In the e-mail era, wax seals might sound completely unnecessary, but for invitations, promotional materials and love letters, they're an eye-catching punctuation sure to impress. Today I found two techniques that are bookmark-worthy. The first comes from Rage Haus. The maker used a dowel and a wood burning tool with a fine tip to create the design, in this case, initials. Lovely.
For an even easier technique, check out this idea from Off Beat Bride. One shank button with a raised design and an old chess piece (although you could use a dowel too) are its primary components. Clever!