Friday, January 28, 2011

hand stamped initial necklace

I know I'm a little late in the game joining the bandwagon of hand stamped jewelry, but I got a little busy. I bought the stamp set nearly a year ago at Harbor Freight and tried it out on a washer with no luck. So it sat until I found something better to stamp.

I think I found something better. I was at Artco (my favorite local craft store) this week and picked up some circle and diamond shapes for $3.99. They were dying to be stamped! I gathered my materials (stamp set, hammer and do you see that nice little steel rectangle? That's something my husband made me so I could pound in eyelets. I think it works for this too!) I took my letters (the initials of my kids) and hammered each one about 20 times.
Then I got out the next set of materials. Nail polish remover, a cotton ball or paper towel, and a sharpie.
Sharpie over the stamp that you make, then wipe off with the nail polish remover cloth.
It should leave you with something like this.
I love it!

3 comments:

stefanie said...

love them!!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Good job! I am behind too! Bought all the stuff and haven't even put them together. LOL

Jennifer said...

I love this - I've been wanting to try something like this but never have ...maybe this will be the week
Jennifer
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