Our New Home Ornament
Looking for the perfect ornament to add to your tree in celebration of your first christmas in your new home? This is the ornament for you with a little bit of gingham flare to add to the holiday feel.
Each ornament made with an aluminum rectangle (3 1/4" x 2" approx.) hand stamped with: THE between the vines and name of choice below, then followed by address. To finish the ornament a bow is added.
Name (under 'the'): is limited to 13 letters and spaces
Address: is limited to 3 lines and 18 letters/spaces/numbers per line
Please note the house is embossing technique and is done in ebony, but depending on lighting shows blue that is naturally mixed in black coloring.
Centering is not always exact for address and name due to differing widths of letters and the nature of hand stamping.
Here is a list of materials:
- stamping blanks: aluminum (silver color) and is light weight
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.