Aug 6, 2011

Metal Stamping Supply List - What do I need to get started?

Here's a basic list of the supplies you'll need to start metal stamping:

Most of these metal stamping supplies can be found on my Etsy site

Metal Letter or Design Stamps -

Letter Stamps - Spiral Uppercase Punch 27 Piece Set with Case 4MM) In Stock

Metal Block - This create a clear sharp punch.  Place this under your metal blank.

Bench Block by BeadSmith 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches Free US SHIPPING

Hammer -  any 4 -  8 oz  hammer, use the flat side when hammering the letters.  One sharp hit is better than a few short hits.  Your punch can move on additional hits creating shadows:

8 oz Ball Pien Peen Jewelers Hammer by Beadsmith

Sharpie Marker -  this creates contrast in the recessed areas of your letters.  When you finish adding the sharpie and clean up any stray marks, bake your piece at 260 degrees for 1 hour.  This will set the marker so that it's permanent:
Black  Industrial Sharpie Medium Point Marker - Qty 3

Alcohol Wipes - to clean up any excess marker

Polish Cloth - to shine things up when you finish:

Sunshine Polishing Cloth - QTY 2

Wrap 'n Tap - if you're curving ring blanks

Wrap 'n Tap Ring Making or Loop Making Pliers - in Stock

Bracelet Bender - if you're curving Bracelet Blanks

Bracelet Bender

Practice Metal - Practice before you begin on your final piece

1/4 Pound of Aluminum Scrap

Hole Punch for Metal - There are a few different styles depending on the size hole you intend to punch.

9 Piece Disc Cutter - 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" diameter holes.

9 Piece Disc Cutter

Heavy Duty Hand Held Metal Punch 

7 punch and dies  3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 9/32"

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Hope this helps!


  1. thanks Liz...this was extremely helpful!!


  2. Great informative post. I get more information from this. That information is so helpful to us.Will be visit again on your website.

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  4. Thanks for sharing a list of materials used for metal stamping process. I really like this blog. The information provided about every material was good. These materials are mainly used to create metal stamps and punching machine. The Metal Stamping process involves various operations such as bending, coining, punching, flanging etc.

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