Monday, December 28, 2009
We've been having a lot of fun this past year making these adorable washer necklaces. They are pretty inexpensive to make and you can make them to match any wardrobe.
Diamond Glaze or Crystal Effects or similar product
Hole punch or Exacto Knife
Nail File or Emory Board
If you have a hole punch the same size as your washer you can punch out the paper. If you do not, the glue the washer to the backside of the paper you want and then after it dries, use the Exacto knife to cut out the washer and the center holes. Be sure to use a brayer or something similar to get any air bubbles out. You want to make sure that the paper is glued down flat to the washer.
Next, take a nail file and gently file the edges to smooth it out and if you have a smaller file (these can be found at scrapbook stores or craft stores) carefully file out the center hole too.
Your washers should now look like this.
The next step is to apply the Diamond Glaze. Follow the bottle's instructions and add the glaze to the washers.
When the glaze dries, your new "pendants" are ready to be added to a nice leather necklace for a unique fashion accessory. The best part is that you can change out your pendants to match whatever outfit you are wearing that day so make a few in different styles and colors for variety.