Faux Engraved Jewelry from Acrylic (Polymer) Stamps

Happy New Year Everyone!
Here’s my first project of 2010 (East Coast Time!) -a unique twist on clear acrylic stamps- designed and painted to create the illusion of custom engraved jewelry! To make my pieces, I first ordered the sampler set of bezel settings from Etsy seller dasb56.When they arrived, I carefully measured the inside area of each bezel. I designed my images in Adobe Illustrator to size with the engraved area white and the raised area black. (There was a little space left to add my address for a traditional stamp which I flopped/mirror-imaged myself on the PDF.)Before committing to the sizes, I first printed the images out onto cardstock to place in the settings to make sure I had a good fit.
I then emailed a PDF file of the images to a local B&M North Coast Stamps (they also do web orders if you don’t have a local shop near you!) I requested the stamps un-cut. My order was ready the same day. Set up this way, the individual image/stamps averaged just over $3 a piece.When placing an order like this, be certain to explain what you are making and that you do not want the image mirrored as with traditional rubber stamps, since you won’t be stamping with them.
I cut out each individual stamp image, double checked their fit into their settings and trimmed as necessary.I used enamel paint to coat each piece, Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic for the black and red and Testors paint for model painting for the blue and silver.Once dry, I used acrylic paint to enhance the engraved areas of some by filling the area well and wiping the surface clean.I gave each piece a final finishing coat of clear matte enamel spray and glued each stamp into its setting with Super Glue.
And here are the final pieces!
My stylized monogram pendant-An ornate vintage-postage-inspired family pendant-A simple reminder pendant (Psalm 46:10)-A cameo-style-silhouette girl pendant-My 3-initial monogram made from the Vine Monograms font-Of course, my ornate monogram-A silver floral HOPE design-And, I made two novelty blogging rings to share with my fellow bloggers! If you would like one, leave a comment to let me know and I’ll draw the two winners on Monday, January 4. (Deadline for entry is end of Sunday, 1/3/10. Be sure there’s a way for me to contact you!) Then, next time you blog, you can wear your official blogging ring to let others know you’re off in your special world.UPDATE/WINNERS: Thank you for all the fantastic comments everyone! I wish I could send you each your own ring. But since there are only two, here are the winners:

Bianca of Goodnight Little Spoon and Ann of House of Fowler / Catholic Runner

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  1. #1 - Stephanie says:

    These are so cool! I've been wanting to make some Acrylic stamps at home using "Imagepac" pouches, so I might give this idea a try if I can master that first. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.

  2. #2 - Lydia says:

    Oh my gosh! I've not seen this method. Too cool! I'd love to make my own, but I'd really rather win your cool one! Thanks!

  3. #3 - Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd says:

    Your Incredible~ Way to Go….
    Happy New Year ~ 2010

    Cheryl

  4. #4 - Salihan says:

    I would definitely want one of the rings! I've never seen jewellery made this way before. Thanks for the tutorial and the cool giveaway. – me@salihan.com

  5. #5 - everyday inspirations says:

    OMIGOSH – I am trying this out right away! These are too cool Cathe! They turned out unbelievable! You are amazing. Definitely the best first project of the new DECADE – congrats girl!

    I would love to win me that excuse me while I blog – the hubs would get a kick out of it while I'm camped at the computer, 'working'. wink, wink

    Keep up the awesome work and your OCG!

    Happy 2010 to you,
    catherine s.
    imaginethatdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. #6 - marie says:

    And the first project of the year is an wonderful one!! Thanks so much for for having such a giving heart.

    Have a joy-filled new year!

  7. #7 - Engagement Rings says:

    Superb… i love these rings. Dont know what to write right now, absolutely stunning stuff.

  8. #8 - Sherry Goodloe says:

    Ok, this is the coolest thing I've ever seen in jewelry! And oooohhh, how lucky I would be to win one of those rings?!

    Happy New Year!!

  9. #9 - Elise says:

    I dunno, Cathe! This is a pretty AMAZING way to kick off the New Year!!! Holy smokes, girl! I don't know if I'm more blown away by the craft or your clever designs! Clearly, I'd need one sheet to make faux jewels, and ONE MORE to actually stamp with! These are HOT! Great job, sweetie pie!

