Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Washer Woman

I was doing a little blog surfing last night when I came across a post from Terry at "Going Over the Edge"  where she showed how she had made some jewelry using washers and bolts (yes, the kind you find in your garage or at the hardware store).  I was SO inspired that I immediately sat down to make my own....even though it was 11 pm and I was tired.....that's how excited I was!!!!

I made a trip to my local arts and crafts store tonight to purchase some jewelry hardware (E.M. why do you live so far away?!) and voila....earrings and a necklace.....sweet!

It is really ridiculously simple to make these.....you might need a little patience though while everything sets : )  Here's what you do:

1.  Find some washers and/or bolts....any size will do.

2.  Cut or punch (I prefer the latter) your DSP to size.  For this set I used my favourite DSP of the moment....International Bazaar.

3.  Adhere the DSP to your hardware using Tombow liquid adhesive.  Let is dry.

4.  Punch or cut out the middle of your washer/bolt.  I used a hole punch for the smaller washers and my hobby blade for the larger one.

5.  Cover the whole piece with Crystal Effects and let set overnight.

6.  Repeat on the other side....either with the same DSP or with another pattern.

7.  Tie on some Baker's Twine or attach to earrings.

What do you think?  I'm super excited to try some more.  I think I'm going to have to discipline myself to get back to cards after this : )

Happy Crafting!!


  1. Those are awesome! Well done Laura!!

  2. Very cute! I love this. Way to go!!!



    Hey - I've got another week starting tomorrow of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop, so drag yourself away from the washers to get a Halloween card together, okay? lol


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