One thing I truly love about doing the MiniMonday’s with Jackie (AKeeper’sJackpot) is that I am finding great new (well, new to me) shops that I might have otherwise missed. Our featured MiniMonday Blogger is bwsilver: http://bwsilver.etsy.com – the bw stands for Brittany Wende.
Brittany has some very beautiful and unique pieces in her shop. Not just a novice to designing with silver, Brittany who just graduated in 2007 from Texas Tech U, has a degree in Art and Metalsmithing. Although it was not exactly her major in college, Brittany was quite taken by the creativity one can have in the designing and construction of working with metal. As she says, “I love jewelry so why not make my own?!”
All of her pieces are OOAK and limited editions, each of which show her passion for her work, as Brittany states in he shop, “everything I made is crafted by hand, heirloom quality and made with love.” Although she mainly works with silver, she also works with other metals upon request. She mainly works with a type of silver called Argentium, a more modern Sterling Silver alloy with less copper content, using instead a type of metal called Germanium – which makes it a purer metal, and less resistant to tarnishing. Although she says it may make her work a little more expensive, seeing the beautiful pieces in her shop, shows that it is well worth it! If you hurry up, Brittany is having a 15% Sale on a few selected items in her shop.