Metal stamping is a great way to make handmade jewellery designs which feature personalised messages and patterns. Using only a few tools and simple techniques, you can be well on your way to producing a professional piece of hand stamped jewellery which is customised to the recipient – and with our range of ring stamping blanks, it is now even easier to make personalised rings and wrap rings.
Read our step by step guide below to discover how to make personalised rings in your own workspace, and don’t forget to stock up on all the metal stamping supplies you’ll need to get started.
How to Make Personalised Rings
You will need:
- Ring stamping blank of your choice
- Steel bench block (997 V002)
- ImpressArt stamp guide (999 I381)
- ImpressArt letter and number stamps or design stamps of your choice
- ImpressArt ergo-angle® metal stamping hammer (999 IA98)
- ImpressArt stamping enamel marker pen (999 I329)
- ImpressArt ring bending pliers (999 I380)
- Optional: ImpressArt stamp straight tape (999 IA67)
Stamp Your Personalised Ring Blank
1) Place your ring blank on a stamping block, making sure the stamping block is on a hard, sturdy surface. Secure the blank to the block using tape or a stamp guide to stop the blank from moving while stamping.
2) Use a straight stamp guide to evenly space out letters and align the message you want to stamp onto the ring.
3) Hold your desired stamp flush, and firmly at a 90-degree angle on the stamping blank. If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you, so the impression is stamped in the correct direction.
4) Strike the stamp once with the hammer using medium force. Repeat to complete your desired stamped word, message, or quote, then remove the stamp guide.
Tip: harder metals and stamps with more detail require a harder strike than softer metals and stamps with less detail.
5) Highlight the impression using the stamping enamel marker, wait 1-3 minutes then wipe away excess.
Shaping Your Personalised Ring
6) For standard rings: using the ring bending pliers, match the curvature of the nylon jaws to the desired curvature of the ring. Starting at the end of the ring blank, squeeze the pliers to begin forming, then continue to squeeze and release the pliers towards the opposite end until your ring is perfectly round.
7) For wrap rings: using the ring bending pliers, match the curvature of the nylon jaws to the desired curvature of the ring. Starting at the end of the ring blank, squeeze the pliers to begin forming, then continue to squeeze and release the pliers towards the opposite end until the two sides meet. Laterally pull the two sides of the blank slightly apart, then continue forming until ring is perfectly round.
Now that you know how make personalised rings and wrap rings, why not use your metal stamping technique on another personalised jewellery design? You can learn how to make a personalised bangle with this step by step guide, or even give one of our other jewellery making projects a try.
Don’t forget to take a look at our metal stamping shortcuts too, which will help speed up your creative process!