Friday, September 9, 2011

Washer Necklace

My crafty friend from our church Rachel showed us how to make these cute/easy/inexpensive necklaces at our Enrichment craft night. Also, Rachel if I left anything out feel free to comment to correct me :-) For those of my blog viewers who weren't able to attend and have Rachel teach you, here is how to do it:
First, you need some cute scrapbook paper (this is Amy Butler scrapbook paper that I ordered from online) which you will then trace your washer on and cut it out to fit it. I made mine double sided and used a different paper for each side.
Next, you need washers (you can buy these at home improvement stores) in the size that you want for your necklace. You will also need to buy a chain or leather cord to hang it from your neck.
Then, you need Mod Podge to glue the paper to the washer and then to seal the paper with a top coat. Let dry completely before the next step. Make sure that you seal the edges too.
Lastly, this glossy accent stuff will give your necklace a hard shiny finish. Start squeezing this stuff onto your necklace from outside edge to inside edge or vice versa. Go completely around the washer in this fashion. You want a somewhat thick coat because it tends to shrink as it dries and it looks better anyway. Try not to get any bubbles on it (I didn't do too good of a job on mine). Make sure the outside edge is sealed with this stuff too. You will have to do this one side at a time because it usually takes over night to dry.

Here's how mine turned out!

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