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Ruffled Ribbon Necklace

I got some really cute new outfits for Christmas, but realized I needed some new accessories as well – so May Arts to the rescue!

Ruffled Ribbon Necklace

I wear a ton of browns, so when I started looking through my ribbon collection, I was thrilled with how the colors and textures of the ribbons that I chose, worked together – and would be easy to add to many outfits.

I cut about 2 yards of each of my ribbons.  This will give you enough to leave about 18” for ties on either side.

On my working end, I used little metal clips from Ikea to hold the ribbons together, and to give me a starting point for sewing my pearls.


I used a strong beading thread, and knotted it, and hid the knot between the two layers of ribbon.  Then I just started sewing round fresh water pearls, alternating one on the top, and one underneath.  I added some slack on the ribbon before stitching the pearl to create the ruffles.

Ruffled Ribbon Necklace

This necklace is very quick to make and very comfortable to wear! So go through your closet, and imagine the possibilities.

Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle

May Arts Ribbons Used:

May Arts Textured Two Tone Ribbon

May Arts Solid Two Tone Ribbon

Other Supplies Used:

  • Freshwater Pearls
  • Beading Thread/ Needle
  1. ava g

    very creative!!!  thanks for sharing the deets

    ava g

  2. Sue D

    Very pretty way to make a necklace!

  3. Natasha Poteraj

    I wear a lot of browns, too. It's my hair and skin coloring that likes it. And orange. This is so pretty, I'd love to make one.

  4. Charlene

    So beautiful and an elegant yet inexpensive way to dress up an outfit for any occasion!!!

  5. leslierahye

    very pretty! I love that!


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