Friday, December 17, 2010

More Corks Please...

Recently made more wine corks! All for sale on my Etsy!  Affordable & come ready to give!

Legacy Pendants

Wow! 9 custom Legacy Pendants! This was made for a Mom with lots of kids & grandchild...

Makes a great sentimental gift to cherish always!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Orders! Orders! Orders!

Did I mention Christmas was here...almost literally now! 10 Days! The orders have been keeping me busy, can't complain really, but it's fun and satisfying to know the sales are pouring in.  I've got some outstanding findings to make more wine corks with, and some really awesome knobs I got at Anthropologie (love that store!). 

Expect more great things, but in the mean time I am finally finished with a pair of custom designed wedding bands.  A his and hers "serendipity" style band made to represent the two hearts (or lines in this case) that become one.  I think they turned out great!

I also got the hankering for some stone setting...made this pendant with Hematite and Sterling Silver. Almost reminds me of the Mexico style jewelry we used to see when we made our yearly trip across the border...(not anymore though, too dangerous!)

I love this ring! Saw a similar technique and had to try it.  It's a moon crater inspired look, and really cool ring to wear!  (Some of the steel shot from the tumbler got lodged inside and I can;t get it out...dang!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So I didn't win the F.A.B. Award...

But it's all good, I have some really awesome and supportive fans that I can't thank enough for voting me into the final round.  It was a close race, but hey, ya can't win 'em all!  Maybe next time...

In other news I had to recently close my due to many reasons, but mainly because I got way more traffic on my Etsy!  I was lacking in sales on my personal website, and it was costing me way more money and effort than Etsy was. 

I'm sad to see it go, but we could really use the extra $ for the holiday I can put the extra saved money towards new items and supplies for you!   I think it will be ok, I didn't feel like it was as impressive as it should have been, and I'm definitely no expert when it comes to building a web page. 

Alas, it's done-ski, but I've been blowing up in sales over at so the holiday shopping & creating is in full swing in the Bw*SiLvEr studio (aka my garage). 

Recently sold about 6 wine cork in about a 2 day period, along with some custom pendants and military service medallions....

Pics of those custom orders to come soon!  But, in the mean time, enjoy some photos of our decked out Christmas tree in our new home!  Husband even put up lights, LED of course...which I think we need more of...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I'm TIED!  Please leave a comment on this FABERUNA page saying you VOTE FOR BW*SILVER!  My Sterling Shaker Ring is in the running and I'd love to win the big fat gift card they are offering.

Plus, one of my lucky fans will recieve a beautiful piece from Sea Glass Essentials as an award for your dedication & voting for me if I win!  It's a Win-Win!

Voting goes until midnight tonight so please vote and pass it along! It's only takes a second!  


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How To Have A Biker-Chic Wedding

Custom made for some friends of ours who are trying the knot over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Shes a Marine, he's a former Marine and they are totally in love with their Harley's!  This biker couple is have been a great support to my jewelry making, so when it came time for wedding gifting (for one another) they each turned to me privately to make a special personalized gift.

Steampunk Style Biker Cufflinks for him...
(Made with watch gears)

As for the Bride, her man had me make a charm bracelet about a year ago, and since then I have been the only one making charms to go on that bracelet. Pretty cool idea, and very personalized each year.
This year he wanted to commemorate the charm referencing a House to symbolize their marriage, being together finally after her long deployment and finally having their own place. 

House Charm (Oxidized Sterling)

Charm Bracelet it will be attached to...

Monday, November 22, 2010

15% OFF!!!!!!!

Did someone say SALE?! 

Get 15% OFF your Entire Purchase!

Enter Code "15OFF" @ Checkout

*Exp. 12/1

Affordable Customized Gifts

Christmas budgeting?  Everyone wants to give something special and nice, without the major price tag.  These vertical Legacy Pendants are the perfect gift item for any mom, plus they don't break the bank. 

Made with Argentium Sterling silver with hand stamped name or nickname.  Swarovski birthstones are attached with Argentium silver wire and add a unique touch to each pendant. 

At $18 a piece, these are a very affordable and meaningful gift idea!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Wishing my awesome and amazing husband a Happy Veteran's Day!

Words cannot express how lucky I am and how much you mean to me.  Thank you for your dedication to making this country a better place for all of us!

 Lest we forget those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.  There have been so many since the ages of war, but today I'd like to remember and honor our dear friends who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.

             Capt. Nicholas Bourgeois                                   Capt. Brandon Barrett

The world will never be the same without you, but it's a better place because of you.
Thank you Marines, you are truly missed!

 A Marine’s Creed:  I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness should I fail. I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment’s love.  But most of all I have lived times others would say were best forgotten. At least some day I will be able to say, I was proud of what I was and always well be …

A United States Marine!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gettin' Corky...again!

I've done it again! More stoppers with awesome antique knobs, gears, beads, wire wrapping...etc
I think they've turned out great, and I've already sold two of them on my Etsy!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

From Rusted & Old to Gifting Gold!

Anyone will enjoy these cool vintage-y antique wine stoppers made with old gears from a meat grinder and vegitable chopper.   Topped off with neat retro knobs and even a fence post topper...

I think they turned out pretty cool!



Who woundn't want one?