Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DIY Nail Polish Washer Necklaces - Hardware Store Jewelry


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It's time to raid your father, boyfriend or husband's workshop, or take a trip to the hardware store!  This is an excellent craft to get the kids involved with and it would be a great sleepover or birthday party activity!  Let's make some jewelry!!


You will need:
-  Flat washers - whatever sizes you want
-  Nail polish - whatever colors you want
-  Clear top coat nail polish
-  Cord - I used braiding cord and bamboo cord
-  16 gauge galvanized wire from hardware store
-  Glue - optional and only needed if you want to stack

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Clean the washers - you can wipe them down with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.
2.  Start applying nail polish.  You might want to wait between coats on some and mix others.  Just experiment.  Let your creativity run wild.
3.  Once you have them decorated as you wish, be sure to apply a topcoat and allow it to completely dry.
4.  It's time to add a cord.  The first one I made, the orange one with the bike, I took the wire and created a sort of "S" hook and added the washer and the bead.  I closed up the "S" hook and added a cord to hang it from.  The others I used the technique of cutting off a length of cording and tying the ends into a knot.  Feed the tied end through the front of the washer and loop it through the cord and you have an instant pendant!
5.  You can add beads like I did.  You can also choose to stack multiple washers and add the cord like above.  When I stacked them, after applying the nail polish and letting them dry, I then glued them together, let it dry and then added the cords.

That's it!  Go make some hardware store jewelry!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Mona

6 comments:

Cathy Carroll said...

These are so darn cute. My granddaughters would have a blast making these. Thank you for the tutorial.. found you through The Friday Link Party.

Craft Klatch said...

Thanks Cathy! I found you blog and just started following you on Facebook!

Mona

Bethany said...

So cute! I've pinned it! These would be super cute for a girl crafting party. :D

Craft Klatch said...

Thanks Bethany! Glad you like them!

Mona

Anonymous said...

These are great! I've been using washers hung on cord as a necklace/eyeglasses holder. Just make sure the washer hole is wide enough to accommodate your glasses arms. I think I'll gussy mine up with nail polish now.

Anonymous said...

What a fun 'busy time' project for these last few weeks of summer vacation. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com