Initials & Date Wedding Forks, Wedding Cake Forks Set, Custom Hand Stamped Forks, Keepsake Vintage Silver Forks, Bride Groom Forks, Gift Box

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Initials & Date Wedding Forks, Custom Hand Stamped, Vintage, Silver Plated, Gift Boxed, Wedding Engagement Gift, Bridal Shower Gift, Two Rows of Stamping, You Choose Dessert or Dinner Size Forks, Food Safe
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Something OLD, something new, something borrowed, something blue....

Create a new family heirloom as you fulfill the "something old" portion of this wedding tradition.

This listing is for a pair of MADE TO ORDER upcycled vintage silver-plated forks in a matching pattern in your choice of size (dessert or dinner forks). I will hand-stamp the couple's initials and wedding date below the fork tines (in 2 rows, as pictured). These forks are ideal for the newly married couple to serve cake to each other on their wedding day. The forks are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or engagement parties (and even anniversaries). Makes a wonderful gift and memorable keepsake!

➽ The set of (dinner) forks pictured are from a sample matching pattern and are EXAMPLES ONLY. Your matching forks will be from an equally lovely pattern. They will show some wear due to their age and previous use, which only adds to their charm. If you would like to select your fork pattern, please convo me to set up a custom order.

➽ You will receive two matching dessert/salad or dinner/grille forks. Dessert/salad forks are shorter and have shorter tines. Dinner and grille forks are longer, with dinner forks tending to have the longest tines and grille forks having shorter tines.

➽ The two forks will be polished to as bright a shine as possible. However, they are antiques. The forks will show some wear due to their previous lives. They will show some small scratches, dings, plate-wear, and/or dents. They will not show significant plate loss or damage.

Any slightly blue reflection appearing on the sample silverware in the photographs is simply that -- a reflection. There is no blue coloration on the silverware itself.

➽ ➽ ➽ Please allow 5-7 business days for production (prior to Priority Mail shipping -- typically 2-3 day delivery after shipping). This production time does not include weekends or holidays.

☛ To view my READY-TO-SHIP stamped fork listings, please click here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=ready+to+ship+fork

➽ ➽ ➽ If you need your forks sooner, please convo me ahead of time to see if I can accommodate a RUSH Production order for an additional fee (to make your forks in 2-3 business days instead of 5-7 business days).


❶ You can select which type of matching forks you would like from the below options:
◆ Dessert/Salad Forks (shorter overall in length and shorter tines)
◆ Dinner/Grille Forks (longer overall in length and longer tines)


❷ You can select how you would like to have the initials hand-stamped on the forks from the below options:
◆ "B & A" (uppercase initials with an ampersand [&] in the middle)
◆ "B + A" (uppercase initials with a plus sign [+] in the middle)
◆ "B *heart* A" (uppercase initials with a small heart [❤] in the middle)
◆ "a & b" (lowercase initials with an ampersand [&] in the middle)
◆ "a + b" (lowercase initials with a plus sign [+] in the middle)
◆ "a *heart* b" (lowercase initials with a small heart [❤] in the middle)

★ ★ ★ If you have a preference regarding the style of heart (a solid heart or a heart outline), please let me know at Checkout.

★ ★ ★ If you would like the order of the initials on the forks to be reversed (e.g., "B & A" on one fork and "A & B" on the other fork), please let me know at Checkout. Otherwise, both forks will be stamped with the initials in the same order.


❸ During Checkout, please let me know how you would like the wedding date to be stamped from the below options (up to 6 digits total):
◆ "MM ● DD ● YY"
◆ "M ● DD ● YY"
◆ "MM ● D ● YY"
◆ "M ● D ● YYYY"

➽ ➽ ➽ PLEASE carefully double-check the date and initials you enter for me to stamp; I am not responsible for stamping the wrong date or initials if I am given incorrect information. Customized items cannot be returned. Thanks for understanding.

➽ ➽ ➽ If during Checkout, you provide me with a date containing more than 6 digits (e.g., "12 ● 31 ● 2015" or "1 ● 21 ● 2015"), I will remove the "20" and stamp the rest of the date however you listed it (e.g., "12 ● 31 ● 15" or "1 ● 21 ● 15"). PLEASE list the date exactly as you want it to appear (up to 6 digits in length).


➽ All letters, numbers, and characters will be darkened in, as pictured. I will use the same font to stamp the letters as is shown in the photos. If you want a different style of stamp font, different wording stamped, etc., please convo me prior to your order.

