Retired - A Day to Remember Necklace

PROJECT N1055
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
This pretty sterling silver necklace is simple and sentimental. It has three rows of hand stamped numbers, signifying an important date such as a wedding date or birth date. Make it to remember that special day, or as a thoughtful gift.
Instructions
Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for up-to-date information.
If you are new to stamping metal, I recommend that you practice on a less expensive base metal stamping before moving on to the sterling silver blank used in this project.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make a Name Stamped Mother's Necklace. Follow the instructions in the beginning of the video through the stamping and filling in of the letters. Once the video moves on to dapping, you do not need to finish watching for the purposes of this project.
  2. Using the Stamp Straight Tape, plan out where you will want your top two numbers to sit on your sterling silver curved rectangular stamping blank. Make sure you leave room for three rows.
  3. Select the appropriate numbers for your custom date and stamp the first two onto the tape line.
  4. Move the tape down and stamp the second set of numbers onto the blank.
  5. Move the tape down and stamp the third set of numbers onto the blank.
  6. Use a permanent marker to color in the numbers, wiping away the excess immediately. This will make the numbers more visible.
  7. Cut an 18" length of sterling silver chain. Attach a sterling silver lobster clasp to one end of the chain and a sterling silver jump ring to the other end of the chain.
  8. Use a second jump ring to hang your pendant blank from the chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-3634 - Sterling Silver Stamping Blank, Rectangle With Loop 10.5x18mm, 1 Piece, Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1619 - Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain 2mm Unfinished Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-03050 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-02208 - Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 8mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0700 - 36 Piece Letter & Number Punch Set For Stamping Metal 1/8 Inch 3mm (1 Set)
  • XTL-0264 - Eurotool Dual Utility Bench Block 3 x 3 Inches - Steel Anvil With Wood Base
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-0199 - Impress Art Stamp Straight Tape - For Metal Punches - Lines Up Letters Perfectly
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-3634, CHA-1619, FJR-03050, FCL-02208,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$8.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-1619
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (10 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-03050
Lobster Clasps, Straight 8mm, Sterling Silver (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-02208
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$34.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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