During a recent trip to a hardware store, I decided to start a new project that I had been eyeing on Pinterest – the washer necklace. The project seemed easy enough: buy washers, paint washers, and loop washers through necklace chain. I also figured a wider selection of necklaces would encourage me to wear more jewelry.
The project was perfect for me and Tova to work on together. I logically chose black nail polish for my washers because black coordinates with almost everything. Tova was more daring and chose a pale mint green. We used about two to three coats of nail polish – I lost count after numerous touchups.
Once Tova and I painted one side of the washer, we distracted ourselves from watching the nail polish dry on the washers. Patience is not one of our strongest characteristics. But once the polish was dry, we flipped the washer and painted the other side and touched up smudges when necessary.
I couldn’t find a nice necklace chain that I liked (and within my price range), so Tova graciously offered her pink ribbon. Although the pink ribbon didn’t match most of my outfits, I wore the temporary necklace anyway – great conversation starter. And the pink ribbon reminded me of my days as a camp counselor.
Oh by the way, these pictures brought to you by the camera phone editing feature: vintage. I finally found the perfect necklace chain in the clearance aisle. The length could be a little bit longer, but I couldn’t ignore the fabulous price. Despite the ugly heart pendant and odd feathers, this necklace was mine.
No tools were necessary when removing the heart pendant and feathers, they just slid right off the chain. I stacked the two washers on top of each other and then looped the chain through the middle. I think the necklace will be complete when I find the perfect bead to add. Other than that, I love my new necklace!