typewritten • handstamped • upcycled

Sherborn, Massachusetts · 596 Sales


typewritten • handstamped • upcycled

Sherborn, Massachusetts 596 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Last updated on Sep 17, 2016

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hand-made items to be treasured

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My fascination with hand-stamped metals began with a necklace I purchased for myself a few years back. I was intrigued by this small gold disk with my initial, and how it was made. I began exploring metal stamping and quickly realized that I wanted to create my own hand-stamped items.

After much practice, giving my hand-made items to friends & family (for every occasion imaginable), then selling at a local craft fair ... it was time for the next step, Etsy! I have been happily selling here since 2012.

I was thrilled to find two vintage typewriters on antiquing trips to Brimfield. After some minor cleaning and ribbon replacing, both the 1930's Royal and the 1950's Remington are working as good as new! I love typing on these old machines and using them to create items for my shop.

Bookmarks are back! I have been experimenting with many styles over the last few months and am excited about the new design. The fold-over style is designed to hold your spot by sliding over the tops of approximately 20 pages. Shopping for vintage books is one of my favorite pastimes so each bookmark is packaged inside a gently-used paperback - ready for reading and perfect for gifting!

Thanks to everyone that has supported me in this most recent chapter of my life -- especially my husband (Bill) and kids (Tim, 21 & Kate, 19).



Shop members

  • Caren

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2016
Thank you so much for visiting my shop! I hope that you will find the perfect gift for yourself or that someone special. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you live in Massachusetts, sales tax will be added to your purchase amount.
Jewelry, bookmarks, decoupaged trays, and bottles with tags will be shipped via USPS First-Class Mail. You will receive an email containing the tracking number as soon as your order is shipped.

Book clocks will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail (due to their delicate nature).

If you are combining multiple items into one package, and are due a refund for shipping overages, I will get that refunded to you as soon as I ship your package.

All packages will be shipped to the address associated with your Paypal or credit card account, unless you advise me otherwise. If you would like the item mailed directly to a gift recipient, please let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are ever not completely satisfied with your order, please contact me ASAP. I am happy to work with you to find a solution.

Please note that the alignment of type and variations in color/oxidation are not to be viewed as defects - they add to the character of your hand-made, hand-stamped item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care for your items:
Jewelry & Bookmarks ~ A protective wax polish is applied to all sterling silver and copper items. Over time, these items may tarnish. You may use the pro-polish pads (included with each jewelry and bookmark purchase) to gently wipe away tarnish, fingerprints, etc.
Also, if the oxidized/darkened characters should fade over time, they can be refreshed with a permanent marker and "Super Fine Steel Wool, #0000". Simply go over letters, etc. with the marker and quickly (but lightly) sand away with steel wool.

Bottles with Nickel Silver Tags - A protective wax polish is applied to the tags. Bottles are dishwasher-safe. Simply slip the twine/tag over the bottle's top, clean bottle, then re-wrap twine/tag around bottle's neck.

Decoupaged Glass Trays ~ Top of tray can be wiped clean with damp cloth, but please take care to not get bottom of tray wet.

Please let me know if you have any additional care questions.

(I have checked for the accuracy of many of the quotes found on my items. The quotes that I am unable to confirm are believed to have been said by the author.)