Beggar's Tomb Silver

 

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Welcome
"Beggar's Tomb" is the name of a silver mine in the lyrics of a song....
Hand crafted jewelry, made in the Northwest, naturally inspired.
 

 
Event Calendar:
I attend the
Portland Saturday Market
every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday,
if I am not attending a show listed below.
Portland Saturday Market 
is open 10-5 Saturdays & 11-4:30 Sundays.
I may not be in the same spot you saw me before,
so please ask at the Information Booth located at the
crosswalk on Naito Pkwy. for my location. 
 
May 17 & 18
University District Street Fair, Seattle, Wa
booth 38, btwn NE 47th & NE 50th
 
May 30-June 1
ArtFest , Spokane, Wa
 
July 11-13
Oregon Country Faire, Veneta, Or
booth 153 
 
July 18-20 (tentative)
Art in Depot Park, Kalispell, Mt 
 
August 1-3
Art on the Green,  Couer d'Alene, ID
 
August 8-10
Sunriver Art Faire, Sunriver, Or
 
 I have now opened a shop on Etsy!!
search for BeggarsTombSilver on Etsy

contact me 
 

Retail Outlets
Please note that the shops below do not necessarily carry all of my designs.
 
Downtown Emporium, Bellingham, WA
 
Inside Passage, Bellingham, WA
 
West Seattle Nursery, Seattle , WA
 
Dandelion Botanicals, Seattle,  WA
 
Casita International, Seattle WA
 
 La Tienda, Seattle, WA
 
State of the Arts, Olympia, WA
 
Changing Tides, Juneau, AK
 
Picture Alaska, Homer, AK
 
BeggarsTombSilver on Etsy 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAQ's....
How do I order?
You may purchase directly from Etsy with your credit card,
or if you do not see the item there,
click a "contact me" link on this page and send me an email, I'll list it right away.  
OR 
Please click a "contact me" link,
send me an e-mail containing your contact information and I will follow up shortly.
I accept all major credit cards via telephone.

 How to clean? 
       Clean shiney pieces with a jeweler's cloth or a soft cotton cloth, and a little saliva. 
       
Clean the brushed finish with a clean, dry, Scotchbrite Pad or any other synthetic scrub pad.
        Clean antiqued (oxidized) pieces by gently rubbing them with a soft cotton cloth.

What are the ear wires made of?
       
I use sterling or 14 karat gold for all my ear wires.

What kind of metal?
   
    The metals I use are sterling silver, brass, copper, and gold.

Where is Beggar's Tomb Silver?
       Please look at my event calendar, and my retail outlet listings on this page.

Something repaired, replaced or made?
        You can contact me for repairs, 
replacements, or custom work,
I do most of my custom work in January & February.

Is this really hand made in the Northwest?
       
All my pieces are hand made by me, Catherine Stemper.
I do not do any casting, everything is built with sheet metals and wires.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.
 
 
contact me 


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Juniper Bark Bracelet

My newest design is an adventure with steel and sterling silver.  Inspired by the twisting grey strands of Juniper bark.  Each heavy gauge sterling silver or steel wire is hammered to give it an organic irregular appearance and all loops are soldered together so they shift with eachother, but never come free. The sound as it dances on your wrist is musical.  $398, please indicate small, medium or large.  This item is available for immediate purchase in my Etsy shop: BeggarsTombSilver

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Alianthus Earrings
My newest design!  These earrings are shown in the brass and copper , also available in sterling and copper  $48.  Also available is the necklace, 30" long with both the brass/copper and the silver/copper.  Photo below.

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Pussy Willow Necklace
 Another New Design! This necklace is 30" long with an unusual linking that creates a "twiggy" look.  Copper, sterling and gold filled components. $148 Also available are two styles of earrings with a modern yet earthy look comprised of one tiny twig per earring $28,  or a double with one long twig and one tiny twig per earring $38.  Photos coming soon.