Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Make It: Hardware Washer Pendants from Creative Juice

Washer Jewelry

An ordinary metal washer becomes a funky piece of jewelry with nothing more than decorative paper and dimensional magic.
large washer
origami or other decorative paper
Mod Podge
Dimensional Magic
1 yd. leather cording
leather clasp
flat-nose pliers
large hole punch

1. Make a laser-printer copy of the decorative paper; only a laser-printed image will work with this project, as a laser image will prevent the colors from bleeding when the diamond glaze is applied.

2. Trace the washer on laser-printed paper. Use a craft knife to cut out first the center, then the complete washer.

3. Place the washer smooth side down and glue paper to the rough side using Mod Podge.

4. Apply dimensional magic to the top of the washer; use a wooden skewer to spread the glaze, being careful to cover the entire surface of the washer. Let dry for 24 hours.

5. Cut lacing to desired length, fold in half, feed the folded end through the center of the washer and loop loose ends through the folded end.

6. Feed both ends of the cording through a bead, and slide bead down to the washer.

7. Trim ends of the lacing to fit your neck; attach a jewelry clasp to the ends using flat-nosed pliers.


  1. They're beautiful, Cathie. And so inexpensive to make. What perfect gifts for women of all ages and tastes. Thank you.

  2. Of course I love Cath! These are and always will be a big hit. :D

  3. love it great job....keep us inspire!1

  4. These are beautiful...Here I will use the word "Smart" piece of jewelry instead of using funky piece of jewelry . I am impressed with your work..


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