Some of my favorite jewelry is personalized. So when I recently had the chance to work with the Hand Stamped by Lorelei Etsy Shop, I was so excited to get to share her beautiful jewelry with you. Lorelei has a great selection of personalized necklaces, bracelet cuffs, rings, key chains and more!
Lorelei was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule and answer some questions about herself and her shop.
Tell me a little bit about yourself. I live in Maine with my husband and our babies, James, who just turned 3, and Lauren who is 10 months old. I am lucky to be able to stay home with them and I love it.
How did you get started making stamped jewelry? It wasn't even a year ago! I wanted a necklace with James and Lauren's names on it for Mother's Day, and since I've always liked to do crafty things, I just thought maybe I could do it. So I did. And I loved it. It has been a real blessing that my past time hobby has become so successful.
What's your favorite piece that you make? Lately the cuffs are my favorite. They're so versatile and the messages you can put on them are endless. They are great for anyone and they are just so fun.
How do you find inspiration for your pieces? I don't make it if I wouldn't personally use or have it for myself. I like that they can have messages that are good reminders throughout the day. Currently I'm wearing a cuff that says "Don't count the days, Make the days count" Its nice to take a moment and be reminded of things like that.
What is your favorite part about running an online business? Flexibility! I can spend all day with my kids and then do my "work" when they're sleeping. I do what I do because I love doing it. The money is just a bonus. I just want people to have (and love!) the things I make.
Lorelei was so kind to send me a personalized bracelet cuff to review. Here is the bracelet I was sent. I chose to have it inscribed with a Bible verse - Jeremiah 29:11. This bracelet is a constant reminder that God has great plans for me, far greater than anything I could imagine. So I every time I look down at my wrist I remember that!
You can literally have Lorelei's jewelry personalized with anything that will fit - from your children's names, to an anniversary date, to an inspirational quote. The possibilities are endless. You can choose from a pretty script font or the Arial font.
Here are some of the other pieces that I just love from Hand Stamped by Lorelei.
How fun is this bride-to-be bracelet cuff? It would make a wonderful engagement or bridal shower gift.
My husband and I love to playfully argue about who loves the other more. So I was drawn to this beautiful I Love You More Necklace featuring glass pearls and a heart bead. Just gorgeous!
What a great mother's day gift this cute Personalized Mom / Grandma Key Chain would make! I just love the birthstone beads.
As a special thank you to Blog Giveaway Directory Readers, Lorelei is offering 10% off any purchase! Simply enter the code JAN2011 when you are checking out.
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Disclosure: I received a personalized bracelet cuff to facilitate this review. The opinions stated within my review were my own.