Maybe everyone is not into St. Patrick’s Day, but I have a grandma who’s name is literally Mary Helen – there’s a wee bit of Irish in my family. I know that being Irish is supposed to automatically make a person pinch proof, but sometimes it’s easier to wear a bit of green to avoid having to explain – after being pinched – that I’m, in fact, of Irish descent. Today’s easy metal stamping DIY takes just minutes to make and is super cute. It’s also a little more subtle than a giant Kiss Me, I’m Irish button, right? :)
shamrock-shaped stamping blank
metal stamping alphabet
metal stamping block
green permanent marker
three jump rings
Begin by taping your shamrock blank to a metal stamping block. If you want your letters to be super straight, you can use a ruler and a marker to mark the blank’s center point and where to place other letters.
Grab your hammer and the letters p-i-n-c-h-m-e from your metal stamping alphabet.
Carefully align (or not – I decided to be more loosey goosey on mine for fun) your letters, beginning at the center of each word, and hammer them into your blank. New to metal stamping? Check out my metal stamping 101 tutorial and metal stamping 201 tutorial for tips & tricks.
When your letters are stamped, color them in with a green permanent marker. Quickly rub off the excess ink with a rubbing alcohol-soaked paper towel, leaving ink in the grooves created by each stamped letter.
Attach your finished pendant to some jewelry chain with a jump ring, and attach a jump ring to each end of the chain, also attaching a lobster clasp to one of the jump rings.
Voila! That’s it – a super simple St. Patrick’s day accessory that doesn’t screeeaaam: I’M WEARING GREEN TODAY, YOU GUYS!
And here’s a close-up of my finished doodad. Super easy and cute, right?
The metal stamping kit and shamrock pendants were provided by ImpressArt.