➽ Please allow 5-7 business days for production following cleared payment (prior to shipping). This processing time does not include weekends or holidays.


➽➽➽ PLEASE be certain to provide me with ALL requested customization details at Checkout. Failure to do so can result in shipping delays which are beyond my control per my policies. I cannot guess the initials to stamp OR the date of the wedding. If I need to follow up via convos and/or emails to gather missing custom details, your response time will determine when your item is able to be created. Thanks for understanding.

➽ Please specify the information to stamp in the "Note to AmySueCrafts" box during checkout (as shown here: https://img0.etsystatic.com/038/0/5763117/il_570xN.619017506_ix2i.jpg ). Let me know what initials and date you want stamped below the fork tines and any other special instructions (such as a solid or outline heart, reversed initials on each fork, etc.).

♥ These forks are safe to eat with but can also be used as photo props.

♥ This set of forks comes packaged in a silver foil gift box ready for gift giving (as shown in the 4th photo).

♥ The forks come with care instructions.

♥ Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box, which includes insurance plus USPS Tracking™.

➽ Pictures are enlarged (close-ups) to show detail. The photos are not the actual size of the finished item. Please refer to the applicable scale information shown in the photos (i.e., the U.S. penny, the U.S. dime, the ruler, etc.) and/or the listing description for actual dimensions. Remember, U.S. pennies are only 19mm across (roughly 3/4-inch or 0.75 inches) and U.S. dimes are only 17.7mm across (less than 3/4-inch; roughly 0.70 inches).

➽➽➽ All pieces are handcrafted by me. Spacing between, and depth of, hand-stamped letters, numbers, characters/images, etc., will vary slightly between, and within, items. These small variations add to the charm and unique nature of each piece. They are not imperfections.

✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤

➽➽➽ If you would like a variation on this listing, please convo me about setting up a custom order. Some options are listed below.

✪ A specific pattern style (e.g., floral, plain, elegant, or a specific pattern)

✪ A different size of fork (e.g., pastry fork)

✪ An unmatched but similar pair of forks (to represent that you remain 2 unique individuals with both similarities and differences despite being joined together in marriage)

✪ A different style/size of font to stamp the initials

✪ Stamp words instead of initials on the forks (e.g., Mr./Mrs., bride/groom, his cake/her cake, His/Hers, your first names, Mr. Smith/Mrs. Smith [as long as your last name will fit], I Do/Me Too, Always/Forever, Mr. Right/Mrs. Right, etc.)

✪ Add stamping to the fork handles (e.g., first names, last names, hearts, a cross, etc.)

✪ Add stamping on the fork tines (e.g., words or tiny hearts)

The possibilities are practically endless! ❤

✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤

★★★ All silverware items designed for use with food have the hand-stamped letters, numbers, and/or design characters darkened using a food-safe oxidation process (i.e., natural tarnishing) to highlight the stamped characters. This semi-permanent patina wears off over time, with washing, and with polishing. However the hand-stamped impressions will last forever. (See more information below.)

To view some of my other stamped silverware items, please visit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts?section_id=15261625&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

To view some of my other wedding/anniversary-related items, please visit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=wedding

☛ To view my READY-TO-SHIP stamped fork listings, please click here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=ready+to+ship+fork

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Please carefully review ALL of the below information prior to placing an order:
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1) What Exactly is Vintage/Antique Silverware?
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This means the silverware pieces are previously used and can include nicks, plate-wear, and/or scratches. Each piece is thoroughly cleaned and inspected by me. I personally select each piece for its elegance, design, charm, and beauty. Only the best pieces are used for my projects. There is great beauty in old silverware. Pieces may be tarnished and slightly worn from years of loving use, but reviving them and giving them new life is a fun way to reuse and recycle as well as to enjoy their vintage charm and history.

Silver plating on antique silverware also varies in color, thickness, and patina between pieces (and even within patterns) depending on the original design as well as how much each piece was used in its previous life. Because of the age and history of my silverware pieces, imperfections are to be expected and cherished -- that is part of their charm and character.

If you are seeking flawless, uniform, modern pieces for your stamped silverware, you have come to the wrong place. You would be better off looking for stainless steel pieces, new/current silver-plated patterns, and/or engraved pieces.


2) How Should I Care for my Vintage Silverware?
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Please hand wash your silver-plated silverware. This will preserve the plating, making the silverware last longer.

