Craft this DIY jewelry project by upcycling an inexpensive metal washer into a fun and funky necklace.
- Large metal washer
- Origami or other decorative paper
- Mod Podge
- Dimensional Magic
- Leather cording
- Leather clasp
- Flat-nose pliers
- Craft knife
- Wooden skewer or toothpick
- Choice of bead
- Make a laser-printer copy of the decorative paper. (Only a laser-printed image will work with this project and prevent the colors from bleeding when the Dimensional Magic is applied.)
- Trace the washer on the laser-printed paper. Use a craft knife to cut out the center first, then around the washer outer edge.
- Place the washer smooth side down on a flat surface. Glue the paper cutout to the rough side using Mod Podge. Let dry.
- Apply Dimensional Magic to the paper covered side of the washer. Use a wooden skewer or toothpick for spreading. Be careful to cover the entire surface of the washer. Let dry for 24 hours.
- Cut cording to desired length. Fold in half. Then feed the folded end through the center of the washer and loop loose ends through the folded end to secure to washer.
- Feed both ends of the cording through a bead, and slide bead down to the washer.
- Trim ends of the cording to fit your neck; attach a jewelry clasp to the ends using flat-nosed pliers.
Washer Pendant Necklace c/o Country Woman’s featured blogger Cathie Filian of Cathie & Steve.
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Washer Pendant Necklace tutorial photos by Cathie Filian.