We are happy to introduce another member to our artisan family, Tessa!
Tessa Burnett owns Hattie Rex, a Montana-based shop specializing in handmade personalized dog tags and jewelry.
Tessa began making hand-stamped dog tags in 2007, when she got her first dog – a yellow lab puppy named Pablo.
“A lot of my friends at the time were having babies and I just had a puppy,” Tessa laughed. “He really meant the world to me and I wanted him to have the best I could afford.”
For Tessa, the best she could afford meant straying from machine engraved pieces and making her own tag for Pablo. After a trip to the local hardware store, searching on Ebay, rummaging through her own tools, and heading to the antique shop Tessa found what she needed to create the perfect copper custom tag for Pablo. [Read more…]