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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