For ages now I have seen and done stamped washer jewelry. Necklaces. Keychains. Pendants. I still love how it looks and I wear my own stamped washer necklace with my kids birthdays every day. But lately I’ve been feeling like maybe it’s time to find other things to personalize, so I’ve been thinking about what materials I can use my metal stamp set on.
I’ve used it on paper to create an embossed look. I’ve used it on baking soda dough ornaments. I’ve used it on a metal mending plate to make a bracelet. But after I did the wood slice art, a new love was found. Stamping wood.
And this project started out simply enough because we were making a bracelet for my friends daughter for her birthday and an excuse to do some crafting over March (Spring) Break. But I thought it would be a great idea to show you how you can make your own stamped wood jewelry, just in case you’d like to have something different for a change from stamped washers.
We started out using a simple ink stamps to make some wood beaded bracelets. These are so easy for kids to make and personalize.
I can’t show you the finished product of this particular bracelet above yet, as it’s bigger part of a gift that I don’t want my friend to see until her daughter’s birthday. But I’ll promise I’ll show that in a future post.
Of course as we’re ink stamping the wooden blocks, I thought let’s get the metal stamp set out. I asked my older daughter what her favourite word was and she said “Love.”.
So love it was.
I stamped some wooden blocks to see how it would look.
And then decided to stamp individual blocks with each letter and made it into a wood stamped bracelet that read the word “Love”.
Stamping wood is super easy as wood dents very easily. I did the above wooden blocks with maybe 3 hits on each letter punch with just a regular small hammer that I stole from our garage. You can stain, paint and personalize it to whatever you’d like. I do recommend painting and then stamping or else the paint will basically cause your indented stamp letters to disappear and be filled by the paint. This goes for stamping metal as well.
For the fonts above I used my TEKTON stamp set (which is currently $15 US on Amazon.com) and I love it so much for crafting that I have repeatedly mentioned it on my site (and trust me TEKTON doesn’t have a clue who I am). I am starting to look at stamp sets with different style fonts to expand the potential looks for future projects as I’ve got some ideas on the go on other materials to use it on.
If you’ve ever wanted one, go get one. It will change how you personalize gifts and household items.