A Stamper's Dozen: 13+ Ideas for Making Personalized Stamped Metal (or Wood) Jewelry and Gifts

20 Feb 2013

I can't think of any one jewelry-making technique that can add as much personality and meaning to your designs as metal stamping, can you? With just a few whacks of the hammer and a set of alphabet metal stamps, you can add any message (love, encouragement, personalization) or milestone date to a stamped pendant, bracelet, or any other piece of jewelry.

Here are some of my favorite ideas for making meaningful stamped metal jewelry (or even wood! Read on...) and other gifts.

1. Victorian-style friendship bracelets: Stamp a different friend's name or initials on a charm or small tag and attach them all to a charm bracelet. Add their birthdays to the back for a handy reminder.

2. Bridesmaid earrings: Stamp the date on the back of one earring and the happy couple's name on the back of the other; then decorate the fronts with stamped flowers, hearts, birds, other symbols, or the recipient's name or initial/monogram. Then she'll have pretty everyday earrings with a secret sweet reminder just between friends.

3. Encouragement jewelry: For a friend battling an illness or a personal challenge like weight loss, divorce, or marathon training, stamp words of encouragement or an uplifting, encouraging quote or Bible verse on a pendant or cuff bracelet. Like the earrings above, you can stamp the message inside or on the back of the jewelry; then either create a decorative design on the front or leave it plain/textured so the personal message remains private, whispering encouragement every day.

4. Silverware: I gave "I love you" stamped spoons to several family members last Christmas, and they were a big hit. Since I moved 750 miles away a couple of years ago, we miss each other so much; now every morning when they stir their coffee with their special spoons, they're reminded I love them and I'm with them. You could also stamp baby names and birthdates on baby spoons for sweet shower gifts.

5. Key ring tags: My "little" (younger, but 6'4") brother is very, very special to me--but not the kind of guy who'd want an "I love you" spoon--so I stamped "I <3 U" on a tiny tag for him to put on his key ring. It's so small that no one else will likely see it, but it's there to remind him and I like knowing he has it with him every day.

6. Guitar picks: Stamp a special date, message, or monogram on a guitar pick for a musically inclined friend or loves one. You could also make a memento of a special concert by stamping the details on a guitar pick; frame it, tuck it in a wallet, or punch a hole in it and attach it to a key ring with a split jump ring.

7. Collar stays: If your guy wears dress shirts, buy or make metal collar stays and stamp sweet nothings on them, such as "I love you," "my man," "hey handsome" (or sexy, or cutie), "#1 Dad," or "Mr. Big." He'll remember your words of love or support every time he buttons his shirt or tugs on his tie. You could do the same with a shoe horn, golf markers, money clip, or special metal pen.

8. Prayer "dog tags": Make dog-tag-style tags with the name or names of loved ones serving in armed forces for all of the friends and family who want to remember the soldiers in their prayers.

9. Speaking of dog tags: Make stamped metal tags (bone-shaped for your pup, fish-shaped for your kitty, perhaps?) to identify your fur babies and help them get home safely should they wonder off. Include their name, your name, address, and phone number, plus any other important health info like vaccination info, "needs medicine," "has microchip," or allergy warnings.

10. Knitting or crochet needles: Sassy sayings would be extra fun on special knitting or crochet needles, especially if you make the needles yourself. You can stamp on metal or wooden ones using the same metal stamps and technique.

11. Beads: Stamp designs or messages onto pairs of flat metal shapes; then dome the shapes using a dapping block and punch. Solder or glue them together to make one-of-a-kind ball charms; insert a small metal ball or two inside the bead before securing it closed to create metal chime beads.

12. Charms: One of the quickest and easiest stamped metal jewelry ideas is making charms. Stamp one letter on each charm to spell out a name or nickname, date, or short message, and then attach them to a charm bracelet with jump rings. By stamping just one letter, you don't have to worry much about alignment or placement. Stamp "Class of 2013" or "Go Tigers!" (or "Geaux Tigers!" if you're down here in Louisiana) or other mascot for a graduation bracelet.

13. Family bracelet, keyring, or Christmas ornament: With a large enough collection of design stamps, you can stamp a whole happy family scene--a mom and/or dad, a kid or a few, your cat/dog/piglet, and a house with birds, flowers, trees, and sunshine.

