I have mentioned these necklaces a time or two here on the ol' blog, and I am happy to say that I finally, FINALLY, uploaded the pictures I took for the tutorial that I made for them. I mean, I've only been sitting on this for about a year...
Well, the time has come. Here is your tutorial for the washer necklace.
I am not the creator of these, I simply saw them once on Pinterest, but the pin I had went to a bad link, so I have deleted it. I am sure there are other tutorials on these out there, better tutorials, but that doesn't bother me, I just like doing this stuff!
Washers (a pack of 6(?) at Home Depot were like $2)
Mod Podge (not shown)
String (not shown)
Paint brush (not shown)
The first thing I did was trace my washer on the scrapbook paper. I used the white side so that any left over pencil marks couldn't be seen.
I used the scissors to cut it out and my Xacto blade to cut the center circle out.
When it is done drying, you need to check the edges. It's ok that its a "sloppy" fit because now you will use your nail file to file the edges of the paper down. I do this by filing in a downward direction only. The nail file will strip that unneeded edge away pretty quickly.
Once that is done, I ad another coat of Mod Podge.
Last but not least, I add a string to it. I use a square knot to tie it, and in the photo below I added a neat little embellishment.
Here are a bunch that I did
For the Christmas presents that I made these for, I added lettered beads to put my niece's names on them. I just used Mod Podge to glue them on.
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