If you’ve never tried making metal stamped jewelry, we’ve got a satisfying beginner project you’re going to love! Using ImpressArt Mandala Stamps and their pewter letter charms, you can put this together in under thirty minutes. Pile on more beads and charms if you like, the more the merrier! I’ve been making metal stamped jewelry for several years, and I’m always looking for new ways to personalize my designs. This bracelet was a re-imagining of a watch project from my second book. I’m so pleased with how it turned out.
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4 ImpressArt Pewter Letter Charms to spell LOVE
4 Thai Silver Beads
4 Turquoise Beads
4 Faceted Tiger’s Eye Coin Beads
6x12mm Sterling Silver Chain to fit your wrist
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
5 6mm Sterling Silver Jump Rings
2 10mm Sterling Silver Jump Rings
12 1.5″ Ball Tipped Sterling Silver Head Pins
ImpressArt Mandala Pack Series 4 (We used the dots and triangles stamps)
2 Pairs Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Steel Stamping Block
Leather Stamping Block Pad (Keeps the noise down!)
ImpressArt ErgoAngle Hammer
Washi or Stamp Straight Tape
ImpressArt Stamp Enamel Pen
Paper Towel or Soft Cloth
Tape letter charm to bench block. Stamp the dots starting at the top and working down, lining them up underneath each other. I gently lifted the stamp and moved it directly below the first series of dots, repeating two times. (Hit the stamp one time, with force, don’t hit more than once or you may get skipped or ghost impressions.) This does not have to be perfect, it’s hand stamped. For the letter ‘O’, simple stamp once on center of each side of the letter.
Use Stamp Enamel marker to apply medium, concentrate this into the stamped areas. Let it sit for 30 seconds.
Wipe off medium from surface using a soft cloth or paper towel. Don’t rub the medium out of the stamped areas!
Use chain nose pliers and 10mm jump ring to attach Toggle Clasp circle to one end of chain. Attach the Toggle Clasp Bar to the opposite end by gently cutting the chain link open and sliding bar on chain. Secure the link closed with chain nose pliers.
The beaded links are attached directly to the chain. Start on the second link from the bar end of your toggle clasp. Slide head pin into bead, bend flush to top of the bead at a 90 degree angle, slide this on bottom of chain link. Grasp the loop in one pair of chain nose pliers, wrap the wire end around the bottom of the loop two times using a second pair of pliers. Cut off excess with wire cutters. Tuck in tail with chain nose pliers.
Leave the next link empty, move to the fourth link ad attach a tiger’s eye bead using the same method. Attach a turquoise bead to the next link. Attach a silver bead to the next link. Leave one link empty and continue this pattern until you reach the fourth turquoise bead.
Attach the letter beads using jump rings and chain nose pliers to the empty links.
What’s not to love?
Simply charming, no?
Don’t stop at one, you can make a series of these and stack them up on your wrist! Nothing feels quite as flirty as a charm bracelet!
If you want to learn more about metal stamping, visit our sister site I Can Make Metal Stamped Jewelry. We’ve got lots of great information there to make it easy for anyone to learn how to make metal stamped jewelry. You can also find DIY Jewelry Making videos on our YouTube channel to help you master the basics.