My name is Beverly and I am the mother of three beautiful boys. I am also married to a wonderfully talented metal worker named Vince. Vince has been working with metal for more than 40 years and is very knowledgeable about the subject. Together, we have created Bopper - a premier metal shop!
A little bit about us, I am a retired middle school special education teacher and Vince is a retired heating and air conditioning guy who has worked in all aspects of HVAC. My organizational skills and Vince's metal talent has allowed us to create Bopper.
Currently, Vince and I sell aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, nickel silver, nu-gold, pewter, stainless steel and sterling silver. We have many different sizes and shapes to meet your jewelry making needs. Vince cuts metal to any custom size blanks you might need in the typical gauges (24, 22, 20, & 18). If you do not see the size, gauge or quantity you need, please convo us and we'll be happy to set up a custom listing for you.
Vince and I pride ourselves in quality products, low prices, and fast shipping. Our shipping time is typically 1 - 2 days depending on the size of the order and whether we are in the middle of a busy season or not.
We would love to take a moment to thank all of our customers, long-time and new, for all of your wonderful feedback that you leave us. We appreciate your kind words and take any suggestions to heart.
A Bopper Snapshot
Why do you sell the items you sell?
Vince and I sell our product because we understand that many of our customers, like us, work out of their home and create beautiful products to sell through their online shops. Many of our customers utilize point-of-purchase sales, meaning that they purchase their supplies once they have made a sale of their own. In these cases, it is very important for our customers to get their product as quickly as possible so they can get their handmade creation out to their customer in a timely manner. If they are waiting for weeks for the delivery of their supplies, they may end up losing a sale. It is our job to make sure they get their product quickly so that doesn’t happen.
How long have you been in business?
Vince and I opened our Etsy Shop for Bopper in July of 2008. The five and a half years we have been on Etsy have been phenomenal. We are looking forward to continuing our success here on Bopper’s Metal Supply site.
Why are you named Bopper?
Funny story behind the name Bopper. When I was 16 years old, I worked in an attorney’s office. Apparently I sang and smiled so much, the secretaries said I bebopped through the office like a little “teeny bopper” and the name stuck. Today, I still bebop through my day as I get all my orders out for my customers
How did Vince get into working with metal?
Vince began metal working at a very young age. As early as 9 years old, he was expected to go to his father’s metal fabricating shop in Santa Paula, California to help the family out. By the time Vince was 13, he was creating duct work that was used in homes and businesses.
What inspires Vince?
Vince is inspired by his desire to create quality work that he knows his customers will appreciate. He constantly inspects his work and makes necessary adjustments to make sure our products are the best possible quality for our customers. Vince is also inspired simply by the sheer art of the creative process. He is amazing at looking for and finding new ways to make our jobs more efficient.
Tell us about your team.
Bopper’s Metal Supply is a family run business. Vince is the manufacturer and punches and sheers each metal blank. I get to do everything office-related, and we all, my three sons and other family members included, get to help with inventory.