One of my favorite surface designs for enameling for jewelry is using stencils. Last Friday, I introduce this and many other surface design techniques to my Encore class.
While I am always scouring for stencils that would work in craft stores, I am beginning to want to make my own. For Christmas I made a couple of pendants for my granddaughter, based on drawings of a pendant she lost. I made my own stencil by tracing her drawing and scaling it to find the 1.5″ round disc I was using. Then I cut the shape out on regular paper. Rather a crude stencil, but it worked.
Since I do not have a Circuit or Silhlouette machine, I have begun researching how to make my own stencils by hand and here are a few links that I have found to be helpful:
- How to make Your Own Stencils by Hand
- How to Make Stencils with Your Hands
- Stencils: Cut and Create Many Ways
And I just started a Pinterest Board for Stencils.