Letter Stamps

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See the fun I’ve been having with the
“American Typewriter” metal stamping set!

Letter stamps in the American Typewriter font give jewelry a charming vintage look. (Cream mini-tags stamped by Rena Klingenberg.)

If you’ve done much jewelry stamping, you know it’s nice to have different letter styles to choose from. Each font expresses a unique mood.

Also, giving your customers a choice of fonts for their personalized jewelry orders is a lovely professional touch.

My new favorite font for metal stamping is American Typewriter from Infinity Stamps, which they sent to me to review:

Washer pendant by Rena Klingenberg.

Inspired by traditional typewriter lettering, this font has a charmingly old-fashioned feel that’s a nice change from plain-font letter stamps.

Its vintage look is lovely with the natural uneven-ness of hand-stamping.

If you’ve ever used an old typewriter, you know how the letters always typed a little unevenly on the paper.

Hand-stamping with this font re-creates that effect wonderfully:

Gunmetal mini-tags stamped by Rena Klingenberg.

Compared to most of the metal stamping sets out there, I find these stamps to be noticeably well made.

Infinity Stamps makes makes these from quality grade tool steel that’s heat-treated for durability.

The letters are precisely formed for sharp, clear results:

Also, Infinity’s stamps are longer than the letter stamps many of us have used before. This extra length makes it easier to place and hold your stamp for hammering.

The black stamp below is from another metal stamping set I own; the silver one is from the American Typewriter set by Infinity Stamps:

They come nicely packaged in a sturdy plastic case:

American Typewriter metal stamping sets from Infinity Stamps are available in three parts:

* A 26-letter uppercase alphabet set (which is what I have).

* A 26-letter lowercase alphabet set.

* A 14-piece numbers and symbols set that includes the numbers 0-9 plus a slash, hyphen, asterisk, and ampersand.

I’ve been having so much fun with these stamps that no metal surface in my house is safe! :o)

Even these small aluminum Christmas ornaments couldn’t escape being stamped:

See Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques to learn how to get great results with metal stamping – and to share your own stamping tips.

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  • Crystelle says:

    Hi there! I am a big fan!
    I was wondering: where do you get those mini-tags. Can’t seem to find them anywhere around here…..

  • Hi Crystelle, thanks for your lovely compliment! 🙂

    I got the mini-tags at a local craft store – they’re called “photo turns” and may be located in the scrapbooking department if you can’t find them in the jewelry department. These were manufactured by “7 Gypsies” and came in packages of a dozen.

  • Nadia Davis says:

    I have so many questions for you I hardly know where to start of if you can help. I’m making bracelets using macrame style and 7 mm cube style letter bead.. the cost of the metal letter beads is horrable so I bought a good, well I think its ok letter stamp kit with numbers and now can’t find a blank cube in that size and two that I found might not have been the right metal. what exactly kind of metal bead do I have to use in order for the stamp to work. stainless , would zinc alloy work?? I saw someone on esty that stamped her own cube metal beads but she wouldn’t answer so what do you think

  • Where do you get your cream colored tags? They are very nice

  • Elaine, I got these cream colored tags a few years ago – not sure if they’re still available, but mine came from Hobby Lobby. These tags are called “photo turns” and may be located in the scrapbooking department if you can’t find them in the jewelry department. These were manufactured by “7 Gypsies” and came in packages of a dozen.

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