Stamped and Wrapped Bracelet

This stamped and wrapped bracelet is fun and easy to make using the tools that Impress Art sent me… so easy that I made this one with my 3 year old! He’s my “big helper” around the house, and loves helping however he can… and this stamped and wrapped bracelet was so much fun for him to be a part of. He didn’t do the hands-on work, but he helped pick the colors, decide on the saying, and got to feel like part of the process! You can watch us work on a bracelet together in the video at the end of this post.

DIY Stamped and Wrapped Bracelet

To make the bracelet you’ll need (affiliate links added for convenience):

Impress Art Metal Stamps (this is “Newsprint, Lowercase“)
Metal Stamping Block & Stamping Hammer (included in the ImpressArt Metal Stamping Kit)
Impress Art Stamp Straight Tape
ImpressArt Bracelet Bending Kit
Sharpie
Paper Towel or soft cloth
Embroidery Floss
Scissors
Gorilla Glue or other super glue

supplies for stamped and wrapped metal bracelet

You can follow this step-by-step, or you can watch the video at the end of the post.

Start by stamping your saying on the bracelet. We’re going for an off-centered design, so don’t worry about measuring placement.

stamp saying off center

Leaving the Stamp Straight Tape in place, use the jig in the bracelet bending kit to bend the bracelet. First one side…

curve one side

… then the other…

curve the metal

I don’t have a lot of strength in my hands, and I’m able to bend the bracelet. So most people should be able to bend this just fine. If you have trouble, you could always ask a loved one to flex their muscles for you!

Peel away the plastic and the stamp straight tape. This plastic was protecting the metal during the bending process.

peel back the plastic

Here is where I skipped a step. I made it up later, but it is easier if you ink in the design with a Sharpie and wipe it away now. That way you don’t have to worry about getting ink on your floss. If you forget, you can make it up later too… but it is easier if you just ink it now.

Then, tie your embroidery floss in place with a secure double-knot. Let the tail hang in the direction you will be wrapping the floss.

tie floss at back of bangle

Pick one color, and start wrapping, wrapping around the tail and extra floss hanging down the back. Once your stripe is big enough, switch colors. To do this, just have the color you’re using join the others in the tail down the back, pick the color you want to use, and begin by wrapping over the tail of the color you just completed.

wrap floss around bracelet

Keep going until you’ve added all the color you want. Tie off the end. The easiest way to do this is to tie the last color to a stand or two from the tail in a secure double knot. Add a dab of Gorilla Glue on the knot to keep it secure. Allow to dry, and cut off the ends of the threads.

dab on glue

If you forgot to add the ink to the stamping, do that now.

add ink to stamping

Bracelet is complete! Make as many as you like!

stamped and wrapped bracelet

Here is the video I made with my 3-year-old. It is worth watching just to hear his cute voice! I do make a BIG mistake when stamping, but persevere… because being creative sometimes means working through mistakes.

Comments

  1. Love the simplicity of the message paired with the beautiful color choice for wrapping. Pinned.

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