Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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 name necklace

Here’s one of our favorite ways to make a personalized gift – metal stamp it! Want to keep it simple? Stamp just a single letter. Feeling frisky? Stamp a full name, or a special message. Either way, we’ve got all the tools and supplies you need – just read below and we’ll tell you all about it!
Step 1
Let’s get started by taking the chain and round nose pliers from their tool set. Use them together to open the jump ring from one of the charms. Remove the rectangle blank (that’s the charm you’ll be stamping letters onto in just a minute). Set aside the jump ring with the rhinestone dangle – you’ll add that to your necklace at the very end.

TIP: Here’s the best way to open and close a jump ring: Just grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring apart, since that can cause a distortion of the ring shape. Click here for a quick video to show you how. 
Step 2
Use the stamp straight tape to secure the rectangle charm to the steel block. You can do this by placing the tape across the top of the charm so you’ll still have enough room below it to stamp your letters.

TIP: Be sure the hole remains at the top center of the charm while you’re stamping.
Step 3
Find the stamp for the last letter of the name you’re adding and line it up at the center of the charm’s bottom edge. Strike the top of the stamp one or two times with a stamping hammer.

TIP: To get an even imprint of the letter, try to hit the stamp with the center of the brass mallet.
Step 4
Line up the next to last letter so that it’s centered above the last letter stamped. Strike the top of the stamp once or twice with a stamping hammer. Repeat this step for each letter of the name you’re stamping, working the name in reverse. 
Step 5
Once all the letters have been stamped, apply a thin coat of black enamel on top of them and wipe away the excess enamel with a paper towel. This will help your letters stand out from the rest of the metal charm. 
Step 6
Your charm is finished! Thread it back onto the jump ring, along with the chain, behind the rhinestone. As you do this, make sure the imprinted name and rhinestone are both facing the same way. Now, all you have to do is close the jump ring and your necklace is complete.
 
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