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 -
Metal Block - This create a clear sharp punch. Place this under your metal blank.
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:
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:
Alcohol Wipes - to clean up any excess marker
Polish Cloth - to shine things up when you finish:
Wrap 'n Tap - if you're curving ring blanks
Bracelet Bender - if you're curving Bracelet Blanks
Practice Metal - Practice before you begin on your final piece
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.
Hole Punch Pliers - Round - 1.8 mm - Euro Punch
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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