May 22, 2019

No More 16 Gauge Tie Bar Tie Clip Metal Stamping Blanks

Ear in the Envelope / Gottagettadeal on Etsy, no longer carries tie bars in 16 Gauge 3003 Aluminum which we used for our Tie Bar Tie Clip Metal Stamping Blanks. Our last batch was too soft to hold a tie bar tie clip shape. We now offer 14G slightly thicker which will give you that flexible hold. 
Enjoy creating,
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc / Gottagettadeal
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Follow us on Instagram @earintheenvelope
Follow us on Facebook @gottagettablank

May 20, 2019

HELP! I NEED a Camp Project! Gottagettadeal on ETSY can help!!!

It's that time of year when we have to find fun projects for kids camp.  Metal Stamping is a GREAT option.  And Gottagettadeal on ETSY / Ear in the Envelope Inc can help!

Here's a list of what you will need and directions on how to use the supplies.


We've helped quite a few people get ready for Summer Camp.

***We're running a 10% off sale right now, so this will help with the cost.

Here's what you will need:

A Hammer - Any 8oz hammer will work
Or ours $15.00
https://www.etsy.com/listing/52993426/ball-pien-peen-jewelers-hammer-premium

A Metal Block - $18
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124120850/4-bench-block-by-beadsmith-4-inches-by-4

***You will want a block and hammer for each person working, but you can share the metal stamps.

A good way to do this is to have teams of 10 or so that work on stamping at one time.  Then you only have to have 10 blocks and 10 hammers.

Bracelet Bender - $14.85
https://www.etsy.com/listing/66749876/bracelet-bender-steel-bracelet-blank

Sunshine Polish Cloths -
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&search_query=Sunshine+polish+cloths

 ***You can cut these into smaller pieces with scissors.

Metal Letter Stamps ( 3mm is the most common) - $13.50
https://www.etsy.com/listing/239534326/18-alphabet-metal-stamping-set-with

Design Stamps - Variety of Pricing
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=21983005

Cuff Blanks -
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=6208333

***The best deal on Cuff Blanks -
https://www.etsy.com/listing/645033033/100-imperfect-14-gauge-raw-14-x-6-cuffs

***Order these TUMBLE POLISHED.

Here's are the HOW TO Instructions -

INSTRUCTIONS FOR METAL STAMPING
http://www.foodsafemetal.com/2012/11/instructions-for-metal-stamping.html

**Video: HOW TO USE A BRACELET BENDER and Other Tools to Bend a Cuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPjFCqrxXYk

You can add contrast if you want, but you don't have to.

VIDEO - CREATE CONTRAST IN YOUR METAL STAMPED JEWELRY
http://www.foodsafemetal.com/2015/03/create-contrast-in-metal-stamped-jewelry.html

The texture plates work with a rolling mill which is about $1000.  So you may want to pass on these.


Feel free to let me know if you have anymore questions.

Hope this helps!
Lizz

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Follow us on Facebook - @gottagettablank

May 14, 2019

ETSY no longer allowing Paypal checkout

Hey there ETSY customers! Beginning May 15th Etsy will no longer allow shop owners to receive their funds through Paypal. If you would like to continue processing your orders through PAYPAL please contact us through our email - earintheenvelope@gmail.com
We are more than happy to process your order through PAYPALl and will also give a 3% discount on your order.
or you are always welcome to use the ETSY check-out at:

Thanks,
Lizz and the Ear in the Envelope / Gottagettadeal TEAM
820 SW Adams St
Peoria, IL 61602
309-550-3518
earintheenvelope@gmail.com

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Apr 8, 2019

MOTHER'S DAY LEATHER WRAP BRACELET KIT at Gottagettadeal on ETSY






Includes: Brass Tag, Leather Wrap Bracelet, Leather Needle, Red Thread, Beaducation Radiant Heart Punch 
Follow photos for directions. 
Additional tools you will need:
A block
A hammer
A hole punch
Curving tool or hammer around a round form.


