Family Christmas Bell Ornament
Traditions are fun and having a new ornament to add to your tree is a wonderful one to have. This is the perfect ornament for those who love rustic and mixed metal looks.
Each ornament made with an antique rustic bell, aluminum tag hand stamped with tree design, aluminum rectangle stamped with name of choice and a copper square (1") hand stamped with snowflake design Christmas and year of choice. For finishing touch Christmas ribbon is added.
The personalization on rectangle is limited to 11 characters and spaces
The bell is approx. 1.5"
Stamping blanks: are raw metals (not plated). Aluminum is naturally light weight and tarnish resistant. Copper will oxidize, which add to the aging look, if you do not care for that look you can use a propolish pad to polish it back up.
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.