Other stamping ideas: USB drives (stamp the cover half, not the vital half, or you could crush important interior bits), compacts (not the mirror side!), business card cases, julep cups, bar tools, lipstick cases, hair combs or brush handles, jewelry boxes, plant markers, music boxes, any kind of bezel, bookmarks, photo frames, baby rattles or silverware sets, tooth fairy boxes, metal toothbrush cases, refillable metal lighter covers,

Metal-Stamping on Wood

You can also use your metal stamps to stamp personal messages or funny sayings on wood. Personalize wooden jewelry or key rings, trinket boxes, drum sticks, tool handles, golf tees, chopsticks, hair sticks, knitting needles, artists' paintbrushes, and more. Darken the impressions with a fine-tip marker to create a wood-burning effect.

Metal Stamping Tips

When stamping metal jewelry or making other metal-stamping projects, remember:

  • place whatever you're stamping on a steel bench block to get the best metal stamp impressions
  • dab your stamps on an ink pad and use them like rubber stamps on paper to practice placement and spacing if you're new to metal stamping or are using a new stamp set unfamiliar to you
  • mark inside stamped impressions with a Sharpie and wipe off excess to help the impression show up better
  • use clear tape to give yourself a straight line with which to line up your stamps

Metal stamps can also be used for texturing metal, by repeating a single metal stamp such as a star, an X or plus sign, or a simple line stamp (like a flat-head screwdriver).

For more ideas for stylish and meaningful stamped metal jewelry and metal-stamping jewelry projects, get the 10 Fun Projects Stamping Metal and Wire eBook from the experts at Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry.

What's your favorite stamped-metal jewelry creation? Share in the comments below and one of you will win a sampler of metal blanks and an alphabet stamp set like the ones shown here, courtesy of our friends at ImpressArt! (Comment now through Sunday, February 24, to be entered to win.)

Resources: ImpressArt "Newsprint" alphabet stamp set and various blanks


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jbranasc wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:00 AM

I created a plaque for my wife using the dialog from Alice In Wonderland when the Mad Hatter asks "Am I Mad?"  I would love to win the set of stamps in the contest.

Elaine Lloyd wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:28 AM

Metal stamping intrigues me more than anything I've run across in a long time. The possibilities seem endless...I can't wait to start "leaving my mark" all over the place!

Bunie wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:33 AM

I stamped my grandchildren's names onto copper washers and made them into necklaces.  The kids loved it, and I would love to win a set of stamps!

elpinks wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:56 AM

I make garden markers out of recycled silver plated, vintage spoons.  The diversity of the scrolling and the sizes and shapes of the silverware add to the colored patinas and rainbow effect I get afterward.  Different sized stamped fonts make for a cool, eclectic gift!  I have been in the market for a new "script" or lowercase stamp set, so this is the perfect contest for me.  Love this blog, too.

on 20 Feb 2013 7:08 AM

I make bangle bracelets using metal sheet cut in 1/4 in strips then stamp words of encouragement, special memories, special dates or love messages as well as using the stamps for texturing techniques before shaping and soldering closed. These bangles make very special gifts and also are noticed by others when being worn helping in conversation start ups or to let others know I am a metalsmith. Love stamping and love any new stamps I can get my hands around.

njjewelry wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 7:50 AM

I love metal stamping.  One of my favorite pieces is a copper and brass ring that I riveted and stamped  with a swirl stamp.  I form folded the flower.  I also love the Initial pieces.  For a mother.  I love to stamp the initials of their children on a necklace and wire wrap a swarovski crystal hanging from each personalized initial disc.  These are so precious and loved by all the mothers/grandmothers out there!  I would love to win this wonderful prize!  Thanks! Nancy M

on 20 Feb 2013 8:34 AM

I have been making "school spirit" necklaces and keychains. I stamp the school initials and year of graduation on metal disks and leather. Then I add beads in the school colors. This can be made for high school and college students. I have even made some for Middle and Jr. High anticipating their graduation date in the future.

cinderbella wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 8:36 AM

Love stamping! My fav are stamping baby spoons. Everyone loves them!

marla0416 wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 11:32 AM

I haven't done any jewelry using stamps.  I have wanted to try it.  I want to know what "I <3 u" means???

on 20 Feb 2013 1:43 PM

I haven't done any metal stamping yet so this would be the perfect opportunity to start. Then I would make either favors or something for the centerpieces - my husband and I are celebrating our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a party in September. Thank you for the contest.

