stamping blanks (from Hobby Lobby)
metal letter stamps
jewelry pliers (2nd set optional, but very helpful)
hard slab to use as stamping block (I used a marble-like base from a trophy)
painters (or similar) tape
alcohol or hand sanitizer
cotton ball or similar item
2 jump rings
head pin (optional...or you could use a wire and bend it)
Use a piece of tape to mark out the width available for stamping. This will be used as a guideline.
This is hard to see in the above picture, but first stamp your letters on the tape (for the order of the pedals, I did DCB·EFGA). You can keep "drafting" this up until you get the spacing you want.
Tape the stamping blank down, lining up the draft that you mocked up. The blank I used is curved, so I cut the tape to use to help follow the curve evenly.
You can see the letters, but we're going to bring them out more in the next step.
Color over the letters with permanent marker. You'll be wiping of the excess in the next step, so don't worry about it being outside of the letters.
After coloring, take hand sanitizer or alcohol and rub off the excess marker. You can repeat the color and clean up steps again if you want.
Add a jump ring to each side of your new charm.
Thread a chain through the jump rings and you're done!
Optional step: Thread a bead (or three) on a head pin and make it into a charm. Then, add it to one of the jump rings.
Is it weird that I made a necklace with the orders of the pedals? Maybe. :) But it was still a fun project!
Do you like it better with or without the little charm? I'm not sure which I prefer. Wouldn't it be cute with a tiny harp charm?
As always, I'd love to see your twist on this project! Tag me or use #fischarper on social media.
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