Time Required :
15 minutes or less
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

metal stamped initial birthstone necklace

Tried metal stamping, yet? This simple charm necklace is a great way to get started. Just stamp a single letter and you’re done! We can’t think of a nicer way to make a personalized gift for someone you love.
Step 1
Start by taking the chain and round nose pliers from the tool set. Use them together to open the jump ring from one of the charms. Remove the charm and set aside the jump ring.

TIP: Here’s the best way to open and close a jump ring: grasp the jump ring on both sides with pliers, then twist the ring open from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring’s edges straight apart, since that can distort its circular shape. Click here for a video that’ll show you how.   
Step 2
Place a piece of stamp straight tape across the top and bottom of the charm, leaving enough room in between to stamp your letter, to secure the Gold charm to the steel block.
 
TIP: Be sure the hole remains at the top center of the charm, and the birthstone is at the bottom center of the charm while you’re stamping.
Step 3
Find the correct letter stamp and line it up in the center of the round charm. Strike the top of the stamp one or two times with your stamping hammer.
 
TIP: To get an even imprint of the letter, try to hit the stamp with the center of the stamping hammer.
Step 4
Apply a thin coat of black enamel on top of your stamped letter. Wipe away the excess enamel with a paper towel. This will help your letter stand out on the metal charm. 
Step 5
Your charm is finished! Thread it back onto the jump ring, along with the chain. Now, all you have to do is close the jump ring and your necklace is ready! 
 
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