Announcement Bee Bottom Designs offers custom letterpress goods for special occasions, business identities and a handful of other everyday goodies. Items are carefully and lovingly hand fed and printed on Betty, our 100 year old Golding Pearl platen press. Each project we do is completely hands-on—from initial design sketches to the mixing of the ink and packaging up for delivery. It’s truly a labor of love.
Bee Bottom Designs offers custom letterpress goods for special occasions, business identities and a handful of other everyday goodies. Items are carefully and lovingly hand fed and printed on Betty, our 100 year old Golding Pearl platen press. Each project we do is completely hands-on—from initial design sketches to the mixing of the ink and packaging up for delivery. It’s truly a labor of love.
beadedjan on Jan 12, 2016
LUV these tags so I bought more! First bought Christmas 2014 in color brown. Liked them so much I re-ordered this Christmas. As before, simple, elegant, high quality tags will make any package standout. GREAT customer service too!
thenotchtheory on Dec 3, 2015
Love this card! Super cute and I can write my own word on the cover in red pen to personalize it. I bought it for my boyfriend, but you can really use it for anyone!
thenotchtheory on Dec 3, 2015
I love these tags! I bought them bc I thought it would be a great way to personalize gifts. When I received them, I loved them even more! They are the perfect size to write a few kinds words and the design is flawless.
beadedjan on Dec 7, 2014
I LUV these tags! Simple elegance. I wish other words were readily available, like 'wish,' 'merry...' I'd certainly buy more!
Follow the Bee
In early September of 2011, my husband surprised me with 8 drawers of type for my birthday. I hadn’t found a press yet, but was getting close and he knew that this would keep my spirits up! That night, as we were looking over the type trying to see if there was enough of a particular typeface to spell out Bee Bottom Designs, we discovered an item tucked beneath the dirty letters. It was an old plastic stencil of a Bee!! That was a sign to me! After that, there was no question that I needed to follow my heart and start my business.
By late Sept of 2011, I made the decision to purchased Betty, a gorgeous 1910 Golding Pearl Platen Press. She was rescued from a dark basement and restored to the original 600lb beauty she was 100 years ago. As I waited the couple months for her to be restored, it evoked a new feeling of satisfaction I hadn’t felt in a long time—as if things were finally falling into place. And it felt very rewarding to know that this beautiful piece of history was going to have a life again, while at the same time, she was reawaking my own.
I have always enjoyed the printing process and even though I was a design major, it helped me discover who I was as an artist. I learned that it was more important to follow your heart and let the process inspire you along the way rather than force an idea out. You had to let it evolve and take it’s own course sometimes. And since there is a human touch behind every step, each impression is slightly different—leaving beautiful imperfections that make each piece unique.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Printmaker
Hi, I'm Heather, the designer and printmaker behind BeeBottomDesigns. I also get great ideas from my illustrator husband and two year old daughter. There love and support remind me to always follow my heart and to just have fun!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards