tnbc designs about us

Tnbc designs

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All of our products are created from antique, salvaged and reclaimed materials. We especially seek out very old, historical antique pieces that are beyond repair or are ready to take on a new journey and one by one, we hand craft them into something new and useful right here in our studio. Every piece we create is individual, completely unique and rarely reproduced. Our materials are very important to us because they represent something more than just what the final product is made from. Antiques are highly sought after, but that is in large dependent upon their condition. Once they are deemed to be in less than fair condition, their monetary value drops drastically and therefore, their demand. These items will often end up neglected until they deteriorate to the point of being considered trash, yet they still have an amazing history behind them and a wonderful story to tell. These are the pieces that quite frankly, we get very excited about.

Because our products revolve around the materials available to us, our inventory is constantly changing and what we have one day, will be gone the next. This challenges our creativity and keeps our ideas and inventory fresh and unpredictable, even to us. So be sure to check back often, you ever know what you might find!

In addition to our hand made items, you will also find some of our hand picked vintage items. Shop with confidence! All of our hand made items come with a lifetime craftsmanship guarantee.

Please stay awhile and browse some of our work. All of our pieces are unique, rarely reproduced and made with love right here in the U.S.A.

Pick up something old and unused and see if you can make it into something useful. You never know, it may turn into something beautiful.

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Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Albert Einstein

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow.

Dalai Lama

tnbc designs our process

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We call it our journey because it truly is. From antique shows to flea markets to salvage warehouses….. approximately 50% of our materials are sourced locally and 100% are sourced right here in the U.S.A. with the exception of some of our ethnic textiles, which are sourced directly from the tribes and the communities that create them. By purchasing these handmade textiles and crafts, we are able to support these communities as well as their handmade traditions. These make up about 20% of our materials. We have always had a passion for antiques, so about 50% of our materials come from antique items. The other 20% are salvaged, and only about 10% are new materials.

After sourcing our materials, we spend days, sometimes weeks, envisioning what they will become. In a way, we work backwards from traditionally hand crafted items since we first start with our materials rather than deciding what to make and then purchasing the materials to make it. During our design process, we aim to maintain the meaning or history of our materials, preserving as much as possible and using every last piece.

Building our final product is usually the most challenging part as nothing we start off with is straight, smooth or even. But with a whole lot of patience and a little bit of elbow grease, we end up with a truly unique, one of kind item that will never be reproduced.

All our items are guaranteed to carry a little bit of history and a whole lot of character. We believe that the journey is just as important as the destination.

tnbc designs mission

Our mission is to CREATE the highest quality, one of a kind products that are handcrafted, one by one, with reclaimed, salvaged, and vintage sourced materials. We strive to create products that have a historical significance while contributing to a more sustainable present and future. 

tnbc designs vision

Our vision is to SHARE our work with people from all over the world who will appreciate and support our process and the meanings behind them. 

tnbc designs promise

Our Promise is to DELIVER, the highest quality products in both materials and craftsmanship while providing best in class customer service. 

tnbc designs our customers

LOVE IT!!!!!! Beautiful craftsmanship. Fit is perfect and I love that it has both our sign’s with the wedding year down the middle…Perfect!! Thank you so much for the quick reply’s to emails and working with me to make the perfect statement for 21yrs together!!! My husband also thanks you(and me) for finding me the perfect gift!!
Lisa from NJ
Stunning. Beautifully made. Awesome bling. Gorgeous. So very pleased. Thank you so very much. I love your work. What a wonderful artist. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Warmly, Michelle ;D
Michelle from VA
This unique item is well made and will make a great gift. It arrived quickly and was packaged very securely. I would definitely recommend this seller! With such neat designs I’ll definitely be looking to see what they have next!
Lisa from Canada
Beautifully made with quality supplies. Just perfect. Don’t hesitate to purchase from this seller! Very nice to do business with and the bracelet couldn’t be prettier! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Christine from IN

Very original – made from 1800’s carriage step and antique branding iron. Sets the bar high compared to other business card holders. Fast/secure shipping; a discount on future purchase. I highly recommend this Etsy shop for any OOAK item.

