Day 7: Metal Stamping
So almost a year ago Jerm gave me a metal stamping kit for Christmas because I was just DYING to try my hand and stamped jewelry. Fast forward to ten months later, and I still haven’t tried it even once. Lame. (How 90’s is that word?)
I’m determined to stop hoarding craft supplies just for the sake of having them; if I don’t use something I’m going to purge it. (Well, eventually.) And so, since I don’t want to get rid of my awesome stamps I decided I’d better break out the metal and get to work.
Seriously, this was so much easier than I thought it would be. The ImpressArt people definitely know what they’re doing, because using their stamps was a breeze.
Metal Stamps (I have the Bridgette set from ImpressArt)
Metal Jewelers Block
Tape your blank down to keep it from slipping, decide on your word and placement, then hold your stamp steady while you strike it with your hammer.
After you have your design stamped, go over the entire thing with a sharpie marker, making sure to get in all the crevices. Then just wipe it down with rubbing alcohol (I was out, so I used hand sanitizer, which worked just fine). The marker will wipe off of the surface, but help bring out the detail of the letters.
It seemed a little plain to me, so I added a few little hearts to the center.
I really love the design stamps that ImpressArt offers, especially the family ones. (This is not a sponsored post, I just really like their products!)
I think now that I’ve tried this out, I’m going to be digging out my stamps a lot more often, especially since I have a ton of blanks to experiment with. I’ve never really dabbled in jewelry-making I’m going to have to buy a few supplies to finish these up and get them on a chain, but overall I’m pretty happy with this experiment.
Do you have any experience with metal stamping? Personalized jewelry is super popular right now!
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