It is normal for silver-plated pieces to darken and tarnish over time. A light polishing with silver polish or a polishing cloth will keep them beautiful.


3) Are the Letters/Characters Engraved?
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No, each letter on the silverware is lovingly hand stamped (i.e., hammered by hand by me). I carefully hand stamp each character -- one at a time. Therefore, no two pieces ever will be exactly the same due to the font/pattern used, the precise placement of each character, the character alignment, the depth of each impression, and stamp uniformity. This adds to the character, charm, and uniqueness of the pieces. Engraving is done with a machine, not by hand.

Because of the nature of hand-stamping, it is impossible to guarantee that 100% of letters/numbers/characters will be perfectly aligned. In some cases, minor tool markings may be evident on the front and/or back of the silverware depending on the design & thickness of the piece.


4) How are the Letters/Numbers/Design Characters Blackened?
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On silver-plated silverware pieces intended for use with food, stamped characters are safely blackened with oxidation (i.e., natural tarnishing) to highlight them. This patina wears off over time, with washing, and with heavier polishing. However, the stamped impressions are permanent and will continue to be visible.

The stamped characters on pennies, garden markers (coming soon), silver-plated jewelry (coming soon), and silver-plated ornaments (coming soon) are colored with a permanent, water-resistant, fade-resistant black dye. Even this "permanent" dye will fade over time. However, those products are *NOT* food safe.

Although many permanent markers (such as Sharpie® markers) are labeled as "non-toxic," it is misleading. They are "non-toxic" in accordance with their intended "normal use" purpose of writing, labeling, and drawing... NOT for eating. For example, ACMI certifies that Sharpie® markers do not contain any materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or harmful to humans. According to the institute's toxicological evaluations, Sharpie® markers are not hazardous under "normal use" conditions. However, "normal use" does NOT include consuming any amount of the marker ink. This certification as "non-toxic" also does NOT mean that materials are not irritants or allergens. Such products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, and the U.S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA). For more information, you can search the Internet on topics such as "Are permanent markers toxic?," "What does ACMI AP certification mean?," "What is ASTM D-4236 certification?," or look up the MSDS for a particular brand of permanent marker.

And on ACMI's website, it reminds readers to not put your pen in your mouth, to avoid skin contact, and to avoid eating art materials. Moreover, "never use products for skin painting or food preparation unless indicated that the product is meant to be used in this way." (https://www.acmiart.org/index.php/art-material-safety/safety-tips-what-you-need-to-know)

Buyers are cautioned to consider the health and safety of the intended recipients of their stamped silverware gifts. Sellers who do not disclose the method of darkening the stamped characters on their products intended for use with food may inadvertently be using markers/paints/products that, although possibly labeled as "non-toxic," still could be potential irritants or allergens.


5) Please review the information found in the above "Shipping & Policies" tab or visit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/policy


💗 💗 💗 Please convo me with any questions prior to ordering. I am happy to set up custom orders with different stamped designs and different options. Thanks for looking!



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✔ Please review AmySueCrafts's "Shipping & Policies" available at the tab above or go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/policy

✔ This item has small parts and should not be given to children due to choking hazards.

✔ Items created by AmySueCrafts are NOT toys. Please do not allow children, pets, or other adults to play with these items. Many items are breakable and also pose a choking hazard. Never put pennies, coins, charms, or other items in your mouth (or allow others to do so).

✔ Except in the case certain of ready-to-ship items, the items pictured are EXAMPLES ONLY; yours will vary based on your customization choices and natural variations in the hand-stamping process.

✔ Care Instructions for Your Handmade Item:
- Avoid direct contact with lotion, oil, perfume/cologne, hairspray, sunscreen, bug spray, and other chemicals (e.g., harsh detergents, household cleaners, bleach, alcohol, acids, etc.)
- Avoid contact with water – do not shower with OR swim with your keychains, pendants, jewelry, or other items created by AmySueCrafts; chlorine and other chemicals in water can damage, discolor, and/or destroy your handcrafted items
- In addition, keep resin-based items (e.g., music cufflinks, resin flower pendants, etc.) away from extended exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures
- For vintage silverware, please refer to the care instructions included with your order

✔ Each hand-stamped item is stamped by me, by hand, using a hammer -- one letter/number/character/symbol at a time -- so the letters/characters/numbers may not be perfectly lined up, which only adds to the charming, rustic appeal of an item. No two will ever look the same!

