Aimlessly wandering around the dollar store the other day, I found myself in the hardware section and the shine of silver caught my eye. With no real plan in mind, I stocked up on oversized washers and bolts(a whopping $9 worth.)
I decided to turn both into necklaces starting with the bolts:
- String the bolts onto two pieces of rope
- Snip both ropes to the length you would like the necklace to hang, and cover ends with tape so they do not unravel
- Attached metal ends (I found at a bead store) by filling with hot glue and sticking in rope end, let dry
- Cover all four ends, then group each side with a jumpring and clasp.
- Fasten in back and wear!
The plan was to make a similar necklace with the washers, but then I found this amazing tutorial for a washer/ribbon necklace and I had to give it a try. This necklace was orignally designed by textile artist Anni Albers, and is super simple to recreate. The final product is stunning, and only cost $5 for washers and ribbon!