OptimalAlloys

High quality blanks for your stamping needs.

Bakersfield, California
14,140 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    ***HAPPY HAPPY 2021 HOPE EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY***

$$NOW FREE SHIPPING OVER ORDERS OF 35$ ore more$$$$

**LEAD TIMES ARE AT 2 BUSINESS DAYS FOR MOST ORDERS**

***IMPORTANT INFO BELOW****
We would like to truly thank every customer over the last 8 years, we have been so blessed and honored to get to know every one of you. We have prided ourselves on delivering a top quality product made and sourced here in the USA by a VETERAN OWNED company. Thank you all for being on this journey with us.

In the last 8 years we have not increased our prices once, and we have been fighting to try not to do so. Unfortunately these last few years there have been tariff increases on imported aluminum which has caused our aluminum supplier to increase their prices on American sourced aluminum. Shipping cost increases, and well just increases on all our costs across the board have caused us to reevaluate our prices. We are very distraught to have to increase our prices, but in order to keep our doors open and maintain our service we must do so.

We will now be offering free shipping to help offset some of this cost. Please know we do this with a very heavy heart and have put this off for as long as possible, just typing this we are fighting back the tears. As small business owners yourselves we are sure you can relate that times are very tough, and all through COVID we stayed open and avoided increasing prices and endured the losses. We truly built this shop out of a need, hard work, and pure love. We truly appreciate each and every one of you and hope you can understand this difficult transition. Thank you so much truly.
With love
Maribel & Keith
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!!!!USPS is having more delays and issues this year then we have EVER seen. We love our post office and its workers, but please be advised to give your self some cushion time for orders. ALSO if your order is over 50$ I would HIGHLY recommend you purchased additional insurance, in 8 years we had our first truly lost package, please be advised!!!!



ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 2-5 BUSINESS DAYS (M-F), large orders (500 or more) and custom orders may take up to 10-14 business days. With the new baby, Limited childcare here due to Covid, and Keith being an essential first responder we are trying to find a new balance, as we all are. We will do our best to keep turn around times to a minimum but please plan accordingly. We hope everyone and their families are safe at this time and pray we can get through this together. ******

****USE COUPON CODE OA500 FOR 5% OFF PURCHASES OF $500 OR MORE***


***SAMPLES PACKS ARE AVAILABLE *** If you are new to our shop or you have never tried 12 gauge blanks then please check out our sample packs in our shop that are offered at a deep discount!:)

*** All blanks come tumbled and de-burred to a beautiful shine***

We love our charities, if you are using our blanks in a charity effort please contact us for special offers. We would be honored to help.

We also have the deepest love, respect and gratitude for our Military personnel, please convo us for specials if you are a veteran or active duty personnel.

Please like on Facebook for deals from time to time!


We like to make shopping a little easier for you! Discounts are already applied to pre bulk orders! All listings of 100 blanks or more are already discounted! Thats right, no need to use a coupon code, just as simple as one click!


Please don't hesitate to convo me if you are interested in trying my thicker 12 gauge blanks, or see our sample pack listing if you would like to work with them first hand https://www.etsy.com/listing/510561358/sample-pack?ref=shop_home_active_1

If you have any questions regarding anything else, please feel free to convo us:)

I hope everyone has a great year!

Maribel & Keith

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

***HAPPY HAPPY 2021 HOPE EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY***

$$NOW FREE SHIPPING OVER ORDERS OF 35$ ore more$$$$

**LEAD TIMES ARE AT 2 BUSINESS DAYS FOR MOST ORDERS**

***IMPORTANT INFO BELOW****
We would like to truly thank every customer over the last 8 years, we have been so blessed and honored to get to know every one of you. We have prided ourselves on delivering a top quality product made and sourced here in the USA by a VETERAN OWNED company. Thank you all for being on this journey with us.

In the last 8 years we have not increased our prices once, and we have been fighting to try not to do so. Unfortunately these last few years there have been tariff increases on imported aluminum which has caused our aluminum supplier to increase their prices on American sourced aluminum. Shipping cost increases, and well just increases on all our costs across the board have caused us to reevaluate our prices. We are very distraught to have to increase our prices, but in order to keep our doors open and maintain our service we must do so.

We will now be offering free shipping to help offset some of this cost. Please know we do this with a very heavy heart and have put this off for as long as possible, just typing this we are fighting back the tears. As small business owners yourselves we are sure you can relate that times are very tough, and all through COVID we stayed open and avoided increasing prices and endured the losses. We truly built this shop out of a need, hard work, and pure love. We truly appreciate each and every one of you and hope you can understand this difficult transition. Thank you so much truly.
With love
Maribel & Keith
*************************************************************************************


!!!!USPS is having more delays and issues this year then we have EVER seen. We love our post office and its workers, but please be advised to give your self some cushion time for orders. ALSO if your order is over 50$ I would HIGHLY recommend you purchased additional insurance, in 8 years we had our first truly lost package, please be advised!!!!



ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 2-5 BUSINESS DAYS (M-F), large orders (500 or more) and custom orders may take up to 10-14 business days. With the new baby, Limited childcare here due to Covid, and Keith being an essential first responder we are trying to find a new balance, as we all are. We will do our best to keep turn around times to a minimum but please plan accordingly. We hope everyone and their families are safe at this time and pray we can get through this together. ******

****USE COUPON CODE OA500 FOR 5% OFF PURCHASES OF $500 OR MORE***


***SAMPLES PACKS ARE AVAILABLE *** If you are new to our shop or you have never tried 12 gauge blanks then please check out our sample packs in our shop that are offered at a deep discount!:)

*** All blanks come tumbled and de-burred to a beautiful shine***

We love our charities, if you are using our blanks in a charity effort please contact us for special offers. We would be honored to help.

We also have the deepest love, respect and gratitude for our Military personnel, please convo us for specials if you are a veteran or active duty personnel.

Please like on Facebook for deals from time to time!


We like to make shopping a little easier for you! Discounts are already applied to pre bulk orders! All listings of 100 blanks or more are already discounted! Thats right, no need to use a coupon code, just as simple as one click!


Please don't hesitate to convo me if you are interested in trying my thicker 12 gauge blanks, or see our sample pack listing if you would like to work with them first hand https://www.etsy.com/listing/510561358/sample-pack?ref=shop_home_active_1

If you have any questions regarding anything else, please feel free to convo us:)

I hope everyone has a great year!

Maribel & Keith

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About OptimalAlloys

Sales 14,140
On Etsy since 2013

Precision craftsmanship from my shop to yours.

Optimal Alloys began as a venture stemming from my love of craftsmanship. We enjoy hard work that results in a superior product. Our blanks start with premium 12 gauge 1100-O food grade aluminum. Our blanks make the perfect canvas to serve your creative needs! If you should need any custom sizes or quantities please feel free to contact us through Etsy Convos, and we will see your needs are met quickly. We also have a drive for excellent customer service so Optimal Alloys will be able to serve as your home base for your jewelry needs. We hope you enjoy both our service and product, and take great care.

Shop members

  • Keith

    Assistant, Co-owner

    After years in the construction industry, I developed a love for quality. Quality in craftsmanship, quality in materials, and quality in the finished product. My passions have lead me in providing quality metal materials for jewelry enthusiasts.

  • Maribel

    Co-owner

    As a United States combat veteran , former health care professional, and corporate manager; my background is vast. What I truly value and enjoy the most is hard work, excellent customer service, and delivering a high quality product made in the USA!

  • Titus

    Assistant

    As head of HR, Titus ensures our morale and welfare is top notch here in our shop:)

  • Bailey

    Assistant

    As head of security Bailey dog ensures stock and supplies are under safe keeping:) Also tracks all mailman movements.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2021
!!!!USPS is having more delays and issues this year then we have EVER seen. We love our post office and its workers, but please be advised to give your self some cushion time for orders. ALSO if your order is over 50$ I would HIGHLY recommend you purchased additional insurance, in 8 years we had our first truly lost package, please be advised!!!!

:)SOME SHOP CHANGES ARE COMING APRIL 1st :)

***ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 2-5 BUSINESS DAYS (M-F), large orders (500 or more) and custom orders may take up to 10-14 business days. With the new baby, schools all being closed here in CA, and Keith being an essential first responder we are trying to find a new balance as we all are. We will do our best to keep turn around times to a minimum but please plan accordingly. We hope everyone and their families are safe at this time and pray we can get through this together. ******

***ORDERS ARE PROCESSED WITHIN 2-5 BUSINESS DAYS (M-F), large orders (1,000 or more) may take up to 10 business days.***** T

**All orders are shipped priority mail***

Thank you for visiting our shop. We strive to provide the highest quality of blanks to our customers. We take great pride in being precise with each cut and providing an excellent base in which your creations deserve.

If you should have any questions, or rush orders PLEASE contact us through Etsy Convos. We do check our emails, but CONVOS will get a MUCH quicker response and will be able to manage good consistency with your needs.

We love our customers! Excellent customer service is important to us and we strive to deliver exceptional service. Reviews are encouraged and we would love to hear from our happy customers. If you should have any concerns or issues with our product please contact us immediately as we will make it our priority to address the issue and make sure you, yup YOU are satisfied.

Happy Shopping!


