1 Copper Circle, 1″
1 Aluminum Can Circle, 11/16″
Metal Design Stamp
Metal Alphabet Stamps
1 Piece of Ribbon, 1/8″ wide, 30” long by Offray
Pinch Bail, 7mm
Tools & Supplies:
Jeweler’s Bench Block
Metal Hole Punch Pliers
Pro Polish Pad
1. Set the copper circle on the bench block. Hold the design stamp perpendicular to the copper circle and hit it once with a medium tap from the hammer. Keep the stamp in the same spot and tilt and tap it in four directions to get a more complete impression. Turn the copper circle over and hammer it flat.
2. Use the Sharpie to blacken the stamped designs. Let dry. Then use the polishing pad to buff off the ink leaving a dark patina in the impressed design.
3. Stamp a three-letter word in the center of the aluminum circle. Start by laying the aluminum circle on the bench block. Stamp the center letter first using the tilt-and-tap technique. Stamp the remaining two letters. Use the nail to stamp a border of dots. Turn the aluminum circle over and hammer it flat.
4. Use the Sharpie to blacken the stamped letters and dots. Let dry. Then use the polishing pad to buff off the ink leaving a dark patina in the impressed design.
5. Punch a hole in the top of the top of the aluminum circle. Find the best part of the background design stamp and rotate it to the bottom, under the aluminum circle. Punch a hole in the copper circle in line with the first hole. Lay the sequin on top.
6. Press the pinch bail together through the holes in the sequin, aluminum circle, and copper circle. Feed the ribbon through the bail and center the pendant. Tie the ends in a knot.
Carnegie Hall Tip: Practice! To make a great impression, you need to practice your stamping! The more you stamp, the better you get!