I don’t think I’ve been as excited for a new item as I am right now. I’ve been wanting to do an ampersand necklace for a long time now. I knew that I wanted it to be different from what I saw in other shops so I decided that I wanted to be able to stamp on the ampersand. Because of my letter set sizes, it needed to be a little thicker so I decided to make it out of clay and came up with a good prototype. Luckily when the teeny font arrived for the stamped bands I realized that I had a great solution!
I decided to use the wire from the teeny stamped bands and I formed it into an ampersand. After soldering, hammering and polishing – a new necklace was born! It’s available in three metals and I think on this one sterling is my favorite. You can stamp it as shown with a couple’s name and special date or change it up with your favorite quote or the names of your family members. Which metal is your favorite?