Metal Stamping 101
Make your own custom charms, pendants, connectors, tags and more! Metal stamping is not only the latest craze — it's also a lot of fun and gives you design freedom. Plus, handcrafted metal components give your designs a personal touch, both in look and meaning. They can also add to the value of your finished jewelry.
Outfitting Your Toolbox:It's true that metal stamping requires a bit of hardware. But, once you've acquired the necessary tools, they'll work hard for years! Here are the basics you'll want to get started.
Gathering Your Materials:Now that you've got the necessary tools, gathering other supplies is a breeze. The only stamping material needed is 24-gauge to 20-gauge metal sheet. Once you've made your stampings, you'll want something to hang them from. Choosing beads to make complementary dangles is an added optional pleasure!
Basic Stamping Instructions:Find the basic steps for metal stamping below. For more detailed instructions, print our free PDF of metal-stamping techniques.
For more detailed instructions, print our free PDF of metal-stamping techniques.
Looking for other methods of personalization? How about letter beads, letter charms, chakra charms and gemstone beads, or birthstone components? Find ideas and tutorials in our Gallery of Birthstone & Personalized Jewelry.