Washer jewelry is the latest craze, combining simple washers with beads or rhinestones to create beautiful pieces with a unique flair. Previously, I created a simple washer bracelet and was so enthralled by the finished result that I decided to craft another creation based on this popular trend. My sister’s 50th birthday is coming up and wanting to make her a special gift, I came up with this elaborate design.
For this project I used:
Washers (#8) 12 mm
Purple hemp cord
Fuchsia 12ss rhinestones
Cord end caps
2 4 mm jump rings
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Lay the bracelet flat. I use E6000 to attach rhinestone to metal because of the strong bond it makes; however, some people don’t like to use it because of the warnings. Always glue in a well-ventilated area and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Since E6000 tends to be gloppy, I squeeze a small amount over a paper plate and using a toothpick apply glue to the surface slightly smaller than the rhinestone. Then using a wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from: