Beautiful hand stamped jewellery and gifts

Manchester, England · 281 Sales


Beautiful hand stamped jewellery and gifts

Manchester, England 281 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
Carol Oldham

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5 out of 5 stars
Tess Garner

Tess Garner on 19 Mar, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Love the spoon...smalller than anticipated so my fairy doll holds instead of me putting it with the rest of my Halloween spoon collection. Would have liked to have had a quarter next to it in the pictures to see the size better. International vendor.

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This bee necklace supports the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund with £5 from every sale going to the charity. The bee is a symbol of Manchester and it's people and of solidarity following last weeks fatal attack.
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Once upon a time..

...way back in 2009, It all began with a box full of vintage cutlery and a set of rather rusty security punches. Having previously sold vintage crockery and home wares we had amassed quite a selection of pre-loved silverware and it needed to be given a purpose. I hate to think how many spoons went to scrap over the first couple of years, handstamping is definitely an art. We were determined however, and over time and with a great deal of practice we got to the point were we were ready to share our wares

We are constantly learning and developing, and we now practice our craft on a range of metals including industrial aluminium and copper, hand cutting and working with a variety of metal fonts and designs to produce purposeful and attractive gifts. We subscribe to the Arts and Crafts school of thought that you should have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. We add to that 'eco-friendly' as all our products are up-cycled in some way.

Our handstamping journey continues, and as we take our inspiration from our surroundings and the materials we come across on our travels, come along with us and see what lies around the corner...

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  • Carol

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hello I'm Carol from Dormouse and The Teapot we sell beautiful hand stamped cutlery and gifts. Our unique designs are created by hand using traditional tools and methods in our tiny workshop on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.

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Last updated on 15 Oct, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

If you would like a custom or personalised item please contact us first for a quote. Please note that we do not copy other people's designs or use copyrighted wording, please do not ask us to do so. We can however work with you to suggest appropriate wording and designs if you would like assistance with this. It is important to note that custom and personalised items are not refundable unless they arrive damaged. In this case we will repair, replace or refund on receipt of your returned item.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All our items are sent in our trademark dotty envelopes and are wrapped in pretty tissue paper, tape and stickers ready for gifting.

There is no extra charge for this service.

Delivery address

It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide correct postal address.

Should you provide a wrong address please contact us straight away and we will do our best to help. However we will not take responsibility for orders posted to a wrong address provided by the buyer and should the buyer not receive their item a refund will not be issued.

Please note if you are purchasing from abroad or requesting us to send items outside of the UK you are personally responsible for knowing the legalities of importing such items into the destination country. We are not responsible for any losses of items held or destroyed by customs. We will not refund or resend in such cases.


Each letter and design is stamped individually by hand on our items, therefore each piece is unique and the picture you see in the listing is only a representative example.

Due to the nature of stamping there may be variations in alignment, depth and spacing of letters, each letter will not be perfectly even. Please note it is likely that there will be marks and 'bumps' on the reverse of the item, this is unfortunately unavoidable as during the stamping process metal is displaced rather than removed. This is not a defect in your piece, but makes it even more unique.


Please do contact us straight away if you receive your order and it is incorrectly spelled/ worded or not the item you ordered and we will work with you to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Please remember are only responsible for a misspelled item if the fault is ours. We can not be held responsible for errors made by buyer - please thoroughly check that you have given personalised and customised details correctly and EXACTLY written as you wish them to appear. We will not correct incorrect capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, spelling or miswording.

Delivery times

All items are made to order please allow the time stated on the listing to produce, finish and wrap your item BEFORE it is posted.

UK postage is free and is by 2nd Class Royal Mail. It is possible to upgrade to 1st class postage for a small fee, please select this option on the listing when ordering. Estimated delivery times are on the the Royal Mail Website.

Postage to EU Europe, non EU Europe and World Zone 1 and 2 is by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, there are additional charges for this please select this option on the listing when ordering. Estimated delivery times are on the Royal Mail Website, please note this estimate does not allow for time in customs or postal delays in the destination country.

Ordering for Christmas

Last ordering dates for Christmas delivery are shown below with Royal Mail's recommended posting dates shown in brackets. Please note we can only guarantee that your order will be sent on or before Royal Mail's recommended last posting date, not that your item will reach you before Christmas. Your item may be subject to delays in the post or at customs and such hold ups are unfortunately out of our control. Please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

UK Christmas ordering dates

All our UK orders are sent free by Royal Mail 2nd Class as standard. It is possible to upgrade postage to 1st Class for a small extra fee. We also offer the option to send your item by recorded post however this does not effect the delivery time.
10 December (Wednesday 20 December) 2nd Class
11 December (Thursday 21 December) 1st Class

International Christmas ordering dates

All our international orders are sent by Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed as standard.
22 November (Saturday 2 December) Africa, Middle East
26 November ( Wednesday 6 December) Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
27 November (Thursday 7 December) Caribbean, Central & South America
29 November (Saturday 9 December) Greece, Australia, New Zealand
3 December (Wednesday 13 December) Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
4 December (Thursday 14 December) Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
5 December (Friday 15 December) Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
6 December (Saturday 16 December) Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Seller details
Carol Oldham
Dormouse and The Teapot, 6 Masons Row, Thurston Clough Road, Scouthead
SADDLEWORTH, West Yorkshire OL4 3RX
United Kingdom