YeOldStampingGrounds

Make your keys happy with fun & quirky key chains

Queens, New York | 506 Sales

YeOldStampingGrounds

Make your keys happy with fun & quirky key chains

Queens, New York 506 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Note from shop owner Hi! My shop is closed for the US Thanksgiving holiday. I'll re-open on November 28th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 18, 2018

Hi! My shop is closed for the US Thanksgiving holiday. I'll re-open on November 28th.

Rachel Soares

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Rachel Soares

Updates

Excited to be prepping for the 2017 Maker Faire NYC Bust Craftacular Market! Stay tuned for exclusive new designs premiering at the event (Sept 23 & 24 at the NY Hall of Science). #itsinqueens #yeoldstamping
Happy 20th Anniversary to a series close to my heart - Harry Potter! If you are a fan too, this key chain might help you accio keys when you are in a rush. wink #yeoldstamping #askmeaboutmyfandom #hermionerocks
Is your dad or husband anxiously awaiting the new season of Game of Thrones? Show him you understand his love for the books and tv shows with this fun key chain. Only one week until Father's Day! Order ASAP for on time delivery. Other fandoms available.
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About

Quirky & fun hand-stamped key chains, from my brain to you. Make your keys happy.

// On a cold January day in 2015, I excitedly opened a package; it was one of the gifts I was planning to give my boyfriend, Josh. My excitement quickly deflated as I realized the keychain I had custom ordered wasn't going to work. The font was more flowery than I remembered, and there was a reverse imprint on the back. It wasn't up to my standards. So I channeled my disappointment, went into research mode, and figured out how to produce the keychain I had envisioned. Something personal, unique, and handcrafted. Something with a clean font and modern sensibilities. Something perfect for him.
I ordered all the supplies and set to work. The first time my brass hammer hit the stamp with a satisfying *thunk*, I knew I was hooked. It brought me back to my tap dancing days ... you just find your rhythm and bring in da noise!
After Josh loved his gift, I made more gifts for friends. I realized I had more ideas rattling around in my head. That's when I started to consider following my father's footsteps and opening my own small business. In reviewing options, I looked back at my Etsy profile (established as a shopper in 2008). I realized my very first purchase on Etsy was a hand-stamped "lucky" penny - a gift for a friend. I took it as a sign, and started my business: Ye Old Stamping Grounds.
I take great pleasure in uncovering inspiration from the world around me; NYC is an amazing place. I hope you enjoy my canvases of puns, quotes, and nerd pride. Custom orders are welcome too; I enjoy the opportunity to collaborate and design something unique for you.

// Make your keys happy.

// Curious about my inspirations, how I make my creations, or what's happening in Queens, the most diverse borough of NYC? Connect with me (YeOldStampingGrounds) on social media, or add my shop to your favorites on Etsy. Talk soon!
* IG: yeoldstampinggrounds
* FB: www.facebook.com/pages/yeoldstamping
* Pinterest: yeoldstamping
* Tumblr: yeoldstampinggounds.tumblr.com

// Photo Credits!
> Shop Photos: Ellen Huang

Shop members

  • Rachel S.

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    // Ola! I'm Rachel. I produce hand-stamped metal creations from my studio in NYC. But it all starts with a little imagination, a dash of science, fandom, or general geekery, and a peculiar interpretation of the world around me. // xoxo from Queens

  • Josh

    Shipper

    // The inspiration for it all! Josh helps get orders out on time.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sales Tax

Sales tax is determined by either the:
1) *shipping address* for online orders, or
2) *purchase location* for in-person sales

Online orders shipping to an address outside of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington states will not be charged sales tax.

Because I work in Queens, NY, online orders shipping to a New York state address will be charged your local sales tax. Etsy's tax calculator is a little quirky - if the sales tax for your order is funky, just let me know and I can manually look it up and refund you any difference.

Because of PA and WA state law, online orders shipping to a Pennsylvania or Washington state address will be charged your local sales tax.

In-person purchases within NYC will be charged 8.875% sales tax.

Returns and Exchanges - More Information

I hope you love your purchase! But in case you don't, I am happy to accept returns or exchanges for non-customized / non-personalized items. Orders must be returned and received in the original, new, and resell-able condition.

Because of time and effort put into each piece, customized and personalized items are only "returnable" if I made an error in production. This refund option is only if *I* misread your instructions, not if you made an error, sorry! Just send me a picture of the mistake, the correction as per our communication, and I'll ship out a replacement as soon as it is ready - at no additional charge, of course.

Custom and personalized orders

Interested in a custom order? Just message me and we'll collaborate on a completely one-of-a-kind design.

Not sure where to start? Browse my product designs for ideas - almost all my products have an opportunity to customize.

Ordering - What to Expect

During checkout, in the "message to seller" text box, please provide all the customization details as described in the listing.

Once Etsy has processed your payment, I'll send a conversation asking for any missing customization details and letting you know your order is in the production queue. You'll also receive an estimated shipment date. You'll get a separate email with tracking details when your order ships.

If I'm having difficultly reaching you to confirm your order, then the ship-by date may be delayed. You will be notified of any such changes.

Cancellations

I order supplies based on the orders received. So while I can't offer cancellations, I do want to ensure you have a good customer experience. Please message me to see if we can find an alternative product option that meets your needs.

Occasionally, catastrophic events out of my control happen (e.g., Hurricane Sandy). Depending on access to normal services like electricity and internet, I may have to cancel and refund your order.