11 Cent Washer Necklace

I know that I’m a bit behind on the washer jewelry trend, but hey—I’m new to the blog thing!  So for those of you who are also new or just want a trip down memory lane, here is my washer necklace tutorial:

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I am such a huge fan of this look because I am a jewelry minimalist.  Some might call me plain but I prefer minimalist.  It sounds so much more chic.

Here’s what you’ll need:
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Washers- these cost 11 cents each at Home Depot.  You can’t beat that!
A rubber mallet- I got mine here
Metal stamping set- I got mine here

I know, I know you’re thinking that you don’t have a metal stamping set.  Well, consider investing in one.  I got all these numbers and letters for about $13.00.  These babies can be used for jewelry, metal tags for organizing, or making your keys identifiable (if you happen to carry a janitor-sized amount around).  After the initial cost of the stamping set, and rubber mallet, then it’s a cool 11 cents for each washer after that.

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These guys are so pretty just like this I think.

So all you have to do is choose the letters or numbers you want on your washer:

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I just wanted my initials (told you–jewelry minimalist)

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Then line up the stamp on the washer and BANG!

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My hand model is George Costanza my hubby Dave. (Any Seinfeld fans catch the reference?)

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Plain and simple.  Just how I like it.
Now even though I’m a jewelry minimalist I still wanted to add a bit of color interest with a brass washer.  Since I took this picture I’ve put my wedding anniversary date on it.  When I made this for my sister I put her son’s birthday on the brass washer.  With any new kiddos she’ll add a new brass washer with their birthdate.
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Since I didn’t want to photograph myself wearing this and Lily didn’t want to stay still enough I enlisted the help of my orchid plant to be my model.

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And there you have it my friends! My simple washer necklace—Enjoy!

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8 thoughts on “11 Cent Washer Necklace

  1. Jessica says:

    It looks like the cost of the materials/tools is less or about the same as a piece of jewelry purchased at the store! I’ve never thought about doing this but now it’s in the works for an upcoming project:)

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  2. Bliss says:

    Finally something easy that I actually think I could do too! I have everything except the washers, but I bet there are some of those hiding in the garage. I think I see gifts in the future, or gift tags…. hmmmm? Blisswww.BlissRanch.blogspot.com

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