pawntastic

Birthplace of Trailer Hitch Jewelry

Tucson, Arizona · 587 Sales

pawntastic

Birthplace of Trailer Hitch Jewelry

Tucson, Arizona 587 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(292)

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Royston Turquoise and Sugilite Sterling Pendant
Royston Turquoise and Sugilite Sterling Pendant
$215.00
Open Range Royston Turquoise Sterling Pendant
Open Range Royston Turquoise Sterling Pendant
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Vintage Airstream Sterling Silver Money Clip
Vintage Airstream Sterling Silver Money Clip
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How To Order Your Custom Trailer Hitch Cuff
How To Order Your Custom Trailer Hitch Cuff
$185.00
Forest Green Royston Turquoise Sterling Pendant
Forest Green Royston Turquoise Sterling Pendant
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Fiesta Agave Sterling Cuff Bracelet   Size 7
Fiesta Agave Sterling Cuff Bracelet Size 7
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terrir54

terrir54 on Aug 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great work!! Heavy. Very nice

terrir54

terrir54 on Aug 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great craftsmanship beautiful design Worked with me very well. I may do it again one day 🙂

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About

Trailer Hitch Cuffs

My first recreational vehicle was also my first car, an eight year old 1960 Rambler American. The front seats folded back and joined the rear bench seat to form a bed, which filled the entire cabin. Eventually, the driver's seat would not go back up, so I drove around seated on the edge of the bed. From there, all trailers, no matter how small, were a big improvement. My wife and I have owned a number of trailers over the years and our favorite vacation is a road trip exploring the Southwest where we live. I grew up in the Southwest and have been making sterling jewelry since the mid '80's. I am mostly influenced and excited by what is called Fred Harvey era jewelry, which was created and sold to travelers along the highways of Arizona and New Mexico. The Bell Trading Company continued to sell Harvey style jewelry from 1932 to 1974. The designs were images of the area, including roadrunners, Thunderbirds, whirling logs, arrows and dogs. Strangely missing from the designs were the vehicles that traveled the highways and the trailers they towed. My personal mission is to correct this oversight and include the creative and innovative mid century trailers to the Harvey era motif. Early Airstreams and Shastas, among many others, appear on my sterling silver story teller cuff bracelets. Each of our road trips inspires many new designs and ideas. Recently we visited Oatman, Arizona and after that I added, you guessed it, several burros to the designs. Each of the Trailer Hitch sterling cuff bracelets are hammered into shape on a genuine trailer hitch ball so the trailer DNA is built it. I am happy to make custom bracelets featuring your vintage or new trailer. Please inquire re: details.

Before creating Trailer Hitch Jewelry I had some big adventures in the world of gems and fine jewelry. In 1985 I went to a Los Angeles Halloween party dressed as Captain Sugilite. The costume involved purple tights, a cape, and a big "S" on my chest. I will spare you any further details. How I came to be Captain Sugilite is a story that began in 1981. A summary of the story can be found in my Profile page at my Etsy shop. Since that time I have been creating jewelry using primarily Sugilite in the beginning and naturally evolving into the use of other stones to widen my color palette. My recollection of the party in 1985 is somewhat vague, but I was reminded recently (by someone who was present) that it was on that evening I learned I could not actually fly. Ouch. But, as you can see, I am at least alive and well!

Shop members

  • Bill Reimbold and Sparky

    Owner, Designer, Silversmith

Production partners

  • Ariel

    New York, NY

    I design small specialty components which I will use in the creation of some of my jewelry and Ariel will cut them from sheet silver to my exact specifications.

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Last updated on Jan 17, 2017
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Layaway schedules are accepted on items over $100 in total cost. Three equal payments must be made within a maximum of 90 days. When the final payment is made the items will be shipped. Layaway payments are non refundable. Contact Bill Reimbold to set up the layaway plan for your desired purchase. Items with reduced on sale prices cannot be put on layaway.