Stamped Wanderlust Cuff Bracelet

This is my 100th blog post!!! Whaaaat?!

Hi everyone!!!ย I hope you’re all doing well!

Question of the day: what’s your current obsession? Mine is metal stamping! …and puppies,ย of course…

If you don’t know what metal stamping is, it’s basically using a hammer to smash punches on a metal surface, like a metal cuff bracelet. These punches are often letter and symbol punches.
So after watching and reading a ton of stuff about metal stamping I finally decided to buy all the material to make some cute metal stamped jewellery. But not only jewellery, in fact you can also make keychains, dog tags…just about anything you want to personalise on metal! Please read until the end!

Questo รจ il mio post numero 100!!! Waaa!

Ciao a tutti!!! Spero che stiate tutti bene!

Domanda del giorno: di cosa sei appassionato ultimamente? Io del cosiddetto metal stamping! …e di cuccioli ovviamente, chi รจ che non adora i cuccioli?…

Se non sapete cos’รจ il metal stamping, รจ praticamente una tecnica per stampare sul metallo utilizzando un martello apposta e dei punteruoli dalla punta piatta dove c’รจ una lettera o simbolo. Si batte il martello sul punteruolo per “stampare” la lettera o simbolo su, in questo caso, un braccialetto di metallo
Beh, dopo aver guardato e letto un sacco di cose riguardo il metal stamping ho finalmente deciso di comprare tutto il materiale che serve per fare della bigiotteria come braccialetti, medagline per collane ma non solo; si possono anche personalizzare portachiavi, targhette per i collari dei cani e quant’altro!

I wanted to make a cuff bracelet so bad, just because I’m obsessed with cuff bracelets ย lately. Yup, that too, add it to the list of my monthly obsessions.
So here is all the material I needed in order to make a stamped cuff bracelet:

Volevo fare un braccialetto spesso di metallo da secoli perchรฉ sono ossessionata con quel tipo di braccialetti ultimamente. Sรฌ, anche quelli, aggiungiamolo alla lista delle ossessioni mensili.
Beh, ecco qui tutto l’occorrente per creare un braccialetto con il metodo del metal stamping:ย 

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ImpressArt is a great website if you want to find metal stamping products. I also highly recommend Beaducation, that’s where I learnt everything I know about metal stamping.
So the first thing I did was preparing the steel block and using some tape and marker to make sure the letters are equally separated.
ImpressArt รจ un ottimo sito per prodotti per metal stamping. Consiglio vivamente anche Beaducation,ย ho imparato un sacco di cose da questo sito, veramente prezioso.
Comunque, per prima cosa ho preparato il blocco di acciaio e ci ho attaccato del nastro adesivo con misurazioni per essere sicura che le lettere fossero equamente distanti l’una dall’altra.

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The tape is also important to stamp straight!
Il nastro adesivo รจ importante anche per stampare dritto!

As you can notice there are 10 spaces; 10 just like the letters I want to stamp. In fact I decided to stamp the word “Wanderlust”.
Come potete notare ci sono 10 spazi; 10 come le lettere che stamperรฒ. Infatti ho deciso di stampare la parola “Wanderlust”.

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Then I secured the cuff metal piece with some tape, making sure the middle is centred.
Poi ho posizionato il pezzo di metallo con lo stesso nastro adesivo, assicurandomi che la metร  combaciasse con la metร  segnata sul nastro.

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Once you’re done with that it’s time to stamp! So make sure you stamp on a tough surface, not the marble table I used to take pictures haha. I placed mine on my tile floor and started smashing the hammer like a crazy psycho. Just kidding. It’s a job that requires precision and calmness. So don’t smash the hammer. Well, I mean, you will have to smash it eventually, just make sure it’s once per letter and don’t go bananas with it.
Una volta posizionato e fissato il pezzo di metallo รจ tempo di stampare! Quindi assicurati di stampare su una superficie piatta e solida, non il tavolino di marmo che ho usato per fare le foto haha. Ho messo il blocco di acciaio sul pavimento e ho martellato a piรน non posso finchรฉ non sono stata stufa. Scherzo. รˆ un lavoro che richiede precisione e calma. Quindi non sbattere il martello. Beh, voglio dire, dovrai sbatterlo prima o poi, ma assicurati di farlo una volta sola per lettera e non impazzire.

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Start from the middle, in this case I started with the lettersย eย andย r.ย Help yourself by looking at the reflection of the letter on the metal piece. It really helps a lot. Try to stamp each letter in the center, not too high, not too low. Keep going until you stamped the whole word.
Comincia dal centro, in questo caso ho cominciato con le lettereย eย eย r.ย Aiutati con il riflesso della lettera sul pezzo di metallo. Aiuta davvero un sacco. Cerca di stampare ogni lettera piรน al centro possibile; non troppo in alto e non troppo in basso. Continua finchรฉ non hai stampato tutta la parola.

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I also added some symbols.
Ho aggiunto anche dei simboli.

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But this is not it! You need to make those letters pop up! So all you need to do is colour them with a Sharpie and then wipe it off with some paper towel. It’s as easy as that!
Ma non รจ finita qui! Bisogna far risaltare quelle lettere! Tutto quello che serve รจ colorare le lettere con un pennarello indelebile tipo Sharpie e poi strofinarlo con dello Scottex. Piรน facile di cosรฌ!

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Andddd voilร !
Eeee voilร !

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Now you need to make it into a shape of an actual bracelet. To do that you need a tool like this one and it will come out perfect.
Ora bisogna dargli la forma di un braccialetto. Per fare ciรฒ serve questo aggeggio e il gioco รจ fatto.

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Ta-daaaa!

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Yes, I love bracelets and I love wearing a bunch of them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Sรฌ, adoro i braccialetti e adoro indossarne tantiย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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I hope you liked this post! Let me know in the comments what you think about it! See you very soon!!! What do you think about making an Etsy shop? Should I do it? Let me know!
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35 thoughts on “Stamped Wanderlust Cuff Bracelet

      1. I was going to start selling on Etsy but I found out you get charged to list it, and again if it sells then there is a charge when the payment goes through to your account and if it doesn’t sell you get charged again. So unless you are selling a lot of goods and making good revenue it can be quite costly. It might be best looking into Ebay? or even a separate website you can set up for free to sell them on and just link your blog to it. You are in charge of all your products with no commissions for them being sold or not selling.

        Hope this helps out a bit as I have done a little bit of research into Etsy as well as other selling alternatives.

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  1. Congratulations on your 100th blog post! I’m a crazed metal stamper myself!!! I love it & did start my Etsy Shop with the advise of family & friends. It’s been a nice way to get started for sure but you are charged small fees to have your shop. I like the ideas ๐Ÿ’ก others have presented! I just started following your blog & look forward to reading & seeing more! Hope your move is smooth sailing!

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      1. I’m glad I’m not the only Super Crazed Stamper! I would definitely check out Etsy. I’m really happy with how easy it’s been to get started!Yes… the fees but I’m selling items so I feel like it’s been worth my while. I started in May & have sold a small number but it’s been fun & rewarding!

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