an email signature on hotmail...what an adventure!

Today I set out to add an email signature to my Hotmail account.  I wanted to include my social networks as a hyperlyink, with hand drawn clickable buttons.  It all seemed very easy, however four hours into the process...I'm still stumped. I was able to place my logo by posting it on Facebook, then copy and pasting it on to the signature editing area along with my text.  I was even able to make a clickable text link directly to my site.  What i would like to have success with, is bringing in the social network and store site buttons, and making them clickable. I even tried starting in html, then transfering to rich text, but the graphics disappear.   Can anyone help?