It’s hard to believe, but this past month made a year since I began hand-stamping jewelry. It seems like it’s been so much longer than that! So much has changed, and my, I’ve gotten SO much better [and faster] at stamping! I have had the wonderful opportunity to make many custom pieces for people and hear the stories behind the piece. I love pieces that tell a story, and with hand-stamped jewelry, each one truly does! Some broke my heart as they were to commemorate the passing of a child, or other dear loved one; some were joyous as they celebrate anniversaries, births, and graduations; some were powerful scriptures that had a special meaning to the person.
I’ve also spent a lot of the past year trying out new jewelry making techniques, and really trying to find what I love. I’ve made leather bracelets and necklaces, earrings, rings, beaded bracelets, beaded earrings, and the list goes on. I’ve discovered that my favorite thing to do truly is hand-stamping jewelry, and so I’ve decided to really focus on that this next year. I also like making hand-stamped gifts like keychain and ornaments, so I’ll continue to incorporate non-jewelry hand-stamped items as well!
Something NEW that I now have is a SHOP SECTION located on this website. I no longer have any jewelry listed on Etsy [the listing fees were really starting to dip into my pocket] so I’ve moved all of my items to here! I accept PayPal, and you can also use a debit/credit card through PayPal without actually having a PayPal account. I’m still accepting custom orders as well. A lot of times, people will see something on Etsy or Pinterest that they really like, and want to know if I can make them. The answer is YES! Just simply go to my CONTACT page and fill out the form with the custom item you’d like. From there, we’ll communicate by email and I will create a custom listing in the shop for you! It’s as simple as that!
So as I think about the new year, there are a few things I plan to add to my shop, such as customizable cuff/bangle bracelets, and stackable rings. I want to have a nice selection of hand-stamped items available for people to choose from to customize in addition to them creating their own piece based off of something they’ve seen elsewhere.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me this past year by ordering items with me! It is YOU who helped make this past year a success and YOU who continue to fuel the passion I have for making hand-stamped items. All of the encouragement and support you have shown me is overwhelming and so appreciated! And a HUGE THANK YOU to my HUSBAND who has supported me this whole past year [even when I really wasn’t that good!] but kept encouraging me. He has helped me with different techniques, made many things for me, including some awesome jewelry displays, and continues to lift me up in this endeavor! I am truly blessed to be your wife, Lance! Thank you!!