Time Required :
About an hour
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silver stamped cuff bracelet

Step 1
Peel protective plastic from one side of the bracelet blank. Place bracelet, unprotective side up, onto a steel block horizontally. 
Step 2
Secure bracelet blank to the block using tape. Cut two 2" lengths of tape and place one length vertically on each side of bracelet, taping it down to the steel block. 
Step 3
Place a third strip of tape onto the bottom of the bracelet, in between the two vertical strips, so that the tape holds the bracelet but does not cover the entire bracelet surface. Leave room for stamping in the center of the bracelet. 
Step 4
Align a ruler at the bottom of the bracelet and mark on the horizontal strip of tape with a fine tip Sharpie® marker where the letters are to be stamped.
 
TIP: For best results, place a mark every 1/8".
Step 5
Stamp each letter by holding the letter stamp with one hand and holding the brass mallet in the other hand. Hold the letter stamp at a 90° angle on the steel block. Strike the letter stamp several times with medium force.
 
TIP: Metal stamping takes patience and practice. Practice as needed to learn how much force is needed to produce the desired results. To avoid getting a double imprint or "ghost" print, do not move the letter stamp while striking. Be sure to face the letter stamp in the right direction prior to stamping. Align letters visually by using the marks on the tape as reference.
Step 6
When stamping is finished, remove all tape and protective plastic from the back of the bracelet. 
Step 7
Bend the bracelet into a round shape using nylon forming pliers. Start at one end of the bracelet and work in small sections, pressing down on the pliers as you move the bracelet in between the pliers. 
Step 8
Apply a small amount of black enamel to the stamped word(s) and wipe away excess enamel with paper towel. 
Step 9
Repeat steps to make more bracelets. Wear multiple bracelets for a trendy statement. 
 
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