These can given as necklaces, or just as easily be used as bookmarks. Make sure you buy several extra washers because there will be a certain amount of trial and error.
Main Lesson learned was to use a HEAVY HAMMER. Do no use a cheap light weight hammer or you will have to pound 20 time for one letter, which leads to the stamp slipping.
- Various sizes of washer- I got 1/2 and 3/4 inches
- Letter stamps
- very heavy hammer
- fine tip sharpie
- leather or string for necklaces
- various beads for color
- jewelry bags
- my niece's name
- my sister's married name and year of they were married on smaller washer
- meaningful phrase. For two of my young nieces I put the phrase from The Help that the main characters tells the little girl over and over: "U R Kind, Smart & Important"
1. Stamp letters onto washer. Make sure you use a very heavy hammer. I tried a cheaper hammer and ended up hitting about 20 times and still not make a clear letter. With the heavy hammer only 5 to 8 good hits would make the letter clear. The more hits you make, the more chances you have of making a mistake with the stamper slipping or dropping the stamper...or worse hitting your finger!
2. Use Sharpie on Lettering: After using the sharpie, if you mess up a bit, you can wipe it off quickly with wet wipe to get off of surface but leaving the sharpie in creases of stamped letter)