How to Emboss Metal to Make DIY Steampunk Jewelry

Hey friends!  I’ve got a really fun jewelry technique to share with you today.  If you’re a scrapbooking fan, you probably already know what the Sizzix Big Shot can do on paper.  I learned recently that you can also emboss metal blanks with Vintaj dies, so I had to try it out.  The effect is awesome!  You can create one of a kind pieces with so little effort – I’m going to show you how in just 5 minutes, you can make this DIY steampunk themed necklace.  There are also lots of other dies available for all different kinds of looks.

DIY-steampunk-jewelryI love what the texture adds to this DIY steampunk piece!

Supplies needed to make your own embossed DIY steampunk jewelry:supply-list



Today’s tutorial is a 5-minute video showing you from start to finish exactly how embossing metal works.  It’s so easy to do – I’m hooked!


Adding a little charm gives your piece that much more depth and texture.

DIY-steampunk-jewelry-1You can mix colors and metals, too!


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Adrianne is a writer, artist, designer, wife, and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Her favorite projects are jewelry-making, paper crafts, and recycled crafts. She participates annually in ArtPrize, an international art competition, and she's the author of the book DIY T-Shirt Crafts: 50 Ways to Recycle a T-Shirt (August 2015).


  1. JaneEllen says

    Love this jewelry. Haven’t tried any of the Vintaj/Steampunk dies but will keep an eye out for any on sale.
    Is this kind of thing just for young people or can older adults wear these without looking like I’d be trying to be young? Love idea of being able to use dies for these, will be looking for blank metal disks also. Would be really cute with a bracelet with several on it. Happy summer days

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