I'm a metal stamping extraordinaire & am absolute delighted to have been awarded a #SBS award in light of this!
The nature of hand stamped items is that each & every piece will be unique. All of my pieces are created from my love of rustic influences', the power of words & my belief that beauty rarely lies within perfection; everything is perfectly imperfect.
I stamp on various metals & have a whole host of pieces you never knew you needed.
I'm Tara & I live in Lincolnshire, England. Sparkle & Dot is run solely by me!
After closing my shop due to health 'stuff' I decided to delve into selling jewellery from home. Sadly that didn't quench my creative thirst (even though I loved the jewellery aspect) & it was all a bit too 'perfect' for my liking so I decided to give hand stamping on metal a whirl! I fell in love instantly. Even though I was surrounded by failed aluminium blanks & it most certainly was a case of trial & error; I got there eventually!
I love words & I love the way the right words, at the right time, can turn your entire day around. I love the empowering, kickass way that simple words can make you feel & so I wanted to recreate that in my pieces.
Hand stamping is a fabulous way of making an imprint onto metal. It works completely by hand where metal stamps are held & boshed with a hammer, to leave an imprint. Because hand stamping uses no machinery at all, there are little variations in depth to the imprints. A perfectly straight line is something that hand stampers worldwide scratch their heads in wonder at so please don't be alarmed if each character doesn't line up exactly. The beauty of hand stamping is the imperfect perfectness of it & the fact that you really can have whatever your heart desires stamped onto a piece that you can treasure forever ❤
I am absolutely loving what I do & it all fits in perfectly around my not so organised life! Sparkle & Dot is my absolute passion.
You can find me on various platforms; Facebook, Instagram & Twitter & Pinterest (for all just search Sparkle & Dot)
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