Name: Renegade Silver
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Style: Minimalist, Unique, Edgy
Price: Most under $50 with a few higher priced items
Shipping: No free shipping
Social: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest
Renegade Silver was created in 2015 by two friends, Catie and Courtney. Each piece is custom made to order and hand-crafted with care. All of the designs are very unique & edgy, including trendy ear jackets and ear climbers that I’ve been eyeing in stores lately. However, Renegade Silver designs are much cooler than anything I’ve found in chain stores. Most of the jewelry is offered in 3 different finish options. Shiny, or traditional silver is the most popular. They also have oxidized, or black silver, and matte finish, which has an evenly scratched dull finish. I love having options. Take a look at a few of my favorite designs.
Petal Quartet Ear Jacket $46, Tiny Square Peekaboo Ear Jacket $48, Beaded Ear Climbers $28
How long does it take to make a typical piece?
It usually takes 1-2 days for us to complete a piece from start to finish. There are dozens of steps to form even the simplest looking silver earring.
What inspired you to start making & selling jewelry?
When talking about inspiration, it is a little different for Courtney and I. I started learning how to design and produce jewelry in a jewelry design class in high school. I spent four years learning different techniques in metal work, soldering, sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, sanding, buffing, and many others. My inspiration comes from nature, and beautiful stylish women and friends. I also design jewelry that I want to buy myself, but can’t find. Courtney was painting, drawing, making and assembling jewelry when I met her. She was hired on to my team a few years back when I worked as a silversmith manager at a local Chattanooga jewelry shop. After working together for a few years, we started designing a line of jewelry together and opened our own Etsy shop early 2015.
What is your favorite part of the business?
My favorite part of the business is making jewelry out of my home, and directly selling it to my customers. Receiving good feedback truly makes my day! Recently I have found a new passion for portrait photography, and have been taking model shots whenever possible.
What is your bestseller?
Our best seller is the moonbeam deep v combo (above left), which comes with a 5 mm smooth or hammered moon stud, and a deep v moonbeam ear jacket. It is one of our true collaboration designs, with my stud and Courtney’s ear jacket, each combo ordered is worked on by each of us.
What is your favorite piece?
My favorite piece that we make is the perfect ear climber (above right), which has been getting great reviews and sales lately, and is available in 3 lengths, and 3 different finish options.
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