Friday, March 26, 2010

Internet Artisan Interview - Enchanting Stamps

Jess, owner and operator of Enchanting Stamps, has relocated her handcarved stamps to an individual shop on Etsy. I saw one of her stamps a few weeks back, and was immediately in love! I had to see more! I don't know what I like better: the impression they leave on the paper or the design of the stamps themselves! Especially interesting are the sets Jess has made, which you can see below in this post. Since she doesn't have a blog or facebook account, please go by her shop and give her a heart, if you enjoy the stamps.
  • What's the name of your business/shop?
My business name is Enchanting Stamps

  • Do you have a registered domain name and/or a blog?
I am planning to begin a blog soon. When I do, the info will be in the announcement section of my etsy shop.
  • What type of handmade products do you sell?
I make unique hand-carved rubber stamps.
  • Show us a piece you recently finished

  • What are you working on right now? Any sketches?
Spring is on it's way, so am working on Spring inspired stamps.

  • Which online selling vendors do you use? What do you like best about each one?
I use Etsy exclusively for selling my stamps. I have had a great experience with Etsy.

  • Are you involved in social networking? What's your favorite and why? If you're not involved, you must have a good reason!
I have to say I am not big on Social Networking websites. And, I do have a couple good reasons! I've got two little boys who keep me super busy, and I'm constantly crafting something :-)

  • All of us can use a helpful business hint once a week. What's yours?
Sell things that you love. Even if you don't explain to the customers how much you love each item, they'll know.

  • Do you have a "modus operandi" for computing the price of a handmade object? Tell us your formula?
My basic strategy for pricing my stamps is looking at the cost of supplies and the detail in each stamp. I pay myself what I feel my time is worth. Honestly this has been a challenge for me, deciding what my time is actually worth.

  • We'd love to see your little corner of the world, where you create.
I create my stamps at my dining room table. It has great lighting and a big surface for spreading out supplies.

  • Where do you see your artwork in one year? Any plans in the works?
I see more and more stamp designs! I am constantly finding inspiration for new stamps all around me. You really never know what you'll find next in my shop :-)

  • And the storybeader's favorite stamp?
Why, a book of course! I'm thinking, maybe to have a personal stamp made with this book theme. What do you think?


Patch said...

Great interview!! I really love her shop!!

TiLT said...

I just love her stamps...they are enough to make someone take up paper crafting :p

BeadedTail said...

Great interview! Such fun stamps! I'm not too good with stamps - they turn out like a Rorschach inkblot test instead of designs.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

There is so much detail in each piece! What great work!

Ani said...

I loved reading this, and am totally impressed with the stamps. Wow. Can't even imagine doing that, and they're so cool!

NICO Designs said...

What great stamps! I love the detail in each one.

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