I’m not a big jewelry person usually (well heck, I’m not a very girly person usually which is convenient since there’s not many girls in my life). But if there’s one thing I love it’s hand stamped necklaces. Have you seen them? They are so pretty. Make it into a mother’s necklace and it’s a beautiful gift. I thought this could be timely since Mother’s Day is coming up. I’ll teach you how to hand stamp jewelry so you can make one. Then you can make one for your mom. She’ll be so proud.
Or make one for grandma or for a friend. They’re a great gift.
How to Make a Hand Stamped Mother’s Necklace:
Metal Blanks (find at a hobby store or on Etsy. Just search for metal blanks.)
Black Sharpie Marker
Birthstone Crystals (anything you think is pretty. I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
Needle Nose Pliers
Grab your metal blank (sterling silver is always going to be your best bet, but other metals work great too). Also get out your metal stamps.
Decide how you want to stamp-as in where you want the name or initials that you are stamping. Line up your stamp carefully on your blank and give it 2 good whacks with the hammer. (It’s always best to test this out on a scrap blank first and get the hang of it before you really go for it.)
Do this for each letter until you have spelled out your word.
Then, using your black sharpie, fill in all the letters. This seems strange but just trust me.
Now use your pro polish pads to wipe that sharpie off. The ink will wipe off but stay down in the grooves so that the name now stand out.
Now use your metal punch to make a hole in the top.
I like to add a birthstone crystal or 2. Or you can add pearls or other pretty beads. Here’s a list of birthstones by month if you need to know those:
January: Garnet (dark red)
February: Amethyst (purple)
March: Aquamarine (aqua)
April: Diamond (clear)
May: Emerald (dark green)
June: Pearl or Alexandrite (light purple)
July: Ruby (red)
August: Peridot (light green)
September: Sapphire (blue)
October: Tourmaline (pink)
November: Topaz (golden brown)
December: Blue Zircon (blue)
To make a sweet little dangle string your bead onto a head pin and bend it down and twist it. You can do this onto a little ring that you can attach to the necklace on the chain or just use the head pin to create a loop.
Now just string it all together and package it up nice. Mom’s going to love it!