Sunday, November 13, 2011

Custom Jewelry Tags

Custom stamp with small bench block, (purchased separately).

Mirror image of logo seen in shiney tag allows me to
line up evenly.

Looks even but the impression is a little deeper on one side, (this is the
reason I wish I would have purchase the 2 part stamp).


Now I use a Sharpie to color over the logo making sure the ink
sinks into the impression. Much quicker than mixing up a
batch of smelly liver of sulphur).


Remove excess ink with a polishing cloth and there you have your finished tag.
Just add a jumpring to attach to your jewelry.

So many folks have asked me about my custom jewelry tags that I thought I would post the information for all to see.
I bought a custom stamp with my Hippkitty Beads logo on it at Infinitystamps. I also bought the tiny sterling tags from them the first time, (more on this later). They have different shapes and sizes depending on your logo. They have instructions on their site explaining how to upload your logo for them to make a custom design. I simply chose my favorite font, typed my business name to create the file they needed and uploaded it to their site. I can't remember how long it took to get the order but I do remember they recommended that I buy their 2 part stamp, which I didn't do, thinking I didn't need to go to the extra expense. The cost was quite a bit more but now I wish I would have gone that route because the chances of a miss hit are pretty much non existant with the 2 part stamp and I do mess up a tag every now and then not having the base that the stamp fits in. Take a look at the site if you are confused and this should become more clear to you.
I now purchase the sterling tags from RioGrande because the guage
is a bit thicker and I get a deeper impression, thus a nicer
looking tag. 

3 comments:

rottermond123 said...

Hello i like your blog for custom jewelry and you have so nice designs for custom jewelry .really i am so impress and every one can it i am sure thanks..............................

Julianna Cannon said...

Vickie~ I am such a fan of your happy and colorful beads~ absolutely love your work. Thanks so much for sharing this info. I've been wanting a stamp for my finished jewelry for a while and you've just simplified the process.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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