Handcrafted Symbolic Wax Seal Jewelry

Houston, Texas · 77 Sales


Handcrafted Symbolic Wax Seal Jewelry

Houston, Texas 77 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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greyhoundangels1 on May 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The pendant is perfect (I love it ! It is so beautiful!) the service is great! I would use this vendor again!!

Anonymous on Dec 31, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Quality work. Beautiful piece. THANK YOU!

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We All Have the Desire to Belong and to Connect

As a first generation American, I experienced first-hand how language barriers affect the way we communicate and connect. While I never heard my parent's heavy accents, friends would often say "I called your house, but some foreign person answered the phone." As a child, I didn't correct my parents or speak for them in public and what I saw when people couldn't understand them was the same thing most people do - first, we speak louder, as if somehow the change in volume will translate our words, then we revert to drawing or acting out common actions and symbols.

Inspiration for my symbolic wax seal jewelry came after I created fine silver wax seal pendants from the initial "W" wax seal stamp I had used on the invitations for my husband's grandfather's 90th birthday. Granddad, the patriarch of our family,had suffered a stroke and I felt the women in the family needed something to better connect us to him and to each other. I was surprised to see the reaction to this symbolic pendant, even from those who usually aren't sentimental.

When Granddad passed away, I searched for the symbol for deep sorrow—which is the willow tree—to create a charm for my mother-in-law, but couldn’t find a stamp anywhere. I carved the willow tree into a bar of soap and cast a stamp from my carving to create a charm for her in time for the funeral. The response to that charm fueled my passion to create my handcrafted symbolic pieces which are thoughtful, meaningful, uplifting, sentimental, and even thought provoking. They are all created to help you share your life story, comfort those in need, or just connect with someone in your life.

Each symbolic piece of jewelry is handcrafted from symbolic antique or vintage wax stamps, wax seals from antique documents, or intaglios from the Grand Tour in fine silver or bronze with each item slightly different and uniquely yours. I love the nature of the handmade process with every piece differing slightly with its own variations and beauty. The Japanese refer to this as wabi sabi - a beauty of things imperfect. It's the appreciation of the quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object.

Currently residing just outside of Houston, Texas, I design and handcraft each piece in my home studio, with the support of my loving husband, my inquisitive stepdaughter, and two loyal, but lazy dogs by my side.

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Last updated on June 21, 2014
Company Philosophy

We all have the desire to belong and to connect. From the first cave drawings to the social network icons on today's web sites, we have used shared symbols to communicate with each other, form social and religious communities, remember together, comfort or inspire each other, and share our life stories.

Symbols reflect what we are often unable to put into words. We can speak of love, friendship, hope, faith, or honor, but at times language barriers or just the right words can escape us. But the symbols of those words speak a universal language and they can speak volumes.

The Silver Acorn designer Linda Wagner seeks these symbols and when she finds them, she handcrafts them into fine silver and bronze wax seal jewelry that has unique meaning or enduring symbolism.

Whether its earrings bearing a swan symbolizing grace, cufflinks cast with the lion signifying power, or a charm with the ribbon representing awareness for diseases and social causes, she hopes you find an inspirational piece that speaks to you or someone you care about!

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Payments are accepted via PayPal using your PayPal account or any major credit card. You are not required to have a PayPal account to order, it is merely used as a secure way to submit payment. Payment is due at the time of purchase.

Your order will be shipped to the address entered on your PayPal address, so please make sure you have your address is correct in PayPal.



Items are shipped via USPS First Class (3-5 business days), USPS Priority (2-3 business days), or Express Mail (1 business day) within the United States. The Silver Acorn is not responsible for delayed, lost or damaged shipments.



Items are shipped USPS Priority Mail International with delivery in 6-10 business days; however it can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks for delivery, depending on Customs. Insurance is optional, but highly recommended as The Silver Acorn is not responsible for loss or damage after shipment.

Please contact us at customersupport [!at] BEFORE PAYING for your order if you would like to insure your package.

The customer is responsible for any and all taxes and tariffs due to Customs. We reserve the right not to ship to all locations.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is very important that you are happy with your purchase.

If you are not satisfied with your order, you may return it to us within 7 days of receipt for exchange or refund of your purchase price minus shipping. BEFORE RETURNING your item, you need to first e-mail me at returns [!at] within seven days of receiving your item. Please include your name, the item, and the reason for the return. I will email you back a return authorization code.

The item must be returned unused and unworn with their original packaging, with the return authorization code written on the outside of the package. The return is valid as long as the post mark is within seven days of your email. Once I recieve the item, I will issue a refund via the original method of purchase. Refunded credits do not include shipping costs.

I do not accept COD deliveries. For your protection, please insure the package for the full purchase amount. The Silver Acorn is not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.

PLEASE NOTE: If your item in damaged in shipping, you must notify me within 48 hours of receiving the item. An email with a photo of the damaged item and the packaging must be sent to linda.wagner [!at]
Additional policies and FAQs

Each piece of jewelry from The Silver Acorn comes packaged in a tasteful gift box ready for gift-giving. All items will ship in the smallest amount of packaging possible.

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