Basil Plant Marker by Lynn and Karl Berg
Handmade by Lynn and Karl Berg in Dubuque, Iowa.
Lynn and Karl Berg are a husband and wife team. Karl is the muscle and does the shaping and hammering then gives Lynn the rough form. Lynn does the finishing work; buffing, sanding and assembling.
All of their jewelry is from silverplate flatware. The base metal is usually an alloy of nickel or brass. Some pieces have a thick sterling plate, while others are worn through, creating an aged effect. Pure sterling silver is a very soft metal so some of the intricate designs will wear more quickly. Any leather that is used on their jewelry is from upholstery scraps.
Together they believe in repurposing items and not wasting materials.