Sunday, December 20, 2009

Updated website

I have finally updated my website to include some pictures of pieces I have recently done and now have them available for sale on my site.

I have had an incredible Christmas season, sold a ton of custom pieces and had a crazy amount of fingerprint jewellery (jewelry) orders.

I am getting ready to launch the business in January and am hoping to get into some trendy jewellery (jewelry) and Childrens boutiques. If you know of any shops that my jewellery would be a good fit for please email me at

I am also looking for company to make some great looking and functioning packaging for my impression kits and for the final product.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday season!

Happy Holidays from BC Hydro

Happy Holidays from BC Hydro

This link is great, you can play a fun game at the same time each person who plays BC hydro donates money to the BC Childrens Hospital Foundation.
It was fun and interactive and at the end of the game, you've done something great for kids.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Silver Fingerprints: Etsy, Xanga, Twitter and Facebook

Silver Fingerprints: Etsy, Xanga, Twitter and Facebook

Etsy, Xanga, Twitter and Facebook

I have been on Facebook for some time now. It was really the only place I was for the longest time. I have a fanpage under Your Prints Charming, I have a 50 or so fan's and hope for that to grow.

As I learn more about what you "need" to do to launch a website and business and to say the least, this could be a full time job just updating all the networking sites.

I am keeping this blog more of a place for me to keep record of my existence and a memory of the things I did to get started. So when I am crazy successful I can look back and remember it was because of all the hard work.

I did 3 craft shows this past week, they were good but I learned that I need to know the target market of the people going to the craft fair. I sold enough to have made it worth while but I do wonder if I were somewhere with less grey hair and more hip moms if I would have done better.

I am now on Etsy with some custom pieces I have done as well as the fingerprint jewellery.

I am now addicted to Etsy, it is such a great site for craftsmen. I love all the amazing things different artists are doing.

I have started a twitter account, I am really enjoying giving random rants of what I am up to on it: User: Yourprintscharm

Take a look at my stuff on Etsy and my webpage:

Thanks again for reading, I really appreciate it.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Silver Fingerprints: Business named, license on it's way...

Silver Fingerprints: Business named, license on it's way...

Business named, license on it's way...

It's official, Aly Dahl Designs is the name that I am running the business as. I have decided this gives me the most options for expanding my line.

At the moment Your Prints Charming ( is the line I am focusing my efforts on getting up and running.

"Your Prints Charming by Aly Dahl Designs" will be the impression jewellery line.

My next line will be "All Dahled Up" it will include my fancy pants designs.

I am working on getting and up and running although eventually they will all be linked together.

Think Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger, Coco Channel. I may not be a well known designer (yet). But I imagine there was a time that they were not know either. I would even bet there was a time they also felt like a little fish.

I am getting really excited with each day, it is so much work getting a new business up and running but I have to say I have never been happier.

Until next time..
Aly Dahl of Aly Dahl Designs

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Silver Fingerprints: Getting Started

Silver Fingerprints: Getting Started

Getting Started

I am a jewellery (that's jewelry for my southern friends) lover, wearer, and designer. I have loved jewellery since I was a young girl, always getting into my moms collection making a muck of things.

After graduating high school in 1995 I fell into the family business of financial planning, working admin, managing offices, working for mutual fund companies. The one thing I learned.. The Financial world sucks all the creativity out of you.

After having my 2 children, Maaren and Leif, 18 months apart I really had no desire to go back to work in the business district. Luckily for me the crash of the economy and wall street helped me get a package to walk away from it all.

So here I am almost a year later starting my dream job...

I have always wanted to be in business for myself, and I love being creative, and I love making jewellery. My metal of choice is silver and I love taking impressions of nature, or people, cool buttons, sea shells and turning them into wearable art.

I am having troubles naming my business and so at this point am working with a descriptive website name:

If you have any ideas of great business names for a fingerprint, charm, impression, business.... I would be all over it! This is the hardest part of starting my business and it seems like a pretty important one to have.

Thanks for reading!