Well I am trying something new again. This time I made a letter stamped necklace I have been wanting to try this for a while. For Christmas my brother and sister in law gave me a gift card to Hobby Lobby (they know me). So I decided that I would buy some of the things I needed to do this project. It was very hard to get a picture, but this is the finished project. I think it turned out pretty good to be my very first one.
I think I have a theme going this year and it is 'Trying New Things'. I have to say I am enjoying it and I can't wait until the weather gets better so I can do some painting.
Back to the necklace....
I forgot to take a picture of the stamps I bought but they basically look like these. I am not sure what size they are but I think 3/8. I had to ask one of the workers if they had them and she brought them to me, but they were not priced. When I asked how much they were she looked for the price and came back with a sticker that said $9.99 SOLD. I had looked on line and knew this was a good price. Guess what????? When I checked out they were half price!!!! I almost did the happy dance when I looked at my receipt. (I didn't notice this when they were rung up. I saw it after I had got in my car and I was telling my husband that I had found the stamps)
I bought a pack of blanks that were different sizes and shapes. I think there were 6 in the pack. I don't have one of the metal blocks so I used my garage floor, it worked great just a bit cold.
I had watched a tutorial and it said to start in the middle and work your way out with your lettering. I did the o first and didn't hit it hard enough. I tried to fix it but got off just a little but it still looked ok to me.
I used a black sharpie to trace around the letters. You can use liver of something but I don't have that.
After you trace the letters you need to go back and wipe off the extra black. You only want it to make the letters show up better.
A pair of flat nose pliers. Mine have a place to cut small wire, if yours don't you will need some wire cutters.
Place your beads on the headpin. I couldn't get a picture of me twisting the headpin to make a loop, but if you go to you tube there are some tutorials showing how to do this. (sorry)
I had some red cording that I hung this on, but I also have a silver chain I am thinking about using.
I ended up using three beads because I wanted it to hang a little lower than one bead would have hung. Again I could have used another jump ring and it would have allowed it to hang a little lower.
I got this ready just in time for Valentines Day!
I think I have found a new hobby, I really liked making this and I can't wait to make some more.
I hope that you are trying things you have always wanted to try. I know I am having lots of fun. I don't know if I would have ever tried something like this if it hadn't been for all you guys showing what your doing. I hope that this will inspire you to go for it and try something new today!
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