Ribbon is a versatile and inexpensive material that comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. It is one of the best materials for making crafts. The possibilities of making crafts using ribbon are endless. By using ribbons you can make anything, from a ribbon wreath to ribbon and pearl necklace.
Combine ribbon with pearls for an inexpensive, trendy DIY necklace that works equally well for an evening party or for your formal office wear as well. It is ideal to find a fabric supplier for buying all craft items including tulle, chair covers, bows, chair sashes, and many others. Making a ribbon necklace is simple enough for a beginner jewelry crafter.
- Thin wire
- Pearl beads
- Crimp beads
- You will need some thin wire and you could also use clear monofilament or fishing line.
- You will need a strand of pearl beads. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors and can be found at craft stores.
- And you will also need about 2 yards of ribbon that is two-sided.
- This is also a good idea to buy crimp beads for extra durability.
First, cut two yards of ribbon and thread a needle with your wire. You can either tie a knot at the end of your wire or you can leave it on the pin until you are finished.
After that, poke the needle through the ribbon and drag the wire through then thread a bead onto the wire. Again poke the needle back through the ribbon close to the bead.
Now take the loose end of the ribbon and fold over it at a right angle. Dig the needle through the ribbon triangle it creates.
In this step, pull the wire tight and thread another bead on. Repeat the previous steps of poking the needle down from beginning to end the ribbon close to the ribbon and folding the ribbon up over itself at a right angle and threading the needle up through it.
After that, continue adding pearl in this way until the length you desire.
Secure a knot at each end of the wire and close to the last pearl. Strand a crimp bead onto the wire then round the end of the wire and tuck it back through the crimp bead. You can use pliers for pinching the bead and securing it in the place.
And tie a knot in the ribbon for layering up the bead and repeat on the other end of the necklace.
You can leave your ribbon long to tie a pretty bow. It is best to try your necklace on then cut the ends of the ribbons to the desired length.
At last, singe the ends of the ribbon with a lighter for preventing fraying.
By following the above-mentioned steps you can make a beautiful necklace using ribbons and pearls at yourself. You can find a fabric and craft products supplier for buying all craft supplies, tablecloths, sashes, flower petals, organza bags, and many others at wholesale prices.