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Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet

I am so happy, thrilled, elated and so many other synonyms of absolutely excited to have the crazy talented and incredibly sweet Bev from Flamingo Toes here today. If you aren’t familiar with this wonderful lady, you should become so. I am always so inspired by her innovative and gorgeous creations and today’s project is exactly that…innovative and gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Hello Ribbon Retreat readers! I am so glad to be here today! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.

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At Flamingo Toes I love sharing all sorts of projects, sewing, embroidery, home decor and jewelry projects. Today I’m sharing a fun and super easy bracelet that is so cute – and so simple to make!

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This sweet bracelet is all wrapped up with gold chain and a gorgeous vintage style ribbon. It also has fun little pearls to decorate it. It’s the perfect bracelet for a beginning jewelry project.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
So are you ready to get started?

How to make a Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet

Materials:

  • Hug Snug or Vintage Style Ribbon
  • Open Chain – enough to wrap loosely around your wrist three times
  • Small pearls and head pins – 12 of each
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Needle and Thread to match Ribbon
  • Large embroidery needle

Vintage Ribbon
Thread the end of the ribbon through the embroidery needle. Thread the ribbon through the links of the chain, moving over and under the links as you go.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Continue threading the ribbon through the chain until you are about 4″ from the end of the chain. Pull the ribbon through so there is a section about 10″ at the end of the ribbon. Cut the other end of the ribbon 1″ longer than the chain. Fold the ribbon around to the back side of the chain and sew to itself.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Feed the ribbon through the end of the chain that is left, pulling the ribbon so there is a 10″ piece to match the other end. Tie the two long pieces of ribbon into a bow.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut the other end of the ribbon 1″ longer than the chain and fold to the back. Stitch as before.

Add all of your little beads to the head pins and form loops at the top. You can find instructions for this in my Jewelry Tips page.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Open up the loops above the beads and add them all along the chain.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Open the chain at one end of the bracelet and add a lobster clasp.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
To close the bracelet, loop it three times and attach the lobster clasp to the open ring at the other end of the chain.

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
That’s all there is to it!

Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Vintage Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I hope you like it! Thank you so much for having me!


Thank you Bev for sharing this exquisite little bracelet with us today. It is simply gorgeous and will look incredible as the accessory for a lovely, formal dress or a trendy skinny jean outfit. I love that this bracelet showcases The Ribbon Retreat’s vintage ribbon and how wonderfully it combines with that stunning chain to create an everyday accessory for all. For more terrific projects by Bev, make sure to stop by Flamingo Toes.

Like a large number of the ladies out there, I LOVE jewelry. It doesn’t have to be expensive or full of bling, but I love to accessorize and add a little pop of color and personality to my outfits. Here are a few more jewelry tutorials that are so easy to make but so much fun to wear or to give as a sweet little gift!

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Making jewelry is a great deal of fun…addicting, but so much fun. You can make it on your own, in a group or even as the activity for a little girlee’s birthday party. The Ribbon Retreat has all of the supplies you would need to make the most creative and one of kind jewelry you could think of. We have flowers, gems and ribbon galore plus so, so much more. Make sure to stop by our online store HERE. Be prepared to be inspired to create and to get your crafty on!

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4 Comments

  1. Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute idea and great tutorial. Thank you for linking it up to our party… Featuring you this week!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Hi Desiree! Yay! Thank you so very much. I am so glad you like this fun bracelet. We love your fun party and always look forward to coming and partying with you ladies every week! Thank you for the feature and have a wonderful week! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted March 6, 2015 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Love this bracelet! It will make a perfect Mother’s Day and teacher gift.

    Thank you so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday. You are one of my DIY features this week!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ashley! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun bracelet and that you are featuring it! You are awesome. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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