Jewelry Stamped by Hand in Arkansas
Bang-Up Betty jewelry is designed in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Every piece of jewelry is stamped, drilled, polished and assembled by hand and packed with care.
Bang-Up Betty started as a big mess in my living room floor in March of 2013. I’ve always been pretty crafty, and my first job was at my local bead store, so I knew quite a bit about making jewelry, though I didn’t possess too much finesse at the time. I wanted to make funny, cheeky jewelry for my sailor-mouthed friends, so I picked up a set of stamps, my dad’s old hammer and got to stamping. Five years, several smashed fingers, and a lot of tears later, Bang-Up Betty, Inc., ships handmade jewelry from Arkansas all over the United States and the world!
You can find Bang-Up Betty jewelry and apparel in boutiques across the United States. Bang-Up Betty jewelry designs have been featured in Bust Magazine, Cake & Whiskey Magazine, Side Hustle School by Chris Gillibeau, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, The Frisky, POPSUGAR, Bustle, and more. Bang-Up Betty jewelry is a five-time winner of Arkansas Times's "Best of Arkansas" in the artisan crafter category and 2018 winner of AY's Best for artisan.
Oh! And Betty isn't my name. Betty was my cat. My name is Stacey. But Betty is a huge little part of Bang-Up Betty and he used to hang around the studio a lot. You can see him in action in the video below or follow Betty on Instagram at @bettyisaboy. Sadly, he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April 2019, but you can read his life story here.
Want to tour my North Little Rock jewelry studio? Here's a virtual peek inside where the metal magic happens.
Want to shop in person? You can find Bang-Up Betty jewelry, pins, apparel and gifts inside Stifft Station Gifts in Little Rock, Arkansas, located at 3009 W. Markham Street. You can have a custom piece of jewelry made onsite Tuesday, Thursdays and extended holiday hours, or place an order at this incredibly adorable gift shop. It’s seriously a Little Rock gem!