If you took a piece of jewellery to be engraved it would cost you about $25 or more, just for the engraving.
At You Name It, you can buy the whole blank in STAINLESS STEEL or PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL and have it hand-stamped for less.
I enjoy stamping metal. A lot.
And that's why with some pieces the profit I make is only a few dollars (for quite a bit of work).
I keep my prices low to make hand-stamped jewellery accessible to all.
So while our jewellery is excellent quality, it's not 'fine' jewellery and I think our prices well and truly reflect that.
Hand-stamping itself is in my opinion, an imperfectly perfect art form.
Each letter is lined up by eye and stamped individually by hand, making your piece one-of-a-kind and oozing character.
Some are a little wonky and uneven, some don't impress fully.
Thus, our 'imperfectly perfect' slogan.
I ask that anyone not comfortable ordering after reading this strongly considers looking into increasing their budget to purchase their jewellery from a jeweller and then take that piece to be engraved by machine as hand-stamping is probably not the right choice for you.
This is my hobby, my craft and I see my pieces as art over jewellery.
- Bree :)
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...
Gal with a hammer