8.10.2010

DIY Stamped Necklace

I've seen these stamped necklaces everywhere and haven't wanted to dropped the $$ to pay for one.  Then I found out that you could buy the stamps for a relatively good price on amazon.  Last week while perusing some blogs I found out that you can buy a stamp set for $4.99!  That's right ladies and gentlemen a stamping set for under $5!!  So I convinced my husband, or subconsciously made him think he needed to go to Harbor Freight.  It wasn't a hard sell because like most husbands mine likes to go to hardware stores.  So off we went and I found this little set...
I forgot to look for washers while I was there so I had to make another trip to a different, closer store the next day to pick out some washers.
Here are the supplies: hammer, washer, permanent marker, steel wool & stamp set.
I did my stamping outside so I didn't mess up any surfaces in my house.  I am anxious to try this again to perfect the art.

Looks fun doesn't it?
Now color each letter making sure to get ink in the crevices.  This dries fast so on to the next step.  Rub the washer with steel wool, this will take off the excess ink and shine the washer too.
Now you can make a necklace out of it.  I'm sure there is some way to drill a hole in it, but my little helper was helping a little too much to try it.  I made a necklace out of DMC floss.
Next time I will cut longer lengths.  When I was little I learned how to tie bracelets, I don't know what the technique is called, but it's super easy and fast.  Here is the end product:

2 comments:

theteo5 said...

I've been wanting to try this too. I love how yours turned out! Nice work!

What I Did Today said...

This is awesome! I can't believe how inexpensive the stamping set is. Marvelous!

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