May 24, 2010

Stamped Washer Necklaces

I found a great how-to on making these stamped washer necklaces over at Not So Idle Hands.  Super easy and simple.  I hammered these while I was working my garage sale this weekend.  All you need is the stamp set, some washers, a hammer, and a permanent marker. Oh, and a ribbon of some sort and bead if that's your style.
I didn't take how-to pictures - follow the link mentioned before for that.  But basically you just hold the letter stamp, hammer the top of it, then color in where you stamped on the washer with permanent marker (wiping off the excess).  It's a little tricky not to get the stamp to move while you're hammering on it, but as I practiced I got better.

I think there are endless possibilities. But I thought I was genuis to make a graduation gift:
If you'd like to make them you can find the metal stamps at Harbor Freight and washers at any home improvement store. 

So go grab some supplies and crank out a few of these!  More Stamped Washer IDEAS HERE.


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

26 Fabulous Comments:

Awesome. I love getting crafty. I have a harbor freight close to my house. Thanks for posting this. I'll love to do this project. I've seen similar necklaces for sale places but I'd love to make my own. I'm always looking for a way to save money too so this will be great! I'm going to make a blog post to link to this post too. Thanks again for posting this!

Wow, that is so cool! I love it!

Oh I love these! I must have totally missed the stamped washer craze, because I haven't ever seen one. Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. Hope you have a fantastic week!!


I have to try these!! How cool!!

WHat a bright idea!! I love that you made one for graduation--smart thinking!

What a smart idea to use washers! I really must try this!

I saw these on Not So Idle Hands and made some for Mothers' Day. I still need to blog about them though. I love how yours turned out!

I love these and have been looking for stamps for awhile, I love these :)

Very cute and creative~ The fabric necklace part looks awesome!

Mandy, great project, but I think you forget to link back to the Boardwalk Bragfest from your post. Sadly, I'm going to need to remove your link. I would love for you to insert the link on your post and try again!

I really like the idea. And you're right, it's perfect for graduation. Thanks for sharing!

Those are super cute, I love them!

So very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales~Party Time Thursday!


Very nice idea for graduation! I was looking for something small to tuck in with a homemade card and check. Thanks!!

These are so cute and would make great gifts.

I love this idea! I really need to find some metal stamps! I am so jealous of yours!

What a great grad gift and so cool of you to offer the kit! Link it up over at my place too!

So cute! I love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Such a fun idea Mandy! I love that you personalized those!

Will you come link them up to the CSI Project's 'Hardware Store' Challenge? I would love for people to see this project over there!


This is such a clever and creative project. Well done!

Strangely enough, I actually tried this a couple of years ago. But the washers were too hard, the stamps didn't make more than a faint impression on the washers. What am I doing wrong?

Oh I was wondering if you still had these kits available???

What size stamp set did you use?

What size stamp set did you use?

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