DIY – Washer necklace

Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIY - Washer necklace

I love to make something out of an unsuspected material. It’s so much more fun then just buy beads and make a necklace. Today I’m going to show you how to make a necklace out of washers. Do they sell pink washers? You may ask. Well no, but they do sell pink nail polish!

Learn how to make this washer necklace with step by step pictures after the jump. . . 

What you need for this DIY washer necklace

– pliers
– ten washers with 10 mm holes
– twelve 10 mm jump rings
– chain (I used an old necklace)
– nailpolish

DIY - Washer necklace how to

How to create this fabulous DIY washer necklace

1. Lay down your materials.
2. Use the nail polish to give the washers the color you want. Let dry.
3. Attach the washers with the jump rings like shown in the picture.
4. Attach the washers to the chain. If your chain is fine, like mine, you may need a smaller jump ring between the bigger one and the chain. If your nail polish has cracked somewhere you can now fix it with some extra nail polish. Your necklace is ready to wear.
5. You could also wear this necklace with the metal side on the front. This way you will have two necklaces for the price of one! XO Wilma

26 Responses
  • ysabellaroma
    August 8, 2012

    visit my blog please, it will mean the world to me if you saw it!~!! btw where do you get the metal rings?

    • Wilma
      August 8, 2012

      At the hardware store!

  • Amanda
    August 8, 2012

    I love that you used nail polish for this, how fun!

  • Erlend
    August 8, 2012

    Great idea using washers! You´ve got a nice and inspirational blog Wilma :-)

  • Becky
    August 12, 2012

    Just saw this on Pinterest and I LOVE this idea! Definitely trying this out. Thanks for sharing :)


  • Swaen
    August 12, 2012

    Ziet er heel gaaf uit :)
    Liefs, Swaen

  • mosey
    August 12, 2012

    I love this – going to try it today!

  • Agy of Green Issues
    October 8, 2012

    WOW WOW WOW! Lovely idea and great as a gift :-)

  • Bekie
    October 10, 2012

    So simple, elegant and perfect! love the color you choose!. It will be up on my FB!

  • Creative Soul Designs
    October 15, 2012

    Got to try this! I’m wondering if acrylic glossy paint for metals would work as well – I’ll have to try both. Thanks for a great idea!

  • Casey
    October 16, 2012

    Love this. Have to make sure to use a good solid nailpolish or else it looks all streaky. My mother is going to love hers! Thanks for the idea!

  • Jackie Conley
    November 1, 2012

    I think this would be just as adorable with the washers with scrapbook papers and coordinating cording. I love how you layered them. So cute. Gotta try it.

  • Heather
    December 10, 2012

    Did you have to cut the chain to attach the washers in the middle? Just trying to get the directions right before I try. Thanks!

  • Edie
    December 22, 2012

    I’m making this for my Mom for xmas. Thanks for the idea.

  • kim krempasky
    January 3, 2013

    I like this

  • Joanne
    January 25, 2013

    I would like to try this. Where could I find the jump rings?

  • Autumn
    February 20, 2013

    Totally doing this but with 20 teenage girls!!! I think it will be a fun craft for them!

  • jessica
    May 22, 2013

    cute can’t wait to try it don’t u think it be faster to use spray paint?

  • Kristy
    June 15, 2013

    When you say 10 mm, do you mean hole size of the whole washer as 10 mm?

    • Wilma
      June 17, 2013

      Oh I see I wasn’t really clear on that one, thank you! It’s 10 mm holes… I just changed it in the tutorial!

      • Kristy
        June 17, 2013

        So, what size is the washer itself, like the metal part?

        • Wilma
          June 17, 2013

          You buy them normally with the inside size in mind, so the 10 mm is the size that’s on the box. I’m afraid I’m not really organised so I have no idea where I left the necklace.. I’m sorry measuring is not possible because of that. I think its around 18 mm to 20 mm in total?

          • Kristy
            June 17, 2013

            Okay! Thank you! :)

  • white board paint
    July 2, 2013

    I do not write a bunch of remarks, however i did some searching and wound up here
    DIY – Washer necklace | By Wilma. And I actually do have
    2 questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be just me or does it give the impression like a few of these responses come across as if they are left by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on additional sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

  • Olga
    August 16, 2013

    i just made it – in black! Love it!

  • lemondedis
    November 23, 2014

    too neat ! thank you so much ! i shared the link here :

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