Friday, May 21, 2010

Washer Jewelry Tutorial and GIVEAWAY


I saw this tutorial on DIY Creative Juices over a year ago and it has been one of my favorites.  I used this craft in our last MOPS meeting.  Here is what you need.

Some of my instructions have changed over the year.  I also want to mention that you also need some craft glue of some sort that was not in this picture.  I was trying this mod podge product "dimensional magic" instead of judkins diamond glaze. (my opinion:  i like diamond glaze better but for availability and price the mod podge product worked fine for 4.99 at hobby lobby)
ON WITH THE TUTORIAL:  You will need to trace your washer on your scrapbook paper of choice and cut it out.  Use an exacto knife to cut the center circle.

Then you will use the craft glue which i used tacky glue but i have used regular mod podge before to adhere the paper to the washer.

You will need to let it dry.  By the way the picture above is the washer with the glue and the paper was put on directly after.  You don't need to put glue on top of the paper afterwards. Once this is dry I like to sand the edges.  I am pretty rough with my sand paper because i like the scuffed look.  You do this so there is no paper hanging over the edge of the washer which could cause your paper to eventually peel off.

Now you are ready to apply the dimensional magic or diamond glaze.  You want to be somewhat generous with this especially if using the dimensional magic it is not quite as thick as the diamond glaze.

Use a brush to push the glaze to the edges. It looks blue but dries clear.  It takes about 2-3 hours to dry.  Then you can put it on a string.  For this craft I found these snap clasps.  I tied cording to the hoops on them.

Finally put your washer on the necklace.  You can make these two sided too so you get two necklaces in one.  I have also attached rhinestones to them to give another layer to the necklace.  And if you play washers (the game) why not play in style;) I think that would be a great Fathers Day gift for my dad!!

Follower Giveaway- I hit 300 followers-WOW - you like me, you really like me! I will give you a washer necklace of your choice- pick from the ones in the first picture.  To enter just be a follower and leave a comment telling me which one you want and e-mail address so i can contact you to get your address.  Winner will be announced may 28.  Thanks for all your support and comments- I love hearing from you!

55 comments:

  1. While I'm here!! :) I'll enter the giveaway. Congrats on 300 followers. That's so awesome. You really do have some great ideas girl!

    My fave washer necklace is the zebra stripe!! :)

    -Sarah

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  2. I am a follower of your fabulous blog. I love the black and white striped "zebra" one! super cute!

    melissacduran@gmail.com

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  3. Woohoo! 300! Way to go! I like the middle black washer in the top row...looks sparkly? You're awesome! I'm the craft coordinator for MOPS too, and I just may have to steal this one!

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  4. I just subscribed! Loved your tutorial. I like the polka dot one on the bottom row!

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  5. The green polka dot one on the bottom row is calling my name! Congratulations on 300 followers, that is awesome. I am having a giveaway too, come check it out at sunflowerzcrochet.blogspot.com

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  6. I like the orange one with pink flowers! Just found your blog and I love it!

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  7. I got excited about the giveaway and didn't stop to thank you for the great tutorial on this! Joni

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  8. If I win, I would like the zebra washer. Joni

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  9. Great timing! I just did a bunch of stamped washer projects that I'm getting ready to write up. I'll link to yours as an alternative to stamping. Is it okay if I use one of your pics to show your technique off?

    My recent experimenting with washer jewelry is my first time ever making jewelry so I'm definitely a novice. I found some things...I think they're called clamp beads...where you put them on the string, then your clasp, and then run your string back through them the other way and squish them with pliers. It's an alternative you might think about to tying a knot.

    And I think my favorite is the one on the bottom left.

    Polly @ Helping Little Hands

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  10. Oooo I'm going to have to try making these! TFS!

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  11. p.s enjoying twin life too! Mine are 2 1/2!!! :P

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  12. I just discovered your blog and became a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the zebra strip washer and the orange one with the pinkish dot pattern on it. Thanks again.

    Sara @ The Handy Hausfrau

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  13. These are adorable!

    Feel free to stop by my blog and check out what I'm working on! http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  14. I love washer necklaces! Such a great teen gift and I wear them too. Great instructions.

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  15. Wow, these are great. Thanks for the tutorial. I like the green one with the polka dots on the bottom row.

