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DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry


I’ve been a fan of hand-stamped jewelry for a long time now.   I think it’s such a beautiful way to display names or initials of loved ones.   I wanted to give something special to my mother in law this year, and knew exactly what I wanted to make.   To be honest… I was a little nervous trying to do this on my own, but a trip to Hobby Lobby made it very easy for me!  They had everything that I needed and even a few tips!

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I grabbed a set of steel letter stamps.  I found these in the jewelry making section.  I picked a fun font (angelina), but they had several to choose from. I used a 40% off coupon too!  The initial cost is a little expensive if you are just planning on making one necklace, but if you use the stamps for more than one it will pay for itself!   I also bought a steel block, some small metal blanks (mine already had links on them) and also some masking tape.

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Since I am just starting out with stamping metal… I am only doing initials here.  As I get more experience I will show you how to make whole words and such, but the simple initial… was so easy!  I just laid the small metal blank on the steel pad (which had a towel under it) and taped it down.  I made sure that the part I was stamping was exposed.

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Next I took the stamp I wanted to use and carefully placed it on top of the metal blank.  With a hammer and a steady hand I pounded the stamp 2 times per letter.  You may be able to get away with one pound of the hammer, but mine needed two to get a good impression.  Just make sure not to lift the stamp up at all until you are done hammering.   Once the impressions are made use a sharpie or other black permanent marker to mark inside the letter.  Rub off the excess ink with a damp paper towel.  String the stamped jewelry on a chain and add a charm if you want.

It came out beautiful and my MIL loved it!

DIY Hand-Stamped Jewelry


~I am writing this post in honor of my favorite hobby store: Hobby Lobby.  I fully support their efforts to fight for freedom.~

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Tuesday 16th of August 2022

I love the blanks you used but can’t find them on hobby lobby’s website. Any chance you have more details about them? Thanks!

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Tuesday 14th of January 2020

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Friday 1st of January 2016

I tried the hobby lobby blanks but they seemed low quality to me. I found this site and they carry a lot of shapes in aluminum which I am thinking of trying, has anyone tried these blanks? We are trying to stamp on softer metals to keep our stamps from wearing out so fast.


Tuesday 9th of September 2014

I like hand stamped jewelry very much.I was just thinking to make one.Your blog was a great help to me......

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Monday 30th of June 2014

Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?

you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent, let alone the content!

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