stevenshaverdesigns

Steven Shaver Designs - Art made from a recycled part

California, United States · 449 Sales

stevenshaverdesigns

Steven Shaver Designs - Art made from a recycled part

California, United States 449 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(125)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop where you'll find unique clocks, cufflinks, key chains, belt buckles and other functional art handcrafted from recycled car parts, license plates and other found objects.

I also specialize in CUSTOM orders and corporate awards made from parts or materials from just about ANY type of car or other vehicle, machinery etc.

I hope you'll find here a perfect gift for car guys or any person who likes recycled and industrial art!

My creations have been featured in major publications, shown on TV and made for major companies and presented to celebrities.

Announcement
Last updated on May 6, 2016

Welcome to my shop where you'll find unique clocks, cufflinks, key chains, belt buckles and other functional art handcrafted from recycled car parts, license plates and other found objects.

I also specialize in CUSTOM orders and corporate awards made from parts or materials from just about ANY type of car or other vehicle, machinery etc.

I hope you'll find here a perfect gift for car guys or any person who likes recycled and industrial art!

My creations have been featured in major publications, shown on TV and made for major companies and presented to celebrities.

Steven Shaver

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Steven Shaver

Vintage Bicycle and Car Parts Totem 1
US$75.00
Auto Engine Valve Shim Cufflinks - "Bullseye"
US$95.00
License Plate Belt Buckle - Great - Michigan
US$39.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(125)
Amy H

Amy H on Jun 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My husband loved these cufflinks! They are very well made and really a great gift for the Audi enthusiast. Well worth the price, and more.

Kathleen Brunetto

Kathleen Brunetto on Jun 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

these are so unique and the boss absolutely loved them!

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About

A random trip to a junk yard leads to a successful career as an artist creating one of a kind gifts from recycled car parts and artifacts.

Growing up in Los Gatos, California swinging a tennis racket was more common for Steven Shaver than swinging a hammer. "Tool time" would come later. He went on to study at San Diego State University and graduated in 1991 with a B.A. degree in International Business and completing industrial design courses at San Jose State University. Steven never imagined that the career direction he would ultimately choose would take him down an artistic path of creating one-of-a-kind gifts, furnishings, awards and cufflinks made from recycled car parts, license plates, vintage artifacts and other everyday objects for enthusiasts, major companies and celebrity events.

A broken car visor would make history…In 1996 a random trip to a Pick-n-Pull salvage yard in San Jose, CA to replace his car's broken sun visor would put Steven on course for what would become his creative passion and business. At the salvage yard he saw endless rows of abandoned old cars from the past and marvelous looking parts half buried in the dirt. The parts resembled something from the “stars”, with their "celestial" forms and intricate engineering and a "story to tell". This was the "ah-ha" moment! Although he knew very little about their automotive functions, he could envision their “artistic” purposes. Steven wanted to give new life to these treasures that would otherwise rust away in the junkyard or be melted down for scrap, so he took a trunk load of parts home and began creating. He furnished his bachelor pad with his “found art” and started his business by showing his creations at car shows, art festivals and a TV auction. They were a hit and he knew he was on to something! In his spare time, Steven developed his designs, learned how to use tools and understand the world of automobiles while working in the property management field for nearly a decade. In 2003 he finally took the leap to pursue his business full time. Life changed again in a big way when Steven and his wife welcomed the birth of their two boys in 2008 and 2010. After his wife went back to work, Steven took over the fulltime role of taking care of their boys while running his creative and growing business!

Through it all Steven's one-of-a-kind creations have been featured in major newspapers and magazines, shown on TV for ESPN GM King of Bling and American Pickers, made for the major car companies; CEO's from GM, Ford, VW, Mercedes Benz USA and Domino's Pizza; humanitarian Millard Fuller, the co-founder of Habitat for Humanity; and celebrities and achievers such as Jay Leno, Hugh Hefner, Nicolas Cage, Snoop Dogg (Lion), Ice_T, Ludacris, Cedric the Entertainer, Chip Foose, Roger Pensky, Dwayne Wade, Bernard Hopkins, Helio Castroneves and David Bing (mayor of Detroit). Steven has also done projects for other industry giants such as Google, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and The Boston Consulting Group given to recipients globally in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Japan, China and India.

Above all, Steven finds great reward and motivation in knowing that his art will have lasting meaning for the recipients, tell the story and give new life to the part and help the planet.

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
I believe in transforming ordinary and unnoticed every day parts and materials from our everyday places into works of functional art which in turn helps preserve and protect our environment from waste.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Personal check, money order, PayPal or Google Checkout
Shipping
Most of the time items are shipped USPS Priority mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Steven specializes in custom orders made from any parts, antiques or artifacts of your choice.