by Patrick P. I need some advice. I would like to make a stamped sterling bracelet with a name. The person I am making it for has very small wrists. Much like myself, my family has very small wrists. My mother is 5 1/4 inch round, sister, 5 1/2, me 5 3/4. It is not easy to find anything for myself, or them. I want to stamp a sterling "cuff-like" bracelet … [Read more...] about How to Make a Delicate Name-Stamped Metal Cuff for a Tiny Wrist?
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by Tiphanie Elliott. (Beeville, TX) No matter what I do I end up with double images with every stamp. Is there something I can do that can stop this? Tiphanie Elliott Samarah's Charm … [Read more...] about Metal Stamping – How to Prevent Double Image?
by Sofia. I´m planning to start my own business on Etsy, I have bought the metal stamps, now I´m on the stage of deciding what metal to start with. I have been doing some research and aluminium, stainless steel should be affordable to start with, however I would also like to offer a bit of higher quality items. I´m indecisive between gold / silver plated metals and … [Read more...] about Stamping on Plated Metals?
by Sharon. I recently started stamping and I think I’m doing a pretty good job for a newbie. My question is, do all blanks get kind of scratched / slightly rough in the back after stamping? I noticed this on most of my blanks and wonder if there’s a way to clean up or buff this? Help please!! Sharon … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Roughness on Back of Metal Stamping Blanks?
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial we'll create three different darkened looks on jewelry metal, to give them the appearance of oxidizing: We'll give metal a grungy, antiqued appearance: We'll emphasize a surface texture on metal: We'll darken stamped letters on metal: NOTE: We're not actually … [Read more...] about How to Give Metal an Oxidized Look (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This grungy metal pendant is made from two stacked hearts: . . . that open to reveal a hidden metal-stamped love letter inside: And of course, you can create your own message in place of my "hugs and kisses" note. We want this finished pendant to look charmingly rustic and grungy - so no need to aim for "perfect" results with any … [Read more...] about Secret Love Letter Pendant (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. A charm bracelet can be a wonderful way to wear words of wisdom that you'd like to remember throughout the day. In this tutorial we'll stamp words from a phrase onto metal jewelry blanks of various shapes - and turn the phrase into a bracelet. For this project you'll need a quote or verse - from a song, a poem, a spiritual teaching, a … [Read more...] about Stamped Quote Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Jen. (Washington DC ) I am just starting metal stamping and mainly work with aluminum and copper. Is there a way to get a high shine on my pieces without a tumbler? And what is the best way to get minor scratches out of the metal prior to polishing? Any luck with synthetic steel wool? I have a baby in the house so I need chemical free, safe … [Read more...] about How Do I Finish and Get Shine Without a Tumbler?
by Melissa When stamping on washers…I am using the metal block, but where are you stamping? I am sitting on the (hard, cold) garage floor and using the step into our house as my “table.” It is NOT comfortable and my arm and neck are paying for it. Of course, I am making LOTS and LOTS of items…so spending hours out there. BUT as hard as I have to hit to make the … [Read more...] about What is the Best Surface for Stamping on Washers?
by Rena Klingenberg. This adjustable class ring is a handmade re-imagining of the traditional graduation year jewelry styles. The simple, bold style works for both guys and gals - and makes a great gift for high school and college students. The adjustable fit makes it comfortable to wear. Supplies: A piece of metal sheet – 22 or 24 gauge (I … [Read more...] about Adjustable Class Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These grungy graduation jewelry styles are a fun alternative to the traditional class rings and pendants. The start of the new school year is an ideal time to give high school students (especially seniors!) jewelry inscribed with their graduation year. This cool jewelry would also be a fun project for teens to make for themselves … [Read more...] about Grungy Graduation Year Jewelry Tutorial
by Melissa Subatch. (Peekskill, New York, USA) I started by making myself a hand stamped initial necklace. The first time I wore it could not stop the flow of requests for them. It started me on a whole new adventure into jewelry design. I have made jewelry on and off for years but had forgotten how much I really really love it. Although I still have a full … [Read more...] about Hand Stamped Initial Necklaces