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  16. Hi..I’m Barb… I love the white/black zebra looking one!
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  17. I love these--I am making over 300 washer necklaces for our church's Girl's Camp this summer--I would love to win the zebra or camo necklace so I can look super cool when handing out the other necklaces to the girls!

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  18. This is a super cute idea. I will be adding you to my follow list as soon as I type this in. Thanks for sharing this. I love the zebra one!

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  19. So fun! Love the double sided idea too so you can have 2 necklaces in one. I'd love if you linked this up to my Scrappy Saturdays: http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/05/14th-scrappy-saturdays.html

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  20. Congrats on reaching 300 followers, I'm one now. Great tutorial, I would love to win the skull washer - great for october/halloween. thanks.

    www.creative@quillynilly.com

    tracey
    www.quillynilly.blogspot.com

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  21. Great project!!!
    I love this !!!
    =)

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  22. What a fun project! I love the pink/orange washer!

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  23. So cute! These would also look cute to decorate presents with too!

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  24. OMG! What a great idea! Who thinks of this kind of stuff?! Well you do, the homemaker! They are fabulous!! I totally want to make some! Yet another project on my "to do" list!

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  25. I love the 2nd one in on the left and the zebra one!!!

    I'm a follower now!

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  26. Totally adorable. No telling how many of these you could have! One to go with every outfit.
    Great idea.
    Lisa

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  27. Love the washer necklaces, looks like a lot of fun to make! I am new to your blog and loving it. Thanks, Terri

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  28. What a fun activity for a kids birthday party! Thanks for helping make this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  29. These are so fun!!! You have gotten my creative juices flowing! :)

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  30. Oooo! This is such a snazzy idea! Thanks and happy toot your own horn tuesday!

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  31. That is a great project! I was in MOPS years ago and I so miss the crafts.

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  32. What a great finished product. Very cool! And a great tutorial too.

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  33. very fun! just found you from the Girl Creative and following you now. Please visit me @ mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com
    Joy
    mommaskindacrafty@gmail.com

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  34. Hi, I'm a new follower of your blog and so far love what you are saying! Thanks for the tutorial. I have a mom's group that is going to love this. Congrats on getting to 300! I love the black and white one on the first row (#2).

    Ara@krazybirdphotography.com

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  35. Oh I am a follower... I love the zebra one!
    maridithdesigns(At)gmail.com

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  36. Oh this is cute. I am coming here from My Backyard Eden. I love the zebra print one.
    So cute!!

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  37. How cute! Love all those necklaces. I definitely will be trying this.

    I came here via Penny Pinching Party. Come visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

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  38. newest follower!
    thethriftyba@yahoo.com

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  39. Love it! Great job.

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  40. You know I'm a follower!! Congrats on reaching 300... I love the zebra strips. I bought some washers the other day. I sure hope I win.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  41. Too cute - and I believe I have some washers handy. AWESOME!
    Followed over from Get Your Craft On Thursday. :)

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  42. I have a deep, profound love for washer necklaces! Beautiful!

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  43. such a neat little Idea!
    My mom would LOVE this...

    xoxo
    bB

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  44. This tutorial received the most click at this week's Mad Skills party, so I will be featuring your blog tomorrow morning!

    Go ahead and grab my "I was featured" button!

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  45. What a great idea! I love the second one in from the left on the top row. The cute black and white design one.

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  46. I love these and haven't been able to get ahold of the diamond glaze maybe I will have better luck with the dimesional magic! Thanks for the tip!!!

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  47. Love it. This would be a fun craft for my Library craft time too. Thanks fro the inspiration and tutorial!!! :-)

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  48. Those are so cute! Thanks for linking them up to the weekend wrap up party! Do you want to link this project up to the CSI Project's Hardware Store Challenge that starts on Tuesday? We have a great jewelry giveaway for the winner!

    Love it!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  49. I saw your link on Tatertots and Jello! Can you link at my linky party as well? http://bunchofscrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/scrappy-sunday-sorry-folks.html

    I LOVE this idea and I am totally going to use it!! Love the greenish one in the middle of the bottom row ;)

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  50. I love this idea and cant wait to try with my teenagers this summer! They would love the skulls (and hearts) awesome idea to share!!!! thanks!!!!! www.smithfamilyx6.blogspot.com

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  51. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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