The other day I was at the hardware store with my husband. Being a man, he spent forever looking at screws and bolts. So, I started wandering down the aisle, and among the circular washers, I noticed the lock washers.
Now, I don’t look at washers all that often, and had no idea there were little washers that looked just like gears. And because I was in a crafting mood, I decided I needed some to make jewelry.
(You love my artsy photos right?)
I created these using 14 1/4″lock washers spaced with silver rings (they didn’t have a size listed, but are the same size as the inner ring of the lock washers) and closed with a hidden clasp for added elegance. I found the clasps and rings at my local Wal-Mart, which, unlike some of the others I have been to, still has a craft section. I’ve seen similar rings at craft stores, but they were much cheaper at Wal-Mart.
Funny thing, after creating this work of inspiration, I came across a similar bracelet by Love Megan. Her bracelet is super cute too, she used a contrasting silver chain to attach her washers. I think it gives it a really elegant look.
For more photos, and to buy an already assembled bracelet, check out etsy.