Hey there SS fans, Becca here from Blue Cricket Design. I came up with a new and easy twist on the original Washer Necklace! It uses two long pieces of ribbon instead of one and is slightly easier to explain. If you are looking for a fun, affordable project to teach a group of girls this washer necklace is it!
- Ribbon (8′ total)
1. Start by cutting two 4-feet pieces of ribbon. Tie your two pieces together at approximately 1 1/5 feet from the end. Add your first washer by taking the top ribbon and pulling it down its center and taking the bottom ribbon and pulling it up its center.
2. Add your next washer by weaving your ribbon the exact same way…top ribbon down its center and bottom ribbon up its center! See how it looks! They are now over lapping and you can see a fun, new pattern. Keep it up until you have added all the washers and completed your design!
Here is a slight variation… I weaved a washer and then knotted the ribbon before I added the next washer: (sorry this image is blurry!)
Now get to work and see what other techniques you can come up with!
About the Author: Becca is the creative mom of 4 and the author of the blog Blue Cricket Design.
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in May 2010