Kelsey begins her process by carefully choosing a stamp based on its color, design, and country of origin. It is then meticulously cropped to fit a high-quality bezel, and then sealed with resin to enhance the stamp’s colors and ensure its durability. Each piece of jewelry is highly unique, as duplicate stamps are rarely found. Included with each piece is a small, handcrafted tag detailing the stamp’s origin and date of issue, if available.
Jewelry is made of stamps from such countries as Italy and Argentina to Morocco and Mozambique. With so many wonderful places to choose from, the only question to ask is: “Where do you want to go today?”
Stamps aren’t just for collecting! Each individual stamp has its own story, and in a way, is a miniature work of art. Stamps represent the romance of a handwritten letter, the thrill of travel, and the nostalgia for a past long gone. Why not turn these amazing little pieces of art into jewelry that can be worn everyday?
Hi there! My name is Kelsey Norris.
I recently graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Evolutionary Anthropology and Psychology from the University of New Mexico.
But even while focusing on my academics, I have always pursued creative activities. Postali Jewelry has been a natural progression from my other jewelry and art endeavors.
I like to say: I love stamps, but I’m not a collector. I can’t stand to have all of my beautiful stamps stuck in a book on a shelf! Postali Jewelry is a way for me take these overlooked, miniature works of art and turn them into something wearable and unique.
This one-woman-show is currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I look forward to working with you!