French-Inspired Merci Necklace

When my bloggy friends and I chose “Thanks” as our theme for this month’s #myfavoritebloggers post, my initial thought was to create something for Thanksgiving – possibly a decoration for the mantle or the dining room.  However, I just put out our Halloween decorations, so my mind isn’t quite ready for Thanksgiving just yet.  I went a different route, but kept with the “Thanks” theme:

My daughter is taking French in middle school this year, and I thought it would be fun for her to have a cute necklace inspired by her French class.  She is thrilled with how it turned out, and so am I!  Let me show you how I made it.

Now, this was my first time playing with my metal stamping kit, and I just have the basics.

  • Letter stamps and hammer
  • Stainless steel stamping block
  • Metal blanks
  • Charms
  • Jump rings
{It just so happens that Pick Your Plum has metal stamping sets on sale today!  Isn’t that spiffy?!  Get yours HERE.  – That’s an affiliate link, just so ya know.}

For a full list of basic supplies and tutorial, go visit my friend Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.  She’s awesome.

Tape down the blank to the stamping block and mark your center.  Stamp your letters.

When you finish stamping, color over the letters with a black permanent marker, then clean it off with a little rubbing alcohol.

Grab a jump ring and attach it to the blank.

Throw the charms and stamped blank on a chain and you’re done!  It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good for my first try, and my daughter loves her necklace!

I made a necklace for myself, too.  Check it out:

If you’ve ever thought of trying metal stamping, give it a shot.  It’s easier than I thought it would be, and it’s rather addicting.  I’m anxious to learn more techniques and perfect my stamping.

Remember my friends?

We’ve all got a lot of thankfulness to go around today so stop by each blog to see the awesomeness:

Nancy’s  Turkey Embroidery Hoop Art
Chiwei’s Origami Ninja Star Thankful Ornaments
Marilyn’s Thanks Dinner Rolls


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