After making jewelry for over 6 years, I finally got my maker’s mark made (tee hee, say that three times fast).  Back when I had my logo designed, I also asked them to design a maker’s mark, but for whatever reason, I never actually got the stamp made.

Most of my jewelry making friends have stamps so I decided it was time to get mine made.  I contacted Rio Grande, sent them my artwork, and patiently waited about 4 weeks while my custom stamp was made.

Yesterday, I used it for the first time:

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I’m quite pleased to have it.  It’s a little awkward to use, but I think now that I’ve practiced a bit I’ve got it down.

Most of all, I’m glad to have a unique stamp that shows the world that my work is my work.  There is kind of a sense of pride in that.

Meanwhile, after some success at selling on Etsy, I am making jewelry like a mad woman.  Stay tuned for more new pieces this week, including a little custom work.

2 Replies to “Maker’s Mark”

  1. Antoinette says: September 26, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    It looks great! I’m so glad that Etsy is working out so well for you. No surprise though. Your jewelry is SOOO beautiful.
    I still get compliments on my diamond “creatress” ring you made me.

  2. Holly says: September 26, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks! And thanks for (kind of) introducting me to Etsy!

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