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