Things to Do When Hand Stamping Jewelry
An interesting fact to note is that the hand stamped jewelry craze is building up as the year ends, people draw near the festive mood, and customized gifts are bound to be one of the coolest gifts to give to loved ones this special season and the requests for personalized jewelry will drive the sales up for businesses that specialize in that, but some of the hand stamping techniques are trips that can be done in the comfort of one’s home.
An amazing fact to highlight is that when stamping jewelry the person needs to place themselves and the metal stamps in the correct position because they can only get the most force and the best direct hit when they are standing over the work and before even pounding the jewelry they can use a grid to aid them to master the art of stamp placement particularly if they are going to be using metal letter (or alphabetic) stamps and stamping words or sentiments on metal blanks. Most professional stampers advise their students to use a ruler and mark using a marker as they create a grid on which they intend to practice accurate metal stamp placement and the more they practice the art of stamp placement using the grid the more accurate they become at knowing exactly where to place the stamp so that they can get the impression that they want in the way that they desire it.
The correct approach is that when stamping the stamper should hit once and hit hard and to make this hit they need to stand with the hammer directly in front of them and strike firmly once and striking hard enough such that they create a good impression in the metal. The individual needs to position the stamp to make sure that it is where they want it then they need to whack it and whack it hard and the person should avoid hitting the stamp more than once or they risk moving the stamp and even a slight movement can lead to the creation of a blurred or a double stamped image. Various stamping professionals may differ on how to stamp a metal but one great stamper taps a metal stamp directly using a hammer and then without lifting the hammer, she tilts it slightly to the side and gives another hit and the process continues until she has a good stamp impression.
It is important that the person uses the right metals and supplies for stamping is key and most stampers use a hard metal surface that is placed under the banks when stamping on a metal and this is because stamped metal will warp if it is stamped on wood or another soft material instead of a metallic block.