Thursday, October 14, 2010

CTMH Product Spotlight HOP

I am so excited about this month's product spotlight!
It comes just in time for pre-planning some of your hand made holiday gifts...whether it be a hostess gift to thank that special person that invited you on over or a gift for your family or friends. You are sure to find some inspiration in this hop to help you along this season.

If you have come from Traci's site then you are on the right path.

It seems as the latest craze are to use washer's to create jewelry,
you know - the ones found in your husband's tool stash?

I was first inspired by a jewelry giveaway on a blog I follow (UCreate) for Bead Creations International. When I was perusing the jewelry for this giveaway I thought, as any crafter does, I COULD MAKE THAT! Well of course not THAT but I could do something similar so I sketched out my idea. Then I did some googling and found that it was not an original idea but others were making that very thing already!

My loving husband let me try out this project idea using some of his washers out of his stash. When I found the size I preferred I headed on up to the hardware store to buy myself a bunch!! I bought a whole box of 100 washer's...I had a BIG project in mind. I created this pendant to use as a key chain dangle as a room gift for those attending our Ladies Retreat last month.


Then I wanted to make Thank You gifts for each of the gals that helped me to plan out a fabulous weekend. I had so much fun with the key chains that I went to work on these necklaces with matching washer earrings. I had a sketch so I knew what look I wanted to achieve. Let me just say I have NEVER done beading and this was easy to figure out on my own without any instructions.



  • CTMH Liquid Glass
  • CTMH Black Hemp
  • CTMH Sparkles
  • CTMH Finishing Files
  • Washer Fronts - CTMH retired but Passages map would be beautiful
  • Washer Backs - CTMH Majestic Blue retired
  • Mod Podge
  • Washers and beading supplies
  • Cricut - Circles and "X"

Basic Instructions:
  1. Cut/Punch out circle to size out of B&T paper. I used my Cricut.
  2. Using Mod Podge, adhere paper circle to the washer front.
  3. Once dry, use CTMH Finishing Files to "pop" out the circles center and file down any paper overhangs in center or around the edges.
  4. Making sure there isn't any dust left on, adhere on any embellishments.
  5. Squirt a liberal amount of CTMH Liquid Glass over the entire front being careful not to get any air bubbles.
  6. Finish it off with a key chain or necklace piece.
For the necklace I used Cotton 1mm cording. For the Key chains I used the CTMH Hemp.

Here are some other random gift ideas:

Mini Paper Coaster Photo Album
Alter Paper Coasters with B&T paper

Tumbled Tile Coasters
Stamp image with Staz-On Ink
Color in with Colored Pencils
Spray with Acrylic Sealer or Leave as is
Add felt dots to bottom

Stamp Image onto Tissue Paper
Cut around the image
Lay over Candle
Place Wax Paper over image, pull taught and hold in the back.
Using Embossing Gun, heat up image until you see it "melt" into the candle.
Remove Wax Paper

Next stop on the hop is Tracey's site.
Hop on over to see what she has in store for you!


Wendy K. said...

What a frugal idea! Your jewelry set turned out great. I really like the touch of beads.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, the washer set is awesome! You've been a busy girl.. lots of great gift giving ideas.

mamichelle said...

The jewelry is amazing! Love your other ideas too!

Traci said...

Did I see earings, too? What a great idea!!

Debbie Carriere said...

I love the jewelry ideas!! I really want to try this. Great gift idea.

Nikka Geers said...

those are all great gift ideas. thanks for sharing

TraceyJean said...

I really like those earrings and that candle...

Sheila Bennett said...

Good idea to make a keyring using the washer idea. Really like the jewelry and keychain that you created.

Haley D. said...

Great ideas!