Hand-Stamped Jewelry

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People are eager to give handmade gifts which have personal significance, that mark an occasion or tell a story. Some will make their own, some will have a store-bought item personalized--but most will be looking for gifts that are customized and original.
With stamping tools and supplies, designer-artists are able to create hand-stamped components for one-of-a-kind jewelry, scrapbook pages, photo albums, home d├ęcor and more. Use prefabricated blanks for convenience, or create unique blanks using sterling silver metal sheet, Kato Polyclay™Apoxie® Sculpt or a range of metal clays, including Art Clay®, PMC® and more.
Turn to books for step-by-step projects or for ideas and inspirations. ''Stamped Metal Jewelry'' by Lisa Niven Kelly is filled with creative techniques and designs for making custom hand-stamped jewelry with words, symbols, wireworking techniques and more. ''Mixed Metals'' by Melinda Barta and Danielle Fox is filled with facts for working with a variety of metals. ''Metalworking 101 for Beaders'' shows jewelry makers how to enhance beaded pieces with soldering, annealing, texturing and other techniques, with over 30 projects to complete.

Stock up on supplies for creating pendants, finished necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, cuff links, lapel pins and other gift items. Work with a variety of metal finishes to take into account metal sensitivities or to experiment with mixed metal styles for a fashionable edge. Best-selling mixed-metal styles include polished and antiqued versions of silver, gold, copper and brass, as well as the ever-popular gunmetal finish.

2 comments

  1. Yes, I agree that hand stamped jewelry are one of the best ways to express the feelings to someone. As for recent Valentine’s Day mu husband offered me a hand stamped necklace where written "love forever". Still, I have been wearing that necklace as his loving memory.

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  2. It's nice to keep a gift from a husband. It's truly meaningful and a treasure.

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