How to Make a Personalized Necklace with a Circular Stamping Blank and Waxed Cotton Cord

SKU VID-1206
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video you will learn how to make a simple necklace using a circular stamping blank and waxed cotton cord. Personalize this design with a mantra or message that is special to you.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Kat with thing blank and waxed cotton cord now this is a very simple project and this is something that is really fun and easy to modify so I have here on my table my example now I've done a little heart stamping which is what we're going to do today and I feel bet in with the empress' art stamp enamel so I'll show you how to do that stuff as well but to complete this project here's what you'll need you'll need your stamping donut ring right here and then I have to crimp ends with loops two four millimeters 20 gauge jump rings I have my magnetic clasp and my 1 millimeter cotton cord and then you'll need whichever empress' art stampings that you want to use today I'm going to be using that little 3 millimeter heart if you want you could also use various letters or various other shapes you just want to make sure that whatever stamping you're using fits in the size of the doughnut stamping blank that you have I have my impress art hammer my bench block with my steel plate and my rubber backing and then for other tools we're just going to be using a pair of chain nose pliers a pair of crimping pliers a pair of scissors a ruler and you're also going to need a paper towel for this as well so that is all the supplies so let's go ahead and get started so I want to start by doing our stamping first so I'm going to take my little blank here and when you have a blank depending on the shape and size you might notice that there's a side that has a little lip and a side that is a little bit smoother I tend to think of the side that is a little bit smoother as the front however some people sort of you know choose whichever side they like but I'm going to use that from this side as my friend I'm going to go ahead and place that onto my table and you can tell by looking at the end which side you're going to want your little heart on so usually the empress' art stamping here is going to be facing you but just always double-check the direction of your particular stamping so very simply what we're going to do is I'm going to place my little heart right where I want it take my hammer and give it one good whack and there's my little heart that mine wasn't quite as centered as I wanted it to be but I think it will look just fine so I'm happy with that so I'm going to set my tools aside and now before I fill it in I'm going to set it down on to a little paper towel here I'm actually going to take my little paper towel here and just kind of rip it in half let's go ahead and set that down and now I'm going to take my impress art stamp enamel and just remove the cap very carefully and now all you're going to do is use that tip and just sort of fill it in you can see that it comes out like a really thick little ink and all you want to do is just cover your stamping there and let it sit for about 10 seconds or so and I you're going to take the other half of your paper towel and just wipe it clean and now to take a clean part of the towel and just make sure that you've gotten it off here we go so now our stamping shows up and it's nice and bright and shiny so we are ready to move on to the next step so now take your ruler and you're going to take your cotton cord and for as long as you want your necklace go ahead and measure that length I'm going to do about a 16 inch necklace so I'm going to get 16 inches of my cord here take my scissors and just snip that off now you can set your ruler and your cord aside so I have my length of about 16 inches here now what you're going to want to do is match up those two ends string that down and now we're going to tie a larks head knot over our little donut here so what you're going to do is you're going to take your donut and place it on to the little loop just like so and now pull that loop through pull your two ends through and I you're just going to pull down and you're going to get that little larks head knot so this is one way to do it if you want your front side to look like this you'll just simply reverse it so I'm going to show you how to do that really quick it's very much the same technique just with your donut facing the opposite direction so it's just a preference on look as to how you want it to come out in the end so again just loop it through and pull it down and now my friend I like it this way it looks just really nice and clean so now all you're going to do is separate your two sides here and you're going to take one of your crimpers and just slide it on to that one millimeter chord there and now take your crimping plier and simply set it in there and that's very first notch make sure your crimpers are facing the right way we're going to set it into that first match and make sure that court is pushed nice and far back you're not going to push it through that end so make sure it's really nice and tight so you make your first crimp and now you have your little feet cut so now you're going to move it to the second match there twist it and crimp it one more time to give it a nice strong attachment and now we're just going to simply repeat that with the other side so I'll show you really quickly string on your crimp make sure it's nice and tight in there and make sure it doesn't fall off there we go nice and tight I think my fingers are sticky let's see from the ink all right so now just slide it in there and again just go ahead and crimp lift it out turn it and crimp one more time and you're all set there so now the last part of this is going to take our team has pliers and our jump ring here and the zero on four and one crimping pliers also work as chain nose pliers so I'm going to use those to help open my jump ring slide that on to one of the loops and slide on one side of my magnetic clasp and it will nicely attached to my pliers they're simply close up that jump ring and now we're going to repeat on the other side open up that jump ring slide it on to your loop and slide on the other side of the clasp there we go close that up and remove your pliers from baby eidetic class and you're all done that's how quick and simple and easy this little project is if you want to get really fun and do some more stampings I definitely where is that instead of the empress' art stampin ammo you can also use vintaj patinas if you want to add a little bit of color there so a lot of fun things you can do with this technique you can add two strands and create a little bracelet that's really nice and fun I hope you enjoyed this video you can get all of these supplies and find more videos at

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