Introduction: Metal Stamped Layered Pendant
Create a hidden message by metal stamping words of your choice on layered pewter and brass stamping blanks. Wear your handmade pendant in less than an hour!
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Step 1: Tools Needed
- 5/8 Inch Brass Circle Stamping Blank
- 15/16 Inch Pewter Circle Stamping Blank
- 19 Gauge Jump Ring18 Inch Ball ChainLetter Stamps (your choice of font)
- Stamp Straight Tape (or masking tape)
- Chain Nose PliersFlat Nose PliersErgo-Angle Hammer (or other brass hammer)
- Steel BlockStamp Enamel
- Polishing Cloth
- Permanent Marker
Step 2: Stamp the Word “be” on the Brass Blank Using the Stamp Straight Tape
- Place tape on blank
- Mark where each letter will be stamped with a permanent marker
- Drag stamp until it meets the top of the tape
- Strike the stamp once with medium force to stamp each letter
See Metal Stamping Basics Video for more.
Step 3: Stamp the Word of Your Choice in the Center of the Pewter Blank
- Mark tape
- Place brass blank on top to make sure the word will be covered
- Stamp each letter by striking the stamp once with medium force
See Stamp Straight Video for more.
Step 4: Use Stamp Enamel on the Word Stamped on the Pewter
- Cover the impression with stamp enamel
- Use the Q-tip to ensure the enamel completely covers the impression
- Wait 10-20 secondsBlot with a soft cloth
- Wipe away the excess stamp enamel with a soft cloth
See Stamp Enamel for more tips and techniques.
Step 5: Open the Jump Ring Using Two Pairs of Pliers
Step 6: Slide Both Blanks Onto One End of the Jump Ring
Step 7: Close the Jump Ring
Step 8: Slide the Chain Through the Jump Ring
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