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29 July 2015

Hammered Metal Charm & Collected Shell Necklace

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Today, we are going to make a pretty necklace inspired by family fun and beachside memories.  Follow along to learn how to make this necklace and then enter to WIN a Maker's Kit to make your own at the bottom of the post! Remember, every day this week I am featuring a different kit and giving you a chance to win one of FIVE fun kits!  Tweet a bunch and you might win TWO!  That is FIVE KITS you guys -- enter to win at the bottom of the post!  GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

Hammered Metal Charm and Shell Necklace Win FREE Makers Kit from A Nest for All Seasons

This is Makers Week here at the Nest and I have partnered with Maker's Kit
to bring you these fun ideas and a chance to WIN every single craft you see this week!
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SUPPLIES:

  • Full Alphabet and Number Stamping Set
  • Metal Stamping Hammer
  • 2 Circular Brass Blanks
  • Brown Faux-Suede Leather Cord
  • Brass Ball and Chain Necklace
  • 2 Brass Plated Split Jump Rings
  • Chipboard 
  • Free Video Guide
  • Various shells, baubles or charms (not included in Maker's Kit...find beach combing!)
  • optional - Jewelry Drill for Shells/Seaglass with no holes
  • concrete floor, wood surface, sidewalk, etc (hard hammering surface)
Hammered Metal Charm and Shell Necklace Win FREE Makers Kit from A Nest for All Seasons
    *When you buy a Maker's Kit, ALL the supplies you need in the exact amounts you need are included (a great way to get a metal punching tool kit!).  You WILL be paying more than if you buy the ingredients in bulk, but if this is your first foray into metal-stamping, a kit is a fun and easy was to initiate yourself!

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Start by deciding how you want your necklace to look and what you want it to say.  You can make dogtag like necklaces, luggage tags, bracelet, etc. I wanted to put the names of my four children on the tags and add a couple shells from our favorite beach - Glass Cove.
    2. If you have never used metal stamping letters before, practice on cardboard first.  Place your stamp letter down and hit on the top 2-3 times HARD.

    Hammered Metal Charm and Shell Necklace Win FREE Makers Kit from A Nest for All Seasons

    3. Use a pencil to make lines on your brass pieces for even words or just freehand alignment.   Place your stamp letter down and hit on the top 2-3 times HARD. Repeat to create whichever word you choose.
    4. Attach metal pieces to chain or leather.
    5. If you choose to add shells or seaglass, they will need a hole.  Some shells come complete with a hole straight from the ocean, while others need drilling.  Use a Dremel or other Jewelry Drill (I use THIS ONE so I do not have to worry about charging batteries...it is on sale now for $25 down from $70) and drill at a high speed into the shell while it sits in a small bit of water (to keep it cool).
    6. Use the included jump ring to attach shells to chain or simply string the chain through the holes.

    Hammered Metal Charm and Shell Necklace Win FREE Makers Kit from A Nest for All Seasons

    Want to WIN the full jewelry-making kit?  You can! 
    (I love this one because those stamping kits alone costs between $15-25!)

    Hammered Metal Charm and Shell Necklace Win FREE Makers Kit from A Nest for All Seasons

    Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of the FIVE Maker's Kits I am featuring this week!
    GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED

    2 COMMENTS:

    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Wednesday, July 29, 2015  

    i love the jewelry stamping or the jellyfish air plant! so fun! oh and the hand dyed scarf. :)

    Amy Renea Wednesday, July 29, 2015  

    scar is coming soon ;l) I totally love the jellyfish too!

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