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Rubber Stamps And Jewelry Making by arteesvida
December 22, 2006, 12:37 am
Filed under: Clay Jewelry, Rubber Stamping

Rubber stamps are a great way for those of us stick-figured art skills to “impress” some amazing images in to our jewelry designs! I’ve included some great rubber stamping links, a huge list of projects from BellaOnline and a bunch of other websites, and links to the three stamping books I could not live without!

Stamping Info And Resources

Stamping In Polymer Clay

Tons of great basic information and resources on using stamps with clay!

Rubber Stamping In Polymer Clay

Excellent article with clay “recipes” and clear photo examples!

Make Your Own Rubber Stamps

Get a 9 by 7 sheet of your own designs printed as a sheet of rubber stamps! If you request it, they will also send you the plate and the matrix that the sheet was made from (great for clay use!). For 32 dollars (which benefits the United Cerebal Palsy foundation) you can have your own sheet of designs!

Angel Policies For Rubber Stamp Companies

Make sure you aren’t violating copyright policy on any rubber stamps you use on jewelry you make for resale!

Rubber Stamped Jewelry Projects

Faux Typewriter Key Jewelry

I’ve seen these faux typewriter key packages selling for ten dollars each at Michaels! Make your own version with rollabind disks and letter stamps!

Embossed Stamped Jewelry

This is a great starter jewelry project for paper crafters. It uses cardboard, stamps, and embossing enamel (Suze’s UTEE)

Stamped Clay Jewelry

Easy stamped clay jewelry projects made with air drying clay and finished with acrylic paints!

Anitqued Faux Cameo

This is a great idea! Do a polymer clay image transfer with a rubber stamp to make this pretty piece!

Color Metal Embossing

A great beginner’s metal embossing project! Note that this uses a very thin gauge of copper, so it will probably need a thicker backing to be worn as jewelry!

Tiny Book Necklace Instructions

I’ve always been fascinated with handmade books…so this project incorporates two loves! You can use stamps to create the art on the pages and the covers!

Metal Transfer Bracelet

A very cool use for galvanize step plates!

Soldered, Stamped Glass Bracelet

Have you been itching to try soldering? Here is a great walk through. (Hint: You can fake it with aluminum tape from the home improvement store, instead!)

Clay and Wire Pendents

Beautiful polymer clay pendent with a gorgeous, decorative wirework bail!

Domino Art Jewelry

Lots of innovative domino stamping ideas with directions!

Pop Can Tooling and Stamping On Metal

Brings a whole new meaning to soda can recycling!

My Favorite Stamping Books

I admit, I have an awful lot of jewelry making books. I had too many before I started writing for Bella, but now that I get publisher freebies I have way, way, WAY too many. Some of them I could give or take, but these ones are permanent favorites that I use and refer to on a regular basis:

Stamp Artist’s Project Book: 85 Projects to Make and Decorate by Sharilyn Miller

This book predates Rubber Stamped Jewelry by about a year, and isn’t dedicated solely to jewelry, but there are several jewelry projects and many other useful techniques and ideas.

Creative Stamping With Mixed Media Techniques by Sherrill Kahn

Sherrill Kahn’s work is so vibrant and fun you can’t help but be inspired! Lots of great information on creating your own rubber stamps out of just about anything! Sherrill also has a fantastic technique for making shrink plastic beads that I haven’t seen anywhere but this book!

Creative Stamping In Polymer Clay by Barbara McGuire

This is the book that got me interested in using rubber stamps in jewelry making! Several jewelry making projects, fantastic information about stamps and clay!

Stamp Artistry by Rice Freeman-Zachary

If any book takes rubber stamping from “crafting” to an “art form” this book is it. You have probably read Rice Freeman-Zachary’s many published articles and are already familiar with her work.

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