Betholwen wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 2:18 PM

I like to stamp washers.  They're so cheap and different.  Sometimes I write words and sometimes just patterns.

natesgg67 wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 3:25 PM

I discovered stamping just before Christmas & made necklaces and/or key chains for family & friends using washers from the hardware store. I add charms and/or beads & make them as personal as posible. I am 62 years old & having an absolute ball with my metal stamping! I would love to win some more stamping items!

kcarley wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 4:14 PM

Favorite Stamped Project - I made my first tie-tack as a Valentine's gift for my husband. I filed & sanded a wood heart made from a fallen branch from our curly willow tree. A banner in silver was added diagonally stamped with John + Karen, as one would engrave on a tree. I adore stamping partial quotes to bring extra pondering to the art piece. (wish I could upload a photo for you)

torchfairy wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:11 PM

I use metal stamps to add names, etc. to my lampwork beads.. Just have to use the stamp when the bead is the right temperature and after I rub the letters with black  permanent marker... My grandkids love having their name on a bead or two!!  Would LOVE to win!!

Chromey wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 6:53 PM

My favorite stamped piece is a mother/daughter necklace I made for my Mom and me. On a sterling silver heart charm, I stamped our saying and filled it in using cranberry colored alcohol ink. Laying in front of the heart is a cross and dangling from one side of the heart/cross cluster is an antiqued gold rose to represent my birth and the other side of the cluster has a wire-wrapped swarovski teardrop pearl representing her birthstone color.

corkpop wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 7:00 PM

I love the idea of stamping on wood. Easier to cut than metal and you don't need lots of specific tools-and you doin't need to worry about chemical/metal skin problems. I would love to win the alphabet letters-thanks so much for offering such a generous prize.

JewelKathy wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 7:19 PM

Hi, my favorite stamping idea is to stamp onto metal washers. One idea for the washers is to stamp a couples name and date of marriage for a personal gift. I then use colored sharpie markers to make designs or just color them in bright colors. I then use a small black sharpie to make the letters more visible. You can even use two washers with each persons name on each. I then just drill a hole in them and hang them together on a chain. I would love to win a stamping set since mine a bit old and have seen better days. Thanks!

CharleyRoss wrote
on 20 Feb 2013 9:57 PM

I made a bracelet and earrings with brass and stamped my first name on the bracelet and initials on the earrings.  Really love brass metal.

Charlotte

alicia.m wrote
on 21 Feb 2013 4:39 PM

I made a set of charms for a charm swap - to benefit the BoC (Beads of Courage): stamped washers with a ceramic charm. They are adorable and I fell in love with stamping!

Yunek wrote
on 22 Feb 2013 11:13 AM

I love all the popular trends with stamped metal jewelry! I recently got my first set of stamps and a few practice blanks. I had no idea how scared I would be of hitting my hand with a hammer! Practice practice,  I will get better! I can't wait till I can be making beautiful cuff bracelets, that is my goal!

DeanieG wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:47 PM

I've never done metal stamping and would love to give it a try!  I would like to make some personalized pendants for family and friends.

lillyanka wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:49 PM

I would soooo love to win the stamp set... I discovered metal jewelry not so long ago, and have been watching videos and buying tools to start. These would be a great addition to my small but growing tool collection! :D

on 23 Feb 2013 7:50 PM

Oooo I'd LOVE to win stamps!!!  A girl can't have too many stamps.  I love stamping an encouraging word or phrase on pendants or charms. :-)

lop123123 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:52 PM

I'd like to make metal stamped cake toppers for birthdays. Stamping is fun!

maureengb wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:52 PM

I would love to have these stamps and blanks.  I have a lot to learn and stamping is on the list

1fashion wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:53 PM

I'm impressed!  Would love to try stamping!

shelibeli wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:53 PM

I have always wanted to try metal stamping the possiblities are endless!

