Tuesday, January 17, 2012

a gift to myself

Some of you may know my birthday is coming up...(in 13 days, to be exact).  
I've been looking around for fun ideas for my 40th Fiesta - here's my Pinterest board. 

I wanted something special to wear, like jewelry.  
I'm not a flashy jewelry person.  I like simple, classic & unique.
  I'm loving hand stamped, washer-style pendants. 
In fact, I made some for Mother's Day a few years ago.

While searching online for my own hand stamped cutie, I decided to try making one (again).  
*my first attempt left me frustrated & needing to wash out my mouth with soap.
This time went much better. 

Here's what I started with.
I got my stamp set here.  The washers came from Lowes (~$1.20/3) 
Oh, grab a Sharpie too!

I picked 9/16th size washers because I liked the size 
(and I had lots of letters to add)
 I kind of eyeballed the placement of the letters, that's why they are a little wonky.

After I filled in the letters using the Sharpie..it looked like this

Dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol to remove the 'extra' marker 

I plan on trying it again, to see if I can even out the names.  
And to make better impressions of all the letters.  
But you get the idea.  
I'll probably hang it on a simple ribbon 
(maybe with a bead) and give it to myself as a gift :)

Have a great Tuesday!
and don't forget to enter the O.R.E Originals giveaway HERE


Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yours turned out great! I tried this a few years ago and ended up with an injured thumb for about two weeks:) I haven't gotten out my stamp set again since then!

Jodee said...

Holy cow! I am sooo impressed! That turned out fabulous!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I have always wanted to try that!! That turned out so cute! Love it! I forgot your birthday was the day after mine. Happy Early Birthday!

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