ASK THE EXPERT | Hand Stamped Jewelry

Ask the expert

A couple months back at Renegade Craft Fair, I stopped by the The Urban Smith’s booth and fell in love with the jewelry, and was stoked to find out that the designer, Molly, was just as cool as her pieces. The State Stamped Necklace, and Engraved Twitter ring were a must for me! After shopping and gabbing until closing time, we decided to set up a DIY date in her hometown during San Fran’s Renagade Fair. Fast forword to a couple weekends ago, out in Cali, I had the most lovely afternoon lunching with Molly, and got the expert tips and tricks on how to hand stamp like a pro! 

Pro tip: Molly’s stamp of choice is this 36 piece TEKON set. The case keeps your letters/numbers organized for quicker stamping! 
Pro tip:  To get your letters to line up use tape! Details after the break…
Buy it here: State Necklace, Name Plate Necklace, Engraved ring 

What you need: 
Stamping Set 
Anvil
Hammer
 Charms
Chain with clasp
Tape
What you do: 
Tape your charm to the anvil, making sure the the edge of the tape is straight across your charm. The bottom of your tape will be where the top of your letters land.
Next take your first letter stamp, and abutt the top of the letter to the tape.
Hit hard, once, directly with the hammer to stamp.
Continue with your next letters making sure that each time the top touches the tape. This will make sure they stay in a straight line.
Add your chain and clasp with jewelry pliers.
How insane is this luggage tag! My address was later stamped on…so chic!

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  1. Stephanie X says:

    very cute idea!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  2. Anne says:

    This is pretty! I love the idea and they will definitely look good as luggage bag tags and much more as accessories!

    Anne’s Scribbles and Doodles

  3. Laura says:

    These are lovely!

  4. A cute and cool idea ^^

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  5. Justine J says:

    I want this set! Such a great idea! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  6. Martyna says:

    wow, it looks amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  7. Anonymous says:

    What a cool idea. So creative. Love the flowers.

  8. LOVE this! I really want one.

  9. Hannah F says:

    So cute! I’m definitely going to do this!

  10. MaviDeniz says:

    OMG i love this!! I am so checking out that stamp set, thanks for the post!!

    Xo
    CcCrystalchain.etsy.com

  11. I did this for my product design GCSE, I chose a theme of Chinese culture and made a jewellery box like the shape of the temples the layered roof was aluminium and stamped into and made two bracelets and a necklace with various things on, the bracelet consisted of 5 aluminium squares with a chinese symbol and the meaning underneath! I loved it! And even worn it a couple of times!!

    Charlotte Rose xxx

    http://thecharlottierose.blogspot.co.uk/

  12. I read your a lot of posts and they inspire me to do something by myself! So amazing ♥

    http://aveilt.blogspot.com/

  13. Leen Philips says:

    Really nice, this is beautiful! 🙂

  14. That luggage tag is amazing, as is the whole process!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  15. Dee Kay says:

    Wow what a great idea. ie the luggage tag. what a cute and classy way to do it too.
    Ms Dee Kay

  16. cleartheway says:

    So cute. Love the twitter handle ring.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  17. Karisa Carlos says:

    Hi there! Did you order the luggage tag through the urban smith?
    Thanks!

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  19. Felicia says:

    Amazing. I want to do this right away!

    x Felicia

    bellagusti.blogspot.nl

  20. Hello!!Stamped jewelry is very nice to wear..Thanks for sharing..

  21. Abigail says:

    Great post!! Thanks for sharing.Actually I’m really very fond of hand stamped jewelry…Really liked your blog..

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