Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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pink ombré necklace with metal stamp charm

Want to make DIY jewelry gifts that are simple and fun? Try this Pink Ombré Necklace with Metal Stamp Charm. Check out the step-by-step instructions below to learn how.
Step 1

To stamp your charm, first place it on the steel block with its hole situated at the top. Place one piece of stamp straight tape across the top of the charm and another across the bottom, so it’s fastened securely to the block. Be sure to leave enough room in between to stamp your letters.

TIP: Use a ruler to measure the charm and figure out where each letter should be placed; then mark the tape with a pen to help you with spacing.

Step 2
To make sure your word is spaced evenly across the charm, you’ll start with the center letter and work outward. Place the stamp for your first (center) letter in place on the charm; then strike the top of the stamp once or twice with your stamping hammer. Repeat this technique to stamp the rest of the letters.
Step 3

Now, trace over each stamped letter with the black enamel marker. Make sure the enamel dips into the grooves of the stamped letters. Let the enamel set for about 1-3 minutes; then wipe away the excess with a paper towel.

TIP: This will give your letters some contrast, so they stand out better on the metal charm.

Step 4

Open a jump ring, slide on your charm and then close your jump ring. Set your charm aside.

TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply 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, which can cause distortion.

Step 5
To make the necklace, cut a 24" length of floss. Slide one end of the floss through a closed jump ring and slide the jump ring, so it is in the center of the floss. Tie the floss into a double knot against the jump ring to keep it in place.
Step 6

Thread the floss on the opposite end onto a collapsible needle.

TIP: There should now be two strands of floss on the opposite end from the jump ring. Be sure to thread both onto the needle.

Step 7
Slide one dark lavender bead onto the floss. Add a dab of glue to the double knot made against the jump ring in Step 5 and then push this bead over the knot so that it is right against the jump ring.
Step 8
Now, add three lighter lavender beads and five pink beads to the floss. Slide on your charm and then repeat the beads in reverse order (five pink, three lighter lavender and one dark lavender).
Step 9
Remove the floss from the needle and thread one strand through a second closed jump ring. Bring this strand down and wrap it around the floss below the jump ring and then tie the two strands into a double knot.
Step 10
Re-thread the floss onto your collapsible needle. Add a dab of glue to your knot, and then thread the needle and floss through a few adjacent beads. Then cut excess floss. Set aside to let the glue dry.
Step 11
Cut a 5¾" piece of chain. On one end, add a clasp, using a jump ring. On the opposite end, attach to one of the jump rings on the end of your ombré bead strand.
Step 12
Cut another 5¾" piece of chain. On one end, add a jump ring. On the opposite end, attach to the other jump ring on the end of your ombré bead strand to complete your necklace.

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