Happy Girl Hand Stamped Earrings
It’s easy to be happy in these DIY earrings that are stamped, hammered, dapped, and embellished with sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals. These are the perfect little pick me up on a cloudy day and a sweet little statement that you’re staying on the sunny side regardless of the weather!
Alkeme Stamping Blank, Circle, 3/4″- 24 pc.
2 Swarovski Crystal 5000 8mm Light Rose Beads
Folk Art Enamel Acrylic Paint, Licorice
2 Beadalon Dapped and Spring Ear Wires
2 Beadalon Ball Pin Medium Head Pin Silver Plated
ImpressArt Lowercase Juniper Font
ImpressArt 2 by 2-Inch Steel Block
Beadalon Leather Pad
Ergo-Angle Metal Stamping Hammer
ImpressArt Chasing Hammer
8 Punch Dapping Block Set
Round Nose Pliers
2 pairs ImpressArt Chain Nose Pliers
ImpressArt Flush Cutters
Mark placement of letters evenly spacing around edge of blank about ¼” from edge with marker (don’t use a permanent marker so you can wipe them off.)
Begin stamping in the center with the letter “p.” Rock stamp on blank, hit firmly one time, lift and move to the next letter.
Continue stamping the letters as marked until you have stamped the word “happy” around the edge.
Wipe off marker
Mark the second blank as shown.
Stamp the word “girl.”
Use the round end of the chasing hammer to add texture around the edges of the blank.
Insert blank into 7/8″ dapping block impression as shown, stamped text facing up.
Strike the top of the corresponding dapping tool with the flat end of your brass hammer while moving the round end around in the cup to form the blank into a concave shape.
Repeat for second blank.
Use your finger tip or a cotton swab to apply paint to stamped areas.
Let sit for 30 seconds, wipe off excess with a soft cloth.
Create coiled top dangles with head pins and beads.
Turn ear wire loops sideways using chain nose pliers, this will allow your blanks to hang forward.
Slide jump ring into stamped blank, looped dangle and loop at bottom of earring wire. Secure closed with chain nose pliers.
Make second earring.
Wear your Hand Stamped Earrings with pride because you made them yourself! Go you!
Design Tips: Stack dapped and flat blanks together to make lovely dimensional jewelry. Create texture around the edges with pattern stamps.