My kids love to create. We always have lots of drawings and craft projects hanging around our house. In the summer, when it’s just too hot to do much outside or on the occasional summer day, when it’s raining, we like to do craft projects. We put together this washer necklace tutorial so you can make them too.
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This is one project I’ve seen a few different variations of. Some that were painted, some that were stamped, some with chain type necklaces. It’s a great project for a tween or teen to do. But even my son wanted to work on one.
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Items You’ll Need for Washer Necklaces
How to Make the Washer Necklace
Step 1 Paint the washers with the nail polish. You want to apply the nail polish thickly but don’t pour it on. Let dry.
Step 2 Match up a smaller washer with a larger washer and thread onto the cording.
Step 3 Tie to secure the washers in place.
Step 4 Add beads to dress them up a bit. Tie again to secure the beads if needed.
Step 5 Tie the ends of the cord to make to secure the necklace. If you want a shorter necklace you will need to add clasps.
A Few Tips When Making the Washer Necklace
When applying the nail polish be sure to dab it on instead of painting it on. It helps the polish to be nice and thick.
Waiting for the nail polish does take a little patience, since it’s so thick. We placed ours outside in the sun to help speed up the drying.
We also put down a few paper sack we tore open, so they would lay flat, while painting the nail polish on to protect the table.
I liked purchased hemp cord that was already dyed in a few colors, but you can purchase a large quantity of plain cording and dye it too for more variety.
Layering the larger washer behind a smaller one gives a nice look to the necklace. Adding a bead in front of both make a nice look too.
You can add smaller beads on the necklace string leading away from the washer pendant, to vary the look, between necklaces.
What do you think, will you give making these necklaces a try with your tween or teen. They would also make a great gift for a birthday too.
We really enjoyed making these necklaces. My kids really like theirs and they are an inexpensive project to do on those hot summer days or the occasional rainy day.
I would love to hear what you thought about this washer necklace tutorial. Do you think this is a project you’ll give a try? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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