Retired - Made With Love Necklace

PROJECT N8012
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This necklace features a pewter Impressart stamping blank, personalized using the love punch and defined with black stamp enamel. A 5mm Swarovski Light Sapphire crystal bicone bead connects the charm to a finished chain, making for a quick customized project perfect for gifts and special occasions.
Instructions
This necklace measures 16 inches. For a longer or shorter necklace, you can purchase a finished chain necklace of a different length. In addition to the materials listed, you will also need gloves, paper towels, and a toothpick.
  1. If you are new to metal punching, please watch our video: Show and Tell: Impressart Stamping Blanks and Metal Punches. I would recommend practicing stamping first before attempting your finished piece.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, place your silver Impressart Soft Strike stamping blank onto your bench block.
  3. Using a hammer, take your Love metal punch and create your impression in the center of the stamping blank as shown in the video. Because the image on this punch is slanted, it requires slightly front-of-center placement onto the stamping blank in order to achieve an impression at the precise middle of the blank.
  4. To define your impression, apply a small amount of Impressart stamp enamel to your stamping as shown in the video. Once you have wiped away the excess ink on your piece, you may also want to use a toothpick or piece of wire at this point to remove any remaining ink from the hole of the stamping.
  5. Now use flush cutters to cut 3 inches of 26 gauge wire, and create a wrapped wire loop, sliding on your stamped blank before closing the wrap (see photo for reference).
  6. String one 5mm Swarovski crystal bicone onto your wire above the stamping blank, and make another wrapped wire loop, latching onto your chain before closing the wrap. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBB-1531 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Light Sapphire
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-0020 - Beadaholique Oval Cable Chain Finished Necklace, 16 Inch Necklace 1.5mm Links, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-9131 - ImpressArt Soft Strike Stamping Blanks, 12.7mm Circular Charm with 2mm Border, 1 Piece, Pewter
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-6235 - ImpressArt Stamp Enamel, Darkens Stamped Impressions, 1.1 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2640 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Stainless Steel
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-09371 - ImpressArt Metal Punch Stamp, Fancy Script Love Design 6mm (1/4 Inch), 1 Piece, Steel
  • XTL-0250 - Eurotool Bench Block Helper - Rubber Base With Interchangeable Steel And Nylon Blocks
  • XTL-0277 - ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece
Additional Information
Ingredients SWBB-1531, AXC-0020, PND-9131, XTL-6235, WCR-2640,

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.
Beadaholique Oval Cable Chain Finished Necklace, 16 Inch Necklace 1.5mm Links, Stainless Steel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Necklace.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: AXC-0020
ImpressArt Soft Strike Stamping Blanks, 12.7mm Square Charm with 2mm Border, 1 Piece, Pewter
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.11 / Package | SKU: PND-9131
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Stainless Steel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-2640
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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