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Stamp a simple saying or a loved ones name into a piece of sterling silver. Use metal stamps to create a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.
Print these instructions
Stamping Blank (we used a sterling silver stamping charm)
Alphabet and Number Stamps
2.5 inch Polished Bench Block
1 lb Heavy Brass Hammer
We used the 2.4mm letter stamps for this technique. Try combining different size letter stamps.
Hold the hammer further back on the handle. This will result in a cleaner strike on the metal stamp and causes less stress on your wrist.
If you are working with Nunn Design Stamping blanks - please follow tips here.
Lay the silver piece on a bench block. Use a piece of masking tape to hold the piece down and to use as a guide for the lettering.
Choose the first metal stamp. Hold the stamp so that the impression will be right side up. Some stamps have thumb notches to ensure that the letter is right side up.
Line up the letter to be stamped using the reflection in the silver and the masking tape.
Hold the stamp straight up and down. Using a 16oz household hammer, hit the top of the letter stamp with one good hard blow.
This should leave a clean, deep impression of the letter or design.
Continue stamping the silver. Line up the next letter using the reflection.
Continue stamping until you have completed your saying or design. See our Antiquing Silver Techniqueto learn how to use liver of sulfur or a permanent marker to make the letters or designs in your stamped silver stand out.