    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

  10. #10 - amyg says:

    I don't know how you come up with all these beautiful things! Thanks for sharing.

  11. #11 - twitchy fingers says:

    Brilliant! I reckon you could power a small country with power generated by your synapses… how do you come up with them!

  12. #12 - Bianca J says:

    What a wonderful idea. I'm going to seek out a stamp making store in my area. Love the rings!

  13. #13 - Skulleigh says:

    Wow, I was just wondering today if anyone company made acrylic stamps to order – there are some designs I've not seen that I'd love to have!

    The jewelry looks great! I'd love to wear either of the rings, but especially the red one 🙂

  14. #14 - Magpie Magic says:

    Very cool idea! Happy new Year – keep on being creative. 🙂

  15. #15 - Hollygolightly says:

    Happy New Year!! I feel like I just received a gift for Christmas
    … your Blog! This is by far the greatest idea blog I have been to hands down!! You get the girlfriend "Fabulousity" award. That award is sacred between my friend and I!!:)Keep doing FAB things … you rock!! And thanks for sharing with us all!!

    Hollygolightly 🙂

  16. #16 - Nadja Magdalena says:

    How on earth do you ever come up with such things? I don't know that I will ever make anything like these, but they are amazing and you are lovely for sharing the method!

    Happy 2010!

  17. #17 - littlethings1 says:

    Wow , love them & thank you for sharing ! You have such an inspiring blog, God bless you much this upcoming year 2010 ( will take awhile to get use to that !)
    Ltthings@wil.midco.net , I would love to win !
    Eunice
    The Little Things

  18. #18 - Cuchy says:

    this is stunning. I love making pendants. Your idea of using stamps is sooo clever.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful new year

  19. #19 - Paul Overton says:

    This is so genius, Cathe. They turned out beautifully.

  20. #20 - Just Me says:

    You have such creativity in that head of yours! Its amazing all that you come up with. Every time I come here, its like,,how did she think of that?

    Thank you!

  21. #21 - Anne at Film and Thread says:

    Those are really amazing looking. I wasn't even aware that you could order rubber stamps custom made, so I am going to have to try that. Thank you for the source.

  22. #22 - Naturalearthfarm says:

    This is really neat! What a creative beautiful idea.
    I am glad to have found your blog.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  23. #23 - Ann says:

    I would lover either ring. I wish I had 1/10th of your creativity and talent!

  24. #24 - Marci says:

    I stumbled across your blog just the other day and spent hours going through old posts. It's official, you are my favorite crafter! I would love to win one of your rings to show off to all my friends. Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials.

    marci@stringham.name

  25. #25 - Katie B. says:

    These are incredible, Cathe!

  26. #26 - Abbie says:

    I am so happy to be a Cathe Holden Junkie.. really you should put together a book of creative fun! Fabulous idea, as alway!
    🙂 Abbie
    Happy New Year!

  27. #27 - Tammy says:

    What a fantastic idea and such a cool method!!!

  28. #28 - Karen says:

    I love this wonderful idea!! Your creativity is really shining and the New Year has just begun!!

  29. #29 - Cindy Gimbrone says:

    Hurrah for the first project of 2010! It's clever and stylish! That is exactly how I'd look if I won one of the rings.

    Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    Cindy

  30. #30 - Turid says:

    You create so much exciting and has a very inspiring blog. I would like to participate in a drawing for such a great ring.

  31. #31 - La Table De Nana says:

    Too too beautiful..You are blessed with the creative gene:) Thank you for sharing.

  32. #32 - FleaMarketTrixie says:

    My jaw dropped when I saw these, they look like carved leather. They are amazing, you come up with the best ideas ever!!!!
    Just amazing!!

  33. #33 - Jane says:

    These are fabulous! A wonderful first project for the new year.
    Jane

  34. #34 - Jana Eubank says:

    Fantastic project!!! And what cute blogging jewelry!!!! 😀 😀 😀 I would LOVE a chance to win one! Happy 2010!
    jana.eubank{at}gmail{dot}com

  35. #35 - Micah says:

    Wow these are amazing! How did you think of it? I love it:)

  36. #36 - debb says:

    This is such an awesome idea! And thank you for letting me know I could even get rubber stamps made!!!! Now I just need one of those computer programs, lol! Thank you for the inspiration you share!

