BronzeSmithDesigns

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Announcement    Welcome to Bronze Smith Designs. I melt and cast copper alloy metals this includes bronze and sterling silver. I use the lost wax casting method, the whole processes takes place in my studio where I create, invest and cast a pattern, most of the bronze work I cast are alloys from copper (old pipes or wires) and tin. Hope you enjoy your visit, thanks for looking! All my designs are handmade and unique, I DO NOT re-sell commercial work.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2020

Welcome to Bronze Smith Designs. I melt and cast copper alloy metals this includes bronze and sterling silver. I use the lost wax casting method, the whole processes takes place in my studio where I create, invest and cast a pattern, most of the bronze work I cast are alloys from copper (old pipes or wires) and tin. Hope you enjoy your visit, thanks for looking! All my designs are handmade and unique, I DO NOT re-sell commercial work.

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Samuel Smith

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sean on Nov 16, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    This item is nice. Good price, great quality and design, and fast shipping. All in all, great buy.

  • LAHNA DISKIN on Sep 12, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully executed design - the perfect size

  • Gigi on Sep 1, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely love this piece the craftsmanship is excellent .
    Each time I've worn it I've received complements.
    Thank you. Highly recommended

  • Don on Aug 23, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I have several pieces from this artist, and wear them often. I love the designs, the material, and the finish.

  • Jenzart on May 3, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased. Thank you. Wonderful craftsmanship.

  • Val on Dec 19, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is my second purchase, and I think I love it even more than the first. It's actually embarrassing - I bought this to give as a gift, but the remarkable detail, the perfect weight, the smooth flat arrow... long story short, I fell in love and the intended recipient got a gift card.

    The pictures the seller has posted are great, and do a fabulous job highlighting the brilliant detail everywhere you look on this arrow pendant. But it's so much better in person!

    Shop owner is prompt and a pleasure to work with - and he helped clarify and accommodate my vague cord length requests. Shipping was prompt, even across a border, and overall, I couldn't be more pleased.

  • Val on Nov 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I really can't say enough about this piece to do it justice. Love it :)

    Every little detail on this pendant - the wolf head, knot, background, finish wax, the edge that looks like twisted rope, and even the cord - it's art. It's handmade, stunning art.

    Typically, to get a piece so perfectly detailed and professional, it would be one of 400,000 made in a factory somewhere. Mine came from an honest-to-goodness craftsman, and one who is obviously both practiced and talented at his craft. Considering I also got a note on how to clean/maintain this piece, I suspect that Mr. Smith also cares a great deal about his work.

    I'm not sure I'll ever take this off, but I'm still planning to buy another piece from this shop. Workmanship like this can't die out, and people who know their trade as well as this deserve the support!

  • Andrew on Nov 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great pendant. Great design, and a very nice leather cord. I'm quite happy with it!

  • Gordon on Sep 4, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Five word review? It’s excellent.

  • Tiekej on Aug 17, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous pendant, very detailed. The wine-red leather really compliments the shine of the bronze. I am so in love with this and barely take it off. Thank you so much!

About BronzeSmithDesigns

Sales 507
On Etsy since 2011

Metal from Formless to Fantastic

The lost wax casting process is as old as time, today we have modern materials that improve our end results but the process is nearly unchanged.
It starts with a wax master, anywhere from ten to forty or more hours can go into creating that exquisite piece. Then that perfect work gets replicated in a rubber mould, this then goes to the wax injector for reproducing several copies. These copies are sprued up (wax rods are attached to provide pathways for liquid metal) and invested (a special plaster is poured around the wax replicas), then they go through a day long heating cycle called burn out until they reach over 700c. Metal is then liquefied in a crucible, for bronze this means heating to over 980c. Once the metal is ready the flask with a now hollow space gets put onto a vacuum plate, air is drawn through it while liquid metal is poured filling this same hollow place that wax used to occupy, when everything cools for a bit the new metal model is removed from its plaster prison, cleaned, cut and polished until it is perfect.

Shop members

  • Sam Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Having always been a tinkerer I thought it would be neet to build my own melting oven, this idea grew and evolved until several years later I found myself carving casting and finishing pieces in both silver and my favorite metal bronze.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 1, 2020
Welcome to my shop, I design carve and cast in copper alloys such as bronze and sterling silver using the "lost wax casting" method, everything from the design stage to the final polish are done in my studio. Lost wax casting has been around since the beginning of civilization. All the great empires employed artisans for creating everything from spoons to crowns. I like to draw inspiration from many sources including tribal, Celtic, Asian and most of all Nature.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refund within 30 days of receiving the item, buyers are required to pay the return shipping for unwanted items. Items must be clean, in new condition and in original packaging.
Payment
I accept payment via paypal and a wide variety of other payment options through etsy.
Shipping
Listed Shipping is basic Canada Post mail, this does NOT include tracking, if you wish to track or expedite your parcel contact me for info. I will ship to almost every country, but for some countries I have to use a tracking number so it costs a bit extra. Contact me with your questions.

The "Everywhere Else" option is a catch all and goes via registered mail (instead of standard air mail) so it can be tracked, this is for countries that take a long time to ship to, I can still ship regular mail to these locations though.

Buyers are responsible for all import tax's and duties for their countries. If you wish to use another shipment method contact me before paying for the items in question. You might have to pay customs on items that require a customs declaration, generally anything larger then a couple pendants will need a declaration.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my castings are available in larger quantities so if you require a few more buttons to finish off that special coat I can make more, just send me an order.

Please remember I am not selling supplies for resale, if you want to create something with my work for resale you must get my permission first, my work is my intellectual property, and is sold for personal enjoyment not resale.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Samuel Smith, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at samsbuckles [!at] hotmail.com Alternately, you may mail me at:
Samuel Smith 21990 Laggan Rd Dalkeith, Ontario Canada K0B1E0