I have been an online seller and a member of Etsy since September 2006. I started Always A Memory Jewelry in 2010 after experimenting with many different types of crafts and jewelry making. I have been a full time seller since quitting my day job in September of 2012. I love the freedom that I now have to see my family, travel and do things that I couldn't do while working for someone else. I appreciate that my customers have enabled me to be able to live this new life that I love.
I settled on making hand stamped jewelry because I love the feeling of creating something meaningful and different each time I get an order! I started out with a very limited selection of designs but over time, with the purchase of supplies (mostly on Etsy), new tools, multiple fonts and over one hundred and forty design stamps, it has morphed into the shop you see today!
I am always brainstorming new ideas and looking for inspiration. Almost every piece in my shop is made to order and can be customized for you. I love making things that will have special meaning to the person who receives them. I have had some wonderful customers who say the nicest things in my shop reviews and they make me very happy to be here!
My "Rock Paper Scissors" bracelet cuff was used in several scenes on "The Walking Dead" Season 4, Episode 2 (Infected) and 3 (Isolation) in Oct 2013. It was worn by the "Karen" character. UPDATE: The bracelet will be seen again sometime in Season 5. I just sent off 2 more bracelets to Senoia, Georgia to the Property Master of the show so if you are a fan of the show please watch for them!
Always A Memory is a one woman operation! I am in my shop and working on orders on a daily basis so I am available to answer questions or discuss custom orders. Everything is hand stamped in my home studio by me, one letter at a time. I do all the supply purchasing, product design, production, photography, customer service, packaging and shipping.
I am married, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I live in the central Willamette Valley in the beautiful state of Oregon!
I am very excited about the future of Always A Memory!
Thank You for visiting and taking the time to learn more about me and my shop!