laughingfrogstudio

Upcycled Vintage Silverware Jewelry, Spoon Rings & More

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Announcement    Laughing Frog Studio welcomes you to peruse our unique up-cycled silverware jewelry, accessories and more! More creations on our website: www.laughingfrogstudio.com

We make spoon rings, fork rings, spoon necklaces and fork necklaces, knife bell necklaces, spoon bracelets, spoon cuffs.

Items here are HANDMADE. Pieces are designed and created by both owners. For all of our designs we choose wonderful vintage/antique silver-plate cutlery. Once chosen, the pieces are modified and beautified by HAND; they are cut, drilled, filed and polished. Often times the pieces are embellished with stones, wire-work or some other little unique item to enhance the allure of the piece.

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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2020

Laughing Frog Studio welcomes you to peruse our unique up-cycled silverware jewelry, accessories and more! More creations on our website: www.laughingfrogstudio.com

We make spoon rings, fork rings, spoon necklaces and fork necklaces, knife bell necklaces, spoon bracelets, spoon cuffs.

Items here are HANDMADE. Pieces are designed and created by both owners. For all of our designs we choose wonderful vintage/antique silver-plate cutlery. Once chosen, the pieces are modified and beautified by HAND; they are cut, drilled, filed and polished. Often times the pieces are embellished with stones, wire-work or some other little unique item to enhance the allure of the piece.

Affiliated stores:
www.laughingfrogstudio.com
www.swoonantiques.etsy.com

Find us on Facebook: Laughing Frog Studio
Find us on Instagram: Laughing_Frog_Studio
Find us on Twitter: aLaughingFrog

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About laughingfrogstudio

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The Story of Laughing Frog Studio

WHAT IS LAUGHING FROG STUDIO?
Laughing Frog Studio makes "lemonade out
of lemons" or "trash into treasure.” Everything is upcycled from vintage items. The primary medium is silverplate silverware, but at times they work with stainless steel, costume jewelry, bottle caps, beads, buttons, etc. The goal is to make something wonderful out of a castaway item!

WHO IS LAUGHING FROG?
Laughing Frog Studio (LFS) is a husband and wife team that gives vintage items a new life. LFS started as an idea to make some extra cash to subsidize their daughter’s ice hockey dreams. But it turned out to be a wonderful vehicle for Matt to pursue his artistic dreams while still holding down a day job and for Jen to satisfy the “Fred Sanford” (Sanford & Son,1970s) in her heart.

By day, Matt manages computer programmers and extremely large databases. But the core of his being is in creating, be it food, art or programs. He earned his B.S.S. at Cornell College in Computer Science, Economics and Art. Over the years he has dabbled in pen and pencil sketches, stylized doodles, oil pastels, and sculptural art. It isn’t uncommon for Matt to pick up a piece of “found” paper or wire and create something out of it. He once surprised Jen by giving her a dozen flowers – all handmade out of candy and gum wrappers, napkins, and wires & beads.

Jen stays at home with their two kids and wears many hats: chauffeur, tutor, cook, nurse, cleaning lady, secretary, etc. Her passion has always been antiques and she has a difficult time throwing things out; to her everything has value. She earned a B.A. in Psychology at Cornell College (yes, that’s where they met!) and a B.S. in Marketing & Communications at Bradley University. For the past ten years, she has run an online antiques business called FineLine Antiques. In keeping with the “Fred Sanford” in her heart, she has trouble passing by good curbside “trash.” As a child she was often scolded when emptying the trash as she would take out all the “good stuff” and re-use it.

WHY THE NAME LAUGHING FROG?
Well.... “Laughter” is THE best medicine right? Jen loves to laugh and all her life has been known for her distinct giggle, ahem, Guffaw! “Frog” is personally symbolic for Matt and represents whimsy and connections with deceased loved ones. Combined, the words represent both of parts of the team. Plus, it sounds cool!

WHAT DOES UPCYCLING MEAN?
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials, useless products or castaway items into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Basically it means taking some trash and turning it into a treasure.

Please check out our flagship store: www.laughingfrogstudio.com

Shop members

  • Matt Edmondson

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Matt (husband) is the primary creator.

  • Jen Edmondson

    Owner, Creator, Marketer Admin Etc.

    Jen (wife) is everything else! Photography, listings, markteting, shipping, customer service, and the some....

  • Wyatt

    Creator

    Meet Wyatt, Laughing Frog Studio's (LFS) newest artist. At 12 years old he has quite a knack for the creative. His natural curiosity and inventiveness steer him; he see's the world in ways that others do not which is a trait we value here at LFS.

  • Darby

    Creator

    Meet Darby, the hockey player that spawned this whole business. At 16 years old, Darby creates unique string art with scraps of wood lurking in our studio. Her time is limited due to hockey, so her items pop up on occasion, but custom orders welcome!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2019
Thanks for hopping over to Laughing Frog Studio.

We hope you are enjoying your visit. Please take a look at our policies before you make a purchase.

Since our items are made from a previously used, and sometimes quite old, items, there will be minor imperfections, knicks, discolorations etc. Those imperfections are, to us, part of what give the item its beauty and its story.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
We will gladly refund your PURCHASE PRICE in full, provided you follow our RETURN POLICY guidelines.

RETURN POLICY
In order to insure your return and refund are successfully completed, you will need to follow our return process guidelines. We do not accept returns on personalized items.

