Feb 3, 2011

Part 2 Charm Factory Metal Clay Stamp Product Test and Review by York Avenue Studio

Update for Feb 3rd:

I've been selected as a tester for a new product by The Charm Factory.  After I was contacted, we exchanged ideas on my logo design for the stamp.  The stamp is about the size of a thumbnail, 1/2 inch circle.  My logo is a little too complex to be that tiny, so I suggested a simple street sign with "York Ave".  Here is my logo and a preview of this idea:

I was pleased, but not completely thrilled that the stamp for my jewelry would be so simple and plain.  It was a wonderful stamp and I would use it, but I wished there was more detail.  Well, I am thrilled with what happened next! 

Here is what the stamp would look like in metal clay:

Charm Factory Signature Stamp

I drew a smaller version of my logo and played with the words and the picture and came up with an idea with more detail, but not so much that it wouldn't be recognizable as a stamp.  I sent the sketch to the Charm Factory for their input.

The Charm Factory responded very quickly with the following version of my logo sketch, which is the final design for my new stamp!  I am so thrilled with how professional the design looks and how wonderful the Charm Factory is to work with.  They truly put such effort into making my stamp look like MY stamp!

My sketch for logo

Charm Factory Design from my sketch

Charm Factory Signature Stamp - York Avenue Studio

I will be posting the testing adventure on my blog as soon as the stamp arrives!  Stay tuned, and here is some detail on these amazing stamp tools.  Visit the Charm Factory website at http://www.charmfactory.com/signature-stamps.aspx

Signature Stamps feature your logo or name and make it very easy to cleanly and precisely brand your jewelry and art. Simply gently press your Signature Stamp into the clay to cut a deep and lasting mark.

Signature Stamps

These custom made stamps are small (1/2" wide) and laser engraved to give you the precision impression you are looking for. You get a long lasting and clear product (unlike rubber stamps) and a great value over more expensive brass stamps. The handle is cast from lead free pewter, and your custom clay stamp is made to order from Delrin, a high temperature plastic also used for notary stamps and other demanding applications.

Order quickly online. There are no quotes, set up fees or additional costs. No matter what the content – text, your signature, or a logo – your Signature Stamps price is only $44.99. (Plus, free shipping is offered in the US.)


  1. That does look really nice, might have to have a good old think about it ;-) Good post thank you

  2. This is great to know about. I really need something like this to stamp the fine silver pendants that I make. I need to think about a simplified logo design. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Good to read your update - thank you. Keep posting!