Behind the scenes & About Us
SM Made, LLC is Hand Stamped business. With many fun products for everyone.
SM Made started in the Summer of 2008. I have always been super crafty. I worked in my etsy shop part time when ever I could while I was working a full time bank job from 2008 to 2009 . I was really struggling with money and was so curious to how these businesses make money over the years, short and long-term. I started investigating different marketing strategies and I even found myself searching how does waze make money?
Then it came to me in 2011, an opportunity to stay home when I had my second son. I took the chance knowing that the only way that we could make it was if I did my etsy shop FULL time. My husband was a great supporter and told me to do what I love and that we would be fine. He is very helpful and understanding when it comes to my work. I over took our dining room ( which we didn’t really need :)) and made it my work room. That way I wasn’t too far from the family at any given time. I started to create Hand Stamped Jewelry in my etsy shop of mine and it has just added to my love of the arts, creating wonderful personalized jewelry for everyone!
I am still working on new things all the time in between orders and family. SM Made has grown so much from 2008, I am so thankful that it has blossomed this much and helps me be a stay at home mom as well. I never dreamed that I would be able to get as far as I have.
In 2013 I opened my own website; www.stampedmemories.com
So thank you to all my supporters/ customers!
Thank you for my husband who encourages me to do anything that I want to and supports all of my creations no matter how crazy they may be! He’s such a great Husband and Daddy! It makes me so happy to be able to do what I love and be home with my kids while doing it. Working at home and helping provide for my family is a blessing.
As far as how the my store works, I am usually a one man show.
I make all the products on my own, through the day, I process orders everyday. It usually takes me all day to get all the orders for that day finished up and I ship it, between working and taking care of my 4 boys. I sometimes have helpers when I need them. But for the most part it is all me!
What inspires me is when my products are loved by the customers. I love to make inspiring pieces that have a meaning to someone. I also love that I have my hand crafted piece shipped all over the world. So there’s someone is France wearing my bangles, or in Italy wearing a mother’s necklace. We live in NY.
Now 2020 I have just hit over 56,000 sales in my etsy shop www.smmade.etsy.com Thank you for all your support
Thank you for supporting a stay at home mom based business!