Stamped Metal Jewelry: Creative Techniques and Designs for Making Custom Jewelry

Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry. Using purchased metal stamps and sterling silver blanks, you can personalize your metal jewelry designs with words, textures, and creative designs. Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops and website, specializes in the technique and has been teaching stamping for more than six years to enthusiastic students. Although stamping is a simple technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results.

Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence.

Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.

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By Marie Z. (Friday Harbor, WA) · ★★★★★ · January 24, 2011
My most recent interest has been metal. I love embossing metal foil and, I suppose, stamping metal was a logical progression. I want to learn some wire wrapping techniques (thanks to a necklace that I fell in love with on a jaunt to Roslyn, Washington last Fall). I am fighting to restrain myself... ...more
By Sara (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★★★ · July 01, 2011
I have wanted a copy of Stamped Metal Jewelry by Lisa Niven Kelly since it first came out in 2010. At the Bead&Button Show, we had the extreme pleasure of being kitty corner from Beaducation. Fortunately and unfortunately, this meant that I had to walk by each and every time I took a break. F... ...more
By Koen (Tienen, Belgium) · ★★★☆☆ · April 24, 2014
A few weeks ago I picked up a metal-stamping kit, so I suppose it was inevitable I'd end up reading this book. I'm disappointed, though: there's nothing here someone who's even heard of metal-stamping won't already know in terms of techniques, and though the design ideas do serve to demonstrate t... ...more
By Joy (Shelton, WA) · ★★★★★ · December 12, 2010
Not into jewelry, but I do like metal stamping and loved all the great pics.
By Julia · ★★★★★ · October 14, 2013
great ideas, great descriptions ...more
By Julia · ★★★★★ · September 15, 2013
great ideas, techniques! ...more