A cool choker made from hardware supplies

Irene Palma, HomeCraft
Irene Palma, HomeCraft

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 they’re also used to make “sipa” if covered with  cloth or strips of plastic.
Believe it or not, you can 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.
Offset or balance the edgy hardware with a dainty and brightly colored ribbon.

Materials needed:

  • Washers
  • Ribbon, about 1 meter


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 5th washer.

Step 6: Tie both ends of the ribbon.

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Irene is a crafter, DIY-er and a blogger. She does most of her crafts and projects between her private practice as an orthodontist and dentistry professor. She is also a wife, a mom and a self confessed Martha Stewart wannabe. Get to know more about her on her blog, homeeconanay.blogspot.com