1.08.2010

Glazed Washer Necklaces Tutorial

First: Gather your supplies. You will need:
  • Metal Washers (I used 1.5 inch ones)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • E-6000
  • Exacto Knife
  • File
  • Pour-On High Gloss Finish
  • Plastic Cup and Spoon
  • Chain for your necklace

Second: Glue your washers to the back of your scrapbook paper.


Third: When the glue is dry, cut out your washers with your exacto knife.


Fourth: File down the edges to get a complete circle.
They also look much nicer when you do this.


Here are mine all glued and sanded and ready for gloss.


I use EnviroTex Lite Pour-On.


Fifth: Add even amounts of hardener and shine from both bottles
and mix well in a plastic cup.
When I say "Mix Well" I mean mix your little heart out
for 2 minutes without stopping.
The mixture will be a frothy white with TONS of bubbles - It's okay!
If you don't mix well, the gloss will NEVER harden.


Sixth: Scoop out a little bit with your spoon and evenly
make a circle with the glaze over the top of your washer.

Seventh: You will notice little bubbles forming on the top of the glaze,
simply exhale slowly on them and your warm breath will get rid of them
- Be Careful not to inhale too many fumes!


I put mine on some blocks of wood so the extra glaze would run off through the middle hole - if there was any. The glaze is pretty thick so there shouldn't be too much run-off - but sometimes you get one that wants to be difficult!


Eighth: Let them dry for a day or two.


Ninth: Add your chain or leather or ribbon.


Tenth: Wear em' and show em' off!


If you do this project,
please let me know your link so I can see how yours turned out.

25 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

Those are so cute, the possibilities are endless! I think I even have all the supplies already, but the glaze. I do have diamond glaze, wonder if that will work!?!? Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

cuteness galore! i need to get that glaze asap!
awesome job!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

those turned out fabulous! Great tutorial! I have everything put the pour on stuff... it's been on my list to buy, just haven't picked it up yet.
thanks for stopping by my blog!
gail

Michelle said...

They turned out way cute! I have been wanting to try this.

Kaysi said...

These are super cute!! I love them! I'm really not a jewelry wearing girl, but I would wear one of them!

The Black Kitteh said...

I cannot wait to try this!!!

Kelli said...

I came over from A Little Tipsy, and I LOVE! If they didn't look so daunting, I'd rush home (via Hobby Lobby) and make a batch tonight!

Kayci said...

VERY cute!! Can you do them with Mod Podge instead of the glue and gloss or would they not turn out as well??

Kelli said...

BTW, how heavy are these? I was coveting some earrings at Target on Sat, but passed because I thought I could make some even cuter by following this tute. But would they be too heavy for earrings?? Thanks!

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I made these a few days ago and just love the way they came out. I was afraid to use the mixture so opted for paperglaze instead.

http://chicabellacrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/washer-pendant.html

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess said...

I love these! Is there any hint to how to make sure the resin does not run off, or does it pretty much stay on if you use the spoon? I have all these items LOL...I need to make something now! If I use an inkjet print will the resin make it "run" if I do not seal the print? What is the BEST sealer / primer to use on inkjet prints before resin, if you know? thanks so much :) Love your projects!

"S" and family said...

These are beautiful! What a great idea.

Moe said...

This is so cool! I'll have to try this!! Hello from your newest follower :)

~ Tandis ~ said...

I just LOVED these necklaces. So I made some :)
http://trekwithtandis.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-have-been-enjoying-new-blog-lately.html

Liz said...

I love these! I will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Anyone know where to get the Pour-on High Gloss finish? I am having trouble finding it. Thanks

juliecache said...

mine are not nearly as cute as yours. my centers are not as neat and I used 5 minute epoxy. maybe i need a new blade?

Naturally Me Creations said...

So beautiful! :) I love these.

NaturallyMeCreations.blogspot.com

HJC Editor said...

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Carmi said...

Hello there! I put a link to your post on our new Face Book Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ETI-Envirotex-Lite-and-Resin-Crafts/126097410802228

Lulu Lane Designs said...

Absolutely adorable! Can't wait to make these! :) New follower too from Sew Dang Cute!

MamaMay said...

I featured you!!!

http://allawesomelinks.blogspot.com/2011/06/glazed-washer-necklaces-tutorial.html

RMueller0481 said...

Found the glaze on Amazon.com for mega cheap! Used a squeeze bottle to evenly distribute the glaze on top and a bead to hide the knot in the cord. So cute!

RMueller0481 said...

Did it! a few suggestions to add, use bottle caps set on a cookie sheet (cover the cookie sheet in tin foil and then in wax paper) then spray the bottle caps with cooking spray. Then when the epoxy has set for 48 hours, the washers come away from the bottle caps with a small bit of run off on the underside that can be removed with your straight razor.

Emmi Lawrence said...

Oh my gosh! I made something like this last week! Yours are so cute; I love the paper you used! I mod-podge-d mine onto the washers then used mod podge's dimensional magic for the coating. I also used a ribbon for one, but had some problems due to cutting against the grain of the weaving and fraying, but it's still my favourite one. Thanks for posting this, I want to make more now!
~Emmi from Emmi Expecting

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