5 STAR RATINGfrom Dawn at Gottagettadeal on ETSY Love the quality! Super helpful and great pricing! And this grab bag of "scrap" is far from that. It's a fantastic bag of goodies! I squeal with delight every time I go digging thru it. ❤️ Also the customer service is beyond amazing. Love this store!
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for 12 Gauge Bracelet Blanks
for Metal Stamping in 1100 Pure Food Safe Aluminum
oh my god so i got my blanks ..and i saw the 12g and i was like "what have i got myself into i wont be able to stamp this its so thick!" and i started with my hard to stamp design stamps and IT STAMPS LIKE BUTTER where have you been all my life! how could i have not bought from you before! i could kiss your entire team ! :-O (legit tears of joy in my eyes right now) THANKS THANKS! MY NEW VENDOR L ***Don't miss this new product! 12 Gauge pure food safe aluminum is thick with a nice look. It stamps very easily. And it is very easy to curve to size, but doesn't lose its shape. Check out our ETSY shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gottagettadeal Enjoy creating, Lizz Barnes at Ear in the Envelope Inc home of Gottagettadeal on ETSY We make quality metal stamping blanks and sell the BEST tools!!!! We specialize in Pure 1100 Food Safe Aluminum. We also carry Red Brass, Copper, and Stainless Steel Blanks.
1100 aluminium alloy is an aluminium-based alloy in the "commercially pure" wrought family (1000 or 1xxx series). With a minimum of 99.0% aluminum, it is the most heavily alloyed of the 1000 series. It is also the mechanically strongest alloy in the series, and is the only 1000-series alloy commonly used in rivets. At the same time, it keeps the benefits of being relatively lightly alloyed (compared to other series), such as high electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and workability. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment.
Alternate designations include Al99.0Cu and A91100. 1100 and its various tempers are covered by the ISO standard 6361 and the ASTM standards B209, B210, B211, B221, B483, B491, and B547.
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Thought you'd like to know how amazing this metal is!!!!
Safety Equipment and Metal Stamping Jewelry, what? why?
Passions, like metal stamping, may ebb and flow,
but your body will be with you for your entire journey in this life.
Taking care of it has to be a PRIORITY!
Here's a list of some helpful tips
1 - Safety Glasses - Always protect your eyes. Jewelry making is close detail work, wearing a shatterproof pair of magnifying glasses is a simple and safe addition.
2 - Work Gloves - A thin pair of grippy gloves will save your hands.
3 - Ear Protection - You may not have thought of this one. But constant hammering will eventually harm your hearing. Protect it!
4 - Dust Mask - If you sand, it is best to sand under a trickle of running water. But.... if you can't, you will want to protect your lungs from floating metal dust.
5 - Rubber Block - Many people don't realize that a RUBBER block under your METAL block deadens the sound of hammering, and relieves the stress on your joints when you hammer. Be good to yourself add a Rubber Block to your metal stamping routine.
6 - Lighter Hammers or Brass Hammers - Constant hammering will eventually take a toll on your wrist, elbow and shoulder. An 8 oz hammer has plenty of force for stamping. Bigger is not better in this situation.
Brass hammers are softer metal than steel and will reduce the stress on your body. Brass hammers will also reduce the stress on your stamps.
Remember, you've only got one body. So take care of it!