Beads and Ribbon Necklace

Beads and Ribbon Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I haven’t really made jewelry before.

I guess I have if you want to count what I made when I was in Junior High, but I’m not going to count that! :)

When I saw this beautiful necklace using Satin Ribbon, I HAD to try it out.

My mom’s birthday was coming up too,
so it gave me an awesome deadline to work with.
(Any one else love deadlines? If I don’t have a dead line, the supplies just sit there.)

First, I put together my beads.

This necklace takes 10 strands, about 8 – 9 inches long.

Then I sewed my satin ribbon together.

I used Antique Blue Double Faced Satin Ribbon in 1 1/2″.

This was the really hard part for me! As a nail biter, I have no nails. I ended using pliers to pull the ribbon inside out.

Another quick tip is to make sure you seal your ribbon ends. I kind of forgot since I wasn’t working with bows, but you definitely don’t want to forget this step.

Then I hand sewed the beads up inside the ribbon.

I think it turned out really pretty! And it looks even prettier on my mom.

This is another fun way to use Satin Ribbon, especially for the ladies. :)

Beads and Ribbon Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Beads and Ribbon Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Beads and Ribbon Necklace - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Idea inspiration from Flamingo Toes.

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One Comment

  1. Brittany
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Love this! You are uber talented Shirley girl!

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