Friday, January 23, 2015

Hand Stamped Monogram Necklace

Hey, y'all!  I think you know by now that I just love monograms.  (I mean, it would be un-Southern of me not to love monograms!)  When I was making Christmas presents for family members in December, my love of monograms inspired me to create hand stamped monogram necklaces for a couple of my cousins.  The necklaces were so easy to make, and of course I'm going to show you how to make one yourself!
Hand Stamped Monogram Necklace--Create this monogrammed beauty using basic metal stamping supplies!
To create your own stamped monogram necklace, you'll need a few basic metal stamping supplies and jewelry making supplies.  (Many of my stamping supplies were sent to me a few months ago by GoodyBeads.)
Use lower and uppercase metal stamps to monogram a metal blank.
Begin by taping the blank to the bench block.  Make evenly spaced marks on the tape so that you space out your monogram correctly.  Stamp the middle letter (the last name initial) first with an upper case stamp.  Then stamp the two outside letters with the lowercase stamps.  (Of course, the first letter will be the first name initial, and the last letter will be the middle name initial.  
**For more detailed directions on how to stamp metal, check out this post and this post.**
Darken the stamped monogram with a Sharpie.
Once your design is stamped, color over the letters with a Sharpie.  Wipe off the excess with alcohol and shine your piece with a polishing pad.  Then it's time to put together your necklace.
Add chain, jump rings and a clasp to a stamped metal blank to create a necklace.
Using the wire cutters, cut a piece of chain the desired length of your necklace.  Find the center point of the chain and cut it in half.  Use jump rings to attach the two sides of the stamped blank to the two pieces of chain.  Attach the lobster clasp to one end of the chain with a jump ring.  Attach the remaining jump ring to the other end of the chain.  And that's it.
DIY Stamped Metal Monogram Necklace--A great handmade gift idea!
I love the simplicity of the necklace.
Make a metal stamped monogram necklace--a project perfect for the novice metal stamper!
It would be even prettier with a smaller, daintier chain.
DIY Hand Stamped Monogram Necklace--A perfect handmade gift idea!
My cousins loved their monogrammed necklaces, and I love that they were a great inexpensive handmade gift.  Now I just need to make one for myself.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty, and such a lovely idea. Once you have the kit I can imagine making these for pretty much everyone!


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