1. Metal Stampers. I got this 1/8″ 36 piece set with letters and numbers at Hobby Lobby for about $7 with a 40% off coupon. Score!
2. Some sort of string, twine, hemp or leather. This bracelet (or necklace) could be cool with a thicker strap, but I am loving this thin leather I found at Hobby Lobby. It was around $3 for 25 yards.
3. Metal washers. Find ’em at Home Depot (where I picked these up) or hanging out in your garage. For a necklace, I might go smaller, but I love these big ones for a statement bracelet.
While the whole process may seem self-explanatory (hammer the letters into the washer, tie some string and voila!), I struggled at first. My letters were not stamping very well even after I pounded that hammer 16 times–and that, my friends, is no exaggeration. Luckily, Chris, my hero, stepped in and showed me that if you rock the stamper back and forth with each swing of the hammer, the letter gets pressed into the washer perfectly.
Then I just cut two lengths of leather (depending on the size of your wrist) and looped each around the washer and tied it to my wrist. I actually love it for its looks, simplicity, cost and–most importantly–for the message.
Even though I’ll be camping the rest of the week with a herd of 12-18 year old girls (oh dear…I really am NOT a camper), I have posts lined up so a beat won’t be skipped. And yes, those posts include the curtain and carpet reveal in the studio (you’re gonna die), as well as some other fun posts you can look forward to.
Anyone else struggling visualizing me camping? Are you so not surprised the crafts are my favorite part about camp? What letters would you stamp in your washer?
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