I’m excited to share today’s handmade gift idea with you! This craft is so much fun to make and has endless possibilities. I used a bracelet but you can use anything that is metal.
Here are the supplies you need to make a handmade engraved bracelet: metal bracelet, rotary diamond engraver, tape (duct, electric or anything a little stronger than Scotch tape) and stencil.
**You can get an inexpensive engraver for less than $15 from Amazon or from Harbor Freight for under $10.**
You would be surprised at how often I use this tool.
To engrave, tape down the stencil then use the engraver to trace around and fill in the stencil.
Tip: Lightly touch the metal with the engraver to start. If you press down too hard it creates deep ridges and makes it harder to control.
Here’s a 17 second video to show you just how easy it is to do:
This is literally a 5 minute craft once you have all the supplies. You can get metal jewelry pieces at most craft stores for a few dollars, so this is a fairly inexpensive craft. I found this large bracelet at Hobby Lobby.
This is perfect for gift giving but it’s OK if you decide to keep it for yourself too! 😉
For more gift ideas visit each day this week and also check out yesterdays post: DIY Wooden Charm Necklace.
For last years series, click on the image below.