Supplies to Make Hand Stamped Metal Jewelry

Updated on November 20, 2017
Hand Stamp Metal Supplies
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List of Basic Supplies to Make Your Own Metal Hand Stamp Jewelry

Here are the basic supplies you will need to start making your personalized jewelry.

  • Bench Block - I used the side of a sledgehammer while my ordered bench block was being shipped. A bench block is quite essential.
  • Letter Stamp Set - Get the cheapest set you can from a craft or hardware store before investing in more expensive special font sets. 1/8" or 3mm are great sizes to start.
  • Household Hammer - Beaducation.com recommends a 16 oz brass hammer. I use a 20 oz regular household hammer.
  • Stamping Blanks - you can try copper or brass ones first as they are cheaper before trying the more expensive sterling silver or gold-filled blanks.
  • Permanent Black Marker (Sharpie)
  • Pro Polish Pads / Sandpaper / Very fine steel wool - pro polish pad gives a nice mirror finish to the blank very easily but you can skip this by using regular wet/dry sandpaper to achieve a brushed finish look or use very fine steel wool instead.
  • Practice Metal (Copper) - you can get this at your local sheet metal if you don't want to wait from ordering online
  • Hole Punch Plier or Drill Press - you can use a drill press to drill holes into the blank before buying one. A hole punch plier is a good starting tool, however, if you can afford it, and is bothered about precision as much as I do, I recommend the screw down hold punch. The plier leaves a mark (although the mark can be sanded off) and is not as accurate as I would like.

And if you are making a necklace, you will need a chain and basic jewelry making tools like a flat nose pliers to open and close the jumprings.

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Additional Supplies You Might Need

In addition to the basic supplies above, here are some other supplies that are not essential to start hand stamping but are really nice to have:

  • a dapping block - this is to cup or dome the metal disc
  • a tumbler - this is for polishing your jewelry
  • design or decorative stamps - hearts, shamrock, key symbol etc
  • special font letter stamp sets - old typewriter style, kismet, fancy script
  • ring blanks - personalized stamped rings are getting to be very popular with brides and grooms
  • cuff blanks - a stamped wrist cuff is very popular too

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        Jeff 3 years ago

        We carry Metal Stamping Blanks in many sizes and shapes at extremely competitive prices. All of our blanks are of the highest quality metals and we ship all over the world.

        See our products at http://handstamping.com

        Thanks!

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        Rachel 5 years ago

        Thank you! you make it look so easy!

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        LingAbson 6 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

        Hey Jasmine, try Etsy (under supplies category).

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        jasmine 6 years ago

        Do you know where I can find the sterling silver ring blanks?

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        Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        Great resource for anyone interesting in getting started with this jewelry technique!

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        DjBryle 7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

        I have bookmarked you hubs! Tanks for sharing... I am trying to make one or more of these jewelries one of the coming days. Take care! =)

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        poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

        I had to bookmark this. Thank you so much for sharing. I love that you included the video.

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        LingAbson 7 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

        Thank you! I'm glad they are helpful!

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        Veronica Almeida 7 years ago from TORONTO

        This is great, the video was quite helpful as well!

        Thanks for the great info!

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        whaturmissing 7 years ago from Canada

        Thanks, this is great! It tells me everything that I need.

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