laughingfrogstudio

Upcycled Silverware Jewelry, Accessories and more.

Chicago, Illinois · 280 Sales

laughingfrogstudio

Upcycled Silverware Jewelry, Accessories and more.

Chicago, Illinois 280 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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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.net

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

We have recently begun to venture into up-cycling other items like vintage jewelry, bottle caps, fabric, etc. We hate to see things go to waste, so this list will continue to evolve and grow.

Items here are HANDMADE. Pieces are designed by both owners and created primarily by Matt. 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.net
www.swoonantiques.etsy.com
www.lucysclosetvintage.etsy.com
www.fineline-antiques.com

Find us on Facebook: Laughing Frog Studio (like us and receive a coupon code!)
Find us on Twitter: aLaughingFrog

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

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

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

We have recently begun to venture into up-cycling other items like vintage jewelry, bottle caps, fabric, etc. We hate to see things go to waste, so this list will continue to evolve and grow.

Items here are HANDMADE. Pieces are designed by both owners and created primarily by Matt. 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.net
www.swoonantiques.etsy.com
www.lucysclosetvintage.etsy.com
www.fineline-antiques.com

Find us on Facebook: Laughing Frog Studio (like us and receive a coupon code!)
Find us on Twitter: aLaughingFrog

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About

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 sister stores:
www.swoonantiques.etsy.com
www.lucysclosetvintage.etsy.com
www.fineline-antiques.com

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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 January 22, 2016
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

  • 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
  • Money Order
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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).

More information

Last updated on Aug 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

YES!! We do custom and personalized orders!!! Just shoot us a convo and let us know what you are thinking. We can use our stock silverware or your own family piece. Its up to you!

Care instructions

Nearly all of our items are silverplate or sterling silver - as such they are prone to tarnishing. With your purchase you will receive a air tight zip lock baggie in which to store your treasure to keep the air from getting to it and slowing the tarnishing process.

If you wear your item daily, it will, despite being exposed to air, barely tarnish at all. I wear two spoon cuff bracelets and a spoon ring every day and I never polish them. If you do notice tarnishing beginning to appear, genting rub the item with the oils from your hands and then buff with a soft cloth - easy peasy eh?

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.