Since we are talking about copyrights this week, I thought t would be a perfect time to share a source with you. When I started designing and making my beads, I wanted to use stamps on them. Since rubber stamps are usually designed by other artists I couldn't use them on my beads to resell. I found a great place called Ready Stamps to turn my designs into rubber stamps. This way my work would be original and different from any one else's. That what we all really want isn't it?
So here what you do...
Draw up, by hand or computer, some stamps you would like. Send Ready Stamps a sheet of paper measuring 7" x 9" with all of your stamp designs on the sheet. It needs to be in black and white. Send them a check for 32.00 plus 5.00 shipping. In about a week you will get your stamps in the mail.
You can cut them apart and use them how they are or you can glue them to a wood or acrylic base. I am usually too excite to try them out to bother adhering them to anything. Here are some beads made with my Ready Stamps.
Oh, and the best part....Ready Stamps is a non profit group employing people with cerebral palsy.
Here's a link to the order form through Polymer Clay Express' website. It's all ready to print out and this form is specifically for artists.
Jennifer Heynen of Jangles