I've seen jewelry tags before, usually very small base metal ones that say "Made with Love" or "Handmade for You" on a heart or hand-shaped tag. I had no idea that there was such a thing as a diamond-tipped engraver that could replicate my logo and text beautifully on a gold-plated tag, and let me tell you, now that I know ... I'm hooked!
|The contents of my package from Charm Factory|
Ordering my tags was a pretty simple process. I just had to figure out which size and shape would be best - they have hearts, ovals and rectangles in different sizes from 6x7.6mm to 8.8x13mm - for the logo I had designed. (I've used Photoshop for ages now, so that's what I did here, but they accept lots of different file types.) I emailed the logo file to Angie, the manager, and requested the 6.7x13.7mm rectangle tags. Unfortunately, as she explained to me via email, my original design would have been too tiny to read if I included the two lines of text underneath the logo, so rather than redesign it I decided to just have the logo by itself.
|The original design I requested|
|My tags - click for mega-closeup|
|Engraved tag added to the clasp of my necklace (for sale in my Etsy shop) - click for mega-closeup|
My only regrets are that I don't have my links on the tag - so in future, I would order them with a different design or have the links engraved on the (blank) opposite side of the tags for an extra $0.60 per tag - and that all the ones I have are gold - so I'd order some sterling silver ones next time, too.
There is a minimum order of 50 tags for as little as $0.63 each, depending on the quantity and metal you select, and you can order a sample pack of the different sizes and shapes of tags in your preferred metal (blank, though) to help you decide which one you need (price varies, but starts at $0.99). If you want an image or logo engraved, like I have, there is an additional fee of $40 for the first order using that image.
Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of these tags. I think they add to the value of my work, make my items look more professional, and could help me get return business, especially if I had the link to my shop on there too ^_^;
Charm Factory also sells charms (duh!) of all different subject matter, color and size, as well as other jewelry supplies, watch components and more. If you have any questions about their products, I recommend going to the website and taking advantage of the "Live Support" widget to get an instant answer!
So what do you think of my pretty new tags??? :D
*Items were provided free of charge by the manufacturer for my consideration. I am not being compensated for this review and all opinions expressed within are my own.