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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Washer Pendant Necklaces...

These AMAZING necklaces were a Technique featured on Splitcoaststampers. These are made with Steel washers from the hardware store. I have made several different sizes and find that larger ones are more eye catching and elegant, whereas the smaller sizes are great for casual. This one is made with a 2" washer, it is just under 2" in diameter. I LOVE making these. This one was made for my SIL for Christmas, I loved it so much, I made 4 just like it for other gifts, and of course, one for me! The B/W paper is from my stash, no idea the origin or brand. Sorry! The red gemstones are from Hero Arts. I started by tracing the washer shape and center hole onto the backside of the paper, then cut it with paper snips. I used Aleens tacky glue to adhere the paper to the washer. That set almost instantly. Then I set the gemstones, and sanded all of the edges for a finished look. The entire front of the washer is covered in a very thick coat of Crystal Effects, which I had to force myself to patiently wait almost a day for it to dry well. I created the necklace with black leather cording and a jewelry clasp. This is definitely my favorite!
As much as I love the first one, I love this one, too! This one is much smaller, it's about 1 3/8" in diameter. I didn't have to cut this one at all! The outside circle is the 1 3/8" circle punch, and the inside is 1/2" punch! Needless to say, this size is much easier and quicker to make. I searched through my DSP stash and found this pattern in the Fall Flowers pack a couple catalogs back. I prefer sweat suits and jeans/long t's in the winter, so I wanted a casual necklace for my favorite grey sweats! My green leather cording matches the paper perfectly! This one you could wear all the time, I really like it! This one is MINE!
Unfortunately, most of my other pendants got boxed and wrapped before I took pictures. I made over 10 for Christmas, but no worries, more will be made soon, and I promise to take pictures! I plan to make keychains, and ceiling fan pulls for the girls rooms as well!

9 comments:

scrappinmominky said...

This is so pretty. I am going to have to try this.

gale said...

Wow that is so cool. What a great idea!! And they look so cute.

Cassie_lu said...

both turned out so pretty. great gift idea

Louise said...

These are just awesome!!! I am so going to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenn Embry said...

Wow, what a great idea. Now I can combine my love of paper crafting and jewelry making together. I can just imagine my DH rolling his eyes at me now with a knowing smile on his face. LOL

The Mama Monkey said...

These are amazing! What a great idea! I love that B&W one.

Traci said...

What a great gift idea! They look so pretty, hard to believe they are made out of a washer! I love the back and white one!

Cheryl said...

They look terrific! I am going to have to give them a try. Love the top one.

CathyRose said...

Love these! I made one for my sister for Christmas. I can't wait to make some more. Yours are really gorgeous!