Thursday, February 23, 2012

DIY: Washer & Ribbon Necklace



I've been seeing this necklace on Pinterest a lot lately and it sparked my interest. It only takes two supplies to make; metal washers and grosgrain ribbon, both of which I had already, so I decided to give it a whirl. I wore it yesterday and really loved it! Here's a quick tutorial:


You will need:
20 - 30 1" metal washers (I used 24. Use more or less to make it the length you want.)
5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon, about 1 yard (or more, depending on your desired length of your necklace)

Step 1:
Thread your ribbon up through washer #1, leaving enough ribbon on the end to tie the necklace when it's finished.

Step 2:
Thread the ribbon down through the top of washer #2.

Step 3:
Thread the ribbon back down through washer #1.

Step 4:
Pull the ribbon tight, so washer #2 is laying flat on top of washer #1.

Step 5:
Thread the ribbon back up through washer #2.

Step 6: 
Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each additional washer. Once you've threaded all your washers onto the ribbon, tie the two ends of the ribbon together and trim off the excess. Finished! Easy, right?

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28 comments:

  1. I love this. I saw a pop top bracelet that used a similar technique. I love using hardware store finds. i will be making one of these or more, for sure. thanks so much for the tut.

    www.thejewelrylady.org

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  2. love this! just pinned it on pinterest too :-)

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  3. Love it just made one

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  4. me and my girls will try this out this weekend, I think I will also spray paint the washers pink for my lil divas

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  5. Where i can buy the metal washers

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    1. You can find them at any hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot. :)

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  6. this is such a cute idea! i came across it on pinterest and mentioned on my blog :)

    i'm a new follower!
    http://limeandsaltplease.blogspot.com/

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  7. What was the interior measurement of the washers? (the diameter of the hole?)
    I am having a hard time finding washers this large.
    Any advice?

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    1. I'm not sure of the exact measurements - I bought these ones at a local hardware store. I would imagine a place like Lowes or Home Depot would have them as well; I would check there! Good luck! :)

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  8. Just made this and I love it! I can also use it as a headband :)

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  9. Just finished the first necklace ! ( use extra ribbon, I got caught short at the end )

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  10. So excited about my new necklace... and for less than $5! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity, Megan!

    I used a bag of 25 flat washers from Home Depot that are 3/8" and it looks just like the picture. I'm guessing that Megan measured the diameter of the entire washer, but the packages are labeled by the diameter of the hole?

    Thanks again :)

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  11. I found your blog via Pinterest from this diy - it's amazing! I'm so glad I found you and I can't wait to make this necklace.

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  12. I made a bracelet version with brown ribbon! ^_^

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  13. This is such a great idea! I think painting the washers can really add to the dimensions of the piece as well as prevent any kind of rust/wear issues later. Now, I just need to go buy some washers! Thank you! I have Pin'd this. :)

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  14. I made this today!!! Love it and turned out beautiful... word to wise... need about 3 yards (yep 3 yards); 1st time started with 1 1/2 yards and about 6 washers in noticed that I needed more... Eventually you'll cut off about 1/2 yard to 2/3 off AND this is a heavy necklace I'll probably give to my 25 yr old daughter and make a smaller/lighter weight (fewer washers) one for me... thanks again for the GREAT idea!

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  15. Making this with Girl Scouts tonight! Thanks for all the tips.

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  16. Loved this idea! I hope you don't mind me using your post on my blog! I gave you credit! New follower :)

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    1. http://firstcallnc.blogspot.com/2012/11/crafts-by-cassie-washer-bracelet.html

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  18. will be making these as gifts for a few friends. love this idea.
    Lord Ashbury.

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  20. I found your blog via Pintrest. Thank you so much for posting this DIY tutorial it's so cute! I made a couple of these today and posted it up on my own blog so I hope you check it out. Thanks for the great step by step photos.


    http://simplypinspirational.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-washer-ribbon-necklace.html

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  21. How cool is this idea....absolutely genius!

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  22. I really like your blog .. congratulations! beautiful creations! I invite you on my blog .. http://noxcreare.blogspot.it .. let me know what you think .. I'm also a creative
    Noemi

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  23. Love it I definitely will make this one, when I have time!
    It wil go on my list to do :)

    I'm following you now
    Hope you can follow back!

    Lots of love,

    April
    http://freakdelafashion.blogspot.com

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