Friday, May 7, 2010

Reversible Washer Necklace

The front:


And the back:

I've been seeing these washer necklaces a lot lately and wanted to give it a try. HERE are some instructions.

When you are shopping for washers at the hardware store, be sure to consider the weight as some of the larger ones are way to heavy to hang around your neck! These are about 1 1/2" across. When I bought these, the nice lady checker said "what size are these?" I said "I don't know. I just bought them because they were pretty." She gave me a funny look so I said "I'm going to make necklaces out of them." Then she said "Where do you sell your jewelry?" Ha!

I traced the washer onto the cardstock and stamped the images. Then I cut the shape out and adhered it to the washer with adhesive. After it dried, I sanded the edges. Next I put a thick layer of Glossy Accents over the entire piece. Pop any bubbles that may appear. DO NOT tap the piece on the table or you will end up with tons of bubbles (I know because I did this on the black side and now you know why the pic looks so bad!). Let dry for 24 hours. After I had completed one side I thought....hey, why not do something on the back too and here we are!!

Stamps: Artful INKables Fanciful Flowers, Artful INKables Paisleys and Peacocks
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Metal washer, black leather cording, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive, emery board for sanding edges, Glossy Accents


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

7 comments:

Patti said...

Wowzers..... these are super awesome!

Kim Nath said...

Very chic, looks like something you would buy in a fancy store!

raindropecho said...

Wow, BEAUTIFUL! I might have to try making these. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Young said...

Brilliant!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

very pretty. Wonder how it would look if there were several strung up the necklace, hmmm might have to give this a go :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a wonderful idea- I love this idea- great job and genious to do both sides! TFS

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh wow!! This is beautiful!