I have beautiful Victorian letter stamps which were given to me by a good friend who alas is no more. I had not used them for years but took them out recently and made several pendants and found they were quite popular so I made more.
The stamp is pressed into silver clay. The outlines are cut out, dried and refined. The piece is fired in the kiln for 2 hours at 1645 degrees Fahrenheit. After it comes out, it is pure 999 silver. The Victorian stamp has lovely flowers in the initial. I burnished 24K Gold foil into the silver, a process called Keum Boo and painted in a little patina for contrast. I have had customers purchase several as gifts for daughters.
Dimensions : 3/4" X 1". Sterling silver 16" box chain.