Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Washer and Ribbon Necklace

I'm usually not a big jewelry wearer but when I saw this, I automatically loved it.  I got the idea from someone on pinterest who got this idea from this website.

I'm not going to go into detailed instructions because the website referenced above does a very good job.  However, I did tweak it a little bit.

5/8" ribbon (same on both sides)  I used a satin-ish ribbon.  The original instructions called for 2 meters.  I don't think I used that much but better safe than sorry.  And I would recommend placing the first washer further down the ribbon than 6 or 8 inches.  Maybe more like 12 inches because tying it can be tricky, especially for bow challenged people like myself.

Washers in 3 different sizes (I used 2 different kinds of 1/4" and 5/16" washers.  For some reason the washers Home Depot sells in the bins are different sizes from the washers they sell in the orange multi pack bags.  I don't know why, but they are.) I used 4 1/4" from the bag, 12 loose 1/4", and 7 5/16" loose washers. The original instructions call for washers that are a bit larger but the larger you go, the heavier the necklace.  I didn't want it too heavy, so I went with the smaller washers.


Total Time: about 30-45 minutes depending on your patience
Total Cost:
Ribbon - $3.99 at michaels(with 40% off coupon make that $2.40)
Washers: $1.32 for the loose 1/4", $.84 for the loose 5/16", and $.98 for the bag of 1/4" ones (and I still have 8 left over because I only used 4, but most were too inferior to use for this project because they were rough or not cut properly)

Total = $5.54. Not bad.

1 comment:

  1. That is really differant...U would never think with the ribbon that those are actually washers!