The Sad Basset came to be after searching high and low for military jewelry that was affordable and fit my own personal style. TSB has been through many evolutions, from beaded jewelry to nametape bracelets before settling on personalized hand stamped pieces and branching out to other interests as well. TSB is a one woman show (ok, maybe with a little help from my long suffering husband, my video game obsessed medium boy, my incredibly rambunctious and devious pre-schooler, and our every faithful Basset Hound, Chloe, who takes lots of naps in the name of moral support), creating unique custom hand stamped jewelry and accessories one letter and symbol at a time. I use primarily base metals such as aluminum, pewter, copper and brass in my work because I love the rustic look and lightweight feel. Aluminum is also a great sterling silver alternative as it will not tarnish.
If you're looking for a piece with a little more weight, I do use sterling silver, fine silver, and gold in my higher end pieces. I also pair them with leather, gemstones, and Swarovski crystals to make beautiful, affordable, meaningful and truly personalized creations.
The early days of TSB in photos— From left to right: Army Mom beaded bracelet; Hand stamped dog tag and handmade USN NWU print fabric collar; Reversible shopping tote (which is now my running to the post office bag).
Sadly, the original sad basset, Chloe, passed away August 2018 at the age of 13.
We miss you, Chloe!