I’m excited to introduce our new Facebook Live DIYday events! You’ll be able to join me on my Facebook Page for DIY tutorials, tips, techniques, un-boxings, and all sorts of crafty fun LIVE and in person. You’ll be able to ask questions, interact with other viewers, and I may even toss in some giveaways to boot! I’m going to try out a few different days and times to find the best fit, so stay tuned.
This week we learned how to make Hand Stamped Wine Charms. We also enjoyed some wine while un-boxing some brand new goodies from Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid Crafts. During the video event, we learned how to make a hoop earring, how to hand stamp a metal charm, and shared lots of information about wire, jewelry making basics, and metal stamping tools.
Watch the video, then grab the step by step instructions below!
You will need: (these are affiliate links, if you click on a link and make a purchase we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep our craft closet stocked!)
ImpressArt Pewter Stamping Blanks
Beadalon German Style Round Wire 20 gauge
6mm Silver Plated Jump Rings
6x4mm Swarovski Elements rondelles
Steel Stamping Block
Stamp Straight Tape
Stamp Enamel Medium
ImpressArt Newsprint Font
Wood Scratch Awl
Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Wire Cutters
1″ Dowel (solid circular object you can use to wrap your wire into a circle)
Step one: Wrap wire around dowel, leaving 1/4″ overlap on both ends. Cut wire using flush cutters, to the flush side. (Watch video to learn about different gauges and tempers of wire!)
Step two: Bend one end of wire at a 90 degree angle to the side as shown.
Step three: Grasp end of wire and turn into a loop using your round nose pliers. (Watch video for tips on making the hoops!)
Step four: Slide beads on wire.
Step five: Stamp letter in center of blank. (Taping the blank down helps keep it from slipping. Get a firm grip on the stamp and keep it centered, giving it one good hit. Watch video for tips!)
Step six: Use an awl or a dot stamp to stamp around edge of blank.
Step seven: Wipe Stamp Enamel on blank. Let it sit for 10-30 seconds. Wipe it off with a paper towel.
Step eight: Attach charm using a jump ring and two pairs of chain nose pliers. (Watch video for tips on how to close your jump ring using tension!)
These make great hostess, wedding, and holiday gifts!
Add metal spacers or different kinds of beads to make these suit your style.
If you make these wine charms, we’d love to see them. Join our Facebook page and you can share them there and get the notification for our next DIYday Live Event! If you want more metal stamping tips and tricks, visit our sister site icanmakemetalstampedjewelry.com!