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!