Make a Ribbon Necklace
Hey all! It’s Emily Lanham here with a quick project & tutorial just in time for New Years! I am a fan of jewelry, but I rarely buy it. I love the match certain pieces to what I wear when I go out, but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect match.
So why not make your own accessories to go out in this New Years Eve?
Now I am by no means a jewelry maker, but if I can do it, so can you!
You will need ribbon, chain, and your choice of beads and other embellishments.
Start off by looping 2 pieces of ribbons through the ends of your chain. I used the 1.5″ Silky/Crush ribbon. Tie knots in both strands of ribbon close to the top leaving just enough on the ends to tie a bow with.
Tie a bow with the ends of the ribbon and cut/seal the ends to prevent fraying.
If you chose to add beads, you can thread them through clear bead cord and tie them onto the chains.
Here’s the beads that I chose… I wanted to match the ribbons and papers that I was using so I made a little assortment to add extra color to the necklace.
Next, I wanted to add some variety with pattern paper, so I got out my Round 14 tool from Epiphany Crafts and made a few clear epoxy punches.
I added these to the Epiphany Crafts metal settings.
Next, I took some pieces from the chain and added the metal settings to the chain.
There you have it! The perfect accessory to wear to a New Years Eve party this year!
Blog post by: Emily Lanham
May Arts Ribbon Used:
- UK04 Silky Crush Ribbon
Partners in Craft Supplies Used:
- Authentique Paper– Renew 8×8 bundle
Other Supplies Used:
- Blue Moon Beads- Metal Chain, Clear Cord, Beads- BM22497, BM20680, JAS#1743541
- Epiphany Crafts- Round 14 Shape Studio Tool, Round 14 Bubble Caps, Round 14 Silver Metal Settings