  37. #37 - Trish says:

    These are beautiful! What a fabulous idea! I especially like the one "Hope"…very inspiring 🙂
    Found you via Mrs. Jones…so glad I did. Happy New Year!

  38. #38 - Lululiz says:

    Quite fabulous. FAvourite has got to be the monogram one.

  39. #39 - Jeanne says:

    Another fabulous project! You never cease to amaze!!!
    Happy new year to you.
    xo
    jeanne

  40. #40 - Junie Moon says:

    You always have the most amazing projects to share with us, positively inspires and awes me at the same time. Thank you for all you share.

    A blessed 2010 to you!

  41. #41 - Geralyn Gray says:

    You are AMAZING!!!!!! Every project you do is better than the next—–INCREDIBLE….thanks for sharing a links to a great stamp resource….WOW!!!!!

  42. #42 - mindy says:

    totally awesome! I love the projects you come up with!

  43. #43 - Elenka says:

    I just stumbled onto your site from….who knows where. What a great job on your jewelry! Love it.

  44. #44 - Brynwood Needleworks says:

    Happy New Year, Cathe. A great way to start 2010…with a new inspiration from you! Thank you for all the great ideas you shared in 2009. I'll be back to see what you come up with this year.
    Blessings to you and yours!
    xoxo
    Donna

  45. #45 - Remembrances says:

    Awesome project! I would love to win one of the rings, but more than that, I want to try this project! Karin

  46. #46 - Mallory says:

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog. You are so creative!!! Thanks for sharing so much!

  47. #47 - Christie Cottage says:

    Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!

  48. #48 - tara says:

    Wow, something totally new. And super cute.

  49. #49 - Life In My Nest says:

    Holy cow!! You are so creative. It would have taken me forever, well, may never to figure that out. Must give it a try. It will definitely be on my list of things to do in this new year. Have a happy one!

  50. #50 - sweetjeanette says:

    gENIUS! Pure genius!!! I love your special initials. I never would've thought of this. I love and would be honored to win one of your special creative pieces!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

  51. #51 - kj says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! You are just too awesome. Can't wait to try these. Happy 2010!

  52. #52 - Ann @allthingspaper says:

    So very wonderful! What a great way to start off the new year, Cathe.

  53. #53 - AverageJaneCrafter says:

    Brilliant! If this is any indication of the level of projects you'll be sharing in 2010, I am crazy kinds of excited! Happy New Year, Cathe, and thanks for all your great ideas and inspirations. 🙂

    XOX
    Rach
    averagejanecrafter at gmail dot com

  54. #54 - Blue Creek Home says:

    I am more than impressed!!!!

    Who knew? I think I could do this!
    Maybe, I will try it. It would make great gifts.

    Rhonda

  55. #55 - Melissa says:

    Wow! What a terrific idea!
    Smiles-
    Melissa

  56. #56 - Chris says:

    Those turned out beautiful! You can't tell they are from acrylic.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win one of your rings. Guess if I won, I would have to start a blog (LOL)! I just love following yours!

    cwarm56 at yahoo dot com

  57. #57 - laurie -magpie ethel says:

    Another great project…do you sleep? Loving the silhouette gal – great designs. Would wear a blogging ring with PRIDE (and my birthday is coming up…would make a great gift to myself) happy 2010…can't wait for another year of your blog and projects.

  58. #58 - Cassandra says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I think this is the most unusual creative thing I have EVER SEEN! WOW how ever did you think of it, I am amazed, and they look splendid! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation and the process.

    Happy New Year
    Cassandra

  59. #59 - Yvonne says:

    Your head must be spinning with all those great ideas!

    I would love to have one of those rings…..

    Greetings from Germany and a happy new year

    Yvonne

  60. #60 - Jessica :) says:

    Wow, these are amazing!! I don't know how you come up with these ideas … or how you find the time to follow through with them, but everything you do is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

  61. #61 - Laryssa Herbert says:

    Very cool! I've never see anything like this before.

  62. #62 - ScrapinFunatic says:

    That is such a neat idea, thanks for sharing your work with your bloggers. I would love to have one.

