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

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Supplies Needed for Christmas Washer Pendants



How to Make Stamped Washer Necklaces

Start by stamping your washer. (Place your washer on a hard surface. Make sure to protect surfaces like your dining room from damage. As a beginner, I would go outside to our back porch which has a concrete floor. Now I use a steel bench block.) 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!



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3 comments

  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!

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

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