A.J.3 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:57 PM

These are some great ideas. I haven't been able to afford a decent stamping set yet, and have been dying to try this. I especially like the personalized necklaces and keychains that I have been seeing around, so this would be what I would create first.

wenz4art wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 7:58 PM

I'd love to start a new obsession!!!  These look like high quality ones too!!!

twohearts wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:00 PM

These would a wonderful addition to my arsenal of tools!!  

pi623 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:01 PM

I love to use stamps to create personalized charm bracelets.

on 23 Feb 2013 8:01 PM

I've been studying this fascinating craft for months and would love to have the tools to it well! It's not a very elegant thought...but, yes...I'd love to have my name picked for this. Good luck to everyone who enters, but my fingers are crossed for me!

studiomarcy wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:04 PM

This was just what I needed!  Thank you.  Stamps are a direction I would like to go

kymellin wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:05 PM

I really like the metal tags stamped with words or sayings and placed in bangle bracelets or found object pieces. The words give another level of meaning to some pieces.

LindaBoBinda wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:06 PM

I stamp phrases on the spinners I make for my spinner rings.

The "I am enough" phrase in a couple different fonts goes over really well.

The "marry me" rings go over really well too...having the right stamp font and design fonts really make the difference between just a plain old generic stamped item to a personalized item that has personality.

lori8448 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:07 PM

Would love to win stamps. Just starting with metal stamping ang embossing

Lfollette wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:09 PM

The stamp kit would be awesome

tinamfiore wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:17 PM

Such great ideas.  Some of them are so simple but I didn't think of them myself!

on 23 Feb 2013 8:18 PM

I love metal stamps. What a great way to add sweet details to otherwise plain metal bits. I made a stamped tag for a father's day gift I made for my husband last year and he absolutely loves it. I would love to get some different fonts to play with, or even little designs to add some pizazz to my jewelry.

loriaiello wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:20 PM

The stamp kit would be awesome

on 23 Feb 2013 8:21 PM

I have been stamping jewelry for about a year now. It started as a hobby and has just taken off from there! I love impressart :)

loriaiello wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:21 PM

The stamp kit would be awesome to win !!!

ladymeme wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:22 PM

Wow these look like they would be a lot of fun!

CathyLin wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:28 PM

I would love to add these stamps to metal jewelery I already create.

delica71 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:30 PM

One of my first stamping projects was a thank you gift for a cousin. It was a pendant  made with copper and crystals.  I stamped 'Teatime' on it, to celebrate her enjoyment of tea. She appreciated the personalization of it. I get alot of satifaction putting words and messages on my jewelry.

Vixtria wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:30 PM

Pick me!

mking3779 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:31 PM

Never really thought about stamping things other than metal.  Thanks!

manyfaceted wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:32 PM

I'd love to win a set of alphabet stamps! So far my stamping has been limited to the one stamp I have (a little crown/tiara), which I stamped on a pendant blank as part of a necklace for a little girl. (Secret Santa-type thing.)

Trish@40 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:33 PM

I have never tried metal stamping before but there are so many good ideas here I would love to!

djames50 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:42 PM

Would love to win a set of these wonderful stamps. I use them to stamp sheet metal and then rivet to leather for a bracelet.. Really cool.

lsmoore wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:46 PM

Actually one of my favorite is a heart that Lori Anderson created with the letters L O V E stamped randomly all over it. I'd love to play with these!

geldesigns wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:50 PM

I've stamped keys and leather. I have a stamped leather cuff that I love. I would love a new set of stamps in a different font or characters.

on 23 Feb 2013 8:52 PM

I made a copper hammered, textured stamped bracelet for myself and my sister in law. Loved them both. I'd soooo love to win this to try more stamping, though.

Darube wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 8:54 PM

Just started metal stamping...love it! Adding it to the wire jewelry I make.

on 23 Feb 2013 8:54 PM

I would love the chance to practice a new skill! I hope to be chosen.  Thanks for the give away!

maxbarsini wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:05 PM

I would love to win a stamping kit!

on 23 Feb 2013 9:06 PM

I have stamped polymer clay in a class I took. It is fun, but I need more practice to get the letters spaced evenly. I would love to win some stamps!

RobinT@21 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:14 PM

I actually just bought my first set of stamps today.  I started playing around with it on a few not-so-great blanks I had.  I still need some practice, but I can't wait to get some nice blanks and start making some cool pieces to add to jewelry.  I would love to win this stash of goodies, it would be a great start for my collection!!! :-)

LaurelM@5 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:21 PM

I like using stamps and would like to own a nice set!

on 23 Feb 2013 9:24 PM

I have been wanting to  try some metal stamping  maybe this would push me over to getting some done.  