✔ PLEASE be certain to provide me with ALL requested customization details at Checkout. Failure to do so can result in shipping delays which are beyond my control per my policies. If I need to follow up via convos and/or emails to gather missing custom details, your response time will determine when your item is able to be created. Thanks for understanding.

✔ If you need RUSH Order Processing (for an extra fee) to create your item faster than the standard production time listed above, please convo me prior to ordering.

✔ I ship ALL items with USPS Tracking™ (formerly called "Delivery Confirmation") which means I ***CANNOT*** ship anything by regular USPS First Class Mail; it must be sent as a USPS First Class Parcel to qualify for USPS Tracking™. This is slightly more expensive for very small, flat items, but the tracking information provides you with proof that I shipped the package and proof of delivery.

✔ AmySueCrafts accepts payment via ALL major credit cards as well as PayPal. Please convo me if you need further assistance. Please also note that payment by eCheck (checking account) or debit card *may* delay your order; those forms of payment often take 3-5 business days to clear the bank.

✔ ALL penny keychains come with your choice of (steel-based) keychain color: Antique Copper, Silver, or Gold.

✔ ALL keychains are also packaged in organza gift bags/pouches (effective 2/3/16). Solid white is the standard color, but some listings offer additional color choices.

✔ AmySueCrafts is ***typically*** open for orders SUNDAYS through THURSDAYS (closed for ordering on Fridays & Saturdays). I also close periodically for additional days to ensure I continue to complete all orders in a timely fashion. For current scheduling, please see my “Announcements” on my home page (www.AmySueCrafts.Etsy.com). Please refer to your order convo and/or receipt for your ship-by date. You will receive a tracking number via Etsy convo when your order ships.

✔ Custom order requests are always welcome!

✔ INSURANCE is available on any purchase. Please click here to access the insurance add-on: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=insurance. Customer satisfaction is one of my primary goals, but please understand that AmySueCrafts is not responsible for packages once they are in the hands of USPS. I do not work for USPS or have any control over how USPS handles packages. Packages lost or damaged by USPS are not the fault of AmySueCrafts.

Once a package is picked up by USPS and leaves my hands, AmySueCrafts is not responsible for delivery delays, lost packages, undelivered packages, or damaged packages. Lost, damaged, undelivered, or returned packages paid without insurance are the responsibility of the buyer, not AmySueCrafts. If you choose not purchase insurance and your package is lost, damaged, or not delivered by USPS, AmySueCrafts is not liable and cannot provide a refund. Lost/damaged/undelivered packages that are not insured are also not reimbursable via USPS, even if they have USPS Tracking™.
Initials & Date Wedding Forks, Custom Hand Stamped, Vintage, Silver Plated, Gift Boxed, Wedding Engagement Gift, Bridal Shower Gift, Two Rows of Stamping, You Choose Dessert or Dinner Size Forks, Food Safe
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*****CLICK ON "+More" (below ↓↓↓) TO READ THE ITEM DESCRIPTION.*****

Something OLD, something new, something borrowed, something blue....

Create a new family heirloom as you fulfill the "something old" portion of this wedding tradition.

This listing is for a pair of MADE TO ORDER upcycled vintage silver-plated forks in a matching pattern in your choice of size (dessert or dinner forks). I will hand-stamp the couple's initials and wedding date below the fork tines (in 2 rows, as pictured). These forks are ideal for the newly married couple to serve cake to each other on their wedding day. The forks are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, or engagement parties (and even anniversaries). Makes a wonderful gift and memorable keepsake!

➽ The set of (dinner) forks pictured are from a sample matching pattern and are EXAMPLES ONLY. Your matching forks will be from an equally lovely pattern. They will show some wear due to their age and previous use, which only adds to their charm. If you would like to select your fork pattern, please convo me to set up a custom order.

➽ You will receive two matching dessert/salad or dinner/grille forks. Dessert/salad forks are shorter and have shorter tines. Dinner and grille forks are longer, with dinner forks tending to have the longest tines and grille forks having shorter tines.

➽ The two forks will be polished to as bright a shine as possible. However, they are antiques. The forks will show some wear due to their previous lives. They will show some small scratches, dings, plate-wear, and/or dents. They will not show significant plate loss or damage.

Any slightly blue reflection appearing on the sample silverware in the photographs is simply that -- a reflection. There is no blue coloration on the silverware itself.

