This is the first type of washer necklace I made. Its not quite as easy as it sounded, so I am here to give you some pointers on what I learned.
The metal stamp kit was only 5.95 at Harbor Freight and washers are about a quarterish?? but buy way more than you need. You will have many mistakes trying to get it just right. But the first step is the most important.
1. Take some Ibuprofen for the headache you are about to get from all the pounding!!
2. Hold the stamp toward the bottom. Double check to make sure it is right-side up etc. I tried to stamp all of my kids names in a circle. For some reason I have never been able to get the w to work...ever..? and I had to abreviate McKinley to Mck. Well she is used to that anyway. Hammer it 5 to 10 times, or a couple of times HARD. Experiment with this.
3. The last step is to color the whole thing in black permanent marker, a few minutes later wipe it off using hairspray.
4. To hang it I wrapped the washer in wire, and attached a jumpring to the wire, and the ring to the necklace. Then I hung a bead from the wire using a head pin. I got many compliments on it.
The other thing I did this weekend was make a few headbands. I have finally convinced McK. that big flowers are cute in her hair, but with her short hair they need to be on a headband. I will show more on the How to later, but I needed somewhere to put them and found that a skinny mouthed vase works best. I pulled this out of the back of my cupboard and was so happy, now I can display this vase I bought from and artist on the beach in Costa Rica. It makes me smile. :)