Cheri from CA
Wow! I have identical 31 yr old twin sons and purchased 2 of these. Kind of hard to get presents for this age, so they get cash. This year I decided to purchase these (after seeing Thuy’s warning on FB that they were almost gone) to facilitate the delivery of the cash. I put it in the safe! Exceptional quality, you can tell a lot of work went into making these. I am a return customer of this shop and highly recommend TnBCDesigns.
Cherilee from CA
This box is amazing truly allows the details to tell the story of Thuy and Billy’s passion for craftsmanship, and their concern for their customers. This box is far more beautiful than the pictures show. The shipping was incredibly fast and the box was well padded to protect it from the horrors of the journey here. A flawless transaction and brilliant craftspeople.
Jeff from MD
absolutely amazing clutch! perfect size for the essentials, or to throw into a larger bag……very well made, love the leather details too! great customer service and communication from this seller, I will definitely be a repeat customer!
Judy from SC
I have made many purchases on Etsy however this purchase is by far the most outstanding! Craftsmanship, quality, attention to detail and incredible artistry all rolled in to one. I wish I could give it 10 stars! Simply spectacular! Thank you!
Kristen from NH
I absolutely LOVE this bag!!! The construction is of high quality. Service with the seller is exceptional, and I love the re-purposing of materials. Thank you!
Kelley from IN
Dear Thuy and Billy, i want to thank you so very much for the stunning bracelet that you created for me. It is beautiful. And I love it. Am wearing it as i type. These artists are so wonderful and classy. Very gifted and gracious. Such an asset to Etsy. I cannot thank you enough. I’ll be in touch soon for more treasure, lol. Warmly, Michelle ;d
Michelle from VA
Love love LOVE! Thank you!
Karen from MD
Gorgeous! Rarely does something arrive looking as beautiful as it did in its photos. I was looking for something else when I saw these, and they kept calling to me … I’m so glad that I listened :) They have all my favorite elements … rustic, amber, sparkly, rondelle shape, antique brass, proportion … and all that topped off with gorgeous organic wire work. Everything belongs with no excessive embellishment. The reflectiveness of these earthy crystals is all the symphony these beauties need. Such a perfect composition.
Linda from OR
Very original – made from 1800’s carriage step and antique branding iron. Sets the bar high compared to other business card holders. Fast/secure shipping; a discount on future purchase. I highly recommend this Etsy shop for any OOAK item.
Cheri from CA
Gorgeous!! Will buy from again. Love the uniqueness of the product. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!
April from KY
This bag is wonderful. The craftsmanship is terrific, better than expected. The zippers, pockets and lining are wonderful touches and perfectly executed. The bag is soft and durable. Customer service is outstanding. They answered my questions and shipped super fast. I will buy again, for sure! My bag is a one-of-a-kind and everyone who sees it wants to know all about it. Thanks!!!
Allison from OH
I love this stand, it is unique and well made. I may have to have more :-) and, I can’t wait to use this one to display my necklaces in a brand new boutique in North Carolina…thank you for fast shipping!!!
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Karol from NC
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to own such a gorgeous piece of art! The stones are just beautiful ;)
Anonymous
Beautiful Hand-crafted artist’s piece! I love it, it will make a fantastic Christmas gift! Thank you.
Rhiannon from OR
Christmas gift for my wife. She loved it and now my daughter has to have one!
Shane from GA
Absolutely gorgeous pearl necklace! I love this piece!!!! This shop has Beautiful Jewelry!!!! I LOVE everything I have purchased from this great shop!!! Great Sellers Great Shop!!!!!
Pam from CA
I love these earrings!!! THEY ARE STUNNING and SO UNIQUE. “one of a kind” and Gorgeous!!!! I love this shop and will shop again!!! Great Sellers, Very Prompt and Very Kind! 5 stars*****! Thank You!!
Pam from CA
Amazing ring, so so beautiful! The customer service was amazing and had a personal feel. The ring arrived quickly and beautifully packaged. Will be referring friends here and purchasing again!
Savannah from LA
The quality of this product is amazing! I cannot recommend enough. Superb craftsmanship. Thank you
Johanna from CA
This is a fabulous display stand. If you have an industrial decor or style, this is the stand for you. The company does outstanding metal work, they have a fantastic customer service attitude and seem to really care about the customer. I would do business with them in a heartbeat.
Chris from TX

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