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Font designs

I just thought I would put together a little blog to help you design your latest item of Cornish Bluebelle jewellery.

I will run through the font options, the sizes of the fonts and what items they work best on.

I don’t set a maximum number of letters that can be stamped on any particular item on my shop. This is because letters had different widths, so the letter M for example is obviously much wider than a letter I.

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Padstow is my ‘all rounder’ font. Its 3mm in size and its often used on cuffs, some medium discs. The most common use for padstow is stamping the capital letters for initials on mini discs.

Fowey is my most used font. Being a larger but more narrow font means I can stamp more words without the item looking too bulky.

Polperro is a tiny 1mm size font and it used whenever I stamp on the edge of a disc. This font is also used when I stamp the ring on the family necklace.

Mousehole is a less used stamp. It is mainly used for the odd cuff and stamping on some mini discs.

Falmouth is just another option I give when I stamp initials.

St Ives is my most popular cursive font. It works well on cuffs and some discs. Being quite wide does limit how many letters I can fit on a disc with this font.

Porthleven is my new cursive font. Being narrower than the St Ives means I can stamp longer names / words.

Bude, this font is used to stamp a large cursive font onto a medium disc.

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Below are some example of fonts.

Madeline – Padstow uppers and lower. Daisy -Fowey. Josh – Mousehole. Mabel – St Ives. Ben heart Kate – Porthleven.

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E & B are in Padstow.

Alfie and Summer are stamped in Polperro.

The letter A is stamped using Bude.

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A Little About Me

All of my life I’ve been a magpie, if it’s shiny and sparkly I LOVE it. Playing with glitter as a little girl was my idea of heaven. So really it’s no great surprise I’ve ended up making jewellery as my job. I just wish I knew this was an option at school, it would if saved several years in dull jobs. I was never sure what I wanted “to be”, I’d go from vet nurse, to wedding photographer, to midwife. But I ended up training to be an accountant (let’s just say I didn’t really fit in within the accountancy world, I’d turn up to college with my pink calculator) I found the 3 years of exams pretty easy and had a good job but it just wasn’t me. I met my husband and in 2015 we had our first son. All I wanted to do was be a mum and that was my plan until he started school. Making jewellery was a hobby of mine, I started hand stamping back in 2014, no one really knew about it but bit by bit friends found out and I was urged to share my makes on social media. So after months of encouragement that’s what I did. In September 2016 I took a photo and popped it on Instagram. That very same day someone asked to buy the item I shared. I was in utter shock. I wasn’t ready for this. I had no packaging, no pretty gift boxes, no way of taking payment. But I accepted the sale and I’ve grown and learnt from there onwards. 

I am now in a position where I can say that I love my job. It’s let’s me be a full time mum as I mainly work of an evening when the boys are in bed. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes after a day of parenting all I want to do is curl into bed but most evenings I start work from the moment I say goodnight to the boys and often work until gone midnight. It’s exhausting but I find being a mum and running my own business so rewarding. 

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