Have you ever tried stamping on metal?  Then you'll know it takes A LOT of practice to get perfect stamped jewelry.  One person who does metal stamped jewelry very well is Toronto based Karen Field, the artisan behind FeelingsofLove on Etsy.  She makes all kinds of personalized jewelry. She  is also the creative soul behind Clayfuffles which celebrates her polymer clay work.

Mom Necklace
Her personalized designs include stamped names and initials.  Those which feature the birthstone colors of  family members do add lovely touches of color to her silver designs.  But what really caught my eye were her stamped special phrases such as "You are my sunshine", "Failure is not an option", "Cancer free" and "God gave me you" - all of which make wonderful gifts for special ones. She didn't neglect furbabies either!

"You are My Sunshine"
Karen said she has been creative all her life, starting in her childhood. But she worked in advertising when she grew up.  She explained how making jewelry became her full time job:  "After many years of working, I started experiencing a lot of health issues and to make a very long story short, in the end, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis! Are you kidding me!! I was shocked to say the least but decided that I was not going to step aside and lay down and let this disease take over. So in 1996 I had to stop working and decided instead of giving in to the MS, I turned my love of jewelry in to my own home based business! That's when my Feelings of Love was born!"  An inspirational story indeed!

"Failure is Not an Option"
Karen works very hard at her business. She has great incentives.  You can get 20% off just by signing up to her newsletter.  And if you join her new Feelings of Love VIP Club, you get 30% off instantly! One lucky winner of this giveaway will receive a $40 gift certificate to spend in her store.

"Family Tree"
She also realized the value of good photography for her online market. I first "met" Karen when she attended my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar last year.  Silver jewelry is notoriously difficult to photograph -  she knew she had to do better with her Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

She very quickly applied what she learned and the improvement was dramatic as you can see in the before and after pictures. She took the webinar again earlier this year to refresh her knowledge. She has since developed a gorgeous photographic style all of her own which she likes and which suits her brand.

"God Gave Me You"
"Cancer Free"

Dog Licence Tag
If you want a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Karen's shop, FeelingsofLove, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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This giveaway is international.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, August 22, 2016. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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