November 27, 2013

Make It: Hand-Stamped JOY Pendant

Over the summer I made several hand-stamped washer pendants as personalized graduation and reunion gifts. I got great feedback, so I wanted to come up with a simple design for the holidays. This little bit of Joy made me smile when I first put it together. I hope you enjoy it too!

JOY stamped washer pendant makes an inexpensive holiday gift.

Make Your Own Hand-Stamped Pendant

Supplies Needed for Christmas Washer Pendants

  • Metal Washers & 24 inch ball chain (one of each per pendant)
  • Round Bead Charm (mine is 6mm)
  • Metal Alphabet Hand-Stamps/Punches (I found a 36 piece set at Michaels. Letter-size 6mm.)
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Hammer

How to Make Stamped Washer Pendants

Start by stamping your washer. (Place your washer on a hard surface, like concrete.  I usually go outside to our back porch which has a concrete floor.) Place the J to the left of the washer opening and your Y to the right.  Use your sharpie to fill in the letters to make them more visible and "age" them a little. Wipe away any excess ink. (Check out The 36th Avenue blog's pendant tutorial.)

Next, slide the bead to the center of the ball-chain. Close the clasp. Pull the bead and chain through the center of the washer from back to front. Feed the clasp-end of the ball-chain up through the loop creating a slip-knot around the washer.

Pull tight and center the bead.  That's all there is to it.

If you're giving this as a gift, make it extra special by including a copy of LandeeSeeLandeeDo's Sunday Encouragement: Grateful printable. Put it in a small frame or use a copy to adorn a plain gift bag.

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. This is so clever Laura! Everything from the packaging down to the item itself. So cute! Any gal would love one of these & have a great conversation piece!

  2. What a great idea, I love hand made jewelry for the holidays. Merry Christmas


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