I went to see the Josef + Anni Albers exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and it was awesome. But the item I remember being most excited about was Anni Albers' necklace made with washers and grosgrain ribbon, here it is:
I wanted one so here's how to make your very own! You need:
- 35 to 50 3/8" washers (10 washers makes 4.5" of necklace)
- Grosgrain ribbon 1/2" wide (3/4 yard or so)
Step one: Thread ribbon up from behind washer #1. You should leave about 6" inches of ribbon on the left end to tie around your neck.
Step Two: Thread ribbon up along the side of washer #2 and back down through the middle. The end should be threaded back through the middle of washer #1. (Still with me??)
Step Three: Pull ribbon tight so washer #2 lies flat against washer #1.
Step Four: Thread ribbon back up through washer #2 so it weaves underneath washer #1.
Step Five: Repeat process. Thread ribbon up alongside edge and back down through the middle of washer #3.
Step Six: Thread end of ribbon back through the middle of washer #2.
Step Seven: Pull ribbon tight to the right so you have all three washers laying flat. Repeat above steps.
Then you're done!!
Then me wearing it!