    Denise
    Denton, TX

  63. #63 - emarci says:

    Your work is inspiring! I would love to have one of your rings!

  64. #64 - nassa says:

    i'm IN (I mean this Ring contest) 😀 they are so lovely! Thanks for the tutorial

    giedre.akelyte@gmail.com

  65. #65 - prutsels says:

    Amazing the things you come up with!

  66. #66 - Paula says:

    Cathe!! wow wow wow!!! You have totally wowed me!! Can't wait to try this, my daughter's gonna love it too! Thanks for all your great sharing:)
    paula

  67. #67 - krmccord says:

    These are amazing!! I hope I win. I love them!!

  68. #68 - Christine ~ JAZ Creations says:

    Wow! This is amazing!

  69. #69 - Julie Ann says:

    What amazing pendants!!! These are just too cool- I will have to share your tutorial with my stamping friends!

  70. #70 - Createology says:

    You are amazing and extremely creative. I love what you have done here. You have a wonderful talent and thank you so very much for sharing with all of blog world. Well done. <:)

  71. #71 - La Yen says:

    Those are amazing! I love that idea!

  72. #72 - Elaine A says:

    Wow Cathe –

    How do you come up with these ideas? These projects were outstanding! I'd be proud and tickled pink to win one of those fabulous rings.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Elaine Allen

  73. #73 - island weather says:

    Happy New Year

    I only came across you, via 'Divine Twine', yesterday, but I am in awe. What I don't understand is – how do you get anything else done? Do you get a longer day than I do in the UK? How is it possible for one woman not only to have all this talent, but to actually do more than most of us dream of and then share it all with us? You are an inspiration! Thanks

  74. #74 - Rebecca says:

    Okay, not only do you have fantastic ideas but you take the time to do them and then share with all of us. Totally cool.

    rsredman@umich.edu

  75. #75 - Kristen says:

    I just recently came across your blog and I love what you're doing here!

    These rings are awesome!

  76. #76 - twenty eight says:

    Every post on this blog just leaves me dumb founded. You are so awesome. You might even be my hero. Happy 2010 to you!

  77. #77 - Annie Pazoo says:

    Cathe – you come up with THE MOST amazing projects. What's more, you implement them so beautifully. Thanks for sharing your considerable talents with all of us!

  78. #78 - WW says:

    What a great idea. I really like this one. And thanks for the reminder in the post about the "mirror" image. It certainly would be disappointing to get it in reverse…lol
    As for the rings…darling.
    Love that square one!

  79. #79 - ShellyRaeWood says:

    Cathe…..this is so SERIOUSLY COOL!! I am so happy a reind shared your blog with me!! What fun!! Thansk so much!!

  80. #80 - Lee @ The Way I See It says:

    WOW! What a cool project- I love both rings. I never thought about getting stamps made before- why hadn't I?? Please pick me!

  81. #81 - Collette says:

    Holy cow! I love the way your mind works–in a way totally unlike mine! I'm in awe of these and I've loved reading all your blogs this year. Happy New Year!

    (And I don't really wear rings so please don't consider me for your lovely offer.)

  82. #82 - Celestial Charms says:

    Fabulous. Such an original idea. I love it.
    Maureen

  83. #83 - Lost Aussie says:

    What a creative idea – wonderful way to make the stamps work.

  84. #84 - Betzie says:

    Oh wow, I just love how these turned out!!! Thanks so much for sharing, such a generous thing for you to do. I love them all!!! I have always wanted to solder but am too afraid I'll burn the house down or myself…so I always chicken out. This is a great alternative! Is Adobe illustrator part of Adobe Photoshop? I don't have that, so don't know. Thanks again and Happy New Year!!

  85. #85 - Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

    DANG, Cathe. You're brilliant beyond. Whew! How cool these are!

  86. #86 - Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

    DANG, Cathe. You're brilliant beyond. Whew! How cool these are!

  87. #87 - Leslie says:

    You are brilliant! I just found your blog a few days ago. I'm astounded at the variety of your projects. I would LOVE to have a blogging ring. Very cool.

  88. #88 - Michellem says:

    GET OUT!!! You are truly an artist!! TFS all your wonderful ideas!!

  89. #89 - Babs says:

    That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Have you ever thought of writing a book? You should – you have terrific ideas.

