Hi everyone!! So glad you've stopped by for another Tool Time Tuesday. This project is truly a "tool time" from the hardware store.
Today we are making this adorable bracelet (modeled by my daughter Kelsie!). Believe it or not, this bracelet is made from washers. It was fast and easy too. I think I made this in under 15 minutes.
Most hardware stores have a section in the nuts and bolts aisle where they sell these baggies. In Home Depot, these baggies are only 98 cents each.
There are many different styles of washers. These washers that look like flowers are called lock washers.
This package is a number 6. The smaller the number, the smaller the size of the washer. Each baggie has 20 washers in it for 98 cents. What a great price compared to a craft store for some jewelry supplies.
Here's what they look like out of the bag...
and here's a close up.
I also used jump rings to connect the washers, because the washers don't open up and need to be connected with something. I also used a lobster claw clasp.
First step is to use 2 needle nose pliers to carefully open up the jump ring.
I added one small washer and one large one.
Close up the ring.
Here are the 2 washers.
I kept on adding a jump ring and then alternated one large washer and one small washer until the bracelet fit my wrist.
On one end, I added the lobster claw clasp.
and at the other end, I added one jump ring to close with the clasp.
Very fast and easy.
and stylish too!
These would be great summer time craft projects for older children and great gifts too. Just think of the possibilities...earrings, necklaces etc. Add pretty beads in between for color too.
Remember our Tool Time promise...don't tell the hardware people we use these washers for craft projects or they'll raise the prices on us. Shhhhh...it's our little secret.
Have a wonderful Tuesday,
don't forget to pop over to my Sunday party post...Sew Darn Crafty. So many wonderful projects for you to just click on a visit! Lots of inspiration!