- Design measures: 5mm wide by 3mm high.
- Made from 1/4" round heat-treated tool steel.
- This is an original Beaducation design.
Design Stamps are a bit tricky. I highly recommend you practice on some cheap metal before diving into your Sterling Silver or Gold Filled. Click here to purchase a piece of copper sheet for practicing.
For best results with Design Stamps, make sure there is NO padding under your Bench Block, make sure you are working on a stable table, and use a hammer which weighs at least 16 ounces. We recommed a Brass Head Mallet. Feel free to hit the stamp more than once, but hold the stamp steady, making sure you don't shift at all between hits. The more confident you are with the hammer and the strength behind it, the better your impression will be.
Click the TILT & TAP STAMPING METHOD button above for more tips on working with our Design Stamps.
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I bought this for a special custom order, because it's a pretty, detailed butterfly. Most available are tacky and whimsical. The design is great, but the stamp is not. Its almost impossible to use. It bounces all around, which caused me to waste two silver bars. I have read about the tilt and tap method, but hadn't ever had to use it. I tried it, and it helped, but I could never get a deep impression. If you hit it hard enough to get a nice stamp, it will bounce (I'm using dead soft silver). It also left a little tiny mark at the top of the wing, but it kind of makes it look like it's moving. I can't waste anymore silver, so it'll have to do. This is one of the worst stamps I've ever used and definitely not professional grade.
Very hard to use