Aluminum (or any thin metal) tags…any shape will do
A small steel block (or other hard surface you can hammer on)
A Plastic, wooden, or rawhide malletLetter stamps
( you can find all of these tools at any metal supply store or super cheap online)
Step 1: Place aluminum tag on steel block and place first letter stamp face down but straight onto tag. Step 2: Take out letter stamps that have the corresponding letters to what you want to write and line them up in the order in which your word is spelled. We chose to stamp “Etsy” and “Etsy Labs” on our tags so we took out E, T, S, and Y letters. This step makes it easier when stamping to find what you are looking for and therefore you can get more done in less time.
Happy Stamping, and keep in mind we have all the tools here if you’d like to drop by and customize a piece of your own!