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”.
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 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!