Hi there! I am a stay-at-home-mom living in Seattle who is enjoying dragging my 5-year-old all over the Puget Sound in search of the perfect vintage bits and pieces for my creations. She has been rolling around in shopping carts with me since she was born and is actually a very good shopper now. She's also the only child I've ever heard of who's first words included "Another tiara mommy? Really?"
My business was born out of my love affair with weddings. I started reading wedding magazines while I was still in high school - possibly earlier? - and had far too much fun planning my own wedding in 2005. When I decided to leave my corporate job to stay home with my baby girl, I quickly discovered that I would need something creative to do in between diaper changes and feedings. The light bulb went on and Brass Paperclip was born.
Why Brass Paperclip? I have always liked to use brass paperclips to hold my papers together for work or school - they just seem more elegant to me than the regular ones and I always felt like they made my work stand out from the crowd. It is my sincere hope that my work is still being viewed that way...elegant and standing out from the crowd.
I'm proud to say that Brass Paperclip has been running successfully on Etsy for over 4 years now. I have had the pleasure of crafting literally thousands of wedding invitations, baby announcements, and other milestone event stationery. I have also shipped off hundreds of vintage and vintage-inspired accessories...many of which have been custom designs. I take great pride in offering the best service, quality and attention to detail and hope you'll find something in my shop that inspires you.
Thanks so much for your interest. I look forward to working with you soon!