Monday, May 31, 2010

~Stamped pendants

Ok... I have longed to make stamped jewelry. I mean, really... I have looked and looked for metal stamps all over. In stores... the internet...
Well, a friend tells me about Harbor Frieght Tools. You can buy metal stamps there in various sizes. I ran.... RAN, I tell you! to this store, which happens to be not too far from my house.

Here's what I did. I bought these little round discs at Michael's. There are also diamond shaped pendants in this pack (future post!). I used a regular hammer to stamp the letters onto the pendant. The "C" is for my first born, the "E" is for my second.

*Where you stamp is important. Do not... I repeat, do NOT stamp on your kitchen table. Don't question how I know this. Just trust me. Go find you some nice concrete.

Ok. Second want. I have always wanted to try to make these dangly charms. So, I found crystal beads and made a birthstone charm for each boy.

I also made this family monogram pendant and dangly pearl charm. I'm not so sure this metal worked as well as the other charms. But tell me what you think! :) Thanks!



  1. I love your stamped pendants and your pretty charms, they are darling.

  2. Hi..I’m Barb…from Made by you Mondays...Love your pendant..You did a great job!!
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  3. Your stamped pendants look really good. I bought two sets of stamps from Harbor freight a while back and still have not made one that looks decent. Its hard to get a really good impression.

  4. Love these! I have been dying to try them out:) What kind of ring is that you used to hang the bead from?

  5. Super Cute!! I actually tried *running* to Harbor Freight myself the other day... but they were closed : ( I'm heading back cause I wanna make some stamped charms too! thanks : )

  6. VERY CUTE! I can just picture your poor kitchen table...LOL!

  7. I've been dying to try these stamped pendants too! Yours came out great!!!!

  8. Beautiful, love the simplicity.

    Visiting from today's creative blog.

  9. Yup, I've gotta do this!! Looks so fun!!

  10. You say you made that? That is gorgeous! I LOVE it! Hope you dont have E's andC's stamped into your kit table though. Well done! Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  11. Love it!

    I would also love if you could link up this project to my link party

  12. Super Job. I have the metal stamps and have yet to try them. I may have to try now that I have been inspired by you.


  13. Pretty! I have looked at Michaels' and several other places for the metal discs, but have not had any luck. If you don't mind, may I ask what dept. you found them in.

  14. Hey Glenda! Thanks for your comment! I'll tell you... the only place I can find the blank jewelry discs is at Hobby Lobby. Now, the small ones from the top picture were found at Michael's. They must be new, because I had never seen them before. They were in the jewelry section. The name brand is "Natural Elegance" by Blue Moon. Good luck!

  15. I've admired those necklaces forever....yours is yummy..

    Warm blessings,

  16. I'm so glad you told us we can get the metal stamper at Harbor Freight! I just got a coupon for that store too. Your necklace looks really great!!

  17. Me again! :D Thanks for the info.. Guess the Michael's here has not stocked them just yet. I will check HL. I also got my stamps at HF a while back.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. (I want a pic of the poor kitchen table!) These are awesome! Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

  19. Your first attempts turned out WAY better than mine. (And I put a nice little stainless steel circle in my desk, so I know all about that "don't do this at your kitchen table" thing. Not good.) I need to try it again. I think I'm just a wimp! Maybe I should stick to sewing.

  20. These look great, how did you do the charms? You can also buy a pack of washers at the hardware store to stamp on, they make cute charms too. It is better if you can find a steel plate to do your stamping on, it will make your letter more defined.

  21. I'm so glad you found time to link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!

    I'm featuring this today!

    Hope to see more creative projects from you at! :)

    Can't wait to do one!

  22. This is excellent, in fact, so good that I want to invite you to join our new DIY tutorial party that opens today...
    Early entries get most traffic, so hop over today

    (pssst ...there is also a link there for you to get a chance to win $50 silver customizable jewelry gift certificate from wonderful designer Lisa Leonard)

  23. What a wonderful idea have to try this!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

  24. Oh these are darling! what did you use to finish off the pearl and the crystals Jennifer?
    I want to do this!!

  25. I had found the stamps on a web-site for $24, fortunatly I had heard about Harbor Frieght and checked it out....$5.00 there, same set! Did not know I could find the disks at Michaels, I off to get some.

  26. Great idea! I have a set of those stamps - I will have to make those!


  27. Thank you for contributing this to's DIY Tutorial Linky Party.

    Your work is beautiful.

    If you have a new & even more wonderful tutorials you wish to share with us this week, come on over. We just opened a new linky party for this week's greatest talented artisans out there! (and you are one of them ;-0)

  28. Hey, I just went to Harbor Freight this past weekend and bought the 1/4" set and the 1/8" set of stamps! Someone on had suggested it. It's so funny that I would follow your comment on my blog over to your blog, and come across this post! I'm going to use mine for stamping old spoons as garden markers, but I'm loving your charms. I may have to try that too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  29. Any advice on making the dangly charms?



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