Refined DIY Washer Necklace

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A more refined technique for a simple DIY Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com

I’ve talked before about projects that are all over Pinterest and other social channels. They are the type of thing that I tuck away into my mental file and hope to make for myself one day. They seem almost silly to share as a tutorial, since anyone can Google their way to the same result. Or can they? One of my favorite things to do is sort of “perfect” a long standing concept, like I’ve done with these DIY Washer Necklaces.

 A more refined technique for a simple DIY Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com

I chose interesting and metal-like papers, paired two different sizes together, and used sandpaper to create a seamless edge on my DIY Washer Necklace. It isn’t a huge departure from the hundreds of other methods I’ve seen, but the result is a bit more refined and high-end looking in my opinion. Try it for yourself and see!

What You Need

  • Washers, 2 sizes.
  • Papers to cover the washers.
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic or Glitter/Metallic Nail Polish
  • Cord or chain
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors

How To Make It:

  1. Start by thoroughly cleaning your washers to eliminate any oils or dirt. Then, cut a rough circle out of your chosen paper and glue it to the washer and let dry.
    A more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com A more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.comA more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com
  2. Using the scissors, trim the excess as far as you can. Follow up by using sandpaper to sand away any remaining excess paper. This creates a perfect fit on the washer.
    A more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com
  3. Next, add your Dimensional Magic or nail polish. The Dimensional Magic goes on opaque but dries clear. It is one of my favorite coatings. For the smaller washers, I used nail polish to get a gem like effect.
    A more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com
  4. Loop your cord or chain around your pendant. Voila! That’s it. It is crazy easy!
    A more refined technique for a simple Washer Necklace. These lovely charms are made from every day materials, but look upscale and can be totally unique! | saynotsweetanne.com

These necklaces might not be a new concept (kudos to whoever thought it up first!) but I have to say I’m really proud out how refined and upscale mine turned out. There are no sharp edges, no grease stains from the washer, and the Mod Podge really gives them a thick gloss. What ubiquitous projects have you tried for yourself lately?

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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