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« on: June 28, 2012 04:36:32 PM »

Washers seem to be a staple of the recycling conscious jewelry crafter's arsenal.  I managed to somehow have stashed an unholy amount of washers when they remodeled the break room in my office building, and I decided to toss my hat into the ring so to speak and see how many different ways I could use washers to create jewelry pieces.

I <3 epoxy glue.  This has a pin back, you just can't see it.  : )  I blinged up the washer with a cameo and glued some wire curlys to the back.  Washers make great cheap bases for the "gluing things to other things" style of jewelry making.  : )

Another washer based cameo pin.  This one with additional bling, and a ruffled lace back.

Twine wrapped for a more rustic look.  It was kind of difficult to photograph, but I think you can kind of get the gist.  It was heck on the fingers, but it looks pretty cute without the lighting issues I was having.

Rainbow obmre ribbon wrapped washer.  I like the general effect, but I want to try it with a slightly less chaotic ribbon colors to see what that looks like.

Basic wire wrapped washer.  I think I want to try adding beads or something next time.

Added some patina to this one and glued a finding to it because I <3 epoxy glue  : )

I think this one is my favorite of the batch.  it came out the closest to what I had imagined in my brain.  I just wrapped the washer with four different colors of embroidery floss, but I think the effect turned out really well.  I can't wait to try this with other color combinations!

The ever popular "paper on washer" mod, but with manga!

I painted this washer with gesso and then colored it with colored pencil.  I sealed it with clear nail polish.  The effect is interesting but I can't quite figure out what to do with it.

And finally, itsy bitsy brass washers for earrings.  Wire wrapped to give them something to hang from, and of course with something glued to them because that's how I roll.

Anyway, if anyone has any more ideas as to how I can use up the remainder of my washers that would be awesome.  Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 05:45:52 AM »

Oh wow, these are all great!  I think the first cameo is my favourite.

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012 08:05:00 AM »

OMG!!! I LOVE washers AND epoxy, too! These are great!!!

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012 12:47:42 AM »

I *especially* like the first one: the "gluing things to other things" style has a long history in crafting and is well respected   Wink

« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012 10:04:49 AM »

neat  ... I recently wanted to make a necklace with washers, but it just did not work out.  I couldn't get the right size and I wanted copper, but my local store just didn't have much selection.

I just finished a purse and used the washers that didn't work out for my necklace as connector pieces for my straps.

beautiful work

« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012 11:41:12 AM »

I love them all, but in particular the ribbon/thread wrapped ones. Great job!

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013 01:55:14 PM »

These are adorable! My daughters enjoy making...well, anything, but jewelry is one they like, but can't always Do. This is perfect: no sharp thingies, and thousands of variations possible! Thank you so much!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013 09:27:47 PM »

You've made some really unique pieces! It seems the possibilities are endless with washers.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014 06:26:21 AM »

I really really like the ones with the wire. Nice work!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014 06:58:45 AM »

Those are so awesome ! I love how each one is so unique too !  My favorites are the wire wrapped, the embroidery floss, the manga one, the earrings.... okay nevermind I love them all !
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