I've always loved words and could read before I was 4. I taught Primary School until my spirit was crushed. Forward a few years, and my first attempts at running a business was making buttons and gifts from polymer clay. My cat Esme had died the previous Autumn, and so Esme's Buttons was launched. I did this for two years, selling successfully in a local craft shop. I did lots of word stamping with polymer clay but was frustrated with the medium.
At the end of 2015 I discovered metal stamping, and before long I was hooked. Now I stamp words and phrases onto metal instead of polymer clay. I love using different fonts and mixing two or more together on an item. I work with aluminium as it is a lightweight metal, it does not tarnish, and is hypoallergenic.
Esme's Buttons lives on in Designed by Esme💜
I have been selling metal stamped items on Etsy since Jan 2017.