Even if you've never stamped on metal before, you can make
these shimmery earrings in just a few easy steps.
Here's what you'll need:
Place the pendant or blank on a steel bench block. Hold the
letter stamp perpendicular to the blank and strike the stamp very deliberately
with the hammer. Do not strike the hammer more than once because the stamp will
move ever so slightly and your letter will be blurred. Continue in this manner
until your entire word has been stamped.
Darken the letters using a permanent marker.
Get creative! Metal stamps come in a variety of designs and
fonts. Some of my favorite sources, not only for stamps but for tips as well, are Beaducation.com, PJ Tool Jewelry, and
Debbie Blair, Managing Editor