Monday, August 13, 2012

Washer fun!

One of my 3D swaps at convention was this fun lil necklace. I changed it up by glueing this vintage faceted button to the exterior.

This was a craft I'd done for our MOPS group craft and I loved the result (see my vanilla n black DSP washer necklace. I'd used a longer chain to loop instead of a ribbon.

I used Modge Podge as the adhesive base and laid them to dry on wax paper. It's a must to do both sides of the washer or it flips as you are wearing it and shows metal. I doooo love the look of Crystal Effects but it needs to set out over night and can only do one side at a time.

The swap for convention was a hit! Id done it with the lil stripes from Birds of a Feather DSP and our Marina Mist ribbon.

Here you'll see the cutest model (my beloved niece, Claire) who snagged one for her collection. Her older sister did too, lol.

I was sooooo happy to see it demonstrated in the Stampin' Up! September Stampin' Success magazine! Look ~ you can see they used a Dahlia just like I did with my Vintage Faceted Button! I love when great minds think alike!



  1. Very pretty! How long do you recommend to make the ribbon and do you just tie it in a knot at your neck?

    1. Longer that you'd think Id rather have extra to make it longer with different outfits n a bow.30"++


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