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Hallmarking jewelry pieces after texturing with rolling mill


#1

I’m currently making some jewelry pieces with textures applied using
a rolling mill. Can anyone tell me the best way to add a hallmark
stamp to the back of the textured piece without marring the textured
side?


#2

I think that microstamping is your solution.

They are sharp and don’t need to be hammered.

The pressure of your hand is enough to make it happend.

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Best regards


#3

Stamp a separate small piece of whatever metal you’re using with the
hallmark, etc., and solder it to the back of your roll-printed
sheet.

Hope this is useful,
Linda Kaye-Moses


#4

I usually put a piece of leather on my bench block or on the anvil
side of my hallmark pliers

Steve Wandt
NaturalGoldJewelry.com


#5
I'm currently making some jewelry pieces with textures applied
using a rolling mill. Can anyone tell me the best way to add a
hallmark stamp to the back of the textured piece without marring
the textured side? 

Support it on the textured piece of metal that textured your work!!
fits like a hand in glove?


#6

A couple ways you can do this. If the piece can still be heated you
can makea tiny plate out of the same metal, stamp it and solder it
on or use a scribe and do it by hand. Hope this helps and have a
nice holiday season.


#7

Hello Anne, Usually one can stamp a piece first and then texture it.
Although, a small piece of metal stamped and soldered on will look
great. Have fun. Tom


#8

For me the hallmark is a major part of my marketing.

In my experience doing craft fairs I have come across to many pieces
of product sold as crafted by the seller but without a hallmark.
Then in the metal somewhere I have found a Taxco stamp. I hallmark
everything I make where ever I can stamp it. I am proud of my work
and I want it known as mine.

The best idea I have is to put the pieces on your imprinting
material and stamp it against the that for support. In the past my
brother and I have both used etching tools to sign our names on
delicate pieces. Dad always soldered a stamped and hallmarked tab
when he had to.

I have no experience with micro stamps but I worry that they may be
too hard to locate and see.

Have a great Christmas.
Don Meixner


#9

Hi Vladimir Frater,

Thank you for your reply, I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you, but your post came after we lost our home, my studio, and everything but the clothes we were wearing in a wildfire in Oct of 2015 here in Texas. We are ok, but still in shock over it.

Your idea of using the textured piece that I used to texture my metal was a great idea, but unfortunately with the process I’m using, it won’t work. I’m not using metal texture plates, but organic materials and paper products to produce my textures, so after rolling through the mill, the items are either stretched out of shape or destroyed by the rolling process!

Thanks for the idea though! I’m leaning toward ordering one of the micro stamps to try it out with leather underneath supporting my piece.

Anne (Metalmaven)
Bastrop, TX


#10

Yes, they need to be hammered or put into a press.