I was on a necklace roll this weekend! I think I liked this particular project because I could work on it while watching television so I felt productive. And now I have something pretty to wear to work!
I did not come up with this idea on my own, sadly. No, it was a genius idea I saw on another blog. I had ribbon already and I had to go to Home Depot yesterday to get hollow wall fasteners since we were installing a few shelves in the kitchen (pictures later), so while there I picked up three packages of washers -- 1/4" (12), 5/16" (8), and 1/2" (6) -- for $2.94.
It took a while to figure out how to thread it so that it lay properly, but I eventually got the hang of it. I think it would look better with wider ribbon, but it's fine for a first attempt. I ended up with a long strand of ribbon on one side (and only 8" on the other), but that was on purpose. I wanted to weave one end using the method that I found here.
Next time I think I'll make a smaller version because I prefer choker-sized necklaces and this is a bit longer than that.
Side note that is apropos of nothing: My goddaughter (who is six) made me the cutest picture this weekend -- she spelled all the words herself, too!