Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Washer Pendant Necklaces for the Technique Lovers Challenge

Here are some more of the Washer Pendant Necklaces that I whipped up.  I've had a lot of fellow crafters asking me where I get the silver clasp that connects some of the washers to the necklace.  I searched everywhere for a jump ring big enough, and could not find one anywhere.  If anyone knows of where I can get them, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know.  But, I was able to locate at JoAnn's, in the jewelry craft section, made by Darice Jewelry Designer a clasp called a "Clip Loop".  It operates on a hinge, so you can easily get it around your washer, and necklace. However, they are sold in a package on only one, and are about $1.50 a piece.  They come in two sizes.  The smaller fits the 1 3/8" washer nicely, and the large clip fits the larger 1 3/4" washers perfectly.  I've found some aren't very strong, so I take my needle nose pliers and with very little pressure squeeze the clip to lock it.  Be careful, though, I found that too much pressure breaks the closing mechanism.  Another OOPSIE!! So, be forewarned.  I think it was at Michael's, also, that I did find a number 9 Jump Ring, which fits the 1 3/8" washers.  They aren't easy to find, anywhere else.  But, I threw the packaging away, and I am guessing it was at Michael's.
So, here my new additions to the Washer Pendants:

Isn't this one so cute and dainty?  This one was made with simple Rub-Ons, and 2 coats of Crystal Effects.  Let dry for a day.  I used the Jump Ring to attach the pendant.

I used my "Metal Stamps, purchased at Fleet Farm, and a hammer, to pound the sentiments into the front of the washer.  Filled in the impression with a Sharpie Marker, let set for a minute or two, and wiped with alcohol, leaving the sentiment within the impression.  Dabbed with Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks, and Silver medium.  Coated with Crystal Effects.  Let dry for a day.  Added a bead to the necklace and attached the pendant.

How do you like this one?  It was my first attempt at adding some gemstones to the pendant.  I used the Walk in the Park Designer Paper by Stampin' Up.  I traced the washer onto the DP and cut with my Exacto Knife.  I'm getting pretty good at using the Exacto...haven't cut anything I'm not supposed to yet, anyway.  I adhered the paper to the pendant using E6000 adhesive.  I let it set for a bit, and then using my finger smoothed the inside edges, while it was still slightly moist.  Then using sandpaper, or nail file, smoothed the outside edges.  I laid the half pearl from the Stampin' Up Pretties Kit where I wanted it, and applied the Crystal Effects.  Make sure you let your Crystal Effects dry for at least a day before doing anything with them.  Here I connected the washer to the necklace using the Large Clip Loop, I mentioned earlier.

This is one of my FAVORITES!!  It is just a Rub-On, I had, and I incorporated the part of the rub-on that had the word "DREAM" into the image.  I cut off the backs of my Rhinestone brad using my wire cutters.  I don't know if they're designed for that, but what the heck, it worked.  I laid the jewel where I wanted and applied the Crystal Effects.  Again, let dry for a day.  I used the number 9 jump ring to connect to the necklace.  Sometimes with the
rub-ons, you need to sand down the edges, with your file, because the image may go beyond the washer when rubbing.  (especially for the center of the washer)

Again, a simple Rub-On.  This one had a lot of nice glitter in the Rub-On, so I didn't have to do anything but rub it on, and add the Crystal Effects, let dry and add the number 9 jump ring and necklace.  How easy is that!

I Metal Stamped the name Emily.  It is hard to see in this picture.  And, I see that I didn't let this one dry enough.  Some of the Crystal Effects is still yellow.  Lesson learned...another OOPS!  I dabbed this with Terra Cotta and Green Alcohol Inks.  Laid down some jewels and added the Crystal Effects.  And remember to let it dry before doing anything else with them.  Lesson learned...again!  Number 9 Jump Ring attached to necklace.

This one is a bit different.  I traced and cut the Designer Paper.  I do not remember the name of this paper, it is now since retired.  Sorry...  I adhered the paper to the washer using the E600 adhesive.  Again, let set for a minute or two, then with my finger smoothed the inside edges down.  Filed the edges.  I used a sponge and brushed the edges of my flower from the Pretties kit with some Groovy Guava Classic Ink.  I attached a brad, of which I added a little glitter to, and placed the flower onto my paper washer where I wanted it.  Applied Crystal Effects, let dry and attached to necklace using the Clip Loop.

Another one of my favs!  It is just a sparkly Rub-On.  But I added some jewels into the center of each petal.  Softened the edges of the rub-on, pushing down the center edges with my finger, and filing the outside edges.  I added the Crystal Effects right around the jewels, and let dry.  It is attached to the necklace with a number 9 Jump Ring.

I used the holiday paper from Stampin' Up, called Holiday Lounge.  Traced washer onto DP, cut with Exacto Knife.  Still haven't cut myself or anything else that I'm not supposed to...knock on wood.  Adhered with E6000 adhesive, and let set for a minute or two.  Smoothed edges inside with finger, filed outside edges.  Added Crystal Effects and let dry.  Attached to necklace with number 9 Jump Ring

So, these are my new additions.  I have some more I'll be posting later, so check back.  They're drying, and I learned my lesson well...not to get to excited and to be patient.

See ya' all later!


  1. These are so beautiful! I have never tried these before but I am inspired! Blessings to you!

  2. wow!! these are fab!!! so cool, too

  3. These are unbelievably amazing! GREAT job!!

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I am determined to try this!! I'm headed for the hardware store today.

    Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial and all your stunning samples, Shelly!!

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