Let It Be Hand Stamped Necklace

After making the Que Será, Será hand stamped necklace that I recently posted about, I decided that I’d like to continue in that vein and create another piece with the title of one of my favorite songs, Let It Be. I could- and do- listen to The Beatles alll day long. Let It Be, like Que Será, Será, is a song that offers comfort to its listeners, advising them that everything will work itself out if they  relax and let whatever is going to happen play itself out.  Paul McCartney, in an interview with Reader’s Digest, once explained where he got the inspiration for Let It Be  and its significance,

“So in this dream twelve years [after she passed away], my mother appeared, and there was her face, completely clear, particularly her eyes, and she said to me very gently, very reassuringly: “Let it be.”

It was lovely. I woke up with a great feeling. It was really like she had visited me at this very difficult point in my life and gave me this message: Be gentle, don’t fight things, just try and go with the flow and it will all work out….

I thought it was special, so I played it to the guys and ’round a lot of people, and later it also became the title of the album, because it had so much value to me, and because it just seemed definitive, those three little syllables. Plus, when something happens like that, as if by magic, I think it has a resonance that other people notice too.

So those words are really very special to me, because not only did my mum come to me in a dream and reassure me with them at a very difficult time in my life – and sure enough, things did get better after that – but also, in putting them into a song, and recording it with the Beatles, it became a comforting, healing statement for other people too.”

I think that Let It Be is an incredibly beautiful song, and I thought that incorporating it into this necklace would be a great reminder of this inspirational mantra:

The antique gold doves and green verdite beads accent the song title and lyrics and give the necklace a hippie/bohemian vibe (my favorite style!) Hope you like it!

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Hand-Stamped Personalized Ring

Monogrammed jewelry is a great way to give a personal gift for any occasion- or for no occasion at all like this lakeshore lavaliere gold tone hand-stamped brass ring:

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This hand stamped gold tone brass ring was a gift for my roommate, who is also the lovely hand model you see in the pictures below. After stamping the blank with her initials, I used the oxidation process that I mentioned in my last post to really make sure the letters were a nice and dark contrast to the rest of the blank. Then, I punched two holes to slip the wire through in order to anchor the blank to the wire ring base & added a metal & jewelry adhesive as well to create a firmer hold. I made the ring’s base from gold tone non-tarnish copper 18-gauge wire, which is definitely the wire I prefer to work with because it doesn’t nick every time you touch it with a tool like most other jewelry/craft wires.

I’ve always loved all things monogrammed, and this ring was a fun way to be able to give a gift to the girl who is bravely entering her third year of sharing a residence with me. Next up: a ring for my other roommate.

These rings are available in any size, in silver, and can be personalized with anyone’s initials (or a word or name as long as it is short enough to fit on the blank!)

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etsy convo me to get a custom order going right away. (go to my etsy.com shop, and click the ‘contact seller’ button on the menu on the left-hand side of the screen)

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Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) Hand Stamped Necklace

Que Será, Será has always been a favorite song of mine, mainly because I think that que será será, or, in English, whatever will be, will be, is a nice mantra to have during stressful times & something to remind ourselves of when we are anxious about what the future holds. This antique gold necklace has 3 gold tone metal blanks that I hand-stamped with the individual (lowercase, but uppercase are available as well) letters & then applied with an oxidizing agent to darken the impressions. Reading about different metalsmiths’ & jewelry makers’ metal stamping methods has definitely shown me that everyone has their own technique to stamp the letters straight and space them evenly (the path to finding my own technique was paved with many metal blanks full of crooked/sloping/slanted letters) and I think I finally developed mine making this particular necklace (now I can’t stop metal stamping!). To add more color and to give the necklace a slightly bohemian vibe, I accented each stamped metal piece with gold and turquoise beads:

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**I will put up more hand stamped jewelry pieces within the next few days. I will also be hunting for more quotes or words to incorporate into new pieces. I’d love any suggestions you may have!

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