- Design measures: 5.5mm wide by 4.5mm high.
- Made from 1/4" square heat-treated tool steel.
- Beaducation Original Design
- Made in the USA
- Arrive coated in oil to prevent rusting.
- Wipe oil away with paper towel. Do not use water.
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.
Ordered both the small and large swallows... the the big ones show a lot more detail- and they're really not that big. I love the little ones, but they are pretty tiny!
I was concerned this stamp was going to be too small. For my needs, it is not. I wanted to have a bird to include in other nature scenes that didn't over power (or look too big) next to other nature stamps. I think this is a really nice size but yet doesn't sacrifice detail. Eventually I hope to get both sizes in the larger designs, too.
I should note, these are also very easy to stamp.
I love birds and this little stamp is so cute. It fits into many designs. It is easy to get a good impression and has good detail for such a small stamp. Love it????