1. Please email us within 48 hours of delivery date regarding your return and receive authorization. If you'll be traveling at the time your order is to be delivered, please notify me so I can delay shipment.
2. In your email, please state the reason for your return.
3. Be prepared to ship the item back immediately.
4. Carefully re-wrap the item in the same packing materials in which the item was received. Please be sure to also include all paperwork you received along with the item.
5. Ship the item within 48 hours of return authorization. You will need to ship via the same delivery method in which it was shipped to you ~ including insurance. If you do not ship with insurance, and the item is damaged or lost in the return shipping process, we will not be able to grant your refund.
6. Return the item in the same condition it was received.
7. Once the item is received and inspected, you will receive an email regarding reimbursement
8. We will issue you a refund in the amount of your purchase, minus shipping and handling costs, which are non-refundable.
Payment
PAYMENT
We accept the following types of payment in US dollars:

1. Credit Card via Etsy's Direct Checkout
2. Paypal (Please note, it is NOT necessary to register with Paypal to make a payment with a credit or debit card.)
2. Money order or Cashiers Check - please note, items will not ship until check clears.

Please pay at time of purchase. If you need longer, please contact us asap and we will be happy to work something out! If you do not pay within 24 hours, the item will be returned to stock.
Shipping
SHIPPING
Packages are usually shipped within 2 business days of payment clearance.

U.S. SHIPPING:
Shipping via USPS. Other methods available, please inquire.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Will ship worldwide where allowed. Ship via USPS 1st class mail. The price listed in the shipping section of this listing is for 1st Class. Please note, insurance is not available for this economical (1st Class) shipping service. If paying by Paypal for International shipment, requires a separate shipping quote due to Paypal shipping restrictions for international shipments.

►International customers, PLEASE BE AWARE of your country's customs tax charges, if any. (please visit your country's customs agency website for more info)
It is the BUYERS responsibility to pay for your countries Import Taxes, Duties, Vat, etc.

INSURANCE: Is optional is an additional cost. Please convo for a price quote.

Please see listing for more information regarding shipping of the item you are buying. If you would prefer one of these methods over what is listed, please contact us prior to your purchase so we can work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
RESERVATIONS
I will gladly put a hold on an item; on Etsy this is called a "reserve". Items can be on reserve for 5 days. After that time, if the item is not purchased, it will be removed from reservation.

TAX
Residents of Illinois, there will be a 8.0% sales tax applied to your purchase (excluding shipping).

FAQs Not Contained in Our FAQs Section

Does Laughing Frog Studio Work with Influencers or Press?
Yes we do on a case-by-case basis. Please Contact Us with inquiries.

Does Laughing Frog Studio have a Wholesale Program?
Yes, we do have a wholesale program. Please Contact Us to learn more.

I Have a Question I Thought Would Be in the FAQs But It Is Not.
We’ve tried to think of all questions that might be asked, sorry we missed one. Please Contact Us with your specific question.

More information

Last updated on Feb 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we do custom orders! We love custom orders because it gives us a chance to really interact with our customers. Often we learn a little something about them and are privy to special little part of their lives.

We can....
-Create a item to your specifications from a silverware piece from our stock.
-Create an item to your specifications from a piece of silverware you provide us (i.e. grandma's silverware).
-Some other combination or idea you may have!

Custom orders make great heartfelt and sentimental heirloom gifts for family.

Please note, custom orders have a slightly different pricing structure.

Wholesale availability

Yes we do offer wholesale. Please send us a convo for more information about obtaining a wholesale account.

Do you buy silverware, I have my grandma's silverware that I dont use.

YES YES YES! We love to buy old silverware. Please convo us and let us know what you have, what you are asking for it, where you are located and a few pictures so we can see if it is a pattern we will be able to use.

What Materials Do You Use to Make Your Creations?

All of our creations are made from an upcycled or recycled object. Most of our creations are made from vintage silverplate silverware unless otherwise noted. Our findings (clasps, links, earring hooks, chains etc.) are all silverplated as well unless otherwise noted. Please note, if you have a metal allergy we cannot guarantee you will not have a reaction. Vintage silverplate silver has numerous different base metals and base metal combinations and we cannot verify each one.

Care instructions

STORE IT: Your Laughing Frog Studio creation will arrive in a zip loc baggie. When not using/wearing your item, store it in the airtight baggie to slow the tarnishing process.

WEAR IT: Do NOT feel like you cannot use/wear your item!! If you wear your item daily, the oils from your skin help keep the tarnishing process are bay, particularly items worn on the hands/arms. If your notice some tarnishing beginning, gently rub the piece with your fingers to remove the light tarnishing and the oils your place on the item will help protect it going forward.

POLISH IT: If you need to polish your item, you can use a polish cloth. Or else you can use a tiny amount of silver polish, we prefer Wenol.

Yay! I Placed an Order! When Will I Get It?

Thank you! Once an order is placed, we ship it from our Illinois studio as soon as possible. It may take up to 3 business days before your shipment is processed. USPS typically delivers shipments in 3-6 business days.

Can You Stamp Both Sides of My Piece?

Unfortunately we cannot stamp on both sides of a creation. There is often a slight to distinct impression on the back side from the force of the stamping tools. As such, we can only stamp one side.

Only One Item is Available - I Want to Buy Multiples.

Yes, you are right. All of our items are one-of-a-kind, handmade, and from materials available at the time of creation. As such most of our items are listed for sale with the quantity of one (1).

But feel free to Contact Us and let us know which item you are interested in getting multiples of and we can check our stock and see if we have materials to make more for you.