****Please Head over to our to FB page to see what is coming for 2017, coupon codes, and shop announcements! We respond better and much FASTER to ETSY CONVOS then to FB messages, as we are consistently working in order to get all your orders out as fast as we can, so please convo us here:) Follow the link to like our Page:) Hope everyone had a great 2016 and 2017 brings even more joy!
https://www.facebook.com/optimalalloys

Kindest Regards
Optimal Alloys

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
*FOR RETURNS PLEASE CONTACT THROUGH ETSY CONVOS*

If for some unforeseen reason you are not satisfied with our product we will be more than happy to see that the situation is remedied!

**WE DO NOT REFUND FOR ORDERING THE INCORRECT WIDTHS OR SIZES, SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS BEFORE CHECKING OUT. Due to the shipping and softness of aluminum we will not be offering refunds or exchanges for reasons of ordering the wrong sizing, so please double check your orders before checking out. We generally ship out quickly so if by chance you do order something incorrectly BE SURE TO CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. We can change before shipments, but once it is shipped we can not accept refunds per that reason.

*All REFUNDS/ EXCHANGES/ ETC. must be requested within 14 days of the date of purchase* PLEASE CHECK ITEMS AS THEY ARE RECEIVED to avoid going over the 14 day policy.

*Blanks must be returned unscratched, not stamped, and not altered, MUST BE PACKAGED TIGHTLY, SAFLEY, AND SHIPPED BACK THE SAME WAY THEY CAME, PRIORITY MAIL BOXES*

**ALL orderes over 1,000$ must be purchased with shipping insurance***

**We ship to addresses that you provide on the label, please double check shipping addresses are correct before purchase, we are not responsible for address change or address mistakes***

**Customer orders can not be refunded, please double check sizes, measurements, gauge before purchasing custom orders. If you have questions about custom orders, be sure to ask before purchasing. ***

*Be sure when returning any blanks they are wrapped tightly so they are not damaged during return shipping as scratched blanks can not be re-used*

*Returns must be shipped in priority small or medium box in order to protect the shipment*

** ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS MUST PURCHASE SHIPPING INSURANCE AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED FOR FOR SURFACE DUE TO DISTANCE SHIPPED, if overseas clients have issues it is purchases as an at your own risk purchase and must be handled via convo for resolution.****
Payment
We now accept both PayPal and Direct Checkout.
Shipping
Shipping can be processed within 2-5 business days. For bulk orders exceeding 1000 or more allow 10- 14 business days.

Custom orders: Are no longer being created at this time in order for us to prepare for the arrival of our first child this March. Thank you for your understanding, they may resume in May, but is subject to change.

Shipping charges are based on standard postal rates, simply put *you pay what we pay* If for any reason the shipping charges are more than what the actual cost is via the postal service we will refund the difference.

***ALL ORDERS OVER 35$ QUALIFY FOR FREE SHIPPING**

**I SHIP ALL OF MY ORDERS IN PRIORITY FLAT RATE BOXES. YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A TRACKING NUMBER.**

**Please check tracking numbers both through USPS and ETSY to correctly track your order, as sometimes USPS updates faster than ETSY.

**Please be sure your shipping address is correct as you check out. We are not responsible for orders shipped to the wrong location. We are also not responsible for additional postage to re-ship the order if the packaged has been returned to us for any reason (unless we mistakenly shipped to the incorrect address, of course).

I don't expect it to happen but I cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please contact me to purchase insurance if you'd like to be able to contact the Post Office if you do not receive your package. In your Purchases you will see when your order has been shipped. **


****DUE TO COVID we are no longer offering priority express, but if you are in a pinch please feel free to CONVO us and we will do our best to help you in al the ways that we can**

All Shipping will be sent to the address listed on the Purchase order, be sure to double check the address is correct, as the billing addresses can be different. We strongly encourage that we do not replace or edit addresses on our end as typos and mistakes can happen, so BE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK SHIPPING ADDRESS BEFORE PURCHASE. We do not refund for provided incorrect address.

***ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS MUST PURCHASE SHIPPING INSURANCE AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED FOR FOR SURFACE DUE TO DISTANCE SHIPPED, if overseas clients have issues it is purchases as an at your own risk purchase and must be handled via convo for resolution.****
Additional policies and FAQs
We use 12 gauge 1000-O food grade Pure Aluminum, this is a 99%-99.9% purity of aluminum. The temper we specialize in makes our aluminum soft strike and easy for you to make your custom creations. This product provides intrinsic form-ability for all your stamping and jewelry needs, and due to the purity of this aluminum it is corrosion and tarnish resistant. This is a food safe metal is generally non-reactive to the skin making it extremely hypoallergenic, meaning no discoloration or skin irritation! The 12 gauge we sell provides a quality thickness that will form a superior product for your buyers. The 12 gauge bends smoothly and allows for easy stamping on both size. The weight of the blanks and tags gives the metal a more luxurious feel and texture, giving your finished products a more high end feel. The aluminum when polished gleams with a beautiful shine and will leave your customers smiling.