I Carry Your Heart With Me Hand Stamped Keychain
When one loses a little one they will forever be carried with you in your heart. They will forever be with us in memory and heart. This keychain makes a wonderful keepsake and sympathy gift.
Each keychain comes with a metal circle (7/8") hand stamped with name/date of choice. A metal rectangle (1/2"x1 1/2") hand stamped with I carry your heart with me. For finishing touch a baby feet charm, heart charm and glass pearl are added.
Here is a list of materials:
- charms: alloy based metals (containing a mixture of metals)
- jump rings: are stainless steel and not soldered, but are a thicker gauge so your piece will hold together under normal wear (they are used to hold pendants, charms or beads to chain)
- stamping blanks (are not plated): aluminum (silver color), copper (brown red; think of a penny), brass (yellow), nugold (a warm golden color; mix of copper and brass). The type of metal used will depend on the one listed in above details information or if you can select one then it will be the one you select.
*note aluminum is light weight naturally
Hand stamping is the process where I use forged metal stamps, which contain letters, numbers, punctuation or designs, a hammer and steel block. I individually strike each letter, number, punctuation or design into the metal to leave an impression. I do not use a machine, nor a press. Many confuse engraving to be the same as hand-stamping, however, it is a very different process. Engraving is machine done in which metal is taken away and usually has no character charm. With hand stamping spacing and impression depth is not exact, which is a charm to the process of hand stamping pieces. It is not to be seen as a flaw, but rather a perfectly imperfect custom hand made unique piece for you to treasure. This has become a form many love and appreciate.