April 25, 2017

Featured Maker: Krisha Alatorre at Tags and Things by K

We are so glad Krisha found her way to the vendor selling hand stamped jewelry. Not only did it help her support her growing family but it gave her a great way to share her beautiful pieces with the world. Her mommy centric jewelry designs and fun pieces can be found in her Etsy shop. Read on below and let's meet Krisha.

Hi, I’m Krisha, owner and designer of Tags and Things by K. I’ve been designing and making custom hand stamped jewelry for a little over three years.  

One day I was at an event where a vendor was selling hand stamped jewelry and accessories. I had never heard of or seen that kind of jewelry and thought it was neat that it could personalized. A few months passed, when mommy duties became more demanding, and I had decided to put my career as a Court Reporter on hold to raise my kids. I still wanted to have some kind of income, but didn’t know what I could do from home, while still being with my kids.  

I remembered the hand stamped jewelry that I saw at the event and decided to do some research on how to make it, what kind of materials were needed, etc. It was then that I decided that I was going to go into business! I opened my Etsy shop, purchased $100 worth of materials and lo and behold, I got my first “Cha-Ching”!  

I started making pieces for friends and family, then started getting custom orders from customers. If someone wanted something personalized, I was able to do it. I just loved the fact that no two pieces are the same, and that people with uncommon names, such as myself, could finally have something with their name on it.  

My absolute favorite things to make are special pieces, where someone is making an announcement, such as a “Grandma” necklace to announce that a new baby is on the way or a memorial keychain, offering condolences to the loss of a loved one. Although I don’t get to see the faces of those who open the package, I can still imagine their joy when they receive something so sentimental and special.

I love that the metal comes in different shapes, sizes and thickness so that you can choose the right one to fit your needs. And the design stamps -- where do I start? I LOVE design stamps! My faves right now are the Garden Branch and Symmetrical Branch Borders, anything with hearts and the Spiral Bracket designs. They add so much character and just make everything look so darn pretty! The possibilities are endless on what you can make. I look forward to the future and creating pieces that people will love and cherish for years to come!

Krisha Alatorre
Etsy: TagsandThingsbyK
Instagram: TagsandThingsbyK

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