Included Items: 
Jeweler's Brass ID Tag - 1/4" x 1-1/2" in 18 Gauge thickness
Leather Wrap Bracelet - 24" Long Espresso Color Leather Wrap Slightly wider than 1/4", Adjustable
Leather Needle
Red Embroidery Thread Made in France
Beaducation Radiant Heart Punch 5.5mm x 5.5mm design
Directions
1) Tape blank to metal block and stamp the design
2) Use a doming block or a form to curve the blank to a similar curve of your wrist

 

3) Find the center of the leather wrap cuff


4) Using the curved brass tag to measure, punch two holes on each side of the blank (1 hole in the hole of the blank and one next to the outside of the blank


5) Thread your needle with the red embroidery floss (use the full thickness)


6) Sew Tag onto Leather Bracelet.  Tie thread well. A few slip knots will work well
VOILA!!!! You are done!!!
Check out our blog for tips on how to use our blanks:
www.foodsafemetal.com
Enjoy creating!!!
Lizz and the Studio Team
Like us on Instagram - Ear in the Envelope

Mar 1, 2019

New **DEALS and CLEARANCE** section in our Etsy shop Gottagettadeal


Checkout our new **DEALS and CLEARANCE** section in our Etsy shop Gottagettadeal. We’re scouring corners and shelves to bring you some amazing deals on Metal Stamping Blanks, Tools.

Discounts are a minimum of 25% off retail.
Check out our Instagram at - Earintheenvelope.

Keep creating!!!! 
Lizz
Ear in the Envelope Inc / Gottagettadeal on ETSY
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Earintheenvelope@gmail.com

Feb 22, 2019

THINKSPRING2019 - Coupon Code for Gottagettadeal on ETSY

Don't miss our current 2 week sale in our Etsy Shop Gottagettadeal.


10% off orders of $50 or more from February 22 through March 8, 2019.
Use coupon code:
THINKSPRING2019

Stock up on Stamping Blanks, Jewelry Tools and Polishing Supplies

Happy STAMPING!!!
Lizz 
&
The Ear in the Envelope Inc / Gottagettadeal TEAM



Nov 19, 2018

Gottagettadeal Customers - Dec. 1st is the Deadline for Christmas Delivery!


Dec. 1st is the Deadline for Christmas Delivery!

We are working extended hours to get your gottagettadeal orders out to you quickly during the RUSH season.
Enjoy creating!
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc
Gottagettadeal on ETSY
820 SW Adams StreetPeoria, IL 61602
820adams@gmail.com
309-550-3518
Metal Stamping Supplies for Jewelry Making

Oct 26, 2018

Clearance on Carabiner Stamping Blanks

Clearance on Carabiner Stamping Blanks. 

Check out this listing in our ETSY shop Gottagettadeal. 
Limited quantity remaining.
Carabiner's for only .90 each.

20 - Carabiner Stamping or Engraving Blanks 
6.5cm x 3.8cm (2.5" x 1.5") 
High Quality Commercial Grade Aluminum 

Qty 20

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222388923/clearance-20-blanks-carabiner-for

Enjoy creating!
Lizz
Ear in the Envelope Inc/Gottagettadeal

Aug 29, 2018

Order Early for your Fall and Winter Supplies

Ear in the Envelope Inc/ Gottagettadeal gets flooded with orders as we get closer to December.  October through December we do not accept custom orders.  If you need those custom orders make sure to order early.
Also,  remember that the prep time for orders goes up as we get closer to December, so order early and leave plenty of time.

Best wishes for a profitable RUSH season!!!

Enjoy creating!!!
Lizz

our shop webaddress
www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal






Jun 12, 2018

Ear in the Envelope / Gottagettadeal June Giveaway - a Metal Stamping Kit

The winner is Krissy Anne Bohan.  Keep checking our Facebook Page or our Blog and we will post another Give away in August.
********
June giveaway at Gottagettadeal/Ear in the Envelope Inc.

A metal stamping starter kit. Like and share this post on our FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/gottagettablank
 and we will add you to the drawing. 
This is a $75 value. Ends June 30, 2018.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/230972509/best-metal-stamping-jewelry-starter-kit


Start sharing and win!!!
Thanks,
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc/Gottagettadeal on ETSY
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602
earintheenvelope@gmail.com

Jun 7, 2018

JEWELRY STANDARD LENGTH COPPER AND BRASS CUFF


SHOP UPDATE: Our copper and brass cuffs are now
the JEWELRY STANDARD length of 5-3/4" (14 cm).
No more cuffs that break because they are just slightly
too long and get bent each time you put on a cuff.
***6" length can still be ordered as a custom listing.

CHECK OUT OUR COPPER AND BRASS CUFF METAL STAMPING BLANKS AT

WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/GOTTAGETTADEAL

Thicker Gauge Brass Cuffs coming soon!!!
Enjoy creating,
Lizz
Ear in the Envelope Inc/Gottagettadeal on ETSY

May 4, 2018

Aluminum Market is CRAZY right now.

