Check out these Puppies!
I know what you’re thinking…
“I want that!”
I saw these on The Small Object after searching her archives. I’m a pretty good judge of character and knew right off the bat that she was all kinds of wonderful. Once again I was right!This project Rocks! It’s a May 2005 work of art if you ask me!
You need three things…
- Washers from Home Depot. And I warn you! You will get that “Damsel in Distress” look from the sales guy when he asks you what size you need and what you’re using them for! I avoided answering. Pretty Sure Orange Aproned Men don’t like to hear their department is a new hit with house wives across America for gathering jewelry supplies! I used 3/8th, 5 /16th and the next smallest size.
- Ribbon! Any color your heart desires! I used 5/8″ Satin. And when it comes to cutting a length follow this motto: “Longer is better! Longer is Better!” I would cut at least 60″. You’d be surprised how much ribbon is used in the weaving process! You’ll want plenty of slack on each end so you can tie it off in a bow!I found this out the hard way!
- A Calm Zen Like mood! Trust me… you’ll read, and stare at these photos and still wonder if you’re doing it right! This one is a wee bit difficult to explain!
First you will want to lay out your washers. I did two versions one that had a growing Pattern…
6 large washers.
The next one I did:
Take your first washer and string it onto your ribbon like the photo illustrates. Be sure to leave plenty of slack on the end.
You are going to go up the center of the first washer, over the top of the next and down it’s middle lacing the ribbon back through the center of the first washer.
Take the ribbon up the center of washer on top, over the top of the next and down it’s middle lacing the ribbon back through the center of the washer before it. Can you see what I mean in the picture? Here’s a different angel. Notice the ribbon and see if you can follow the pattern.
Once you get the hang of it they are pretty easy to make! I know it seems complicated! Just re read and study the photos! That’s what I had to do! And feeling dumb is completely normal! I’m pretty used to the feeling so I just rolled with it! And there’s nothing like conquering a tricky tutorial! I feel like I can do ANYTHING!!!!