As I showed you on Monday, I have made quite a few bracelets over the years. One of my favourites is the one made of different ribbons and washers from the hardware store because of the combination of edgy and delicate materials. I put together a tutorial so you can make one, too.
- About 15 washers from the hardware store, I used three different sizes
- Three different kinds of ribbon; I used a wide flat leather strap, some kind of chiffon ribbon and a piece of black wool
- Cut your ribbons to the same length, the length depending on how often you want to wrap the bracelet around your wrist. Mine was about 1m, but I think it’s best to try it out.
- Knot the ribbons together, close to one of the ends. If the overhanging ends are too long or not the same length, cut so it’s neat.
- Pull the leather strap through the hole of the first washer, from bottom to top (see the picture).
- Grab both the other ribbons and pull them through the hole of the washer, too, but this time from top to bottom (see the arrows in the next picture). This secures the washers but still lets you adjust their positions.
- Add the next washer in the same way: first pull the leather strap through the whole of the washer, from bottom to top, than both the other ribbons from top to bottom.
- Keep on adding washers until you’re satisfied with the amount. I like to alternate the different sizes.
- Add a last washer at the end where you didn’t make the knot before. Pull the leather strap through the washer and knot the leather strap with both the other ribbons. Cut off any overhanging ends.
- Tie a second knot to the end where you made a knot at the beginning. The distance between the knots should be just large enough to pull the washer you tied to the other end through.
- Spread the washers evenly along the length of the ribbons….and your new bracelet is finished!
If you have any questions, please let me know! Which colours or kind of ribbons would you use? If you have any thoughts on this, I would greatly appreciate it, if you leave a comment!