Friday, November 6, 2015

DIY Hardware Accessories

In my older posts I mentioned how I sometimes find inspiration for my projects during trips to the hardware store. One of the upshots of these visits is a "tingga" choker that I created for Yahoo She!


Take a quick visit to your local hardware store and purchase a couple of pieces of washers or “tingga”. These disk-like thingies are generally used to support or fasten screws but is also used to play “sipa” if covered with  cloth or strips of plastic bags. 


Believe it or not, you could also use them to quickly create a fashionable accessory! Washers come in different sizes so feel free to experiment with different designs. 

For this specific piece use five washers in 3 sizes (1 large, 2 medium and 2 small). Keep the  smallest sized washers on each end, with the largest at the center. If you don’t like your choker to appear too shiny you may distress the washers by beating it with a hammer or by scratching the surface with sandpaper. Off set or balance the edgy hardware with a dainty and brightly colored ribbon. 

Materials needed:

Washers
Ribbon, about 1 meter



Procedure:

Step 1: Pass one end of ribbon through the under side of the 1st washer.  



Step 2: Next slip ribbon through the 2nd washer. This time pass it from the front towards the back 






Step 3: Flip 2nd washer over and pass ribbon back through the 1st washer 





Step 4: Insert ribbon into the 2nd washer, from the back towards the front 



Step 5: Repeat steps 1-5 until you have threaded the 5thwasher


Step 6: Tie both ends of the ribbon


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