Sorry I'm so late at getting this post up but life sort of got in the way!
Did you guess what these little gems were made of though???? Not that you don't know now from the title.
We had a few guesses and they were pretty close but not quite right. And I did make a Necklace out of them.
Dawn had suggested"In assorted sizes and colours these could make a great wall hanging ".
If any one has the patients to do that, that would look really neat! I don't know if I will every get around to doing it, but if anyone does I would really love to see it.
Milk Jug Washers (that's what I am calling them).
I have seen all these really cool washer necklaces lately that are wrapped in embroidery thread. I really love them all. Check out all these cool ones I found.
(This one is crocheted, I will be trying this next).
Pretty ha? Well I didn't want to have the weight of the washers. Mostly though I'm cheap and didn't want to have to go buy a bunch when I could make some out of plastic and they would be lighter too! I used yarn and not embroidery thread as well because I had the colors I wanted in the yarn.
So let's get started making some...
Here is what you need to make the washers and the necklace
clean empty milk jug (of course you could use other plastic objects)
sharp pointy edge scissors
Round objects the size you want your washers to be the size of the middle.
(If you already have washers you could use them to trace,this would be the easiest.
Cut your milk jug into flat pieces. Draw on you 'washer's with permanent marker using your circular objects.
To cut the middle out I cut across the inside circle several times then cut out the middle. This makes it easier to cut.
Start wrapping your yarn around your "washer".
If you run out of yarn use a yarn needle to weave the yarn between the yarn and the "washer" and pull tight to secure. Cut of the excess yarn. Do this when your washer is completely covered to finish it off as well.
Arrange your wrapped "washers" how you would like them for a necklace.
Using matching yarn, starting on one side of your arrangement start wrapping around two "washers" at a time to secure together. Weave in the ends of your yarn.
Continue to your next "washer" and do the same.
Keep doing this until your arrangement is all securely joined together.
Add Jump rings to both sides of your arrangement.
Add a chain and your done!
I made "Mini Me" one as well her's I just placed one on top of another added a charm on top and used matching yarn for the chain which holds all the layers together.
So what do you think? Does it pass as a "Washer Necklace"?
I love it! My "Mini Me" saw hers waiting on the table and was so excited!
These would make fun inexpensive gifts as well.
If you make one let me know, I would love to see it!
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