TzPlace wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:24 PM

I am amazed at the different applications with metal stamping.  They would be great to personalize a piece of art or simply to use to send a message to the admirer.  The ideas are limitless.  But due to my current spending budget, I have only been able to drool over them!  Perhaps, I will be lucky enough to win a set.   *fingers crossed*

re-maker wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:26 PM

I love to add a secret message inside on the inside of a ring or the back of a pendant!

on 23 Feb 2013 9:33 PM

I love metal stamping....not only the alphabets but all he other cute ones. What a great prize

YvetteF3 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:37 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas! I especially like the guitar picks.

Metal stamping is on my list of "Things I'd Love to Learn to Do."

SylviaM@14 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:42 PM

I need to get better at stamping! Would love to win a set to practice with! Thanks much!

smcq

LoriT@10 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 9:56 PM

Looks like lots of fun!  Would love to add these stamps to my collection of tools...I have a million ideas overflowing my brain.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

MimiGardner wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:02 PM

I made a grandma's bracelet for my sister-in-law, and stamped tiny domed disks with each child's initial and hung a Swarovski crystal birthstone with each one.  I would love to add a second stamp set to my stash and play with a new font!  Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

jeweledleah wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:10 PM

a set of name tags that I recreated for myself and different people.  right now, I'm using basic letter stamps from a hardware store, but I would love to pretty up my designs and expand possibilities, if I won.

ss10001 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:18 PM

I saw a spoon bracelet where the spoon had been flattened and stamped with a message - loved that!  I'd really like to give that a try.

DBabbit1 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:22 PM

I have just recently started making metal jewelry, with a metal embosser which I love, but I  haven't yet started stamping.  I will have to start looking for tap & die set!

yackityyack wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:25 PM

I just stamped a motivational saying on copper ,a good friend who recently passed away was known to say and original to him.

on 23 Feb 2013 10:26 PM

I would love to own a set of these lovely fonts.  I only own one basic set.  Thanks so much for the give-away opportunity!

plcpeggy wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 10:57 PM

I love the quality of Impressart stamps, would love to win a set!

thx.

SHAIHA wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 11:02 PM

I just purchased my first set of stamps and am waiting impatiently for them to arrive.

Sheryl@35 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 11:07 PM

Have been wanting to learn how to do this "stamping" thing.  Would love to win and be able to get started!

on 23 Feb 2013 11:16 PM

Would love to win these. I would want a set in capital letters in an antique flowery font. If that is possible? Don't have a set and always wanted them but my local bead store does not carry them so I have never seen them except online. Thanks for the chance. Good luck everyone. Bonnie Vance  cougarspitfire@hotmail.com

yebo1996 wrote
on 23 Feb 2013 11:39 PM

i have not tried any stamping yet, but if i where lucky enough to win a set of stamps i could start trying out all sorts of fun projects.

thanks for the chance.

mlgovaars wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 12:19 AM

It would be so fun to win the stamps, my daughter and I could have so much fun and make gifts for her friends.

on 24 Feb 2013 2:55 AM

I think I would really enjoy stamping ;0)

TinaS@41 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 3:33 AM

Never stamped before, didn't realise they could be so versatile.  I'm in intrigued now.

nancyhut wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 3:53 AM

I have not done any stamping yet so this would be an ideal way to start.  I love the ideas you have given us.

greeneye3 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 4:43 AM

I love stamping. I make pendants for my friends with their children's names and birthdates on them

chrissi@3 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 4:53 AM

I usually end up engraving on things,if I wish to personalise them  it is time-consuming and  can be unpredictable as,  if you lose concentration, and don't keep the pressure even,sometimes the engraver  slips, and hand engraving is  just as hard, especially if you don't have your own tools so you don't know how sharp they are- I would love to try stamping, then I can make  many many new designs which are personalised, and presents too

DiasArt wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 5:04 AM

My grandchildren nags at me about making name jewelery for them and their friends. What if I could satisfy their desires.

Greetings from Sweden

lyounk09 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 5:45 AM

I want to get started in some metal stamping and this certainly would be the beginning for me.  What a great giveaway.

