Thursday, September 20, 2012

Never a Wash Out!

If you know me.... You knowwww my love of jewelry! Working at a bank I had a limited budget. My boss at the time showed me that with accessories, an outfit can be stretched and made anew! (not that I neeeeed an excuse to love bling or jewelry lol)

So I couldn't resist creating something new from a necklace that I'd liked on Pinterest! I recreated it, different, with some of our amazing ribbons and accessories from the Stampin' Up! idea Book.

Here you'll see the Crumb Cake Ribbon Seam Binding and Victoria Crochet Trim with one of our new and ohhh sooo cute In Color Dahlia in Raspberry Ripple!

I used our Mini Glue dot to hold the ribbon down to start and wrapped it around and around!! I then took the last wrap and looped in the end of the ribbon in a sleek knot. I also used the Mini Glue Dots to hold it all together. Here I took Hot Glue and adhered the middle embellishment.

This wasn't enough!! (Is it ever?!?!) I did a 2nd necklace with Baja Breeze Seam Binding. I then trimmed the brad portion off of the back of our Antique Brads and used needle nose pliers to push down any metal that is standing up and could scratch or catch. I then used the hot glue gun to hold the two together.

Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy!! I did make the necklace portion by doing a loop and ribbon tie necklace for each of the washers.

So, next time you feel a lil dull, nab a washer and your favorite ribbon and Go To Town!! Have fun! It is limitless with the different sized washers, ribbons and accessories!! Look how lovely my older girls look!


  1. This is the first version of a washer necklace that I've actually liked! I love the way the ribbon looks wrapped around it. Very classy and elegant! I'm making sure to put this on one of my pinterest boards so I can make some for gifts.

  2. Well done Jamie! I love the seam binding wrap - what a GREAT idea!


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