how to use jewelry tools like the saw, stamping set and dapping block to make metal stamped jewelry? Well, I won't repeat those instructional videos but instead, here are some fresh tutorials on how to make different kinds of stamped jewelry.
There is more than one way to cut discs (jewelry saw or tin shears) and to make those connector holes (metal hole punch, drill). Or you could just buy the ready made discs or washers from your local hardware store.
The wonderful video tutorial by Tracy at Ornamentea shows us how to stamp and dap (dome) the cool linked disc bracelet you see above. She brushes on a bit of ammonia to darken the letters. What she didn't mention is ammonia stinks something awful. So I would recommend you do this with good ventilation or even outdoors.
If you need just a static tutorial rather than a video, I recommend heading over to Fusion Beads. Their excellent tutorial shows how to use masking tape to hold down the disc and guide the lettering part.
hidden message locket tutorial below is so clever. You can always add a truly sentimental message and no one will see except the wearer. She also covers the technique of doming metal discs.
MiniMoonPie's stamped sterling silver tag earrings video tutorial is a must watch if you're wondering how it's possible to cut your own rectangular tags. The video is a bit dated as the instructor was making Obama 2008 earrings for a custom order!
Her workshop set up shows her flex shaft ever ready right on her table. She uses it to drill the holes in the tags as well as to quickly polish off the liver of sulfur treatment. For round tags, it's best to either purchase them or use a disc cutter. If you don't have a flex shaft, a simple metal punch can be used to cut out the holes for the ear wire attachment.
Rings and Things has this easy stamped metal charm tutorial which shows not only how to stamp but texture the surface too.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Hardware Jewelry Tutorials
- Mesh and Nets in Jewelry Making
- How to Make a Textured Silver Bangle Bracelet in Under 3 Minutes
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips