When you want to give someone close to you a gift that has a big personal touch to it, you want to think about giving them something with a special message on it. One of the things you can do is to give them a necklace that has a message stamped right on it that is perfect for them. This article will teach you how to make a piece of metal stamped jewelry that you can attach to a necklace and give to them as a special gift.
Gather the appropriate tools
The very first thing that you want to do in order to create a great metal stamped necklace is to make sure you have everything you need. Here are the supplies you'll need:
Choose the right word or phrase
You want to add a word or phrase on the blank that means something and that is going to fit. You will only have a limited amount of space on a blank intended to be a necklace. This is why you should keep it to a few words or less.
Create your personalized piece of jewelry
You want to make sure you are set up in a spot where you aren't going to bother anyone else with the banging you need to do. Set the steel bench block on a strong and level spot. Place one of the rounds on the block and make sure you choose how you are going to lay out the word or short message you will be stamping onto it.
Put the metal stamping dies in position one by one and use the jewelry hammer to give them a solid single blow to cause the character to be stamped into the blank. Once you are done saying what you want on it, then you want to take some ashes on the tip of your finger and rub them into the word or phrase to give them a darker color and help them stand out. Use the clean rag to polish up the rest of the blank.
Put the completed piece onto a necklace. You can hang it from a regular necklace or make one out of leather string. Now your gift is created and ready to give the person it is intended for. If you want to give someone a larger item that is metal stamped, then you may require the help of a metal stamping company, such as Hub Manufacturing & Metal Stamping, who can stamp things on a much larger scale!
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