So these are probably the most frugal jewelry I have ever made. I spent $1.25 for 8 washers, then used the paper scraps and ribbons and such I already had at home. Oh, but if I give you one of these as a gift, know that the love and creativity in it are priceless!
How cool is that, I ask you? I tell my GI Joe that I’m not going to stop showing him stuff I’ve made until he says something is “Super cute!” With enthusiasm. These warranted a “Very nice!” The enthusiasm was there, but not the wording. My super cute quest continues.
To make them, simply use circle punches to punch out paper from scrapbooking paper scraps. These needed a 1/2″ punch for the center, and a 1-3/8″ punch for the outside. Adhere the paper to the washer using Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects. I sanded the edges, to make them look more finished.
***Update: I’ve had some questions about a substitute for the Crystal Effects (of course, you should just order it from my Stampin’ Up website! Just kdding). At most craft stores, you can find Glossy Accents, which is basically the same stuff. If you don’t want to support my stampin’ habit.
Embellish them as you would like, with small beads, buttons, or other scrapbooking elements. For the necklace part, I used decorative yarn (top photo), bamboo cording (second photo and photo below), 1/8″ ribbon (beaded Halloween one), and a faux leather necklace (this photo) that I have for other pendants.
I’m linking this up over at Eighteeen 25’s Great Halloween Linkup…stop by and check out all the Halloween inspiration!