➽ ➽ ➽ Please allow 5-7 business days for production (prior to Priority Mail shipping -- typically 2-3 day delivery after shipping). This production time does not include weekends or holidays.

☛ To view my READY-TO-SHIP stamped fork listings, please click here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=ready+to+ship+fork

➽ ➽ ➽ If you need your forks sooner, please convo me ahead of time to see if I can accommodate a RUSH Production order for an additional fee (to make your forks in 2-3 business days instead of 5-7 business days).


❶ You can select which type of matching forks you would like from the below options:
◆ Dessert/Salad Forks (shorter overall in length and shorter tines)
◆ Dinner/Grille Forks (longer overall in length and longer tines)


❷ You can select how you would like to have the initials hand-stamped on the forks from the below options:
◆ "B & A" (uppercase initials with an ampersand [&] in the middle)
◆ "B + A" (uppercase initials with a plus sign [+] in the middle)
◆ "B *heart* A" (uppercase initials with a small heart [❤] in the middle)
◆ "a & b" (lowercase initials with an ampersand [&] in the middle)
◆ "a + b" (lowercase initials with a plus sign [+] in the middle)
◆ "a *heart* b" (lowercase initials with a small heart [❤] in the middle)

★ ★ ★ If you have a preference regarding the style of heart (a solid heart or a heart outline), please let me know at Checkout.

★ ★ ★ If you would like the order of the initials on the forks to be reversed (e.g., "B & A" on one fork and "A & B" on the other fork), please let me know at Checkout. Otherwise, both forks will be stamped with the initials in the same order.


❸ During Checkout, please let me know how you would like the wedding date to be stamped from the below options (up to 6 digits total):
◆ "MM ● DD ● YY"
◆ "M ● DD ● YY"
◆ "MM ● D ● YY"
◆ "M ● D ● YYYY"

➽ ➽ ➽ PLEASE carefully double-check the date and initials you enter for me to stamp; I am not responsible for stamping the wrong date or initials if I am given incorrect information. Customized items cannot be returned. Thanks for understanding.

➽ ➽ ➽ If during Checkout, you provide me with a date containing more than 6 digits (e.g., "12 ● 31 ● 2015" or "1 ● 21 ● 2015"), I will remove the "20" and stamp the rest of the date however you listed it (e.g., "12 ● 31 ● 15" or "1 ● 21 ● 15"). PLEASE list the date exactly as you want it to appear (up to 6 digits in length).


➽ All letters, numbers, and characters will be darkened in, as pictured. I will use the same font to stamp the letters as is shown in the photos. If you want a different style of stamp font, different wording stamped, etc., please convo me prior to your order.

➽ Please allow 5-7 business days for production following cleared payment (prior to shipping). This processing time does not include weekends or holidays.


➽➽➽ PLEASE be certain to provide me with ALL requested customization details at Checkout. Failure to do so can result in shipping delays which are beyond my control per my policies. I cannot guess the initials to stamp OR the date of the wedding. If I need to follow up via convos and/or emails to gather missing custom details, your response time will determine when your item is able to be created. Thanks for understanding.

➽ Please specify the information to stamp in the "Note to AmySueCrafts" box during checkout (as shown here: https://img0.etsystatic.com/038/0/5763117/il_570xN.619017506_ix2i.jpg ). Let me know what initials and date you want stamped below the fork tines and any other special instructions (such as a solid or outline heart, reversed initials on each fork, etc.).

♥ These forks are safe to eat with but can also be used as photo props.

♥ This set of forks comes packaged in a silver foil gift box ready for gift giving (as shown in the 4th photo).

♥ The forks come with care instructions.

♥ Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box, which includes insurance plus USPS Tracking™.

➽ Pictures are enlarged (close-ups) to show detail. The photos are not the actual size of the finished item. Please refer to the applicable scale information shown in the photos (i.e., the U.S. penny, the U.S. dime, the ruler, etc.) and/or the listing description for actual dimensions. Remember, U.S. pennies are only 19mm across (roughly 3/4-inch or 0.75 inches) and U.S. dimes are only 17.7mm across (less than 3/4-inch; roughly 0.70 inches).

➽➽➽ All pieces are handcrafted by me. Spacing between, and depth of, hand-stamped letters, numbers, characters/images, etc., will vary slightly between, and within, items. These small variations add to the charm and unique nature of each piece. They are not imperfections.

✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤

➽➽➽ If you would like a variation on this listing, please convo me about setting up a custom order. Some options are listed below.

