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[Source] Design stamps


#1

I am looking for a source for metal design stamps. I have many of
the traditional Indian design stamps now. I want to get some stamps
that have different designs like flowers, and stars, and birds, and
other non-Indian designs. Do any of you have any sources?

John T. (Jack) Fisher
4309 Casa Blanca Dr
Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone 512-930-5666
Fax 512-930-5666


#2

We have a wide range non traditional stamps with paisley leaves
flower design but have not catalog. We will be adding these to our
site in the future ringtools.com. We did have some of these at our
booth in Tucson. Prices were for $4.00 each.

regards Kenneth Singh


#3

Hi John; Rio has a good selection of stamps, but you’ve probably seen
those. Have you looked around suppliers for craft of leather
tooling? I would bet that the stamps used to emboss leather would
work on annealed non-ferrous metals like silver and gold, and there
are probably sites on the web for such. Perhaps some of our Orchid
friends would have come across suppliers for that craft.

David L. Huffman


#4
   I would bet that the stamps used to emboss leather would work on
annealed non-ferrous metals like silver and gold, and there are
probably sites on the web for such. Perhaps some of our Orchid
friends would have come across suppliers for that craft. 

Having spent a part of my previous life as a saddlemaker - I would
have to say that leather stamping tools would only be useful for
embossing foils and very thin/annealed (30 gauge or less) sheet. The
more malleable the metal, as in fine silver, the better the result.
Make a “handle” of some sort to hold the tool, and use hand pressure

  • NOT A HAMMER!

The reason for this is that for their original intended purpose,
these tools are generally made of low carbon steel - or one of the
softer stainless alloys. Wet leather is softer than than softest
carving wax…

Some tools are useful in more than one trade or craft, and some only
look like they would be. Please don’t wreck leather stamping tools
by hammering them into metal. Makes me wince to think of it!

Brian P. Marshall
Stockton Jewelry Arts
704-708 West Swain Rd.
Stockton, CA 95207
209-477-6731 Office/Fax
209-477-6535 Workshop/Classrooms


#5

Having tried the leather stamp angle, I never found any that would
stand up to more than a few strokes on metal. Except the handmade
ones that are very hard to find and cost +/- $50 each. Just learn to
make your own.


#6

Leather stamping tools, while useless on metal, are wonderful for
using with Precious Metal Clay, in all its forms.

Linda


#7

I sometimes put to use my childhood experience in leatherworking
tools and techniques when working Vigor pink sheet wax to do bas
relief designs. If you look on my website under “Crowns” you can see
what I mean. The unicorns and wolfs where done in this style. It
really is very similar to working wet leather.

I also get a lot of mileage out of the book "Figure Carving Finesse"
by Al Stohlman, published by Tandy Leather. The book shows detailed
breakdowns for creating animals and people in bas relief form. While
Mr. Stohlman is talking specifically about leather working tools and
techniques, I have used the in wax working, wax carving,
stone carving, repousse and other forms.

Epaul Fischer
Gryphon Song Creations
http://GryphonSong.com