I’m a flea market addict. I’d been seeing these antique stamps at flea markets for a while and eventually couldn’t stop myself from buying a few. Last week I posted about stamps I love as a packaging tool, but here’s a take on the stamp as a cool object in itself.
Check out this tutorial on how to make an antique stamp into a cute, easy necklace.
See the tutorial after the jump!
You’ll need need an antique stamp, an eye screw, some chain and a clasp. For tools, grab your drill, a drill bit slightly smaller than your eye screw, and pliers.
Pre-drill a shallow hole where you want the eye screw to go. The idea is to have the hole deep enough to start cranking the eye screw in, but by keeping it shallow the screw is able to grab into the wood really well once it gets past the hole.
Insert the eye screw into the hole and start cranking, first with your fingers and then with pliers. Try to crank it in on an angle so the stamp will hang nicely instead of straight up and down.