One of my nieces birthday is coming up and originally I wanted to make her a bag, however she is turning 17 and honestly I have no clue what type of fabrics she would like so I thought I would play it safe and decided to make her something hand stamped (my new found love…see post below :).
Anyway, I stamped “Brittany” on a 1″ hammered sterling disk over a 1″ copper disk that I stamped “x o” in the center and when you lift up the sterling disk the words “you are loved” are stamped around the edges, kind of like a secret message :).
I really like how it came out and especially love the 2 metals together. I put the disks on a 16″ leather strand and added a sterling closure. Hopefully Brittany will like this necklace, if not she can put it on a key ring and use it as a key chain since she is now driving! I still want to make her bag once I figure out what she likes. Happy birthday Britt! You ARE very loved! x o
About a year ago or so all of the families in our Girl Scout Daisy troop pitched in and got myself and our two other leaders adorable necklaces with our kids names hand-stamped on small sterling disks as a thank you for our first year in Girl Scouts. We were all so touched by this amazingly thoughtful gift and I personally have only taken mine off about 4 or 5 times, that is how much I adore this thing.
For a while now I have been thinking of doing some kind of stamping, it kind of fits in with the scrap booking I enjoy however I do digital scrap booking but you get the point…it’s crafty.
Recently I took a class at a local bead store called text & texture and learned the technique of stamping metal (I probably just skimmed the surface since it was only 1.5 hrs.)
Anyway, I stamped a sterling hammered washer with my name & my husbands name to add to the necklace I wear everyday and I am quite pleased at how it came out for my first time stamping…if I do say so myself :). I did purchased some stamping tools and plan on making more stamped goodies and gifts and I also have some ideas of adding them to my bags in the future, just what I need another obsession! 🙂
First I practiced on this copper disk…it’s not as easy as it looks!
Walah! This is exactly what I wanted to add to these adorable little sterling disks…
I thought it was fitting to use my Beautiful Blooms for my April coupon since we are finally starting to see some flowers blooming here in Massachusetts. So, for any handbag or tutu order placed in the month of April you will have your choice of a flower pin or hair clip. These flowers are available in almost any color and they look so pretty on a jacket, a blouse or even in your hair!
Happy Spring and April Fools Day!
I LOVE this Amy Butler fabric called Coriander Pine in a dark grey and the turquoise, it has always been one of my favorites! Lately I’ve been going through all of my fabric trying to decided what fabric to use to make myself a new wristlet and since I only had a little bit of this fabric left I decided to use it for me! (I know, selfish but I will be ordering more).