denssilverlinings

den's Silver Linings ~ Handcrafted Jewelry

Manchester, New Hampshire | 260 Sales

denssilverlinings

den's Silver Linings ~ Handcrafted Jewelry

Manchester, New Hampshire 260 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to den's Silver Linings! I design and create handcrafted jewelry incorporating sterling silver, gold-filled, copper, genuine sea glass, vintage buttons, pearls, beads, and handmade components from local artisans whose work I admire.

Please click the Facebook “like" box to visit my Facebook page, where you just might find a coupon to use in my shop ;-)

Thanks for looking~
~Denise Roberge, a.k.a. den

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2017

Welcome to den's Silver Linings! I design and create handcrafted jewelry incorporating sterling silver, gold-filled, copper, genuine sea glass, vintage buttons, pearls, beads, and handmade components from local artisans whose work I admire.

Please click the Facebook “like" box to visit my Facebook page, where you just might find a coupon to use in my shop ;-)

Thanks for looking~
~Denise Roberge, a.k.a. den

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Time to put away the heavy coats and throw on a pretty wrap or shawl. Happy Spring!
Those beads though!
My gold-filled earrings featuring "magic raku" beads by Libelula Designs, a local lampwork glass artist.
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About

Always Looking For the Silver Lining

I'm Denise, but most folks call me Neesie or den. (Small d, don't ask me why - I've just written it that way for as long as I can remember.) I create jewelry in my home studio in beautiful New Hampshire, USA.

I started on my jewelry-making journey years ago, when a dear friend presented me with two beautifully handcrafted bead woven bracelets that she had made especially for me. She taught me how to make my own, and I've been hooked on jewelry-making ever since! Nowadays, I do more metal work, but I still love to go back to bead weaving occasionally, and you'll find a few of my beaded bracelets in my shop.

It used to be common for thrifty New England homes to have a "button box". Not wanting to waste anything, once clothing became so worn that it got relegated to the rag box, we'd cut off the buttons, snaps, and zippers to reuse when making new clothes. I have a big stash of vintage buttons, collected over many decades by several generations of my family, and I love to repurpose them by working them into some of my designs.

My husband and I are avid New England beachcombers, and I also enjoy incorporating pieces of genuine sea glass that we've found into my jewelry. Sea glass comes from fragments of bottles, dishes, lamps, or other glass items that were once discarded as trash, lost in shipwrecks, or lost in homes washed out to sea by ferocious storms. After tumbling around in the ocean and being tossed and smoothed by the waves for decades, it sometimes eventually gets washed ashore by the tides. Prized by collectors worldwide, sea glass is becoming more and more difficult to find as we have moved from glass storage containers to plastic ones.

I often include lampwork glass and pottery components from other Etsy shops in my designs as well, as I believe it's important for artists to support each other.

I grew up surrounded by thrifty yankee women, all of whom were talented crafters --
whether they were sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, weaving, or just repurposing old things to create something new. It's no wonder I love creating things.

I tend to be a glass-half-full person, and my friends tease me about always looking for the silver lining in any given situation. When I decided to start selling my creations, den's Silver Linings was born.

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  • den Roberge

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Things I love: My family and friends... Dreaming up new jewelry designs... Gardening... Beachcombing... Hiking and Snowshoeing... The sky and clouds... The White Mountains... Local, sustainable foods... and the Boston Red Sox.

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Last updated on Oct 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Individually handcrafted jewelry is different from jewelry that is mass-produced. Please treat it gently, as you would any fine jewelry. It is best to remove jewelry when showering, swimming, and sleeping. Please avoid any contact with hairsprays, cosmetics, lotions, and perfumes. Storing your sterling silver and copper jewelry in a sealed plastic ziptop bag will slow tarnishing.

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to work with you to create something just for you! Custom orders will be started once full payment has been received and are non-refundable. Once work on your custom piece has commenced, cancellations cannot be accepted.

Sizing details

I try to describe my pieces as accurately as possible, but if you have questions regarding the size of a piece, please feel free to message me for more info prior to purchasing.

Bracelets: Unless otherwise specified, I make my bracelets to fit an average-sized wrist. If the design allows, I am happy to make a bracelet larger or smaller for you - just ask! Due to the nature of their design, some bracelets may not be able to be re-sized.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All den's Silver Linings jewelry come attractively gift boxed at no extra charge.