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Treasure for Pleasure

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Treasure for Pleasure

Every year I’m amazed at the tourists that come here to South Florida. They gather on the beaches. Splash in the clear, blue water. And hunt for treasures. I have a habit of snorkeling at our local beaches and finding all sorts of beautiful shells. I usually walk along the shore and give the shells to little kids to add to their collections. The look on their faces is amazing. Pure joy!   All of it.. the water, the fish, the seashells, the sand, the Caribbean breeze… it helps me to create the silver jewelry that I’m so...

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The Next Big Thing in Jewelry

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The Next Big Thing in Jewelry

Fashion magazines are always harping about what’s next in the jewelry world. Will it be chunky metal bangles? Or how about mood rings having a comeback? Or is it the oh-so-Bond-like Magnum Cufflinks? Or maybe… it’s simply timeless silver that you can wear for a lifetime. Yeah. The trends come and go. But the quality of silver jewelry that I create for you will last forever. Jewelry isn’t about trends. What you wear around your neck of on your fingers or around your wrist is a statement. It has nothing to do with...

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3 Ways To Know if Your Silver Is Sterling

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3 Ways To Know if Your Silver Is Sterling

You open up your box of jewelry and you see a bunch of what you think is silver in there. But you’re not sure. There was sure a lot of chunky metal treasures that circulated in the 80’s! Lots of pieces are made with nickel and stainless steel instead of silver but you, of course being a discriminating rocker deserve to know! So what’s a glam rocker to do? Here’s 3 ways for you to determine if your jewelry is .925 sterling silver. Magnetic Personality Hold a magnet up to any piece of jewelry. If it sticks to the magnet,...

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How Pure Is It?

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How Pure Is It?

In Spinal Tap, there’s a classic scene about the new album…. which is hmmm… black. Nigel Tufnel says: “There’s something about this that’s so black, it’s like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.” When I set out to make silver jewelry, I set out with the intent of a purist. What does that mean for you? It means I don’t use glues or epoxies or other weird chemicals. I believe that when you wear a piece of silver treasure, not only does it have meaning...

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Guitar Pic

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Guitar Pic

The classic guitar pic with a skull on it. Does it get more rock n roll than this? I always thought Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top ought to have one of these. If you’re looking for a gift for a dude, a rocker, a guitar player… this is the perfect choice.  When you place an order for one of these, be sure and let me know what initials you’d like stamped on the back to make it truly personalized. Rock n roll baby....

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Skulls, Skulls & More Skulls

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Skulls, Skulls & More Skulls

It’s no secret that I create a lot of skulls in Bamtastic Silver. After living in Los Angeles for several years, the day of the dead designs rubbed off on me. Here’s just a few of the skulls that are inspired by the art in East LA. Our house is even more covered in skulls as well as once someone finds out how many skulls I have, they seem to send them to me! Ha! I’ve got Mexican day of the dead skull band figurines along with skull erasers, bicycle tire knobs, skull tshirts, and of course, my own collection of skull jewelry....

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Inspiration

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Inspiration

Bamtastic Silver creations definitely relies upon inspiration. I turn to music a LOT of course. It is my muse for jewelry. While I’m sawing, soldering and forging… I like to spin a vinyl record and when one side of the album is done… I know it’s time for a break. Fav album still to this day? Led Zeppelin III. Then I throw the Les Paul Jr on for a mini jam! What inspires you? What motivates you to create?  

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