Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Tutorial!

I have just finished a new metalsmithing tutorial - this one for creating a scenic pendant by stamping using tools that we modify from household items. (mostly household stuff anyway - nails, brads, srews, a phillips head screwdriver) For those who want to branch out from wire or beading, this is a great way to start. Its inexpensive, no special tools needed, quick, and endlessly new because you modify your own tools as you go! Designs are fresh and you are only limited by your own imagination.

Here is the pendant used in the tutorial project:
stamping pendant, tutorial
stamping tutorial, pendant, copper
This is on copper with sterling jumprings.
Here are two other pendants done with the same sort of technique - one a scenice pendant and the other uses one 'stamp' which was repeated over and over for a great eye catching texture!
If you are interested in purchasing this tutorial, please see the info below.
This tutorial shows how to use inexpensive ‘tools’, by modifying items found mostly in your own home, to stamp patterns onto metal to create a scenic pendant similar to the one above. Your imagination will ultimately determine what your pendant looks like!
There are 34 steps, 48 photos, and various tips inserted throughout 15 pages.
Materials:24 gauge (or thicker) sheet metal, jump rings (optional)
The tutorial will be delivered via email, to the address used in your payment, as a pdf file. You must be able to open and view a pdf file. If needed, you can download adobe acrobat reader free at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
As this is an electronic transfer of goods, all sales are final once the file has been transmitted. As with all of my tutorials, I am available for questions at any time after purchase. I want you to be successful! Click photo below to purchase. :)


  1. The pendant is awesome! I'm glad you're doing tuts so others can learn too.

  2. I can't wait to go check this out! This pendant is so cool!