Falling in love prompted my first attempt to make jewelry in the mid-1980s. I found used pieces to deconstruct and reassemble into gifts for my future wife. Today's BB Becker designs are a collaborative effort as the engraving is in my wife, Jo's distinctive handwriting using a trade secret process.
In early 2000, seeing the Rosetta Stone during a trip to the British Museum was the initial inspiration for BB Becker jewelry. The Hieroglyphic etchings on antiquities displayed the efforts of humanity over the ages to communicate through words and images chiseled on hard surfaces.
Early on and continuing today, each piece of jewelry begins with words, often found in out-of-print books from thrift stores. We look for messages with inspiration and truth that have a melodious quality. The practice of Tai Chi for more than 40 years inspires design elements. Tai Chi's spiral movements, flow, and balance correlate to our jewelry's smooth, clean lines: and sterling silver's lasting purity coincides with the generational passing of centuries-old Tai Chi. Finally, age-old silver smithing techniques of hand-forging, soldering and buffing to a brilliant high polish produce a beautiful result.
We love the process of making inspirational jewelry. The marriage of meaningful words with beautiful pieces of jewelry feeds our creative spirit and seeing the reaction of people first hand at retail art fairs is a surprise and delight. When our jewelry brings a memory or feeling to mind that moves someone to tears or laughter or somewhere in between, we are deeply rewarded.
BB Becker | Serenity
“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.”~The Serenity Prayer The serenity prayer...
BB Becker | Mother Of Mine
Mother of Mine, bright star in my life, because of you I know what love is, when to hug, and how to shop. From the moment you were born, she...
BB Becker | Lucky & Blessed
“I am lucky. I am blessed.” This pendant can help change someone’s life. Scientists have found that gratitude rewires our brains. Researchers discovered that when we make an effort to...
BB Becker | Love Finds A Way
“Deep in the heart, somewhere in the soul, love finds a way to be forever.” You may have trouble finding just the right words to express what your special someone...
BB Becker | Lasting beauty
“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”~Rumi Lasting beauty radiates purity and simple elegance, like this inspirational sterling silver necklace. A smooth, polished heart holds delicately engraved...
BB Becker | Boldness
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.~Goethe When you’re faced with a doorway, you can choose to stand back...
BB Becker | How Wonderful
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.”~Anne Frank When we lift someone else up, our kindness creates a ripple effect...
BB Becker | Strong Women Bracelet
Strong Women. May we know them, may we raise them, may we be them. ~Unknown Give a gift that’s so much more than a bracelet. The unique pyramid links carry...
BB Becker | Beautiful View Bracelet
“The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.”~Rosemond Gerard When she adds a rosy glow to even the most mundane errands, you know it’s love. When you’re...
BB Becker | Falling In Love Bracelet
“I have fallen in love many times… Always with you.” You are two sides of the same heart, eternally linked. This bracelet will remind her that whatever ups and downs...
BB Becker | Friendship Bangle
“We must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship, let me be the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest.” ~Longfellow This hand-polished sterling silver bracelet shines...
BB Becker | Your Story Bracelet
“The only people who truly know your story are the ones who help you write it.” Having someone who truly understands you is a gift beyond measure. Think of a...