Thursday, August 27, 2015

marbleized washer necklace

Did you know that the hardware store is one of the best places to shop for creative projects? And at about twenty-five cents, washers are one of my favorite materials grab when I am browsing the aisles of my local Home Depot. There are so many different ways to transform a washer into a pendent. I thought it would be fun to use nail polish marbling to create some colorful statement necklaces.
All you need are washers and nail polish.
Fill a small container with water and lightly pour the polish onto the surface of the water and then swirl it around. 
Next, dip the washer into the the water. It will pick the marbled nail polish and once dry will be permanent.
I used colorful beads and created a long strand necklace with the washer as the pendent or you could add the washer to your favorite chain or strand of beads.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Very cool!

Unknown said...

the nail polish sticks to the washer ok and doesn't flake off? i have painted a ring in the past with nail polish and it would constantly chip away and i would have to repaint it. i supposed the necklace wouldn't because it hangs in a place that doesn't get beat up. that would make sense.

Unknown said...

what to you put it on to dry? does this cover both sides of the washer?

alisa burke said...

Britt, in my experience nail polish dries permanent. I've tried to peel it off and beat it up but nothing comes off of the projects I create with nail polish. Perhaps different polish works in different ways?

alisa burke said...

If you dip the washer far enough into the water it will cover both sides. For drying I just slip a paintbrush into the hole and suspend it so the washer is not touching anything. I am using quick dry nail polish and it takes minutes to dry.

Stephanie said...

Great project idea! You could do earring this way with small washers too. Thanks.

studioGypsy said...

brilliance!! :D

Beth O'Brien said...

I can't wait to try this! I think there is a product called diamond glaze (or gloss glaze) that adds a clear thick tough topcoat layer. I don't know if it causes ink to bleed - but if not, your designs, cut into paper donuts, on top of washers with shiny top coat would be stunning!

A.S.U. said...

Hi! I tried this but the polish hardened as soon as it touched the water. So it was impossible to swirl, and when I dipped the washer in the polish was like a solid-ish sheet of plastic. Any ideas on what might be going wrong?

Brig said...

You come up with the most brilliant ideas!!! I LOVE these!!! It's my kind of jewellery! :0)

Anonymous said...

How do you dispose of the polish/water?

jgr said... I can't wait to try this!

Unknown said...

Nice stuff dear. I like it Ruby earrings jewellery & Round diamond rings

remas haytham said...

تسليك المجاري بالضغط
تنظيف أنابيب الصرف الصحي
شركة تنظيف بالبخار بالرياض
شركة تنظيف رخام بالرياض
شركة تنظيف زجاج الابراج بالرياض
شركة تنظيف سيراميك بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت الشعر بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت الشعر شرق الرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت الشعر غرب الرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت الشعر شمال الرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت الشعر جنوب الرياض
شركة تنظيف الاثاث بالبخار بالرياض
شركة تنظيف السجاد بالبخار بالرياض
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالبخار بالرياض

Unknown said...

Nice stuff dear. single diamond rings & Round diamond rings

Anonymous said...

it did not work for me, not sure if that is due to the quality or oil content of my nail polish.


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