Add a Swarovski Crystal and sterling charm to your order
Add one (or more) sterling silver and Swarovski crystal charm to your Birth Designs creation. Just let me know your color selection below - if you would like more than one,can check as many colors as you choose quantity ordered. Leave me notes in the comments if you need anything outside what you see here.
Please keep in mind that not all fonts can be used on all pieces. Always check the descriptions to see which fonts may be available for your selection.
Remember, all of our lettering is placed and hammered one at a time by hand. It will never be perfectly straight. This is considered part of the charm of these artisan items - and yours will never be exactly the same as anyone else's! Additionally, stamping is a much deeper impression, and also blackened, to be much more visible than machine engraving. We have hundreds of photos of hand-stamped items available in our store, if you would like to see more examples.
CLASSIC ALL CAPS: This is a relatively small font, very basic and easy to read.
CONCISE: This is a medium sized font. It is sans serif and very readable.
POETRY: This is a smaller font, EXCEPT the tails of the letters - such as y, h, g, t, d, etc. It requires at least 6mm of surface to keep from clipping off portions of the tails. It is less readable and more artistic. Great for more private messages. TINY SCRIPT: This is a small font, great for narrower pieces or where you want to include a lot of text. It's fairly easily readable. ASHBERRY: This is a smallish-to-medium font that has a handwritten look. It's fairly readable and very popular on both men's and women's pieces.
TINY ELEGANT CAPS: This is a small font with a classy, narrow lettering except for a few key letters, such as C, O, G, R, and D.
MICRO CAPS: Another small font, a custom handwritten capital letters only font. Awesome for both men and women's pieces, where you want to fit a lot of text but still have it readable.
FAIRY TALE: This is a medium size font, kind of dainty and decorative.
RENAISSANCE: This font is a custom and small to medium sized. It is more difficult to read because of the decorative letters. Great for both men's and women's pieces. Lends an "Ye Olde Tyme" feel to any piece.
TYPEWRITER: This is a medium sized font that looks exactly as it sounds, with the familiar serif typewriter style letters.
FRENCH BAKERY: This super-tiny font should only be used on certain pieces and when readability isn't important unless you are up-close. The letters vary from a miniscule .5mm to 1mm.
SERENDIPITY: This is a small-to-medium sized font with a cursive look. It is fairly readable.
KYRIE: This is a small to medium font with a simple caligraphic, yet handwritten look to it. Medium readability.
TINY BORDEAUX: This small font is similar to a basic Helvetica or Arial, but is very small. Great when you want a large amount of readable text in lower case. Very hard to get "straight".
RETRO SCRIPT: This is a medium to large font, needing at least 5mm width in order for the letters to fit properly. It has a flowing, chiseled edge semi-cursive look.
VARSITY MONOGRAM: This large font is reminiscent of Varsity "letters". It is an outline style. All uppercase or numbers available.
TYPEWRITER MONOGRAM: This large font is used on widths of at least 8mm. It is often used for initials or words that are to be emphasized.
BUTTERFLY MONOGRAM: This large uppercase-only font has fancy script letters. They look great as single initials.
LEMONADE: This large font has dots at every letter intersection. It is quite wide. Available in uppercase and lowercase.
DISNEYLAND: This medium-to-large sized font reminded me of the famous amusement park's lettering. It has a very handwritten look and large capital letters.
POOH BEAR: This serif, old-storybook style of font is whimsical and very readable. It is a larger font, and needs at least 6mm to look right.
COOKIE MONSTER: This larger font is reminiscent of a child's handwriting or perhaps a stick writing in the sand, etc. It's actually very readable.
VELVETEEN RABBIT: This font is large, and needs at least a 6-7mm surface. The uppercase is quite "swirly" and the lower case a handwritten cursive. Medium readability with a rustic feel.
ICONIC: This large font comes in uppercase, lowercase, and numbers. It is an outline font that is very readable. Often used for solo initials or words of emphasis. Below is it used: "Her Children Arise & Call Her Blessed" and "Sky Earth Fire".
VIKING RUNES: As the title suggests this is a full set of Viking Runes. They are fairly large and need at least 6-7mm to look right.
CYRILLIC ALPHABET (uppercase)
Please keep in mind that not all finishes are available on all pieces. Check the description of your desired item(s), and if you have any questions, just let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always with handmade items, these photos are representative and may not look exactly like what you receive. Each piece has different qualities and your monitor may vary in brightness/contrast. However, you can count on your finish being pretty darn close to what you see here. If you have questions - just email.
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Not all symbols are available on all pieces. Also, not all symbols are pictured here - if you are looking for something in particular, just ask. I may already have it or be able to have it made.
The symbols vary in size from 1mm to 15mm - with the majority being in the 5-6mm range. This limits the items on which they can be placed, simply due to the size and whether it fits your desired design. Check your item(s) description for a list of available choices, or email email@example.com. If you are unsure as to the name of the symbol, just leave me a description in the comments and I'll contact you for final verification.
Current forging/production schedule is about 2 weeks from time of order to time of shipping.
FORGING TIME is how long it takes us to make a particular item. Every single piece is sawn, hammered, stamped, pierced, filed, oxidized, buffed, and finished by hand - right here. We take great pride in our work, and even though our processes might be a bit slower, they are time-honored with classic proven quality. If you want the best hand-hewn look, you have come to the right place.
Need it by a certain date or time SOONER than what you see here? Please contact me if you'd like to ensure we can make and send it in time.
We are a real family, working for you!!
This is a family operation, and we work hard to make your order with skill, love, and a dash of blessing. Realize we sometimes have hiccups in our timing due to unforeseeable happenings... but we will always try to communicate and work with you! We are trying to bring back the one-on-one relationships of artisan days past... we look forward to helping you and making a gift just like you were imagining.
If you need it by a certain date, we cannot guarantee that unless you've contacted us and/or purchased guaranteed delivery shipping (ie, overnight).
Also consider expedited shipping options when you check out. Please note, the SHIPPING time does not change the FORGING time. So, expedited shipping would still occur after the item is forged.
Bonnie & Sean Swensrud
Owners. Makers. Designers. Silversmiths. Parents.
Hi! We are Bonnie & Sean Swensrud, and we'll be personally making every piece of custom jewelry you order...right here in our NW studio (well, with some help from our family helpers!). Every message, every paper, every piece and communication is from us. Thanks for your patience! I hope you love our work.
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Custom items have an approximate turnaround of about 2 weeks before shipping. Check out our FORGING SCHEDULE for more details.email us: