I love metal stamped jewelry and accessories. I thought it would be fun to try making some myself. Stamped bookmarks would also make the perfect gift for my mom. I found my stamp set at Harbor Freight for only $4.98. The metal tags are from the jewelry area at Hobby Lobby.

Start by finding a hard surface to stamp on. I used my concrete stairs. Place the metal to be stamped on a paper plate to avoid getting debris on it. Then stamp each letter one by one. I always start in the center and work out. It’s easier for me to find the right spacing that way. (Don’t pay any attention to that scary dry hand) 

Because these pieces are pretty hard, I had to hammer each letter about 6 times. Be careful not to move the stamp between each time you hammer.

I wanted the letters to stand out a little more. I used a black sharpie to color in each letter then used a wet wipe to clean off the excess. Don’t pay attention to the black outside the letters, that’s just shadows.

I decided to make 2 stamped charms.

You’ll also need jumprings, charms, beads, and the bookmark pieces. I found the bookmark pieces in the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby.

Use pliers to twist open the jumpring, never pull.

Add the charms you like then twist the jumpring closed.

Add another jumpring to secure the charms to the bookmark.

Here’s the other one I made. Now I need to find my mom a great book, place the bookmarks inside, and tie it with a pretty bow.  A perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t ya think?

Oh, and as a side note I just reached over 900, 000 hits today! Woo-hoo! and Thank You to all of you fabulous readers, obviously I couldn’t have done it without you!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage April 15, 2011 at 4:27 am

I love these Leanne! Thanks so much for guest posting for me! :)

Marlene April 15, 2011 at 6:47 am

Great tutorial! I have been wanting to try making some of these! You make it seem do-able and affordable! Thanks!

Little Brick Ranch April 15, 2011 at 10:41 am

This looks great!! I love it!!

Shannon Green April 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

What a great idea!

Rebecca Cousins April 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Hi Leanne,

Great post! I have been wanting to learn how to metal stamp as well. It is so pretty. Loved meeting you at CE this past weekend! You have a great blog and I look forward to reading more!

Rebecca Cousins
Freckles Crafts

Wendy April 19, 2011 at 5:32 am

These are so simple and fabulous! Great gift idea!

marni April 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

SO cute!! Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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Tiffany Steers April 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thanx so much for the tutorial. A friend gave the stamp set…I just need to make a stop at Hobby Lobby. Thanx for sharing…I am a new follower. I invite u to visit me sometimes at The Cranky Queen..Tiff

Krista's Paper Cafe April 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

Beautiful. I really want to try this. What are the “stamps” called so I can buy some?? Thanks

jean crane March 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

I can’t wait to try it out!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!

Crystal November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Ok, seriously. I hope you get this. How hard is this? You said about 6 times. I tried & tried & tried today to do this & all I could get was a scratch of the letter :( I feel like I’m doing something wrong!

leanneja March 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

You have to make sure it’s on a very hard surface, like on a cement driveway. That’s where I did it. And you do have to hit it pretty hard. I did each of my letters in 6-8 hits. I hope that helps. Good luck!

debbie July 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Where did you buy the metal disks?

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