Thursday, May 15, 2008

I Heart Tools- Metal Stamping Kit

You've probably seen examples of stamped metal charms in quite a few designers' jewelry lately. I know I have! A wonderful example of this is in Heather Wynn's jewelry.


Whether you want to personalize a piece of jewelry for a gift, or if you want to display a quote, these stamped charms can definitely jazz up any piece!
I know I'll be saving my pennies to buy my own set of stamping tools. They now have them available at Fusion Beads! They have stamp sets available in a few different sizes, as well as the silver blanks. OR if you want to save some cash, you can also get a cool 1.5mm set on Etsy at Evies Tool Emporium for only $12.00 (plus shipping)!

The only other thing you'll need for this project is a bench block and a regular household hammer.

Another cool feature about Fusion Beads is they also offer a free instructional stamping technique! Click here to learn how to make your own stamped charms!

Written by Guest Blogger, Lorelei Eurto
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13 comments:

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hey Lorelei! Great article! Here's another tip - I bought my 3mm set from Cool Tools, www.cooltools.us. I believe it cost about $12.50.

Lorelei said...

Good to know! Thanks for the tip!

LLYYNN said...

I love my metal stamping tools, here's a little hint I learned from having the pooch leave the room whenever I used them - underneath the metal block or anvil use a thick computer mousepad. It absorbs some of the vibration without dampening the strike on the metal tool. Keeps the sound down - not elminated, but less!
LLYYNN

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Hey, you just reminded me... My husband has a set like this in his shop that I must go out and get for my studio! Thanks!

kim91262 said...

beaducation.com has some great decorative stamps - stuff other than letters and numbers...dog paw, butterfly, snail, swirls, etc.

Tricia said...

Thanks for the info...it's exactly what I was looking for. Love your blog...I'm adding it to mine:
beadbooty.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is great!!!! I cant wait to purchase the tools. What about the blank charms?

Dusty Brown said...

My husband stopped by Harbor Freight in Nashville on the way home from work one day and picked up two sets of metal stamps for me. You might try a store like this is you have one in your area, since many machinist use the stamps to identify their tools, etc. They were less than $5 a set. My biggest problem has been locating the disc blanks at a cheap price!

Kevin Burke said...

You might want to check out www.metalstampingsuppliers.com

Metal Beads said...

I was inspired by your article!I never tried making metal stamps actually but I loved hearing all your interests guys. I found it cool and exciting! I wish I could make my own personal touch of those and share to you my experience as well!Charm:)

Anonymous said...

www.themysticalportal.com has a lot of design stamps with free shipping and I have also seen a lot on eBay at fairly reasonable rates.

Omar Skyler said...

is there a stamping tool for stainless steel bars
that already have a design, one stamp and the design will just show automatically.

micheal johnson said...

Thanks for sharing such an exciting metal stamping tools and the information you provided about the kit was interesting. Metal stamping tool helps in creating a various Metal Components into moulded designs and shapes based on the industrial requirements.