How To Make Your Own Jewelry Using Custom Rubber Stamps

How To Make Your Own Jewelry Using Custom Rubber Stamps

Custom Rubber stamps are commonly used as office stationery and/or in a craft whether it’s for organising documents, greeting cards, gift wrappers, embossing on fabric, or any other possibilities where self-inking date stamps are imprinted.

But, have you ever used your customised rubber stamps in making a pendant for your jewellery? Don’t miss out on the fun you can get from playing around with your rubber stamps. Plus, you can also save cash by making your own accessories instead of buying them.

It’s an easy activity, where you can unleash your creativity and resourcefulness by just using custom stamps. It’s that easy! Thinking about the cost of the materials? Don’t sweat it because this is a very cost-effective activity.

 

Making Your Own Jewelry

Oven-baked clay jewellery-making is a do-it-yourself activity, where clay is moulded into shapes and sizes, baked in an oven to harden, and is attached to a chain for a necklace, earrings or, for bracelets. But let’s not focus on the clay; the highlight is on what tool is used for designing the pendant. This is where you capitalise the use of your rubber stamps for this activity.

It’s okay if you have no experience in jewellery-making. No sweat, because anyone can do this activity. Moving on, here’s how you can use your seal stamp in making customised jewellery.

 

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

gather your materials

The very first thing you have to do is to gather all your materials together. Materials including polymer clay, blocks, your rubber stamps, cookie cutters, pick, jump rings, pearl powder, and thread or chain. You don’t have to specifically choose polymer clay, because any type of clay is applicable for baking. As for the blocks, it’s used to flatten the clay. Cookie cutters have different shapes and sizes; it’s used after the stamp is imprinted on the flattened clay. The pick’s utilised for the hole on the formed pendant, where the jump rings are connected.

 

Step 2: Prep the Clay

prep the clay

After you’ve gathered your materials together, start by loosening up the polymer clay. It depends on the size of what you’re gonna make. In this case, creating a pendant that’s the same size as a coin is a good start.

Take a little piece of the clay, about the size of a marble, and roll it around your hands. It’s quite hard as it needs to be worked and warmed up. But by continuously rotating it in your hands, it then starts loosening up as heat from your body will transfer on the clay. As we’re making a coin-shaped pendant, the next move is to flatten the clay.

Blocks or any hard surface is a good place to even out the clay. This is to compress its dimensions evenly and to avoid lumps in certain areas. So, when it comes out of the oven, there are no signs of unevenness.

 

Step 3: Stamping the Design

stamping the design

Now comes the greatest part! The stamping part! Place the evened-out clay on your front. Prepare the rubber stamp and position it facing downwards on the clay. Then, gently stamp it in position and press hard. You can also do it while standing up. It gives more pressure because you’re putting your body weight on it. Then, slowly pull up. And viola! You now have a hand-stamped clay pendant.

But, if you find the pendant too big or you suddenly want a new shape, manipulate the clay using the cookie cutter. It depends on the shape that you want, or where you want the centre of your pendant to be placed on the newly designed clay.

 

Step 4: Assembling the Jewelry

assembling the jewelry

Pierce a hole on the upper part of the clay using a pick. This is where the jump rings are placed to connect the pendant to the chain. Though, make it bigger than what you’re imagining. Bead holes tend to shrink; if you’re not careful enough, the rings might not go through. To make the intricate design stand out, brush it with the perfect pearls powder; these are pigmented powders that are easy to use. But if you don’t have one, use pulverised makeups, especially eyeshadow ones. It gives the pendant shimmer.

 

Step 5: Baking the Product

baking the product

For the final step, place the pendant on a pan and bake it for about 30 minutes at 275 degrees. Let it cool. Connect it to the chain, and you’re done! Your polymer clay jewellery is now ready for use.

There are a lot of designs you can find to incorporate for your pendant. Look for rubber stamps online, if you don’t own one yet. Or if you want something that has more of your personal touch, there are custom stamps online, where there’s a stamp designer to decorate your own.

 

Final Thoughts

Rubber stamps aren’t just made for stamping documents. You’ll be amazed at the numerous ways these stamps can be used. Mostly, rubber stamps in Auckland are used for decorating pages of scrapbooks, documents, or for postage. Though there are other surfaces, you can stamp on besides paper like wood, metal, fabric, and especially on clay – just like this activity. You’re collecting accessories but have no budget to buy new ones? Less splurging on expensive ones and make your very own personalised accessories now!

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Boost Teaching Performance Using ‘Approved’ Rubber Stamps and Date Stamps

Boost Teaching Performance Using ‘Approved’ Rubber Stamps and Date Stamps

The teaching profession can both exhausting and rewarding. Exhausting in a manner that if you don’t manage your time well, you’d have to work even if you’re already out of the classroom, and out of the school. Admit it, you bring the unfinished papers at home and continue working there. Approved Rubber Stamps and Self Inking Stamps can help you cut some time so you can finish your job faster, and even improve your teaching performance.

Praise & Motivation

With the number of student’s you’re currently handling, there’s bound to be diversity among your class. There are those who are bodily-kinesthetic and is the best when it comes to physical activities, the logical-mathematical ones who show their forte whenever they’re working on mathematical expressions, those students who are intelligent with language and words, and many more types of students. With the number of individual personalities in your classroom, there are times when the students who excel more in the academics get to be praised more— leaving those whose intelligence is not in line with the academics such as the bodily-kinesthetic ones and those who are intelligent with musical instruments, unappreciated.

In the 21st Century Classroom, it is essential that you show equal appreciation for all of your students. One way of showing your appreciation to them is to praise their works.

Marking a big star, or with a ‘Good Job’ in their paper and works using rubber stamps and self-inking stamps leave a positive effect on your students.

Remember that time when you were once on the other end of the classroom, listening to your teacher and working on the classroom activities? What about that time when you had your ‘Very Good’ and Star from your teacher? That felt great right?

Being appreciated by your teacher can significantly boost your self-esteem. Which is why you should praise and motivate them whenever they do an excellent job in their activities.

Marking Dates

Teaching is never easy, your little angels can become quite a pain at times and drain all your energy out quickly. And at the end of the day, you wish you could just dive straight to your bed and rest. But you know you can’t, there are still a lot of papers and documents that need to be done. All of these files need to be marked with a date, especially the forms, and although marking the date is not a very strenuous job, it can be time-consuming when done in bulk.

Self Inking Date Stamps and Rubber Date Stamps can save you a lot of time. From writing dates in the documents into merely stamping them you’d be able to finish your documents faster, and you’ll be able to jump straight to bed right away.

Having a good night’s rest can boost your mood up, a good mood affects your teaching, if you’re teaching well, your students will definitely do well, if your students do well, the student’s parents, your superior and most importantly you will pleased. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Classroom Organization

Being a teacher means you’d have a lot of things to manage, this includes your students, their grades and your classroom. You cannot simply skip out managing your classroom, or the things in your classroom such as the student’s books will magically vanish. The next thing you know, your students are already fighting over whose book is who’s.

Creating a custom-made stamp that says ‘This Book Belongs To:’ will definitely help a lot. This way your students will no longer fight over books because it has their name already printed in it.

Rubber Stamps is also helpful for grading your student’s works from A-F.

Bonus Tip: Use a blue ink pad in grading, so students who do not meet the criteria won’t be that disappointed because they got an F in a Red Coloured Stamp.

Final Thoughts

Although teaching tends to drain all your energy out, at the end of the day, all the exhaustion wears off when you see your students run towards you, hug you, and thank you for being a good teacher to them. A reward that can never be paid monetarily. And this can only happen to you if you give your students all the love and appreciation they deserve.

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