Hey there metal stamping and jewelry making friends,

I just want to update you on the current aluminum market.  Can I just say.... THINGS ARE CRAZY.  With talk of Tariffs and a major price hike in March 2017 people like us, GOTTAGETTADEAL/EAR IN THE ENVELOPE INC, are scrambling to get the metal we need.  Many metal suppliers are no longer selling 1100 Pure Aluminum soft temper aluminum that we all love to use for stamping.  We will keep scrambling to get you the best metal we can find.  But there may be times when we are out of stock of what you need.

***My best recommendation to you during this time is.... keep extra stock on hand of items you sell regularly.  Buy during slow times.

Here is a list of our busiest times when we may be low on what you need.

Busy times at Ear in the Envelope Inc

Jan. 1-15 - Custom orders are accepted again.
Note:  Custom orders accepted from January 1 thru September 30th

Easter RUSH - 3 weeks before Easter

Mother's Day RUSH - 3-4 weeks before Mother's Day

Starting School RUSH - September 7 - 20

Fall Show RUSH - October

Christmas RUSH - November through December 15

****Also, always check our Etsy shop front page for coupons and updates.
www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal

Thanks for your continued business at Gottagettadeal on ETSY.  Let us know how we are doing and we can do to serve you better.

Enjoy creating!
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc
Gottagettadeal on ETSY
www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal



Mar 21, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

Notes from Gottagettadeal February 8, 2018

Ear in the Envelope Inc’s Shop on ETSY - Gottagettadeal

Hope you are having fun strategizing about your jewelry making plans in 2018.

Here are some updates from The STUDIO…

All 12 Gauge Blanks have been deactivated because our current metal suppliers are no longer carrying this Gauge.  We are in the process of searching for a new supplier.

All Ring Blanks are 10% off until February 21st.  No need for a coupon.


Don’t forget our Free Shipping Coupon for US orders of $100 or more.  Use this code at checkout:

US100FreeShip2018

Remember that we accept Custom Cutting orders from January through the end of September.   Dream something new!

Clint resigned at the end of October.  We appreciate all of his hard work organizing and directing our daily processing. 

Jordan has moved into the team lead position and is learning much and doing well.  We have been gifted with amazing people who work very hard to bring you a good quality product for your metal stamping projects.

Thanks for your business throughout the years!  We appreciate you!


Lizz and the Studio Team 

Feb 7, 2018

Skinny Copper and Brass Cuffs are the Trend! for Metal Stamping Blanks!!!

We have noticed a trend at Gottagettadeal
our Etsy shop at Ear in the Envelope Inc

Skinny 1/8" x 6" Copper and Brass Cuffs 18 Gauge Tumble Polished Metal Stamping Blanks
are a Top Seller.

Skinny Cuffs are perfect for stacking.


Check out our Skinny Cuffs and more at Gottagettadeal on ETSY:


Enjoy creating!
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Contact us at:  earintheenvelope@gmail.com

Dec 21, 2017

Custom Cutting Orders Available from January 1st through September 31st.

Do you have an idea for a blank that you don't see in our shop?  Custom Cutting may be the answer at  Gottagettadeal on ETSY.

Contact us through our ETSY shop:

www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal


You can explain your idea and we can give you a quote.

There is a minimum of 10 of the exact same Blank for a custom order.

Get into your creative zone and invent some new blanks.

Enjoy creating!
Lizz

Ear in the Envelope Inc
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602
820adams@gmail.com




Jun 21, 2017

Contrast with Car Touch-Up Paint in Stamped Jewelry

Did you know that you can use Car Touch-Up Paint to create contrast in your metal stamped or engraved jewelry?

Check out this video with instructions on how to apply the Touch-Up Paint.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0x9mbWQ59M&feature=youtu.be

Check out our shop gottagettadeal on ETSY to find great metal stamping blanks and supplies.

www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal

Like us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gottagettablank

Follow us on Instagram: earintheenvelope

Thanks,
Lizz Barnes

Jun 13, 2017

2017 Jewelry Making Summer Classes at Ear in the Envelope Inc


Jewelry Making Summer Classes 2017
Ear in the Envelope with Lizz Barnes

***All classes include supplies and use of tools.

Metal Stamping - bracelet, earrings and ring - 1.5 hours - $30
____ Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 - 10-11:30am

Simple Sterling Soldered Ring 2 hours- $50
____ Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1-3pm

Jewelry Press - Punch Metal Shapes and Finish 2 Hours- $30
____ Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1-3pm
____ Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10am -12pm

Hammered Domed Brass Cuff 1 hour- $30
____ Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10-11am

Patinas - Metal Finishes - 1 hour- $25
____ Friday, July 21, 2017 - 2-3pm

Textures on Metal with a Rolling Mill - 1.5 hours- $30
____ Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1-2:30pm


Email reserve your spot  820adams@gmail.com

Payment pay at the beginning of class: cash, check, or Credit.

