Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY :: Wooden Jewelry


I've been working on these wooden disc necklaces on and off for a while now. I found these wooden washers on Etsy and I wanted to try and make something with them. I have a lot of embroidery floss around from my embroidery projects, here and here, so I made these floss wrapped pendants.

I used Mod Podge glue to secure the string to the wood and then just wrapped from there. When I was done, I ran some glue over the string to make sure it didn't fray or unravel. I also tried to paint a few washers with some sharpies I had around the house. They turned out OK. I think it would have done more of these if I had more colors.


And of course, I had to try my favorite technique, masking and painting with acrylics. No matter the result, masking always makes it look like you know what your doing! I really like these! The only thing they lack, is the texture of the embroidery floss ones.


14 comments :

  1. what about painting one side and wrapping some darker colored thread-- a nice pop of color against some texture would look awesome.

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    1. Hi Sami,
      Good idea! That woud look great!

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  2. Really nice! I tried to pin this but it wouldn't let me.

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    1. Thanks Lynda! Many people have pinned from this site before. You shouldn't have any problems pinning.

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  3. I love this project! So simple and fun. I'd like to try it with the floss.

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  4. Gorgeous. Fantastic simple, but effective, idea

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  5. This is adorable, I love colorful wood jewelry, thanks for sharing!!
    http://blog.elbavalverde.com/

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  6. Such an inspiration...with the embroidery thread the washers could be combined to make 1 unit...there are endless possibilities...ty for sharing

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  7. question: where did you get the wooden washers? did you make them or buy them?

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    1. Hi Jen, I bought them on Etsy, I just searched "wooden washers."

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    2. I bought my washers from here http://www.etsy.com/people/ShauneilSupplies

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