There are many things I love about stamping metal.
Obviously the pocket money comes in handy and the creative outlet is a lifesaver.
Both are things I need being mum to three busy boys aged four and under.
There's one thing I love even more than both those things though... every time new stock arrives, I need samples to put up online, so I get to make myself new jewellery often!
Check out what I made myself tonight:
A chunky 'Tiffany'-style silver-plated fob necklace with sterling silver single clad stamped disk (copper on back - supplier says stampable both sides, but the stamping from each side did show through a little on the opposite side). The single clad disks are quite chunky and weighty, about double the thickness of most of our other blanks.
And I also made a matching silver-plated fob bracelet with sterling silver small Tiffany-style heart.
I love them!
Until the next lot of new stock arrives anyway...
To say I'm excited and relieved to have finished re-designing my website is a huge understatement.
I got this idea in my head that it needed overhauling about five days ago when I viewed my stats and saw just how many of you lovely peeps visit each day.
I was never happy with the first site; it was poorly laid out with unclear photos and a busy, distracting template.
But why I chose my busiest time of year to take it on, I don't know.
Actually, I do.
It's because if I get an idea in my head, I don't sleep properly until I've conquered it.
So I had to get this done in order to get some rest.
Anyway, I hope you like what you see.
I'm going to be blogging regularly from now on.
I'll let you know some more about me, some more about how You Name It came to be and as promised, I'm going to finally bring you a 1500-Facebook-liker giveaway, combined with a Christmas and new website launch celebration.
So keep reading, because there's lots of exciting stuff coming your way.
Gal with a hammer