You may remember my posts in the past where I showed some of my polymer clay creations that I make each holiday season. I haven’t gotten serious about selling any of my ornaments in the past, but I have had so many requests that I have recently started an Etsy shop where you can purchase custom ornaments.
While the shop isn’t even technically open for business, and currently has no listings, that’s one of my goals this year. Until this point all my ornaments were marked in permanent marker, which worked fine for my own tree, but it doesn’t seem very professional if you’re actually selling them. After deciding on the name Clayfully, the next step was figuring out how I could “sign my work”.
Until this point all my ornaments were marked in permanent marker, which worked fine for my own tree, but it doesn’t seem very professional if you’re actually selling them. Thank goodness I found the coolest thing online – custom signature stamps from Charm Factory. Designed to give precious metal clay, ceramics, and clay users a better solution for marking their creations, Signature Stamps feature your name or logo and give you an easy way to create your own brand.
The custom stamps are created especially for you and have a small ½” diameter laser engraved stamp that gives you the perfect mark each time. The handle of the Signature Stamp is made from lead free pewter and the stamp head is made to order out of Delrin, a high temperature plastic that is known for its durability.
To use, you gently press your Signature Stamp into the clay to cut a deep and lasting mark and then bake or cure as usual. Unlike rubber stamps that degrade and don’t have clean and easy-to-read impressions, the Signature Stamp is a great solution for artists.
As much as I love the stamp from Charm Factory, I also really love their customer service. As soon as my stamp was created, they sent me an image of a stamped piece of clay so I could preview what it would look like imprinting my creations. I thought this was really cool because I was really excited to show the stamp to hubby and my artsy sister who is going to help me with Clayfully, and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.
Once it arrived, I got to work playing around with it and found that in really soft clays and doughs, the Signature Stamp requires a little bit more pressure in order to get the whole logo to imprint, which does create a ring due to the stamp head imprinting into the medium. With harder clays such as Sculpey and FIMO, the impression is stamped easily without leaving the stamp head ring left behind.
You can order quickly online and there are no quotes, set up fees or additional costs. No matter what the content – text, your signature, or a logo – your Charm Factory Signature Stamps price is only $44.99. (Plus, free shipping is offered in the US.)