Yesterday my girls had a sleepover. I always do crafts with my kids and their little friends that hang around so I had to think of something to make with them. A friend of mine is working on some awesome metal stamped projects right now and that inspired me to get out my metal stampers.

I got my metal stampers from Harbor Freight. I have three sets, I used the 3mm set for this project.

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Supplies:

  • Metal stampers
  • 1 Stamping blank
  • 1 Necklace
  • Jump rings (The circle rings you find in the bead department)
  • Extra beads/charms to add on
  • 1 Tassel (this one is from Hobby Lobby)
  •  Head pins (Pins you find in the beading department)
  • Hammer
  • pliers
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These are 3mm letter stamps. I use this size the most. Most craft stores have them, but I saw the best deal, and more sizes, at Harbor Freight.

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First you want to put tape on the blank just below where you would like to stamp. I put dashes on the tape to guide where the letters will go. I am stamping “KATIE” so I knew I wanted the “T” centered, and would work out from there.

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When you stamp, do it on a hard surface. I did the stamping in my garage on the flat top of a metal vice but it was too dark to get a good picture (sorry!). Hold the stamp really tight and hit the top ONCE with the hammer. If you hit it multiple times, it could move, and you will get a double image. If you need to make the imprint deeper, carefully line the letter back up and hit it again.

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If the blank gets bent from printing you can put it right side down onto a magazine and tap it with a rubber hammer to flatten it back out (the rubber hammer wont scratch it up like a regular hammer will).

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Next add a drop of acrylic paint and rub it into the letters.

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Wipe off the extra. Now you can see your letters! Add a jump ring to the hole and slide it on your necklace along with the tassel.

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To add the little charms or beads, thread one on a headpin and bend the top to one side.

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Wrap the metal around your pliers to form a loop.

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Wrap the extra wire around the loop. Now add a jump ring to the loop and add it to the necklace.

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Now you’re done!

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See that extra little “A” I added? My friend, Katie (Hi Katie!), who I am making this for, has the most adorable little daughter named Addilyn. I though it would be cute to add her little initial on her moms necklace… Our little ones are always tagging along, right? 🙂

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My girls and their friend love theses necklaces. Now I want to stamp everything!

If you make one, let me know!! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-ash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to “DIY name stamped necklace”

  1. Katie

    HI!!!!! Ashley I LOVE mine!!! These turned out so so cute!! You should sell them 🙂 Open an etsy shop and I will tell everyone to buy one! 🙂 Thank you!

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