Beading / Jewelry

Tri-Metal Stamped Necklace

By  Carol Heppner 

size: 19-1/2"

  • Tri-Metal Stamped Necklace
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3
  • Photo 4
  • Photo 5

Materials

  • Silver spoon
  • Cousin Corp. Second Skin: Cord, 1/2”x5”, two; Silver Circle Link Chain, 18” length; Silver Double Link Chain, 43” length
  • Cousin Corp. Jewelry Basics: Silver Ribbon Clamps, two; Silver Starter Pack
  • Impress Art: Brass Chandelier with Ring; Copper Offset Oval Washer with Ring, 2”; Brass Oval Washer with Ring, 1-1/4”

Tools

  • PJ TOOL & Supply: Adjustable Jeweler’s Saw; Jeweler’s Saw Blades, size 4/0
  • Impress Art: Steel Stamping Block, Metal Stamping Hammer, Ballroom Boogie Letter Stamping Set, Butterfly Swirl Stamp
  • Metal file, metal punch, v-block and clamp
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Gorilla Glue Super Glue

Basic Supplies

  • steel wool, scissors, clothespins, black marker
  • Necklace Base
  • 1. Thread 1/2" of cord through one link on silver circle link chain; adhere cord in place using glue. Fold chain in half; thread second cord through end on chain, adhering in place. Secure both cord ends with clothespin until glue dries. See Photo 1.

    Photo 1
  • 2. Create four strands from double-link chain; use jump rings from starter pack to attach chain to silver circle link chain. See Photo 2.

    Photo 2
  • 3. Attach ribbon clamps to open ends of cord; use jump rings to fasten toggle clasp from starter pack to ribbon clamps.
  • Pendant
  • 1. Use black marker to mark where to cut handle from spoon. Punch hole for jump ring 1/4" below mark.
  • 2. Position spoon on v-block; use jeweler's saw to cut off spoon handle. Sand cut edges of spoon handle with metal file. See Photo 3.

    Photo 3
  • 3. Stamp initial onto chandelier with Ballroom Boogie Letter stamping blank. See Photo 4. Apply marker over stamped letter to darken stamped area; polish stamped chandelier with steel wool to remove excess ink. Turn blank over and lightly tap with hammer to flatten.

    Photo 4
  • 4. Randomly stamp oval washer with Butterfly Swirl stamp; apply marker over stamped letter to darken stamped area. Polish stamped chandelier with steel wool to remove excess ink. Turn blank over; lightly tap with hammer to flatten.
  • 5. Assemble stamped blanks and spoon handle by securing together with jump ring from starter pack. See Photo 5. Use same jump ring to attach pendant to necklace base.

    Photo 5