  90. #90 - CMN says:

    WOW – these are simply OUTSTANDING pieces! Thank you so much for sharing how you did them… so brilliant!

  91. #91 - Patricia says:

    Wow! It´s not everyday you see the process of creation for something so cool and professional looking!!

    Would love to have one, so unique!

    Thanks and happy new year!

  92. #92 - Anonymous says:

    These are amazing! You are so talented!

    Krista
    kjw_walker@yahoo.com

  93. #93 - Laurie says:

    These are so awesome! I'm going to try this, too — but I'd love to win a blogger ring!!

  94. #94 - chatdumpgirl says:

    These rings are incredible…and so very creative! Well done! tami.henry@gmail.com

  95. #95 - Amy's Stocking Stuffers says:

    Wow, I can't imagine how you ever came up with this! It's brilliant! I'm totally bookmarking this so I can give it some thought…. Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year!

  96. #96 - Don says:

    Hi Cathe,

    Very cute idea. You're full of them! Was just talking with someone about how to make acrylic stamps. Oh boy Hope your New Year's day was splendid. See you soon.

    In case you didn't hear the news, Red Umbrella is moving to 120A Kentucky St. One more week where we are and the truck gets packed for the 1/2 mile trek across town. Can't wait.

  97. #97 - Rachel Ann says:

    Wow! I didn't realize that you could order stamps like that – they are now on my list of things that I need :0) Thank you for all of the lovely ideas that you regularly post.

  98. #98 - cathi50 says:

    If I had that ring! Wow would I be happy! And may I say that seeing all the steps you went thru I would gladly pay for the perfection you create!

  99. #99 - Jen says:

    These are amazing!!! What a great idea. I came via a tweet by Erin Bassett and I won't be leaving anytime soon. Awesome stuff!

  100. #100 - oh, hello friend. says:

    you are seriously amazing.

    thanks for this tutorial. what a lovely way to begin the year off with a fun and creative project!

    i would love a ring too 😉 ohhellofriend@gmail.com.
    thank you cathe!
    such a HUGE fan of your blog.

    xo. danni

  101. #101 - Sandra says:

    These are supremely cool! Excellent idea and execution! Wowee.
    Cathe, I left you a comment in the earlier post of yours about not being able to download your pdf. files (black & white images)b/c "it" states the bandwidth has been exceeded…? Would you/ can you please address this? I'd love to download these images and have a project all ready in my mind where I need them…please let me know, and many thanks,
    Happy New Year!

  102. #102 - Cathe Holden says:

    Thank you Sandra, I left a comment for you in that post: )

  103. #103 - Skitzo Leezra Studio says:

    I'll take a ring off your hands. No, really, if I saw ya in public, I might just try to pry it off your-has-more-creativity-in-your-pinky phalange.

    skitzoleezrastudio (at) google (dot) com

  104. #104 - Meghan T. says:

    Oh my gosh I LOVE this project. SOOOO cute…..so you are actually painting the actual stamp and putting that in the bezel? I got a little confused there…..
    Would love to win one of the darling rings……

    mthimjon@aol.com

  105. #105 - Nerissa Alford says:

    You are sooo super creative. Thank you for all you share with us. Happy New Year!
    Nerissa

  106. #106 - Wanda H says:

    Wow!! These are amazing!! I never would have thought to paint an acrylic stamp… this is just too cool!!!

  107. #107 - Debbie says:

    Cathe, love the faux engraved jewlery! So creative. Is the acrylic material rubbery and did you cut it with an Xacto?

  108. #108 - Janet says:

    What a great idea! These are so cool! I love the round red ring with the star in the middle. thanks for the fun 🙂

  109. #109 - Janet says:

    Very cool! Happy New Year!

    (when i started typing this – the last comment was from another Janet – will we end up with two in a row?)

  110. #110 - Cathe Holden says:

    Debbie, Yes, the material is sort of rubbery. So it is important that it is set into a bezel to keep it from bending once painted or surely the stretchin of the paint would create cracking. Also, I used scissors vs. an Xacto knife which I found easier to do. Having the raised edge (black in digital image) area to follow made it easy to know exactly where to cut. Any imperfections in cutting of the thickness of the acrylic (it's a bit weird to cut) are hidden once placed into the setting.

