Art History

Postage stamps are unique and one of a kind. Why let old stamps go to waste when they can be created into marvelous works of art? At least that’s what Kelsey Norris was thinking when she created her line of Postali Jewelry. Kelsey originally was given a stamp collection, but she didn’t want the stamps to stay shut in a book, collecting dust over the years. She transformed these postal histories into wearable accessories. Kelsey now collects stamps on her own for her jewelry and with the help of friends and strangers who send her stamps to add to her redesigned “collection.” Kelsey handmakes her pendants and earrings by choosing a stamp that is based on its color, design, and country of origin. The stamps are then cropped to fit the jewelry and are sealed with resin instead of glass to make the earrings and pendants appear more vibrant and to ensure durability. These little pieces of history are one of a kind. Since stamps are rarely duplicated, no piece of jewelry is alike. You just don’t know what you’re going to get. Each stamp has its own story. From Italy and Argentina to Morocco and Mozambique, these stamps have traveled all around the world.

Postali

Authentic Stamp Jewelry

Art History

Postage stamps are unique and one of a kind. Why let old stamps go to waste when they can be created into marvelous works of art? At least that’s what Kelsey Norris was thinking when she created her line of Postali Jewelry. Kelsey originally was given a stamp collection, but she didn’t want the stamps to stay shut in a book, collecting dust over the years. She transformed these postal histories into wearable accessories. Kelsey now collects stamps on her own for her jewelry and with the help of friends and strangers who send her stamps to add to her redesigned “collection.” Kelsey handmakes her pendants and earrings by choosing a stamp that is based on its color, design, and country of origin. The stamps are then cropped to fit the jewelry and are sealed with resin instead of glass to make the earrings and pendants appear more vibrant and to ensure durability. These little pieces of history are one of a kind. Since stamps are rarely duplicated, no piece of jewelry is alike. You just don’t know what you’re going to get. Each stamp has its own story. From Italy and Argentina to Morocco and Mozambique, these stamps have traveled all around the world.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey

    To me, stamps are tiny pieces of art that represent the romance of a handwritten letter, the thrill of travel, and the nostalgia of a past long gone. Why keep them in a book, gathering dust, when they can be worn daily and celebrated? It's been a wonderful adventure so far that has included friends, family, and now The Grommet! I'm so happy to be here, and I would love to answer any questions you may have.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/3/2014 12:37 PM

    Hey Grommet-folk, I was thrilled to discover Kelsey's postage stamp jewelry in a tiny shop in Telluride Colorado. I keep reaching for my two pair of earrings and the friend I was with is constantly sporting her necklace. They are super light and wearable.

    Since the discovery of Postali, I have even worn the USA version earrings to the White House!

    Kelsey, I have also worn the earrings while swimming and showering and they held up beautifully. But I wondered what your recommendation would be to people about water exposure? I love them so much and was worried I might be damaging them with this kind of use.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 1:04 PM

    @Jules Wow, so excited to hear my jewelry made it all the way to the White House! :)

    Regarding water exposure: I make this recommendation simply to extend the life of the jewelry. The resin is completely water-proof, so the stamp will never be damaged. However, avoiding prolonged water exposure will help the metal to stay shiny and beautiful for as long as possible.

  • Haley
    Haley
    7/3/2014 2:52 PM

    Oh my gosh! A friend of mine just told me to check this out. These look awesome, on the necklaces are those 3 stamps, or like one stamp cut into 3? I really like your work!

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 3:05 PM

    @Haley Thank you for taking the time to check out Postali Jewelry!

    Most of the necklaces are made with a single stamp, cut into 3 pieces. But sometimes I will use 3 separate stamps in one necklace to give a different effect. It just depends!

  • Richard
    Richard
    7/3/2014 2:55 PM

    Kelsey, where can I find the USA flag earrings?

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    7/3/2014 3:52 PM

    I would also be interested in getting American stamps in earrings.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 3:56 PM

    @Debbie, @Richard The USA flag earrings have sold very well today. I will be making some more earrings and they should be ready in the next few days. Thanks!

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 4:47 PM

    Good news, Grommeteers! You can now order more USA flag earrings. There will be a slight delay of about 3 days in fulfilling orders since I make them by hand.

    Thanks again for making this a great day!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Postali

Authentic Stamp Jewelry

Art History

Postage stamps are unique and one of a kind. Why let old stamps go to waste when they can be created into marvelous works of art? At least that’s what Kelsey Norris was thinking when she created her line of Postali Jewelry.

Kelsey originally was given a stamp collection, but she didn’t want the stamps to stay shut in a book,
collecting dust over the years. She transformed these postal histories into wearable accessories. Kelsey now collects stamps on her own for her jewelry and with the help of friends and strangers who send her stamps to add to her redesigned “collection.”

Kelsey handmakes her pendants and earrings by choosing a stamp that is based on its color, design, and country of origin. The stamps are then cropped to fit the jewelry and are sealed with resin instead of glass to make the earrings and pendants appear more vibrant and to ensure durability.

These little pieces of history are one of a kind. Since stamps are rarely duplicated, no piece of jewelry is alike. You just don’t know what you’re going to get. Each stamp has its own story. From Italy and Argentina to Morocco and Mozambique, these stamps have traveled all around the world.
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Postali - Authentic Stamp Jewelry

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey

    To me, stamps are tiny pieces of art that represent the romance of a handwritten letter, the thrill of travel, and the nostalgia of a past long gone. Why keep them in a book, gathering dust, when they can be worn daily and celebrated? It's been a wonderful adventure so far that has included friends, family, and now The Grommet! I'm so happy to be here, and I would love to answer any questions you may have.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/3/2014 12:37 PM

    Hey Grommet-folk, I was thrilled to discover Kelsey's postage stamp jewelry in a tiny shop in Telluride Colorado. I keep reaching for my two pair of earrings and the friend I was with is constantly sporting her necklace. They are super light and wearable.

    Since the discovery of Postali, I have even worn the USA version earrings to the White House!

    Kelsey, I have also worn the earrings while swimming and showering and they held up beautifully. But I wondered what your recommendation would be to people about water exposure? I love them so much and was worried I might be damaging them with this kind of use.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 1:04 PM

    @Jules Wow, so excited to hear my jewelry made it all the way to the White House! :)

    Regarding water exposure: I make this recommendation simply to extend the life of the jewelry. The resin is completely water-proof, so the stamp will never be damaged. However, avoiding prolonged water exposure will help the metal to stay shiny and beautiful for as long as possible.

  • Haley
    Haley
    7/3/2014 2:52 PM

    Oh my gosh! A friend of mine just told me to check this out. These look awesome, on the necklaces are those 3 stamps, or like one stamp cut into 3? I really like your work!

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 3:05 PM

    @Haley Thank you for taking the time to check out Postali Jewelry!

    Most of the necklaces are made with a single stamp, cut into 3 pieces. But sometimes I will use 3 separate stamps in one necklace to give a different effect. It just depends!

  • Richard
    Richard
    7/3/2014 2:55 PM

    Kelsey, where can I find the USA flag earrings?

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    7/3/2014 3:52 PM

    I would also be interested in getting American stamps in earrings.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 3:56 PM

    @Debbie, @Richard The USA flag earrings have sold very well today. I will be making some more earrings and they should be ready in the next few days. Thanks!

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey – Special Guest
    7/3/2014 4:47 PM

    Good news, Grommeteers! You can now order more USA flag earrings. There will be a slight delay of about 3 days in fulfilling orders since I make them by hand.

    Thanks again for making this a great day!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.