Hand Stamped Jewelry and Wood Signs

Fairfield, California · 2711 Sales


Hand Stamped Jewelry and Wood Signs

Fairfield, California 2711 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

DesignsbyMRS is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We are currently on vacation mode and will return soon. All current orders will be completed and new orders will not be accepted during this time.

Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 5, 2017

We are currently on vacation mode and will return soon. All current orders will be completed and new orders will not be accepted during this time.

Thank you!

Michelle Slape

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Michelle Slape


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Grace71776 on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this necklace. Took a long time to come because of the seller's illness. When I finally received it (and she reimbursed me because of the long wait and still sent the necklace), I was SO pleased with it. The quality is great and I love showing off the message that my grandson is worth everything to me. Thank you and I hope and pray you will be well soon.

Christana Eliason

Christana Eliason on May 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Always fast and has beautiful pieces! Always my go to for DS/CHD/Special needs stuff. ☺️ ❤💙💛

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Welcome to Designs by MRS!

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop!

My name is Michelle. I live in California with my husband and 2 children. My younger son happens to have an extra chromosome (T21) and he was my ticket into the wonderful Down syndrome community as well as the Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) community (he was born with Tetralogy of Fallot).

In a previous life, I was a computer programmer and software trainer. Once motherhood hit, I had the desire to work from home (which I did for a few years with the software company) so I could be with my family. A few years into working at home, I realized I needed to expand my creative side. Mind you, I can't draw a stick figure to save my life! Painting and drawing were obviously not my niche so I sought creativity elsewhere. That is when I discovered photography. I began a business specializing in individuals with special needs. If you need your heart filled, that is where the ticket is. There is nothing like a parent crying because you capture the essence of their child when so few people get to witness it.

A few years later, I was introduced into the world of hand stamped jewelry. In an effort to to not blow every dime I had on it, I decide to learn how to make it. Within a month, that evolved into an accidental business! My favorite part of the business is not only creating the jewelry, but having the opportunity to learn about customers and their stories. Because so many of my sales are from the Down syndrome and CHD awareness lines, I get to hear from families that I have walked parallel paths with. That alone makes this worth it. My goal in photography and in awareness jewelry is to let families know that they are not alone. There is someone to hear their story, someone that has gone through it, someone that will cry with them because that pain of handing your child over to the heart surgeon sometimes does not go away. That is what this business is for me - connecting with others. Well, that and I get to make myself pretty stuff all the time. :)

In 2015, I delved into the world of wood signs. Holy guacamole. That opened up a whole other level of creative fun! I began making signs as a means to decorate our new home. Thanks to the power of sharing (on Instagram and Facebook), I found that there was a demand for them so I added it to my product lineup. Now I not only get to keep decorating my home, but I can share it with others!

Thank you for letting me share a little about me!

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    Wife. Mom. Down syndrome advocate. Photographer. Craftaholic.

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Last updated on February 8, 2016
Thank you for visiting Designs by MRS.

The idea started as a way to celebrate children with Down Syndrome (and their parents). Most of the jewelry will feature Down Syndrome or my other passion, photography. There will also be customizable products as well. :) If you don't see something, please feel free to ask and I will be happy to work with you to design something you will love!

Each of Designs by MRS pieces are hand stamped making them unique! The beauty of hand stamped jewelry is that the misalignment of letters or difference in letter depth adds character. You will receive a unique Designs by MRS piece each time you place an order! :)

Beginning in winter 2015, we have introduced wood signs to our lineup of products!

Please feel free to message me with questions!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payments are due upon order placement. PayPal and credit card payments are accepted.
Items will ship approximately 2 weeks from order placement and cleared payment. Shipping is via USPS. USPS Priority Shipping is available upon request for an additional postage fee.

Shipping for international orders is via USPS Priority Mail.

Designs By MRS is not responsible for custom fees incurred by countries outside of the U.S.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an issue with your order please contact Designs by MRS within 3 days of receiving your order.

We strive to meet your expectations and full satisfaction.

Please note that we are not able able to provide refunds on custom orders. If the error was our mistake, we will fix it immediately and refund the return shipping fees.

If the error was not our mistake, and you are dissatisfied with the product or the font you chose, the item is yours to keep.