Monday, April 19, 2010

How to Make a Washer Ribbon Necklace

I've been working all day on a washer ribbon necklace for a program I'm having next week at the library. I used this great tutorial here at Blue Cricket Design. 

I made two of my own and I love how they turned out.  I can't wait to get more washers!

I wrote out the steps so it made a little more sense to me and found some hints along the way.  I thought I would share those for anyone else wanting to make them. These are for the washer necklace on the right with the green ribbon.  The pink ribbon is pretty easy.  I just wrapped the ribbon around the washer.  You can get really creative with these.  There are so many other ways to use washers!

How to make a Washer Ribbon Necklace.

Step One: Take two strands of ribbon. Make them pretty long so you don’t run out!

Step Two: Tie a knot where you want to start weaving your washers.

Step Three: Hold your washer. Take your TOP strand of ribbon and weave it through your washer from front to back or DOWN the washer.

Step Four: Take the BOTTOM strand and weave it from back to front or UP its center. Pull the washer tight.

Step Five: Weave all the washers you desire onto the ribbon following this pattern pulling the washers tight so the lay on top of each other.

Step Six: Tie the ends.

HINT: Keep the necklace laying on a flat surface as you weave.

HINT: Say this over and over again: TOP DOWN BOTTOM UP. Following this pattern will make your necklace pretty!

HINT: Don’t forget to pull the washers tight!


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  1. wow cool idea! hubby's family owns a fastener store, so I do believe that I could scrounge up a few washers to try one out sometime :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  2. Love all the cool crafts!!!

    Following you back for Follow Friday:)

    Val @

  3. Julie,
    Rad necklace! Love it! Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous party! I had fun stopping by and checking out your craftiness!


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