Christmas Memory Bell Ornament
Traditions are fun and so are stories. The tradition of adding a new ornament to your tree is even more wonderful when there is a story attached to it. This bell can be said to be from Santa's sleigh.
Each mini ornament made with a gold tone bell (approx. 1"), aluminum tag hand stamped with year and an aluminum circle stamped with Christmas and snowflake design. For finishing touch your choice red or green ribbon with gold color stitching is added.
Note the bell has a worn look to it and can make a great story keepsake of the year Santa gifted you one of his bells from his sleigh.
The bell is approx. 1"
Stamping blanks: are aluminum (silver color) and are naturally light weight and tarnish resistant.
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.