What do you get when you combine one "I'm bored!" ten year old, a "JunkFest on the brain" mom, some hardware, and a YouTube video? Washer necklaces, of course!! On a quest to find something somewhat budget friendly and easy enough for my daughter to contribute to JunkFest 2010, we hit the laptop and began surfing YouTube for jewelry making tutorials. Have you looked at tutorials on YouTube? Holy. Tutorials. Batman. You name it, someone's explained it...all on video.
You start with some blank washers, any size. We chose some that were as small as 1" in diameter up to about 4". Have you washer shopped lately? What's that? You're too busy perusing YouTube? Me too!
Anyway, there are many sizes to choose from. Itty-bitty all the way up to mondo-that's-gonna-strain-someone's-neck!
Next, pick out the prettiest papers you can find. We just happen to have a small fortune invested in scrapbooking paper.....don't ask me why....we don't even scrapbook!
Fast forward to the finished product! Aren't these ridiculously cute?
Okay, I got a little excited and wanted you to see them! Wanna know how they're made? Well to get the full details you'll have to search on YouTube, but I can tell you you'll need cording of your choice (we used hemp) household glue, diamond glaze, and jewelry findings for finishing the necklaces. Oh, and time....lots of time.