DIY Nail Polish Washer Necklaces – Hardware Store Jewelry

When you want to DIY some jewelry, it’s time to raid the workshop or garage or take a trip to the hardware store! This is an excellent craft for kids and adults! It would be a great birthday party activity or a sleepover activity! I’ll show you how to make these easy DIY Nail Polish washer necklaces!

Before We Get Started making the Nail Polish Washer Necklaces

If you are looking for some jewelry making for beginners, I have some fun projects for you!

Supplies You Will Need To Make the Nail Polish Washer Necklaces

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Here is the Video Tutorial


1.  Clean the washers – you can wipe them down with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.

Silver washers laid out on white paper for jewelry making

2.  Start applying nail polish. You might want to wait between coats for the solid colors.

Paint metal washers with nail polish for washer necklaces

You might want to mix the colors on others. Just experiment. Let your creativity run wild.

Dripping yellow nail polish onto green polish for washer necklaces

3.  Once you have them decorated, be sure to apply a topcoat and allow it to completely dry.

Applying clear top topcoat to nail polish washer necklaces

4.  When they have dried, it’s time to add a cord. The first one I made, the orange one with the bike, I took the wire and created a sort of “S” hook, added the washer, and the bead. I closed up the “S” hook and added a cord to hang it from. 

Bending wire to create a hook for nail polish washer necklaces
Homemade S hook for on orange nail polish washer necklace with bicycle charm

The others I used the technique of cutting off a length of cording and tying the ends into a knot.  Feed the tied end through the front of the washer and loop it through the cord and you have an instant pendant!

Using bamboo string to create a cord for necklace

5.  You can add beads as I did. You can also choose to stack multiple washers and add the cord like above. When I stacked them, after applying the nail polish and letting them dry, I then glued them together, let them dry, and then added the cords.

Add glue to washers to create a stacked charm
Stack nail polish painted washer for necklace

That’s it! Go make some hardware store jewelry!!

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Washer necklace craft DIY

Incase you don’t have time to make them…

If you like washer jewelry but just aren’t up to make any, here are some great alternatives!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


Colorful Washer necklaces, plain with a sand dollar and a bike

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6 thoughts on “DIY Nail Polish Washer Necklaces – Hardware Store Jewelry”

  1. These are so darn cute. My granddaughters would have a blast making these. Thank you for the tutorial.. found you through The Friday Link Party.

  2. These are great! I've been using washers hung on cord as a necklace/eyeglasses holder. Just make sure the washer hole is wide enough to accommodate your glasses arms. I think I'll gussy mine up with nail polish now.

  3. What a fun 'busy time' project for these last few weeks of summer vacation. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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