Thanks to ImpressArt for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are honestly my own.
One of the special things Little Crafter and I say to each other often is, “I love you infinity times infinity.” So, the infinity symbol is something I always gravitate toward when I see it on jewelry, clothing, or just about anything. Recently, I received an infinity metal stamp and as soon as I did, I knew I wanted to use it to create a cuff bracelet. Here’s how I made it and you can too!
Step 1: Place the bracelet blank on top of the steel block. Position your metal stamp with the image facing down and firmly tap the top of it with the hammer.
You can use Stamp Straight tape to hold the blank in place while you stamp, but since I wanted to repeat the pattern all over the surface, I decided not to for this particular project.
I just created a random pattern all over one side of the blank. You can also mix in other design or texture stamps, or you could add words too if you like.
Step 2: Remove the protective cover from both sides of the blank.
Step 3: Gently squeeze stamp enamel on top of each stamped image.
Make sure you cover the images completely.
Step 4: Let the enamel dry for 10-30 seconds, then wipe off the excess with a cloth.
The enamel down in the impressions should stay in place, while everything on the surface comes right off!
Step 5: Bend your blank into a cuff shape using the Bracelet Bending Bar.
This is really simple to do; just put one end in the groove and gently press the blank around the curve to round it. Flip it over and repeat on the other side.
That’s all there is to it! Now you have a beautiful, hand stamped piece to wear! Metal stamping really is simple and totally doable, all you need are a few basic tools to get started.
What do you think? Is this a piece that would be meaningful to you? What stamp design or message would you choose to decorate your cuff?