I started my hand-stamping journey back in 2010. I was a new mom and really wanted one of those necklaces with my daughter’s name on it. I took a look on Etsy and found that they ran for around $50, which seemed like a whole lot for just a name stamped on some metal. (Side note: that’s why I stamp on copper, aluminum, and brass – I don’t want to charge a ton based on material fees.) Being creative, I decided to invest in a hand-stamping kit and make one myself. It took months of practice to get my stamping down smoothly and evenly; by that point, I’d discovered stamping quotes and scripture was way more fun than just stamping names. It wasn’t long after that I realized I could stamp coins (which allow me to pick certain years!), and then names became more standard stamping fare.
I never did end up making a mom necklace for myself – though I did make a penny using her birth year! That penny, along with ones for my son, my wedding, and my baptism, hang on my daily key chain.
And Now …
I stamp almost anything (no profanities or hate speech), send all over the world, and even participate in conventions. Hand stamping has become part of who I am.
Check out a sample of my creations
These are some of the most popular items I sell
Earrings are great because they naturally split up two-part quotes. This can lead to some excellent reactions from people checking out your ear-wear.
My favorite is a quote from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog:
“I hate the homeless” / “-ness problem”
See what people are saying about Design by Any Other Name
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“Arrived exactly as pictured and promptly! Thank you!!!”
“Super fast and well made! Very happy with my purchase!”
“Perfect little penny!!!! Shop was great to accommodate my custom quote and shipping was very fast!!!!!”
“Great customer service and the penny is perfect!!! Very shiny and engraved in the perfect way. Could not be happier”