Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Textile or Fashion

This was our new challenge and I had the perfect project to post.

I am teaching a 3rd-5th grade after school program for 6 weeks and this is one of our projects….a necklace made with a washer! Here it is on me. I wore it for Valentine’s Day.

Here is another close up:

And here is the tutorial if you want to make one yourself.

Here is a quick run down of how I made mine:
1. I traced the washer on the back side of the patterned paper I wanted to use.

2. I used are Tombow’s Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the paper to the washer. Let dry!!!! Then sand the outside edges smooth. I used a paper punch for the inside, so it was already smoothed out from the cut.

3. I then repeated step #2 for the other side.

4. I used Tombow’s Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and SLOWLY (this is key so you don’t get any bubbles) all over the top of one side. Let this dry completely! I let it dry over nite.

5. Repeat step #4 for the other side.

6. Then I just added some fun cording I got at Hobby Lobby and added a necklace clasp to the ends.

I hope this has inspired you to try Tombow on fashion projects of your own. Be sure to hop over to the Tombow Blog this week to see what the other DT created with this challenge.


  1. What a great project, Debbie!! It sounds easy enough, and turned out so pretty!! Thanks for the deets!!

  2. LOVE IT!
    Thanks for the tut, Toni

  3. you are such a fun teacher! I'll bet they loved these! :)