  111. #111 - Jenny!!! says:

    How cool! Sign me up!

    librarianjle(at)gmail(dot)com

  112. #112 - kat says:

    what fun!a thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    please enter me in the drawing, as i can no longer blog with official-blogging-ringless fingers.

  113. #113 - Angie Tieman says:

    WOW! These are all so amazing! I can't believe you made them from rubber stamps! Mind boggling! Thanks for sharing!

  114. #114 - Valerie says:

    Those blogging rings are Hilarious! And cool. Oh so cool, and I would LOOOOOVE to win one. 🙂

  115. #115 - jill@starstruckcatdesign.com says:

    Very cool project! I've bookmarked your site because it's great inspiration. Happy New Year!

  116. #116 - kim c says:

    i'm so glad that Cassie pointed out your blog. Where have you been all my life? lol. This technique is over the top, so cool. Thanks for sharing

  117. #117 - molly susan strong says:

    Love these rings and pendants!!! Will follow for sure…not to mention make them. Ohh I hope I win!

  118. #118 - Taras TieUps says:

    What a wonderfully creative idea! I've used the bezels for resin creations but never thought of doing something like this! Thanks for the tutorial, your blog is a great read!

    Tara's TieUps Blog

    Tara's TieUps Store

  119. #119 - Elizabeth says:

    Those are really cool, I will be making some soon I think.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    ebodin(at)circletranchdesigns(dot)com

  120. #120 - Mary says:

    Oh yes, please enter me, Cathe. Love this project! Thanks and Happy New year~

  121. #121 - Dawn says:

    I love your blog–you've been inspiring in gift making this year, although some of them were downright failures on my part! Those are wonderful pieces of jewelry!

  122. #122 - Beverly says:

    Wow, these are so awesome! I can't wait to try something like this!

  123. #123 - N. Maria says:

    Oh, what a great blog! I found you through Dragonridermom! I would love to have one of your blogging rings! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
    Maria
    knackfulknitter(at)q.com

  124. #124 - Pam says:

    I am speechless! Your creations are breathtaking! I love them! Pam

  125. #125 - Betz White says:

    so cool and classy! Once again, a brilliant idea!
    Betz

  126. #126 - Miss B says:

    Oh Cathe you out did yourself with this project, just brilliant!!! Really just amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world!

    xo,

    Miss B.

  127. #127 - Nancy ~ Inkcicles says:

    I just happened across your blog today and wow-wee!!! I am so inspired. I would absolutely love to win one of your creations!

    🙂

  128. #128 - Roberta says:

    Wow…aren't you just so smart…NEVER would have thought to use rubber this way…lol I've done epoxy and Utee…embossing liquids before for this…and you have to do everything just so or you get bubbles, etc. It's always a surprise when all is said and done…but the way you did yours puts the control back in your hands and not the products. Thanks so much for sharing…I'd love to win one of the rings:}

  129. #129 - 32˙North says:

    Cathe, you never cease to amaze me! If this is the first project of the year, I can't even begin to imagine what you have in store for us. Happy New Year!

  130. #130 - artycrafty says:

    wonderful projects. I'm amaized at what you come up with.

  131. #131 - Michele says:

    This is an amazing idea. One worth persuing. Please enter me to win!

    Michele

    gaylerwife@aol.com

  132. #132 - ~j~ says:

    oh my goodness, i just found your blog and am absolutely smitten with your jewelry. Brilliant!
    Happy New Year to you!
    julia

  133. #133 - tanya says:

    i've been reading your blog for a couple of months now, and i'm always blown away by your creativity, but this is just AMAZING! i love what you have created here. you are so inspiring!

  134. #134 - Sinclair says:

    Those are wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing your source for custom stamp creation, and for that great tutorial. This will make my birthday gifting so much easier this year! I love your blogging rings and would love to wear one!
    sinclair@sharingourgifts.org

  135. #135 - Smitonius says:

    Happy 2010 – I will enter the draw as those are beauties…

  136. #136 - StillTrying says:

    I just happened upon your blog through a comment on Christine Middlecamp's blog. I love it. I can't wait to catch up.

    This project is wonderful!

  137. #137 - Lisa says:

    These pieces are stunning! Thanks for sharing your process (and for the giveaway)!!

  138. #138 - FishStikks says:

    Oh my!! Thank you so much for sharing with us not only your fabulous new technique but your sources as well!!

    You always do so many amazing things!

  139. #139 - Jessabells says:

    Hope I made it in time for this giveaway!! So cool.

  140. #140 - Princess of Everything (and then some) says:

    you totally rock!

  141. #141 - Wendy says:

    Those are amazing – you're so creative!!! I'd love to win one of those rings. What fun 🙂
    Thanks!

  142. #142 - Carrie Me! says:

    These are incredible! They all look amazing. Thanks so much for the chance to win one!

  143. #143 - SisterDG says:

    That is just Crafty Goodness of the highest order. Bravo indeed! I am so looking forward to seeing what your excellent creative mind brings forth in 2010.

  144. #144 - coRinne not connie says:

    those are just amazing! WOW – off to find out if that company will ship to Canada. wow! wow! thanks for sharing the information and the technique!

  145. #145 - Kalleen says:

    Love your blog, Love the jewelry.

    Kalleen
    kalleenk@hotmail.com

  146. #146 - Katy David says:

    These are so creative! And very cool looking. Your work is a great combination of creative, new and very professional. No slouch, you!

  147. #147 - Brandi says:

    ALOHA, dropped by your blog and love your talent and creativity merged with the Vintage is so very kool!!
    looking forward to seeing more
    Wishes
    Brandi

  148. #148 - Mandy says:

    I'm so happy I stumbbled upon your blog a few weeks ago. My reader has been so happy. 🙂

    These rings are fantastic. They would certainly help me make my resolution (to blog more) come true.

  149. #149 - Catherine says:

    So creative! I love the end results too.

  150. #150 - joy! says:

    too. much. fun.

  151. #151 - dawn says:

    fantastic! your creativity and ability to use unusual materials constantly amazes me!
    d _ rogal at hotmail dot com

  152. #152 - Rachel Carlson says:

    what a great tutorial, thanks for sharing. these are simply amazing!

  153. #153 - kelly says:

    This is a-maz-ING.

    You just keep getting better and better all the time!

  154. #154 - Leslie says:

    Your projects never cease to amaze me! You are one creative lady!

  155. #155 - Jillian Frances says:

    I have to say that these are one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Your creativity continuously amazes me. Thank you so much for sharing all of your amazing projects.

  156. #156 - Bev says:

    This is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

  157. #157 - Becca says:

    Cathy, I would love one! Um, can I just say what an AWESOME tutorial this is? First of all, I have wanted to design my own acrylic stamps for ages. You mean I can actually DO that? Secondly, you made them into jewelry – be still my beating heart! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial!

  158. #158 - Kim says:

    You come up with the most amazing creations! And I like your detailed tutorials and how-tos. Count me in. kimbaldwin74@yahoo.com

  159. #159 - Kaitlin says:

    WOW! That's so cool. Amazing idea

    ~Kaitlin

  160. #160 - Megan says:

    Those are seriously cool! Thank you for sharing your creations! <3

    http://latenightdesigners.blogspot.com/

  161. #161 - Sweet Bee Cottage says:

    My jaw just dropped with how ultra cool this project is. I really want all of them! I am just amazed. I am going to have to put this on my list of projects. Love it, love it, love it!

  162. #162 - Little Lovables says:

    Wow, these are amazing! Your creative mind is genius

  163. #163 - Sara says:

    What a fun project with marvelous results. Thanks! And to win one of your rings would be wonderful, as my New Year's resolution is to blog more. Happy 2010!

  164. #164 - eastacrewood.com says:

    This is a fantastic idea. And your results– beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing with your readers.

    Juli

  165. #165 - bee says:

    WOW this is truly impressive

  166. #166 - Hawleywood says:

    These are A-MAZING!!! I'm sure someone else has already mentioned this, but have you thought about putting these in your Etsy shop? I would totally buy one!! PS I love your blog!

  167. #167 - Jelly Girl says:

    These are really great! I might offer you another alternative so that you can have more pieces from the same stamps. Have the stamps made regularly (reverse) and stamp onto black (or whatever color) polymer clay, cut to size, bake and paint. You'll get more bang for your buck this way!

