Hi all, look at what Ive been making....... These would make fantastic Christmas presents.
These pendants are super easy to make (once you get the hang of the letter punch technique) and I think any little girl would love one. There is no limit to what you can do ....
Here's what I did
I first tried this using a piece of wood as a base but you actually need a hard solid surface to get the best result. The wood cushions the blow from the hammer and you wont get a nice deep groove. I just need to learn how to hit that letter punch a little harder.
You need to hit pretty hard and as I was on my 10th washer I started to get the idea
Then using a felt tip pen, go over the letters and wipe off with a damp cloth to remove the excess ink. This enhances the word.
Now you're ready to put your creation together. Because these are for younger girls, I went for the bright thread and flower embellishments
Pretty cool huh? And so much fun to make...
WOW - those are super!ReplyDelete
Nats these are fantastic, how creative you are !ReplyDelete
Luv Michelle P xxxx
I love the colors!
Desiree thank you so much for the inspiration and for popping by.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michelle and Lisa - future projects for you and your girls???? Thank you for following and your lovely comments xxxx NatsReplyDelete
Wow you are so clever Nat!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful,love the colours Nats! You are so very creative and have so many talents.ReplyDelete
Thanks Audra, Im enjoying myself - its been way too long since I was last creative xxReplyDelete
Natalie, these are WONDERFUL! I love the words you chose, the additional little embellishments and the pop of color! Thanks SO much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at my place <3ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting Christina - these pendants were such a joy to give away as gifts this Christmas. Ive also started making some up to have in stock for birthday presents. And so much fun to make xx NatDelete
These are indeed amazing - so clever and effective! Visiting via Kiss and Tell linky xReplyDelete
Hi Twinkle Star - thank you for stopping by - I visited your blog and am now your newest follower - your monthly make is fantastic. Please stop by again xx NatDelete
I just featured these fabulous pendants on my Facebook page. They just totally rock! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wallReplyDelete
Aw Christina - thank you so much for featuring me on FB - Im so excited, your awesome!Delete
Aloha! I just discovered your fun blog via Overflowing with Creativity. I really like your Love frame and also these washer necklaces. I've made the washer necklaces before, but I like your idea of adding charms! I'm your new follower. Hope you can come by for a visit on the "mainland" at altered-artworks.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Hi Doreen - Im following back, thanks for finding me and following. take care. NatDelete
these are fantastic, I would never have guessed they were punched washers!ReplyDelete
Jenn from http://www.JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from serenity now.
Hi Jenn - thank you so much for following - Im following you right back and thank you for your lovely comment. Take care, NatDelete
This project is awesome! I would love to try to make one of these necklaces! It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/ReplyDelete
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower
Thank you so much Karah - will link up xx NatDelete
Great tutorial! I love the look of your necklaces! Thanks for linking up to our "impossibles" party!ReplyDelete
Thank you Karianne xx NatDelete
Thanks for linking this up too, great tutorial!ReplyDelete
Thanks Karah xx natDelete
What a cute idea! Thank you so much for linking up with the Cowgirl up! Linky party. We love looking through each post. We hope you'll link up with us again next week!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linsey - Im loving the link party xx NatDelete
How did I miss this, Natalie?!!! So excited!!! Just pinned :)ReplyDelete
Your so sweet - thank you Mary xxxDelete
These are adorable! Can you tell me what kind of stamp set you use? I found a few, but many have bad reviews. Also, where did you find the cute charms, etc...?ReplyDelete
Hi there - I actually have the larger stamps than I wanted. The set I was looking at online which is a jewellery site was over $40 without the postage - then my hubby saw the set I have now on special at a car parts store (I think Repco) for $24. When I looked at all the car parts stores online - most places carry them - I think htey are used to label engine parts etc. The charms I found at Spotlight (Im not sure where your messaging from) but I think any craft store that sells jewellery making components will sell charms - I get them in bags of 10 I think. Hope this helps xx NatDelete
awesome idea, which size washer did you use if I may be so bold to ask?ReplyDelete
I cant remember the actual size - I think about a 45cm size? They were the smallest ones in our hardware store. I have also used bigger ones which worked just fine.
I'm also from South Africa originally - from Durban. Take care and thanks for stopping by xx Nat
I adore these necklaces! I made one a few years ago for my daughter with her first name on one washer, and her sorority name on a larger one. I like your idea of adding charms or beads. I think I'm going to have to find my letter punch set. I know it's here somewhere! Found you via My 1929 Charmer linky party, and now following you!ReplyDelete
Would love for you to visit me at http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com
Have a good week.
Hi Natalie! The washer necklaces are adorable! I have a 14 y/o daughter and I bet she'd love to make these with me! We will give it a try and let you know how they come out! Thank you for a great idea!ReplyDelete
Oh Julia - I hope you have fun making them - would love to see a pic when you've made them xxDelete
Great little necklaces - just perfect for gifts!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success