DarlingAvaDesigns

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 102 Sales

DarlingAvaDesigns

Grand Rapids, Michigan 102 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Last updated on May 3, 2017

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Melissa

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About

Hello! Thanks for taking a minute to check out my shop!
My name is Melissa and I am a wife to an amazing man, and a mommy to a sweet little girl.
I work full time and am raising a child, but I still felt the need to create.
Which brings me to stamped jewelry. Shortly after my daughter was born, I came across a gorgeous necklace that was hand stamped. Metal stamping wasn't something I wasn't familiar with at all, but the more I looked at different stamped pieces the more intrigued I became. So I was off to the craft store to buy my first set of metal stamps and stamping blanks. I grabbed my hammer from the garage and attempted my first necklace.
It wasn't pretty. It definitely didn't look like all those beautiful pieces I saw in Etsy shops. I kept trying and my scrap pile kept growing. That's when I got discouraged and put the hammer away for awhile. A year or so later, I got the supplies back out and tried again. I slowly started improving and eventually was making jewelry for friends and family. There is something very therapeutic about beating on metal with a hammer and ending up with a beautiful piece of meaningful jewelry. I love that the jewelry I make can be so personal. Whether it's celebrating a new life, helping to remember a loved one, a special date or even just a special word. Each piece tells a story about the person who wears it and I love being able to be part of it!

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  • Melissa

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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