  168. #168 - Debra says:

    Oh these are really nice they turned out really good. There is a lot you could do with these.

    THank you for sharing.

  169. #169 - Sweet Daisy Mae says:

    How do I go about purchasing one of your pieces…LOVE the little vintage girl silhouette piece of jewelry. It's adorable! D.

  170. #170 - paperhill says:

    i'm sorry i missed this post, i LOVE what you created, these are stunning!

  171. #171 - Dot says:

    Wow, incredible!
    I just started following you on twitter based on Sister Diane's recommendation, and I'm so glad I did. I'll be linking to this today on Dabbled.org 🙂

    thanks for sharing!
    dot

  172. #172 - kristianne25 says:

    Thank you so much for another amazing idea!!! I wish I had your talent!Have a blessed 2010!Takecare-kristianne25

  173. #173 - country rose corner says:

    I am always amazed at your ingenuity,and always wait for your next blog entry with anticipation. Best wishes for a Happier New Year for you and your family, Betty from England

  174. #174 - Plumrose Lane says:

    Love the idea you shared here, fabulous technique!
    ♥Sharon

  175. #175 - Jacky says:

    I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but I just wanted to tell you that I looove the idea! How cool!

    sweetestpetunia.blogspot.com

  176. #176 - Therese says:

    Greetings..you are one clever chicki. Your blog is inspiring and I love your neat "ideas".

  177. #177 - Courtney Baker says:

    Wow these are AMAZING!

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  179. #179 - Men's Health says:

    Very interesting and beautiful. Thanks to the author of the insightful article.

  180. #180 - Rosy Cheek says:

    Hi Cathe,

    I love your blog!

    I've linked to this project on my blog – it's such a wonderful idea!

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Rachel

    http://rosy-cheek.blogspot.com/2010/07/cathe-holden-just-something-i-made.html

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  182. #182 - Joanna says:

    Hello Cathe!

    I am making some of these necklaces for a school fundraiser and am running into an issue. After they base coat is down, what kind of acrylic paint do you use to filenhance the engraved portion? I have found that I must be using the wrong kind of paint because it is not working for me very well. I am wanting to sell these at a craft show this weekend and I know that everyone will just go crazy over them… that is if I can get it figured out in time!

    • #183 - Cathe Holden says:

      Hi Joanna,

      So sorry to hear you’re having trouble! I just used basic craft acrylic that comes in those little plastic bottles. But you can use model enamel paint if you wipe away quick enough. I guess you just have to experiment. What type of trouble are you having? Cracking, transparency? We have to figure this out!! I can’t wait to see the ones you are making.

      Feel free to email me.

  183. #184 - Kathy Harris says:

    I love this idea and want to try it! However, I am unclear what to look for specifically when ordering the acrylic stamp from B&M. I looked on the website and didn’t know what to look for. Any help would be appreciated!

    Love your ideas and thanks so much for your generous sharing of graphics and ideas!
    Kathy

    • #185 - Cathe Holden says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Look for companies that you can actually talk with (or email correspond with) the owner or stamp maker. Send them the link to this project and show them what you are looking for. I had to go into our local stamp co. to explain what I was trying to do. But now that the tutorial is easy to follow (hopefully), they may be better able to tell you if they can do this for you.

      Hope that helps : )

  184. #186 - Theresa Thompson says:

    These are wonderful! (as are all your projects) Someone could get lost here for hours!

    On this project have you considered using polymer clay. You could reverse the image and stamp into the clay. That way the stamps could be used indefinately.

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  186. #187 - Glhenn says:

    I love your art…this is pretty cool…love it…..Good luck and more success….

  187. #188 - Anne says:

    How cool! I like your creative use of stamps. Have you ever played around with photopolymer plates? If you use a black light ($10 from Walmart) instead of an official UV light it’s inexpensive and you can make them yourself, so you can do just one stamp instead of a whole sheet at once. Then you’d use it like a stamp and impress into black polymer clay, which you can bake right in the bezel. I’m rambling but I wanted to share. Email me if you’d like the photopolymer plate tutorial. God bless!

  188. #189 - Divya N says:

    extremely clever and looks really awesome

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  190. #190 - Saba says:

    this is brilliant!
    🙂