Metal stamping cuff bracelet tutorial


Tools Needed

  • Bracelet Bending Bar
  • Bracelet Blank 3/8" x 6"
  • Letter Stamps
  • Stamp Straight Tape
  • Bracelet Bending Pliers
  • Brass Hammer
  • Steel Block
  • Stamp Enamel
  • Polishing Cloth (or other soft cloth)
  • Q-tip

Step 1

Remove the plastic covering from one side of the bracelet blank.

Step 2

Secure the bracelet blank to the steel block using Stamp Straight Tape

Step 3

Use a pen or a marker and Stamp Straight Tape to mark where you will stamp

Step 4

Stamp a word, saying or quote of your choice on the bracelet blank

  • If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you to make sure the letter is stamped the right direction
  • Hold the letter stamp at a 90degree angle to the stamping blank
  • Strike the stamp once with medium force

Step 5 Remove all tape

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Step 6

Use the bracelet bending bar to bend the blank into a cuff shape

  • Place the end of the bracelet blank into the bending bar face-up
  • Hold the end securely with your thumb and index finger
  • Bend the blank around the bar
  • Repeat on the other side of the cuff

Step 7

Continue to round out the cuff with Bracelet Bending Pliers, if desired

  • Begin in the centre and move toward the edge.
  • Repeat on the other side

Step 8

Highlight letters with stamp enamel

  • Use the Q-tip to ensure the enamel completely covers the impression
  • Wait 10-20 seconds
  • Blot with a soft cloth
  • Wipe away the excess stamp enamel with a soft cloth