JLW designs wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 6:03 AM

I love making all types of jewellery but have never tried stamping. These would be great for making my own personalised tags as well as decorating my jewellery

JillieP wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 6:52 AM

Ready to get stamping!! I love the idea of customizing designs for my jewelry!

Evarel wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 7:11 AM

I never did before, but I can love it, I can see my self stamping all my pieces :D

BSJ wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 7:37 AM

OOHHH what a great birthday gift it would be to me and I promise to share

with my High School ( and amazingly creative) students !

Katarzyna81 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 8:07 AM

It would be nice to have these, especially the lower case ones :)

mybewitched wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 9:27 AM

I'm new to stamping and while I have yet to actually create anything stamped, I have some really great ideas rolling around my noggin! It would be wonderful to have a 'kit' like this - so many things I could do with it!

groves1sem wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 9:49 AM

I love stamping! Working with metal is my favorite kind of jewelry making  :) I would love to win these stamps  :)

planefancies wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 10:39 AM

My friend, Jan Montarsi, just posted this link on his FB page.  Can't believe I almost missed the deadline.  I work mostly in polymer, but would love to make charms to go with bracelets and necklaces.  Plus these could be used directly with polymer.

on 24 Feb 2013 10:42 AM

Stamping makes it so personal.... making a keepsake for my nephew and new wife..

on 24 Feb 2013 10:42 AM

My favourite stamped creation is the silver clay dog bone nailed to a tree in our back yard to mark the spot where my faithful studio dog (a pom who lived to be 19 years old!), Jasper Johns, is buried. I create a lot of meaningful jewelry for others. Remembrance jewelry is one of the most meaningful. I would make good use of this stamp set... making more memories for others.

heatheryf wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 11:10 AM

I want to try this so bad!

on 24 Feb 2013 11:20 AM

I made a necklace with beach glass and little stamped tags that I love.  It sold quickly!

kathy22s wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 1:24 PM

What a great idea, personalizing cute metal blanks with decorative stamps!  I would love to try it!!!

susanki wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 1:44 PM

I would love to win this set.  It makes such great gifts for my grandchildren when I can personalize them.  

on 24 Feb 2013 1:49 PM

I love the idea of encouragement jewelry - a little reminder to perk up the days when it's hard to keep plodding on. I'd like to make myself some stackable rings with words of encouragement, so I can wear whatever mix I really need for the day. Need some stamps first, though! :D

Phirestorm wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 2:28 PM

Copper washers, Stamps, punches and chisels.  Add a 25mm Split ring and you get great key rings.  Make wonderful stocking stuffers.

ddparent wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 5:53 PM

love to win  this giveaway,  great interesting blog ...

Mccann57 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 5:59 PM

Love stamping! I'm getting better at not having the letters upside down!! :)

kkrizzy wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 6:23 PM

Liked your ideas, especially stamping in silverware.  Have you tried stamping on leather?  Could you use regular metal stamps or would you suggest leather stamping tools only?  My sister and I want to try our hand with scrap leather and just wondered...

Ronda1967 wrote
on 24 Feb 2013 9:25 PM

I have a basic letter stamping set and have thoroughly enjoyed it. For Christmas I helped my boyfriends son make a necklace for his mother. I made the components and he did the stamping himself. You should have seen the excitement in his eyes as he put his name on one piece, his brother's on another and "mommy" on the last one. He could hardly wait to give it to her. I'm forbidden to do any hammering for a few months since I just had shoulder surgery, but I'd love to get back in the swing of things (pun intended) with a new stamp set when I recover! What a thrill that would be. Thanks for a fabulous forum to learn and find inspiration!

Pauleygirl wrote
on 25 Feb 2013 12:06 AM

I love stamping and I need some so bad.  

pugbeader1 wrote
on 26 Feb 2013 3:56 AM

I made a charm bracelet for my sister for mother's day with my nieces names on the charms, it was my favorite stamped piece and she wears it everyday!

TammyJones wrote
on 28 Feb 2013 9:53 AM

Congratulations SylviaM@14, Random.org picked number 66 and that's you! Watch for an email from me.

Thank you all for participating and for being part of JMD. Good luck in our next giveaway starting next week, for a bunch of goodies from Nunn Design's Winter 2013 Collection!

mssuzieq wrote
on 28 Feb 2013 8:07 PM

I love stamping old silverware and making jewelry with it!