Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Etched Washer Necklace

So I got an idea in mind yesterday about a necklace I wanted to try. I don't think I've seen this anywhere before either. I wasn't sure if it would actually work or not but I decided to give it a try. And I think it turned out pretty nice!


Remember scratch art? You know, you get a black sheet of paper and etch a picture on it and a pretty rainbow (or silver) background is behind?


Scratch Art image found HERE.

That's what this necklace kinda reminds me of.


I took a plain ole' washer.


And spray painted the whole thing black. Be sure to spray one side at a time, making sure to get the sides of the washer. Let each side fully dry before you flip it or pick it up.


Then I took my X-acto knife (that is chipped at the end- don't ask me how I did that... I have a talent for breaking stuff that is tough to break) and I scratched lines into the surface. Be careful what you use if you use something as a ruler. You don't want it to chip off the paint or have it stick to the paint.


And there you have it! An etched washer necklace. I looped some embroidery thread around it and it's ready to go. Here's a semi-blurry closeup (it's hard to photograph something so close-up... my iPhone doesn't like it):


I'm really happy with how it turned out! It was a nice, quick little project while I've been studying. I have my second test in my LAST SEMESTER of nursing school tomorrow!

Well, I best be getting back to the books. Enjoy your day!

17 comments:

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Totally cool idea! I've never seen it before, but I like it alot!!!

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Very cool.. they look so nice!

good luck with your test.. I know you will do well!

Anji* said...

I like the effect you got on this washer, different to other washer projects I've seen around too :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Bella said...

Courtney, that is so cool. Can't believe its really that easy. Thank you for that wonderful tutorial. I would love to have you link this project up to my party too, Im new, and could use all the support. I appreciate it, and hope to see more of your projects. Bella :)

Tonia said...

What a great idea!! I love it. I would have never thought to do it. Thanks for linking up to What the Cr@ft!?!

Allie said...

Super Cute! Going to have to try it!
You should come link it up to my Making It With Allie Party!
AllieMakes.blogspot.com

Donene said...

Cute idea and it looks great!
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AmieAnn said...

Love washer necklaces! It soo nice to see how differently they can all be done.. yours is really cute!
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Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

so cute. I love it!
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staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what a neat idea. I made some stamped washer necklaces (and a lunchbox tag for my son)..but I love your idea!!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

this would be perfect to try at one of our Crafty GIrls Night Outs, thanks for the wonderful idea!

Young and Crafty said...

Very cute!

Sorry I have to delete it from my link party! The rule is it has to be made with scrapbook paper!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Lorie said...

Very cute! I love the technique that you used!

Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!!

liz taylor said...

What a great idea! The possibilities are endless with color choices!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thanks for sharing your necklace with A Crafty Soiree! I've never seen one done that way before and I like the Zebra like look! Please join us next time too!

Michele Chastain said...

Super cute!! I knew I saved those washers for some reason! LOL

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