Gifts for writers, readers, librarians, teachers

Fort Collins, Colorado · 8077 Sales


Gifts for writers, readers, librarians, teachers

Fort Collins, Colorado 8077 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets, key chains & bookmarks created by a writer, editor, & former librarian. Learn more about me and my work at michellemach.com.


Last updated on Dec 22, 2017

Handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets, key chains & bookmarks created by a writer, editor, & former librarian. Learn more about me and my work at michellemach.com.

Michelle Mach

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Michelle Mach

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safesecret928 on Feb 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great service. I have ordered custom items and have always been very pleased.

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The beginning of a custom bookmark ... lots of work to come: stamping the full quote, darkening the letters, rounding the corners, adding the tassel, filing and polishing.

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Who needs a ton of adjectives and adverbs when you have a stack of strong nouns and verbs?
You can find these steel keychains at Gene’s Health Food in Owensboro, Kentucky or here in my Etsy shop.
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Former Librarian Delights in Creating Word-y Gifts

I've always been attracted to word-inspired jewelry and small gifts such as key chains, bookmarks, and barrettes. I've worked as a librarian at a university library, as well as at publishing companies and book stores. I currently work as a freelance writer and editor. My Etsy shop lets me use my skills as a wordsmith in a new and fun way.

If you like to make jewelry (or want to learn), check out my book Unexpected Findings: 50+ Clever Jewelry Designs Using Everyday Components or one of my project tutorials in popular jewelry making magazines. You can find links to some of my recent tutorials on my website at www.michellemach.com.

Shop members

  • Michelle Mach

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Do Everything: Make, Package, Ship!

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  • An expert laser cutter

    Greenville, SC

    I hired a laser cutter to make wooden shapes based on my own drawings.

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I love making special, one-of-a-kind items! Feel free to contact me if you have questions about setting up a custom order.

Stamped key chains, bookmarks, and jewelry may feature your special message as long as it fits. (Ask me before ordering if you're not sure what will fit.)

Sometimes I need more information from you to complete personalized items, so make sure you're set up to receive emails from Etsy. If I'm unable to reach you, I may need to cancel your order.

Please allow extra time to make your special item before shipping.

Items that are personalized with names, dates, places, or other very specific information are *not* returnable.

Engraving vs Hand Stamping (Can You Write On The Back?)

I add words to metal using a hand stamping process with a hammer, not a laser or machine. This means that I cannot add words to both sides of an item. (You will see the hammer marks!) It also means that I do not have machine-like precision for alignment. (I'm human!)

To make a keychain or other item two-sided, I will need to add a second piece of metal for an additional fee. Feel free to ask me if you have more questions.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Jewelry, key chains, bookmarks, and ornaments all come packaged in a gift box with ribbon unless otherwise specified. If you're shipping a gift directly, let me know if you'd like me to include a personal note from you on a handmade gift card in the package at no additional charge. You can let me know in the comment box when you check out.

Care instructions

As always, remove your jewelry before exposing it to water (showering or swimming). This will help it last longer!

Aluminum normally does not require polishing, but may be cleaned with a soft cloth. Aluminum rings and bracelets may be gently bent to create a more perfect fit.

Over time all copper will naturally begin to darken. If you don't love this darker color, you can use a lemon sprinkled with salt to bring back the brighter tone.

Sterling Silver:
Use silver polish and a soft cloth to keep it bright. I don't recommend most liquid chemical silver cleaners; they are usually too harsh.

Sales Tax

If you live in Colorado (state), Fort Collins (city), and/or Larimer (county), you will be charged sales tax as required by law. As of January 2018, I am also required to charge sales tax if you live in Washington state.

When Will I Get My Item and Other Shipping Questions

Choose First Class (least expensive, slowest) or Priority Mail (more expensive, faster) shipping at checkout. U.S. packages over 1 pound must be sent Priority Mail; First Class is only for lightweight items. Contact me if you need Express/Overnight shipping.

Delivery dates are *estimated* by the post office and *not* guaranteed. (Packages may arrive later than expected!)

You will get a tracking number to use at usps.com as soon as your package ships.

Items are normally shipped every day Monday-Friday, not including holidays when the U.S. post office is closed. I normally ship within 3-5 business days of receiving your order. If you have a specific deadline, let me know. If I'm able to ship earlier, I will.

Where's My Receipt?

I do *not* normally include printed receipts in packages, except in international packages where it is required by customs. You may print out your own receipt on the Etsy website at any time by visiting your Purchases page under Your Account. If you'd prefer that I include a printed receipt in your package, just ask!

International Orders

It generally takes 2-8 weeks or longer for orders to arrive from the United States, depending upon how long the package spends in customs and the efficiency of your local postal service. You are responsible for any extra customs fees, duties, or taxes your own country may add. Look at your own government's website if you need more information about fees. Here is the one for the U.K. as an example: https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/overview

I Want To Sell Your Stuff In My Shop & Other Wholesale Questions

I love selling to small shops and galleries! If you are already an Etsy Wholesale buyer, visit my shop at Etsy Wholesale to view my linesheet, wholesale polices, turnaround times, and minimum order requirements. Feel free to contact me for more information.