For this how-to, one of the supplies is from your local hardware – plumbing section! If you’re in Australia, go to the Bunnings website and search for “fibre washer”. If you’re in the U.S, the spelling is “fiber washer”, or click on the links below to find online (affiliate links), or like me,
raid the supplies of the household ask nicely if you can have one 🙂
You will need:
- Fibre Washer. I used 28mm like these ones here
- Iron on Mend Patches in Black like these ones here
- Black Necklace like these ones here
- A couple of black jump rings like these ones here
Gather your supplies. Cut your Mend patch into a diamond shape (pic 1)
Fold the diamond around the washer (with the glue sides together)
Iron gently! Watch your fingers with this deli-cat work … (sorry)
Poke through the ‘ear’ with the jump ring. A pin can help to start the hole.
Attach your necklace and you have …A minimalist Halloween Black Cat Necklace. My washer actually started out as a red one – I painted it with acrylic paint – it absorbs and holds it really well. I’m wondering whether to ‘glitter’ the ears too. I don’t have any black glitter at the moment, so next time I’m out shopping, I’ll check it out. What do you think, glitter or no glitter ears?
Thanks as always,