About a year ago I bought a few simple supplies and decided to try my hand at metal stamping. Take a look at what I learned and how easy it is to make your own jewelry in this metal stamping guide for beginners.
I wanted to make a necklace, similar to something I saw at a store. I knew I could probably make it on my own and for a little less than retail. And I was right! I perfected the metal stamping technique after some trial and error with only the very basic supplies.
Today I am sharing a step by step video tutorial on metal stamping for beginners. I cover what supplies you absolutely need and how to use them to create your own jewelry.
I am the kind of person who is always trying the do it yourself route. Why buy when you can DIY right? Some things dont’ work out so well, I’ve had my share of fails.
Metal stamping was definitely not a fail! Making your own metal jewelry is a simple craft that once you learn you can use over and over. Make your own necklace, bracelet or earrings. Give these pieces as gifts or even use this technique to label jars!
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Here are the metal stamping supplies I picked up last year and a few items I already owned that I use in this process. If you are just getting started it’s a good idea to head to a craft store to see and feel what’s available for your project. I have also linked to some sets you can order now without leaving the house!
- Alphabet Stamp Set
- Metal Blanks to stamp
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Washi Tape
- Black Sharpie
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Paper Towel
- Jump Ring
Metal blanks come in all shapes and sizes. Grab a variety pack and use a larger piece to practice on. Once you get the hang of this technique you can stamp words and images on all kinds of blanks.
I am using an alphabet stamp set, but you can find metal stamps with all kinds of shapes and graphics. With this wide variety of stamps you can easily create custom jewelry for you and your friends.
Watch this video for a step by step tutorial and learn how to make your own stamped jewelry.
A few tips for Metal Stamping
Work with metal on a solid surface. I prefer working on my basement floor just in case my hammer slips. A soft surface like carpet will prevent you from achieving crisp stamp lines.
Practice your technique on a scrap piece of metal until you get the hang of it. You will find out how much pressure you need to use the more you practice.
This technique can be used for just about any type of jewelry. Make a few pieces for yourself, add beads, turn them into bracelets, the possibilities are endless. These also make simple and pretty gifts. You can customize these necklaces with a name or meaningful word and give a truly special gift.
Thanks for visiting!
Learn how to use this technique to make metal labels for jars.
Friday 14th of October 2022
Hi, I am so happy I came across video and info. I have been wanting to learn. So thank you for making this video and giving me what I need to start…..
Wednesday 2nd of January 2019
Loved your video but I wouldn’t recommend hammering on your granite countertop or any countertop directly. Granite will crack over time with continued blows or any counter will be damaged with a slip of the hammer. Just an FYI from an interior designer! I suggest a towel and a mouse pad for protection and tape to a metal stamping plate on top of that. Better safe than sorry!
Tuesday 8th of January 2019
Thanks for the tip! I agree with you, it's not the ideal surface. I tend to do most of my work on a concrete floor with a towel over to prevent scratching. Thanks for reading.
Tuesday 12th of June 2018
Thanks for the information on metal stamping for beginners; it was very helpful. I had no idea metal stamping could make such great jewelry pieces; I thought it was mainly just for industrial purposes. My wife loves to make different things with her hands and she has been looking at stamping recently; I will be sure to share this with her.
Thursday 5th of April 2018
Finally a very useful video. Thank you very much!
Sunday 8th of April 2018
So glad you found it useful, thanks Sheryl!
Saturday 24th of March 2018
Hi Sarah, Thank you for posting video. I really liked it.