✪ A specific pattern style (e.g., floral, plain, elegant, or a specific pattern)

✪ A different size of fork (e.g., pastry fork)

✪ An unmatched but similar pair of forks (to represent that you remain 2 unique individuals with both similarities and differences despite being joined together in marriage)

✪ A different style/size of font to stamp the initials

✪ Stamp words instead of initials on the forks (e.g., Mr./Mrs., bride/groom, his cake/her cake, His/Hers, your first names, Mr. Smith/Mrs. Smith [as long as your last name will fit], I Do/Me Too, Always/Forever, Mr. Right/Mrs. Right, etc.)

✪ Add stamping to the fork handles (e.g., first names, last names, hearts, a cross, etc.)

✪ Add stamping on the fork tines (e.g., words or tiny hearts)

The possibilities are practically endless! ❤

✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤✤

★★★ All silverware items designed for use with food have the hand-stamped letters, numbers, and/or design characters darkened using a food-safe oxidation process (i.e., natural tarnishing) to highlight the stamped characters. This semi-permanent patina wears off over time, with washing, and with polishing. However the hand-stamped impressions will last forever. (See more information below.)

To view some of my other stamped silverware items, please visit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts?section_id=15261625&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

To view some of my other wedding/anniversary-related items, please visit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=wedding

☛ To view my READY-TO-SHIP stamped fork listings, please click here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=ready+to+ship+fork

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Please carefully review ALL of the below information prior to placing an order:
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1) What Exactly is Vintage/Antique Silverware?
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This means the silverware pieces are previously used and can include nicks, plate-wear, and/or scratches. Each piece is thoroughly cleaned and inspected by me. I personally select each piece for its elegance, design, charm, and beauty. Only the best pieces are used for my projects. There is great beauty in old silverware. Pieces may be tarnished and slightly worn from years of loving use, but reviving them and giving them new life is a fun way to reuse and recycle as well as to enjoy their vintage charm and history.

Silver plating on antique silverware also varies in color, thickness, and patina between pieces (and even within patterns) depending on the original design as well as how much each piece was used in its previous life. Because of the age and history of my silverware pieces, imperfections are to be expected and cherished -- that is part of their charm and character.

If you are seeking flawless, uniform, modern pieces for your stamped silverware, you have come to the wrong place. You would be better off looking for stainless steel pieces, new/current silver-plated patterns, and/or engraved pieces.


2) How Should I Care for my Vintage Silverware?
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Please hand wash your silver-plated silverware. This will preserve the plating, making the silverware last longer.

It is normal for silver-plated pieces to darken and tarnish over time. A light polishing with silver polish or a polishing cloth will keep them beautiful.


3) Are the Letters/Characters Engraved?
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No, each letter on the silverware is lovingly hand stamped (i.e., hammered by hand by me). I carefully hand stamp each character -- one at a time. Therefore, no two pieces ever will be exactly the same due to the font/pattern used, the precise placement of each character, the character alignment, the depth of each impression, and stamp uniformity. This adds to the character, charm, and uniqueness of the pieces. Engraving is done with a machine, not by hand.

Because of the nature of hand-stamping, it is impossible to guarantee that 100% of letters/numbers/characters will be perfectly aligned. In some cases, minor tool markings may be evident on the front and/or back of the silverware depending on the design & thickness of the piece.


4) How are the Letters/Numbers/Design Characters Blackened?
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On silver-plated silverware pieces intended for use with food, stamped characters are safely blackened with oxidation (i.e., natural tarnishing) to highlight them. This patina wears off over time, with washing, and with heavier polishing. However, the stamped impressions are permanent and will continue to be visible.

The stamped characters on pennies, garden markers (coming soon), silver-plated jewelry (coming soon), and silver-plated ornaments (coming soon) are colored with a permanent, water-resistant, fade-resistant black dye. Even this "permanent" dye will fade over time. However, those products are *NOT* food safe.

Although many permanent markers (such as Sharpie® markers) are labeled as "non-toxic," it is misleading. They are "non-toxic" in accordance with their intended "normal use" purpose of writing, labeling, and drawing... NOT for eating. For example, ACMI certifies that Sharpie® markers do not contain any materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or harmful to humans. According to the institute's toxicological evaluations, Sharpie® markers are not hazardous under "normal use" conditions. However, "normal use" does NOT include consuming any amount of the marker ink. This certification as "non-toxic" also does NOT mean that materials are not irritants or allergens. Such products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, and the U.S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA). For more information, you can search the Internet on topics such as "Are permanent markers toxic?," "What does ACMI AP certification mean?," "What is ASTM D-4236 certification?," or look up the MSDS for a particular brand of permanent marker.

