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How to stamp a Mandala design on metal for jewelry part 1 of 2 and part 2

Posted by Roma Buchanan on

Mandala stamping is the symmetrical design stamping on metal with steel stamps. You will be amazed at how fun and intricate your finished work will turn out. I'm not saying that your very 1st will be your best work, but with a little practice and design planning, it can be pretty cool. They make great earrings, pendants and bracelet elements.


Let's start out with what is needed to get to work.


Good light. A durable and stable work table. A comfy chair and glasses of some sort. While stamping is always best to protect your eyeballs.


This concho mandala is made on a 1 inch, 18 gauge copper disc.




Steel bench block - this is what you stamp on.


Sand pillow - the above block sits on this. It helps reduce bounce and


Keeps the sound dampened when stamping.


A good ball Peen hammer - 8 oz to 16 oz. I'd start with the 16 oz.


Metal cutting shears


Superfine tip sharpie


Center finding tool


Center zero ruler


Design stamps of various styles





 Brass, copper, nickel sheet or discs


Sharpie extreme 


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