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.