And on ACMI's website, it reminds readers to not put your pen in your mouth, to avoid skin contact, and to avoid eating art materials. Moreover, "never use products for skin painting or food preparation unless indicated that the product is meant to be used in this way." (https://www.acmiart.org/index.php/art-material-safety/safety-tips-what-you-need-to-know)

Buyers are cautioned to consider the health and safety of the intended recipients of their stamped silverware gifts. Sellers who do not disclose the method of darkening the stamped characters on their products intended for use with food may inadvertently be using markers/paints/products that, although possibly labeled as "non-toxic," still could be potential irritants or allergens.


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✔ This item has small parts and should not be given to children due to choking hazards.

✔ Items created by AmySueCrafts are NOT toys. Please do not allow children, pets, or other adults to play with these items. Many items are breakable and also pose a choking hazard. Never put pennies, coins, charms, or other items in your mouth (or allow others to do so).

✔ Except in the case certain of ready-to-ship items, the items pictured are EXAMPLES ONLY; yours will vary based on your customization choices and natural variations in the hand-stamping process.

✔ Care Instructions for Your Handmade Item:
- Avoid direct contact with lotion, oil, perfume/cologne, hairspray, sunscreen, bug spray, and other chemicals (e.g., harsh detergents, household cleaners, bleach, alcohol, acids, etc.)
- Avoid contact with water – do not shower with OR swim with your keychains, pendants, jewelry, or other items created by AmySueCrafts; chlorine and other chemicals in water can damage, discolor, and/or destroy your handcrafted items
- In addition, keep resin-based items (e.g., music cufflinks, resin flower pendants, etc.) away from extended exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures
- For vintage silverware, please refer to the care instructions included with your order

✔ Each hand-stamped item is stamped by me, by hand, using a hammer -- one letter/number/character/symbol at a time -- so the letters/characters/numbers may not be perfectly lined up, which only adds to the charming, rustic appeal of an item. No two will ever look the same!

✔ PLEASE be certain to provide me with ALL requested customization details at Checkout. Failure to do so can result in shipping delays which are beyond my control per my policies. If I need to follow up via convos and/or emails to gather missing custom details, your response time will determine when your item is able to be created. Thanks for understanding.

✔ If you need RUSH Order Processing (for an extra fee) to create your item faster than the standard production time listed above, please convo me prior to ordering.

✔ I ship ALL items with USPS Tracking™ (formerly called "Delivery Confirmation") which means I ***CANNOT*** ship anything by regular USPS First Class Mail; it must be sent as a USPS First Class Parcel to qualify for USPS Tracking™. This is slightly more expensive for very small, flat items, but the tracking information provides you with proof that I shipped the package and proof of delivery.

✔ AmySueCrafts accepts payment via ALL major credit cards as well as PayPal. Please convo me if you need further assistance. Please also note that payment by eCheck (checking account) or debit card *may* delay your order; those forms of payment often take 3-5 business days to clear the bank.

✔ ALL penny keychains come with your choice of (steel-based) keychain color: Antique Copper, Silver, or Gold.

✔ ALL keychains are also packaged in organza gift bags/pouches (effective 2/3/16). Solid white is the standard color, but some listings offer additional color choices.

✔ AmySueCrafts is ***typically*** open for orders SUNDAYS through THURSDAYS (closed for ordering on Fridays & Saturdays). I also close periodically for additional days to ensure I continue to complete all orders in a timely fashion. For current scheduling, please see my “Announcements” on my home page (www.AmySueCrafts.Etsy.com). Please refer to your order convo and/or receipt for your ship-by date. You will receive a tracking number via Etsy convo when your order ships.

✔ Custom order requests are always welcome!

✔ INSURANCE is available on any purchase. Please click here to access the insurance add-on: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmySueCrafts/search?search_query=insurance. Customer satisfaction is one of my primary goals, but please understand that AmySueCrafts is not responsible for packages once they are in the hands of USPS. I do not work for USPS or have any control over how USPS handles packages. Packages lost or damaged by USPS are not the fault of AmySueCrafts.

