Today I am super excited to share one of my personal favorite makers and friends, Lindsey Warren of Stamped and Finch! She was one of the first product shop owners I've met, and I absolutely love all of the jewelry that she makes. I'm excited for this interview and for you to learn more about this darling maker!
To start things of, tell us a little bit about your story.
I live in the lovely city of Athens, GA and have been here for about two and a half years. I started creating some stamped pieces on the side, mostly just as gifts to friends and family while I was teaching at a school for kids with special needs in Roswell, GA. My husband got a job at the University of GA and we decided to make the move to Athens. He encouraged me to give the whole "owning a small business thing" three months when we first moved to Athens. I was pretty sure that after three months I would be looking for another teaching job, but here I am two and a half years later and loving every second of this crazy creative, entrepreneurial journey!
I've been dating my husband since we were 16 years old and we are five years into marriage. He is the most genuine, encouraging, and intentional human! We also have a sweet pup named Cali who is a black lab-coon hound mix of pure joy and cuteness!
How did Stamped and Finch start? What was the inspiration?
The very first stamped pieces I created were to help my sister raise money for a mission trip. For the next year-ish I played around with some other designs and just used the hobby as a way to give meaningful and intentional gifts to friends and family. They truly seemed to love them and I was so enjoying creating them. I opened an Etsy shop in December of 2015 and the Lord has been so incredibly faithful to guide, direct, and bless this Stamped and Finch journey.
Speaking of - what does Stamped & Finch mean?
Stamped- I think you've got that one under wraps. Finch- the finch bird symbolizes joy, simplicity, and variety- all characteristics I want to create in my products. Finches are also known for their "boogie" like flight patterns that don't just take them from point A to point B, but they dance along the journey.
I use Later, but I'm honestly not a huge fan. Most of my posts are in the moment and not that planned out. (Working on getting better at this!)
What's your favorite quote?
I love anything and everything by Morgan Harper Nichols!
Lindsey, so thankful for you, your beautiful shop and your even lovelier heart! I wanted to let everyone know that her and her husband are looking to adopt! You can read more about their adoption story on their blog and their hopes on their facebook page here - they're such deserving people and I know God will come through with the perfect match for them in His timing.