necklace. Sterling silver and hand-cut.
$160.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(51)
Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor on Jun 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so enamored with this neckpiece! It is made by a master craftswoman! The detail is so fine and delicate, it's incredibly well made and its arts and crafts appeal is right up my alley. This is an heirloom piece that I'm wearing now and will enjoy for years to come. I'm a big fan of her work and am incredibly honored to finally own my first piece. Thank you!

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About

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.

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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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
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%.
Shipping
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.
Refunds 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.
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)brittanyjewelry.com or send me a convo and let me know what you're thinking.