Stamping sterling silver

I have been stamping a lot recently, mainly for customers wanting to give someone an extra special / thoughtful gift. And to be honest after all this stamping I’m unsure on how I feel about the process.

I absolutely love:
– You can stamp anything
– You can completely personalise a piece of jewellery
– It’s one of a kind
– You can make the stamping noticeable of subtle
– The words can take someone back to a memory or feel a certain emotion

I dislike:
– I don’t know how it will turn out (hit and hope technique)
– It makes me nervous
– I have been known to stamp the wrong letter half any through (start again L)
– The stamp can move (start again L)
– I can’t make it look neat, it has a very distinct style

Let me know how you feel, do you like / dislike stamping?

See a pic of a father’s day ring I made with a personalised message below. (excuse my ugly hands)

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About lovelydeer

My name is Gemma Phillips and I am a designer and illustrator of a range of home ware called Lovely Deer.
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6 Responses to Stamping sterling silver

  1. Robyn says:

    Hmmm, perhaps instead of trying to make it look you can embrace the wabi-sobi, shabby chic look and actually aim for that kind of feel. Or , maybe there’s a way to block off the area you do not want stamped so the stamp won’t slip over there.

    • lovelydeer says:

      Good idea other people must use metal spacers to give the same distance between letters and made a straight line. I might make 1 or each and make a final decision 🙂

  2. Stacy says:

    I’m inclined to like it as it is, whether or not it has flaws. Flaws, if they appear, seem to add character. xo

  3. rockmelon says:

    yep , just love it, the rest of us do.

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