I have been inspired by my Pinterest.com collection yet again. (Feel free to follow me, if you would like. Jennifer Avila) It is just the coolest place ever! Definitely my guilty pleasure. I am never at a loss for awesome stuff to inspire me and lately I have been majorly inspired to do a bunch of new projects. Yesterday, I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and brought home all sorts of jewelry findings and a couple packages of beads that happened to be 50% off!! (My absolute favorite way to buy things is on sale. In fact, pretty much the ONLY way I buy stuff.) I also got some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, which is the key to these sorts of things. I had to take another short trip to the hardware store around the corner and picked up 3 packages of various sizes of fender washers. They are about $1.25 a package. So, very cheap to create these treasures. I just LOVE that!! Then, I stayed up getting things together so that I could whip out my new projects. I found a pretty good tutorial here: Creations by Kara. My first one is cute, though not perfect. I am learning as I go. I discovered that the liquid spreads quickly so you have to be prepared with any embellishments that you are adding. I would also say that it is important to have a straight pin handy to coax the air bubbles off of the surface. To assist in the drying process, I used my little 6 inch fan and put the washers directly in front of that which helped speed things up a lot. I am still learning what will work for hanging/wearing the jewelry. Should it go on leather cording? Maybe ball chain? Hemp? Still working with those options. In any case, I am loving it and have several in the curing process right now. The next step for me is collaging. I am LOVING the collaged washer results so far. I will be posting those next.