DIY Metal Stamping Project

In the Summer 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine, Lisa Niven Kelly wrote an article called Put a Stamp on It: Metal Stamping Basics and Beyond. In this article Lisa covers: stamping basics, tools needed, how to stamp words on metal, how to create collage designs, how to add color to your impressions, how to stamp on leather, and more. I fell in love with all of Lisa's designs, and I have been wanting to try my hand at the metal stamping craze ever since. However, the ever occurring question of "When will I find the time for that?" prevailed. Today I have decided to put an end to my crafting hiatus and give metal stamping a try. I hope you enjoy this DIY metal stamping project! This makes for a great stocking-stuffer, small gift for the guys and gals on your gift list, or just a little somethin' somethin' for yourself! Start stampin'!

If you take a liking to this project and are interested in metal stamping, I encourage you to check out this Metal Stamping Collection (<–click here). Sometimes when you start a new hobby it can be intimidating.. you don't know exactly what tools you need, where to get them, what brands are best, etc. When this happens to me, I most often drop interest in the project right away because it seems like too much work. This kit includes over 300 pages of metal stamping how-to and inspiration plus five necessary tools needed for metal stamping. This kit will save you money and will prepare you for this new hobby! So check it out! 🙂

DIY Metal Stamped Key Chain Charm:

Use tape to align where you will stamp
Place stamp and strike with hammer
Complete Step 2 until you complete desired design
Use permanent marker to color in stamped impressions Use buffing pad to wipe excess permanent marker
Use jump rings to attach charm, keys, and any other adornments to chain or cord

To expand your jewelry technique horizons, visit for endless fun, unique, and educational how-to videos.

Megan Lenhausen

Assistant Editor

Jewelry Stringing & Beadwork magazines

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