How to Use StazOn Ink and Rubber Stamps in Jewelry

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video, see how to use StazOn Ink and rubber stamps to dress up a simple stamping blank and make a pair of earrings. Create a wide variety of designs which are quick and easy but look designer.
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This is Julie with and I want to show you how to use StazOn ink and rubber stamps to adorn a stamping blank and making an earring. So you can use this technique on all different types of surfaces. Plastic, laminent, metal or whatever you like. In this particular one I got these Nunn Design blanks and I'm going to make an earring using this technique. So you're going to need some StazOn ink and you'll notice when you open it up it has a protected little cover. So you're going to keep that cover on as long as possible so the ink does not dry out. I've got a post of rubber stamps here. I have a bumblebee. I have a little flower and I have a dragonfly. In the example here I used the bumblebee. So in this example I'm going to use the dragonfly. What you're going to do is really very easy here. So you're going to take your stamp and press it down into the stamp pad and then have a piece of white paper where you can just test to see how your ink level is and just how much pressure you need to apply. I like to refill my ink everytime just so I know I have a good coating. I'm just going to go ahead and placed this stamp directly onto the metal blank. Try to just go down and pull up. What you don't want to do is you don't want to go like this. So what you do is go down and up. Now this is fast drying ink. It dries about three to five minutes. It's going to be permanant so you don't need to seal it. I'm just going to do a random pattern of dragonflies. There you go. To clean off the stamp I'm going to go ahead and depress it onto the paper and that'll get rid of excess ink. When you're done with your stamping pad make sure you go and put the cover back on. I actually want to go and add a little bit more detailing. So I'm going to take my flower stamp. There you go. I'm going to put it along the edge. You can see it's quite dramatic against the gold here. I'm really happy with that. I don't feel I need to much more. Now the beauty of this particular stamping blank is that is identical on both sides so if I had messed up the top side I could just flip it over go ahead and stamp on the other side. So I'm gonna let that dry and as that is drying I want to complete the rest of my earring. So I've got this little bezel cup. I've got a glass cabachon. These are great because you can take a pair of chain nose pliers grip one of the loops and bend it back and then that becomes a little hook you can connect a jump ring or a eye pin through So to adhere the cabachon I have some E6000. I'm going to place a little on the back and drop that into my cup and press into place. Let's see how quick and easy it is to make this earring. I also want to do a little bit of detail work. I'm going to bring that purple on top. So I've got an eye pin going to slip it on to it. I've got a pair of wire looping pliers. These are great because they allow you to really very easily make simple wrapped wire loops without having to do multiple steps. So you just take it. I'm holding the wire between that the rounded part and the concave part and I'm just going to press and see how it's making that nice loop shape for me. Just drag it around Take my flush cutters snip off the excess wire. I know for this particular design you'll need my loops to be facing in opposite directions. I'm going to do that right now you can do this just by twisting one and holding one in place. I'm going to just twist the other one around. You could have made it that way to begin with this well. I tend to forget to do that. So if you're like me you can just go ahead and twist it after the fact. As long as it's not twist it too much or monkey with it too much you're not gonna hurt the integrity of that wire. So now I'm going to slip my earring hook so you open the base of the earring hook the same way you open up a jump ring. Put that on there and close that back up. You'll see I'm trying to not touched this until it's dry. I think we're good to go in a few minutes it does dry really quickly. Open a jump ring attach it to that little loop. Link it through. Close the jump ring. Now all we have to do is do the top part then we're done with the earring. You'll see how quick and easy it is. You really can use a stamping technique on a wide variety of surfaces and for different applications in your jewelry designs. It's a fun of adorning a more simple piece. There we go we have a dragonfly earring. I'll put that next to the one with the bees. You can see the difference. They were both super easy to do and I'm going to take my finger, this one's been drying for about twenty minutes now it doesn't take that long but I like to err on the side of caution. I did not seal this with anything and it's not coming off. It will stay on there. That is how you use StazOn Ink, rubber stamps and findings and blanks to make a pair of earrings to create unique jewelry. Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

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