Morning Crafters, This idea was featured in an SU publication and I have been experimenting with it . I have tried two different ways of creating this washer necklace.
This one was created by covering the washer with versamark ink and white embossing powder and heating until the powder had melted and cooled down.
Using a sponge dauber and Stazon Saddle brown ink, I covered the entire surface with ink , while the ink was still wet , I very, very lightly daubed a couple patches of Stazon Timber brown ink and allowed it to dry completely.
I chose Stazon ink because it does what it says on the can... It STAYZ ON . The last thing I wanted to happen was for my inks to run when I added the crystal effects.
If you don't like the effect you have created you can always clean off the ink with Stazon cleaner and start again.
I added a very delicate gold corner peel off and stuck it to one side of the washer and trimmed back the excess.
Using the dark brown Stazon, I stamped a couple of flourishes on opposite side to the peel off and allowed the ink to dry.
Then I covered the whole thing in a thick layer of Crystal effects and allowed it to dry over night on a completely level surface. This is very important as the liquid will run to the lower side if your surface is not completely level.
When completely dry, I looped the cord through the washer and added a lobster claw fastener onto the ends of the cord.