I have a few stamp sets but these are very quickly becoming a firm favourite of mine, they look really good, great quality, and also great service. I highly recommend them.
A great way to personalise your jewellery and craft projects!
This set of 27 stamps includes letters A through Z plus the "&" symbol.
Made from hardened steel, they are very durable. The stamps are approximately 2-3/8" long and 7mm square. The stamps make an impression of about 1.5mm tall.
The stamps are marked for easy orientation. Just grip them with your thumb on the side imprinted with "Beadsmith" and the punch will be facing the correct way.
The stamps can be used to stamp metal (copper, silver, brass etc), as well as clay, wood, plastic and leather. Work on a sturdy work table or bench. Lay the metal to be stamped on a hard work surface such as a steel bench block. Hold the stamp with the decorative end in place on the work surface. Use a 1lb. or heavier hammer to strike the flat end of the stamp with a smooth, even force. To make your stamps crisp and clear make sure you are working on a sturdy table with no padding under your bench block.
**Please note** - although these stamps are not orignially made to be used in wet metal clay, they can be if used very lightly. Also, please be aware that metal clay shrinks during firing so the letters will end up smaller than originally stamped.
Comes with a deluxe canvas storage pouch - the punches are held in place by an individual elastic band. Individually labeled slots keep punches organised so you can find the punch you need quickly and easily. The case is approximately 6-1/4" x 5" x 1" when closed.
This set is also available in Uppercase.
I have to laugh at myself but these were smaller than I expected - totally my error. I know how small 1.5mm is when crafting my jewellery but I envisioned the stamped letters to be larger than they are. To be frank, they can barely be seen. The quality of the set seems very good though, so I will purchase a larger sized set.