Pearl Ribbon Necklace

I’m not one to make my own jewelry, so this is a fairly new concept for me. I figured a great way to take the plunge was to make a pearl ribbon necklace. It seemed fairly easy, and since I’ve been wanting to make one for quite some time I figured this would be a great beginner jewelry making project!

As you know I guest blog from time-to-time on the Bowdabra blog, and by doing so I receive quite a bit of ribbon to use for my projects. Last month I receied a wide variety of the new Ribbon to Bead. If your not familiar with this new type of ribbon basically  the ribbon has a “wire needle attached to make beading with the designer ribbon easy”.

This is what it looks like! 

In order to re-use the wired needle until all of your ribbon is used up you must un-wind the entire spool of ribbon. Starting from the non-wired needle side.

I bought a massive tub of pearl beads at my local craft store for $5!

I left a good 6-8 inches of ribbon the end, then tied a knot. This is where the pearl bead will start on my necklace. *The center hole on some of my beads were too small to go through the wire needle, I had to pick through to find the beads that would go through the wire needle.

After I threaded a pearl bead on I would then tie a knot as close to the bead as possible. I repeated this step until I had enough beads and knots on my necklace. I believe I used 20 pearl beads in total. There is no right or wrong way to do this… it’s all up to how many you want!

This is what my necklace looked like after it was done!

In less than 30 minutes I had a new necklace!


  1. Whoa, I’ve never seen ribbon like this before! What a great idea! Are you hooked on jewelry projects now? 😉

  2. I have wanted to do this for a long time too, but getting the ribbon through the whole just drove me nuts! This is the perfect wire!! Is it Orderable from Bowdabra? I need to find this. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  3. so simple but so pretty! I have got to try this one of these days!

  4. Love this!! Putting in on my FB page! 🙂

  5. It is beautiful!

  6. That is beautiful!! Love it! Thanks for the tip about that ribbon. I have never seen that before but will keep an eye out now.

  7. Hi Katie, not bad for a first attempt. I’m sure that once you wear it you will want to make more. It’s addictive believe me, LOL Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. This beautiful, you did a great job! I would love if you would share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party.

  9. That is some really cool ribbon! I’ve never seen it before. Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack!

  10. Great ribbon-to-bead tutorial! Thanks for posting the link to our Bowdabra Ribbon, Crafts & Things Store. I will be sure to pass your tutorial link along to our Bowdabra readers!

  11. absolutely beautiful! love it!

  12. Katie, back to make a 2nd comment! That’s definitely an awesome idea for Christmas presents!!

  13. So cute! Thanks : )

  14. Thank you for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured because your post was one of the most visited links last week! I can’t wait to see what you have come up for this week.


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