Friday, February 5, 2010

a unfamiliar path

i'm entering it, and i'm scared.  for months i've thought about buying this...

 
it's a metal stamping kit.  it comes with the alphabet, disk punch, and doming block.  it's used for making jewelry and such.  i received a  personalized necklace when caroline was born with her name on it.  it is one of my favorite necklaces.  i thought it would be great if i made them because everyone compliments me on mine.  not only would it earn me some extra cash, but it would make me try something i've never done before.  so after a couple months, i took the plunge and bought the kit.  i immediately got stressed.  i bought the kit yeah, but not the rest of the tools, and not to mention all the jewelry parts (chains, beads, head pins, etc.)  plus i have to be creative!  so i texted my dear friend casey who is a jewelry making machine.  she's helping me find all the things i need and is going to help me in jewelry making 101. haha, i'm really excited about it, but still very nervous.  what if i'm terrible and i invest all this time and money into a flop.  but casey encouraged me and told me a woman on etsy has sold 2300 in stamped jewelry.  so that is huge!  i'm not expecting it at all, but i live in a small town and i think it's something that could go over really well!  so say a pray for me and newest craft.  now gawk at my inspirations.


 
adorable. i love the teardrop shape.


 
that bird is so cute!

 
the pear is adorable.  looks like it's wearing a crown.  plus i loved the hammered look and the dome shape!

 
so cute for a mother or grandmother. 
i can't wait to get started, but i think i need some cute stamps!  etsy here i come!



6 comments:

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I'm so excited about this! I want a gold stamped necklace & ring ASAP :) I may even have to learn the trade b/c it's fabulous!

elise said...

Maggie, i was *seriously* just looking at these, literally 20 minutes ago.
i love the idea!!
i actually just entered a give-a-way on a blog hoping to win one:O)
you can totally do it!

just_me_tiff said...

That's awesome, they are so adorable. I'm jealous!!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Hooray!
You'll love it!
I got a set several months ago, and love it. Start with your friends and family (no better advertising than that!!!)

Good luck!
~Amy

Jillian said...

lOve it! :)

Anonymous said...

Maggie!! You will be GREAT at this! I will TOTALLY buy them!!!! Kimr