Once a package is picked up by USPS and leaves my hands, AmySueCrafts is not responsible for delivery delays, lost packages, undelivered packages, or damaged packages. Lost, damaged, undelivered, or returned packages paid without insurance are the responsibility of the buyer, not AmySueCrafts. If you choose not purchase insurance and your package is lost, damaged, or not delivered by USPS, AmySueCrafts is not liable and cannot provide a refund. Lost/damaged/undelivered packages that are not insured are also not reimbursable via USPS, even if they have USPS Tracking™.

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Meet AmySueCrafts

Amy Sue

Amy Sue

Atlanta, Georgia

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If what you want isn't offered in one of my listings, PLEASE CONVO ME about a custom order. I'd be happy to make something similar for you.

Pretty much all of my listings are customizable. However, if you would like to make a change / addition to an existing listing and there is no option for what you want listed in the item description, please send me a message/convo ***FIRST***. I might need to set you up with your own special custom listing (which is easy!).

If you have an idea about making something else totally different, I accept custom orders as well. Just send me a message/convo.

Please don't request additions to an existing order after payment. Extra stamping usually costs extra, so start with a custom request instead.
I do *not* stamp on both the front & back of any single penny or dime. Stamping on one side causes a slight "smudge" in the metal on the opposite side (because the metal is soft). If you stamp on both sides of the coin, one side of the stamped characters ends up slightly distorted. The only way to avoid this is to stamp the characters *very* lightly (i.e., not stamped very deeply), which means they don't show up very well, even when darkened in. Thanks for understanding.
Handmade Takes Time. Production time for each item is listed in the item's description (Item Details tab) AND under the Shipping tab. (These tabs must be clicked to open if using a Smart Phone.)

Production time is how long it takes to create your item BEFORE shipping. Each item is handmade TO ORDER, except for the few items marked "ready to ship" (https://www.etsy.com/shop/amysuecrafts?search_query=ready+to+ship). Production time does not include weekends or holidays.

If you need something made faster than the stated production time, please message/convo me about RUSH Production options, availability, & fees. During busy times, RUSH production may not be available. And some items are not able to be rushed due to how they are made.
Please refer to the above FAQ for info. on production time (how long it takes to MAKE your item).

After your item is created, it ships by USPS. Most items include the option to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail shipping (2-3 days typical delivery), which is faster than regular shipping.

Please remember that I have no control over how long it takes for an item to reach you after I ship it. I don't work for USPS or have control over potential delays. Regular shipping can take 3-7 days AFTER your item is made. Priority Mail is faster (2-3 days typically), but it isn't USPS guaranteed.

In rare cases, I will ship by USPS Priority Mail EXPRESS, which is guaranteed delivery (usually overnight or 1-2 days, depending on where you live).
All of my custom hand-stamped items are made TO ORDER at the time you place the order. Custom hand-stamped items are not pre-made ahead of time, so they can be customized to your requested personalization.

All hand-stamped items are stamped by me, by hand, with a hammer, one letter/number/character at a time. Spacing between, and depth of, letters, numbers, characters, hearts, etc., may vary slightly within and between items. These small variations add to the charm and unique nature of each piece. They are not imperfections.

My items are not engraved by machine. They are lovingly stamped BY HAND by me (Amy). Hand-stamping is deeper than engraving, too. My items are rustic and natural, not perfect. No two pieces will ever be identical!
Once an item is shipped, you will receive an Etsy convo with the shipping date and USPS Tracking™ information to help determine roughly when your package will arrive.

USPS Tracking™ is not insurance. USPS insurance coverage is available and offered for every item. If you choose not to insure a package & it is lost, stolen, or damaged in transit, no refund options are available from USPS or from me.

If USPS shows an item as having been picked up from me and it (1) is never delivered or (2) is marked as delivered to your address but you did not receive it (e.g., misdelivered), you will need to contact your local Post Office for assistance.

I will gladly help you research late/lost packages. Just convo me.
Yes. AmySueCrafts offers 4 different add-on gift note card options. Please click below to view the options:

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➽ ➽ ➽ AmySueCrafts is CLOSED for purchases/orders on Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays. AmySueCrafts is normally open for orders WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY. Thanks!

☛☛☛ AmySueCrafts will be closed for all postal holidays for 2018.

★ ☆ ★ HOLIDAY NOTICE: AmySueCrafts is CLOSED for most of December every year. Please place holiday orders EARLY.
Handmade Takes Time. However, I do offer some handmade items that I've already made and are ready to ship. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to see my ready-to-ship items:

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