FAMILY TREE NECKLACE
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Argo - Angle Metal stamping hammer
- Steel Block
- Stamp Enamel Marker
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Hole Punch Pliers
- Sticker guides
- Stamp straight tape
- Tree of Life 6mm Design stamp
- Bridgette Uppercase stamps
- Bridgette Lowercase stamps
- 7mm jump ring
- Ball chain
- Alkeme Circle Blanks, 3/4, 1 &1 1/4 inch stamps
Step 1.Secure the 3/4 Alkeme circle blank to the steel block using the stamp straight tape. Hold the Tree of Life stamp firmly at a 90 degree angle in the center of the blank. Strike the stamp once with medium/ hard force.
TIP:If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you, so the letter is stamped in the correct direction.
Step 2. Adhere the small stamp guide circle in the center of the 3/4 blank, over the design impression. Write out "Family" or your desired word in pen, centered on the bottom of the stamp guide. Position each letter between the black and orange guide marks.
Step 3. Starting with the first Bridgette uppercase lower stamps, place it flat on the blank and lightly drag the stamp towards the stamp guide. When resistance is felt, strike the stamp once with medium force. Repeat this step with the lowercase letters for the remainder of the word and remove the stamp guide.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 to complete the names on remaining 1 & 1 1/4 inch blanks. Use a medium stamp guide circle for 1 inch blank and a large stamp guide for the 1 1/4 inch blank.
Step 5. Use the hole punch pliers to punch a hole at the top center of each stamped blank.
TIP: Lay the blanks of top of each other and mark the desired hole location on each blank. This will ensure that all holes line up.
Step 6. Highlight the impressions with the stamp enamel marker. Wait 1-3 minutes and then wipe away the excess. Repeat this on all 3 blanks.
Step 7. Use the two chain nose pliers, one in each of your hands to twist and separate the ring jump ring. Slide the blanks in size order and ball chain onto the jump ring. Ensure that the stamped sides of the blanks are in the same orientation.