Washer Jewelry, Bookmarks & Keychain

This is not a new idea by any means. This idea comes from the blog – Not So Idle Hands.

In fact- I made these a year ago. I love how they turned out. Not So Idle Hands has a great tutorial on how to make these.

I use realllly small jewels and glued them on using – Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal Glue-.7 Ounce

It is a great glue to add pretties to my washers.

The washers I got from my local home improvement store. I used  3/8 ” and 1/4″ washers. Very inexpensive.

However — I did not like using the Harbor Freight Stamp set as the other blog did. I just did not get success. After using it once- the letters started to “smoosh” and I couldn’t use it any more. After returning 3 sets and wasting gas- I finally purchased an amazing set off amazon. That has been wonderful ever since.

TEKTON by MIT 6610 5/32-Inch Letter and Number Stamp Set, 36-Piece

Adding some pretty ribbon- and I was able to make book marks as well for 2 sisters that were getting baptized together. Something they can add to their scriptures. 🙂

It’s such a fun craft. And easy to whip up a gift like this on the fly when you may need a little something for friends, visiting teachers, birthday gifts or tags etc. I have been using mine a year on my key chain and it looks great. The jewels are still there 🙂


7 Responses to Washer Jewelry, Bookmarks & Keychain
  1. Jen @ A Heart Full of Love
    June 14, 2011 | 7:03 am

    Beautiful! I had been considering getting the Harbor Freight set. I never got around to making the trip over there though. Now I am glad I didn’t.

  2. Sue
    June 14, 2011 | 7:59 am

    I love these! I have been wanting to make washer necklaces with the scrapbook paper, but I like these even better, so nice to personalize for gifts! (Gotta get that letter/no. stamp set now!)

  3. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    I always thought it would be fun to try stamping on metal. Maybe someday I’ll be brave enough to give it a shot.

  4. Terri
    June 15, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    Great job! I would love for you to link up your fabulous projects on Thursday to “It’s a Party”!

  5. Melody♪♫
    June 20, 2011 | 11:36 pm

    The hubs still carries his on his keychain. We made it for Father’s Day last year. Love the jewels you attached to yours!

  6. Erin @ Making Memories
    June 22, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make these for over a year now and just haven’t done it. I even bought the letters last summer. They are so cute!!!

  7. Kim
    June 23, 2011 | 12:00 am

    Thanks for your review on Harbor Freight’s letter stamps. I’ve been hesitant in buying those because I was sure the quality wouldn’t be good enough, now I know. And an extra thank you for the link on what you did get! That helps a ton!

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