Valentine’s Day is definitely near and I think it’s time we think about gifts to make for the special people in our lives. And today, I’ll show you how to create a hand stamped Valentine necklace DIY that you can customize with your own saying or even name!
Do you think hand-stamping is hard? Don’t fret! It gets easier once you get the hang of it – like most things, it just takes some patience and practice, and then you’ll be able to create a special necklace DIY or piece of jewelry for the special people in your life. And that gives it more value than anything store bought.
Supplies needed to make your own stamped necklace DIY:
- Metal Letter Stamps
- Stamping Blanks
- Bench Block
- Jewelry Chain
- Jewelry Pliers Set
- Jump Rings
- Painter’s Tape
- Permanent Marker
Step 1. Clean your stamping blank surface, and tape it down to your metal block, making sure it’s completely secured. I usually ad a piece of tape onto one side, and tape on the bottom as well. You may want to double the tape on the bottom so you can use it to line up your letters.
Step 2. On a flat, stable surface (such as a work desk, a wood floor or even a cement floor), carefully hammer your letters down, starting from the right-most if you are doing a right-alignment, or starting from the middle letter if you are keeping your text centered.
Hold on to your metal letter stamp and make sure the bottom of the letter hits the double-layered tape so you know your letters will all be on the same line. Hit the top of the stamp hard a few times with your hammer, making sure the letter does not move each hit. Once you have gotten your desired impression, move on to the next letter and repeat the process.
You may take a few tries before you get the hang of it – but I promise, it’s so worth it and gratifying in the end!
I promise you guys, it’s a simple and fun gift to make and give. No special someone to give this to? Make it for yourself, or for a more fun idea – make a girl’s craft night out with it. I’m sure you and your friends are going to enjoy creating these necklaces!
Add your love necklace DIY to one of these jewelry gift holder printable Valentines and you have the perfect gift. Happy crafting!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.