Even before I ran my 1/2 Marathon back in May I knew when it was done I wanted a hand stamped necklace that I could where to celebrate that accomplishment. I hinted to Mac about it but apparently my hints wern’t bold enough so last month I took matters into my own hands and contacted Lynn from Oak Hill Designs, I’ve heard about her from a few friends on Facebook and wasn’t disappointed.
I found her iRun necklace right away but wanted just a little bit more, I messaged her asking if she could add another charm. After a quick response my necklace was in process and on its way! Isn’t it pretty?
Well guess what?!?! You can win one for yourself!
Don’t worry if you don’t run we have options keep reading:
First a little interview with the talented lady herself.
Tell me a little about yourself and your family.
I am married to my husband, tom and we have two children-ashton (18), who will be a freshman at the University of Iowa in three short weeks and a son, john (16) who will be a junior this fall. I also have a furry child-our cockapoo, tate.
How did you get started with hand stamped jewelry and what prompted you to make the jump to an Etsy store?
My mom saw a really cool stamped necklace in a mail order catalog and said, ‘lynn, I think you could make this.’ I ordered a stamp set and taught myself to stamp jewelry! I started on etsy after seeing an article in our newspaper. I knew I needed an internet page for my store and etsy fit the bill! I do also have a store on bigcartel.com.
What is your favorite piece you have made? Why?
My favorite piece seems to change often my two current favorites are the ampersand piece and the coin pearl cup. I love that all of my pieces are versatile and can be worn from daytime to evening to formal wear.
What make your product different than most other hand stamped stores?
I’m not sure that this makes me different from any other seller, but I never send out a piece that I wouldn’t wear myself. I have had requests for different pieces that I knew wouldn’t look the best and have gently steered my customers to something different that they would love just as much.
Amber here I will add that all of her items (I think all) are sterling silver not silver coted nickel this is a big difference in my opinion.
Anything else Fun?
I did quit my day job as a certified pharmacy technician in may of 2011 to devote myself full time to Oak Hill Designs. so happy I made that decision…I haven’t looked back once!
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