Monday, August 1, 2011


I’m not much of a “Do-It-Yourself” kind of gal. I’m more of what you might consider an “I’d-Love-It-If-You-Did-It-For-Me” sort of person.  Of course in the kitchen I’m completely the opposite. But for today’s post I decided to step out of my kitchen, set my measuring spoons, mixer and apron aside and attempt to read a different set of instructions.

Fortunately, MD was around yet again to help me get this started. Yes, MD helped me make jewelry; a necklace to be exact. Give him a break though. It’s made with washers purchased from Lowe's. That makes it manly, right?

Now, don’t be afraid to try this. Once you sit down to craft your necklace, you’ll get the hang of it rather quickly.

Let’s pause for a moment while I tell you how much I actually enjoyed this DIY project. It was relaxing and quite fun to see the necklace come together.

Let’s get to crafting. 

To begin, you will need:

2 feet of 5/8" double-sided satin (or grosgrain) ribbon 
4 small (5/16" diameter) zinc cut washers (You can find these in bins below the packets of washers.)
2 packs (of 6) 1/2" diameter washers
7 zinc cut washers 1/2" (You can find these in bins below the packets of washers.)

How to: 

Thread one of the smallest washers onto your length of ribbon, about 8" from one end. Follow lacing instructions below, adding washers on in this order:

(S= small washer, M=medium washer, L=large washer)


Here’s the diagram that was included in the Urban Outfitters kit:

Here’s how I did it:

Get your materials ready:

To begin threading, slide on one washer and then another.

Take the ribbon through the second to the last washer.

Pull it through.

And then back through the top of the washer that you just slid on.

Repeat! Repeat! Repeat!

Finished product!

The total project cost under $8 and only took a half hour!

Go get your materials and get to stringing!


1 comment:

ArchipelaGO said...

Okay, that is amazing! I saw this today but did not realize it was an original piece of art. WOW!