Saturday, December 18, 2010
Stamped keychain Tutorial
Last month I posted this tutorial over at Kojo Designs in their "Gifts For Guys" Series. In case you missed it, here is the full tutorial. These make really quick last minute gifts for both guys and gals! Also, if you missed Kojo Designs Gift For Guys Series, you should go on over and check it out. A ton of great ideas!
Stamped jewelry is really big right now and you can buy really beautiful pieces. I don't think many people realize just how easy it is and how inexpensive it can be! Let me show you! You absolutely do not need a bunch of specific jewelry supplies or expensive gadgets.
What you will need for a keychain:
You will also need:
- Black permanent marker
- Little piece of steel wool
- Drill and a small drill bit (don't be scared)
Decide where you want your letter and hold the stamp at the bottom firmly so it doesn't jump. Hit the end hard with a hammer. I usually do this about 3 times per letter.
You'll notice I also have a hole in my disc. If you buy discs like I did without holes you need to make one!
You don't need a jewelry punch if you are careful. Grab your husband's drill and use a small drill bit and just drill a hole in the top. If doing this on the cement floor be careful to stop once you are through the disc! You could accidentally break one of your husband's drill bits and that would be bad.
These are so fun because you can customize and personalize for any man in your life. I am going to add our children's names around the front, or maybe on the back and they will give this to dad for Christmas.
How many of you are all ready for Christmas? I was in good shape early this month but now I feel so behind! Last day of school tomorrow and I have so much to do!
Can't wait for next week when we can all stay in our jammies till noon!