Ear in the Envelope Inc - 820 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Enter through the back door at the alley called May St.  Parking behind Sugar.


Copy the registration form.


May 10, 2017

Perfect Mother's Day Gift - A Metal Stamping Kit

Wondering what to get your mother for mother's day?  Well if she's the creative type, a Metal Stamped Jewelry Kit from GOTTAGETTADEAL on ETSY could be the perfect GIFT.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/230972509/best-metal-stamping-jewelry-starter-kit?ga_search_query=kit&ref=shop_items_search_3


This is the BEST metal stamping jewelry starter kit with high quality tools and blanks.

You'll be the hero with a gift like this.

Enjoy creating!
Lizz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc
Gottagettadeal on ETSY
820 SW Adams Street
Peoria, IL 61602




Feb 24, 2017

Aug 12, 2016

Best Posts at www.foodsafemetal.com

Best Posts at www.foodsafemetal.com

HELPFUL LINKS ON OUR BLOG 
www.foodsafemetal.com
******************************************************************************
**WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO GET STARTED METAL STAMPING

INSTRUCTIONS FOR METAL STAMPING

SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND METAL STAMPING
HOW TO SIZE A CUFF

RING SIZING INFORMATION

**Video: HOW TO USE A WRAP 'N TAP (Ring Bending Tool)

HOW TO MAKE A WRAP SPIRAL RING

**Video: HOW TO USE A BRACELET BENDER and Other Tools to Bend a Cuff

TWO SIDED METAL STAMPING / STAMPING ON TWO SIDES

HOW TO CREATE CONTRAST IN YOUR ALUMINUM STAMPED PROJECTS

VIDEO - CREATE CONTRAST IN YOUR METAL STAMPED JEWELRY

Setting Rapid Rivets in a Leather Cuff with an ID Tag

**Video: HOW TO ATTACH RIVETS AND EYELETS

HOW TO MAKE A WRAP RING

HOW TO BEND A TIE BAR OR MONEY CLIP

MONEY CLIP DETAILS - CREATING THE SNAP

ROLLING MILL - TEXTURE WITH PAPER?

TUMBLING YOUR OWN ALUMINUM BLANKS

TUMBLER MAINTENANCE

HOW TO PUNCH HOLES IN YOUR HEART CHARMS VIDEO


GILDER’S PASTE AND TEXTURE

STAMPING ON BOTH SIDES


Jul 12, 2016

12 Gauge vs 14 Gauge Aluminum

Many new to making jewelry are quickly confused by GAUGE.  Gauge is the thickness of the metal.



12 Gauge and 14 Gauge are the most commonly sold metal thicknesses at Ear in the Envelope Inc.(Gottagettadeal on ETSY).

12 Gauge is thicker than 14 Gauge.  

12 Gauge is .080"
14 Gauge is .063"

12 Gauge is my favorite thickness.  I like the chunky look of the 12 Gauge and it is a bit stiffer, so it holds its shape better.  But 14 Gauge will definitely do the job for inexpensive projects.

Here's a gauge chart that will help you when you are making plans on which metal thickness you should use.  Notice that Aluminum is measured a bit differently than other metals.



Hope this helps,
Lizz

Purchase blanks at our ETSY Shop - Gottagettadeal
Contact us at 820adams@gmail.com

Jun 30, 2016

5 Star Rating at Gottagettadeal on ETSY for 1 Pound RAW Copper or Brass Scrap

1 Pound RAW Copper or Brass Scrap - 18 Gauge Mostly Small Cuts some pieces with Protective PVC - Made in USA

5 STAR RATING from Dawn at Gottagettadeal on ETSY Love the quality! Super helpful and great pricing! And this grab bag of "scrap" is far from that. It's a fantastic bag of goodies! I squeal with delight every time I go digging thru it. ❤️ Also the customer service is beyond amazing. Love this store!

$15.00

Thanks Dawn!

Get Creative at Gottagettadeal!
LIzz Barnes
Ear in the Envelope Inc
309-550-3518
820adams@gmail.com