Lasting Impressions Hand Stamped Jewelry
Welcome to my shop! For years I've always wanted my own business. I just couldn't seem to figure out what my true passion was. I tried a lot though! I sold housewares, I had a fashion blog, I wanted a home staging business, I wanted to flip houses, I wanted my own clothing store, I wanted a traveling boutique, you name it, I wanted to do it or I tried to do it. Then one day, I saw a class listed at a local jewelry store. I decided to take the class and I learned how to stamp my own necklace in the matter of a few hours. I thought, hey I can do this. I can create something from this, I loved it, I thought it was easy, I was hooked. "Here we go again", my husband said! I said, "No this time will be different, I swear!".
Well isn't he just eating his words?!! However, I was wrong about a lot....this wasn't easy at all! Stamping is not easy, it has quite a learning curve, and is not a "cheap" start up to create. But, that didn't stop me. Hundreds of messed up blanks later, I thought I was finally good enough to show my work to the public. I started stamping in July of 2014 and opened my online shop in September 2014. Since then, I have expanded my abilities beyond measure, I've invested in myself and my business. I have upped my game 1000%. My supplies are sourced better, I use blanks all made and bought from other small business owners in the United States. My skills are polished (thought not perfect, as hand stamping is NOT engraving and is not meant to be perfect), I've learned many different ways to market myself, my business, my dream. I offer wholesale and retail lines.
My dream finally has come true, I finally found my passion, the spark I was looking for, for such a long time! I am proud to be a small business owner, but I am even more proud that I get to show my twin girls, who are 8 and my son who is 2, what it means to be a woman in business today, what it means to chase your dreams, achieve your goals, and continue to better yourself.
I've been married for almost 13 years to my soulmate, who also helps me part time with my dream. He is the most supportive man. We live in Connecticut and love to spend time together as a family and often frequent our local flea market which is the largest in New England. We go to every fall fair I can find, and try to give our children as many experiences as we can!
So there I am in a nutshell, thank you for reading and thank you for helping to support my dreams!!