Make a Ribbon Pearl Necklace by following this handmade jewelry tutorial. Customize with any color ribbon and DIY your style of jewelry.
I found my next project on Pinterest. It was originally linked back to a store, but it is no longer available. I still really wanted one, so I figure out how to make the ribbon pearl necklace and thought you might like a tutorial so you can make it too.
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Isn’t it pretty? I know it looks difficult but once you understand the steps, it is actually pretty easy because the steps repeat.
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Begin with two strands of Ribbon. Each strand I used measured about 2.5 – 3 feet because I wanted to make sure I had enough. With the two pieces together, tie a knot about 5-6 inches in from one end. Then tie the thread into that knot. The thread is what is going to go into the beads, not the ribbon.
Thread one bead then pull the needle & thread through ribbon A, put on another bead and put the needle and thread through the ribbon B and just keep alternating making sure not to twist the ribbon.
The ribbon pearl necklace will awkward in the beginning but it gets better I promise. The key is for each ribbon to pass over 2 beads but you want them to alternate so there is ribbon between each bead.
After you thread the last pearl, again put the 2 ribbon strands together and tie a knot tight against that last pearl. Trim Ribbon B close to the knot so you are left with only long ribbon, Ribbon A. Make sure you trim Ribbon B off of the starting end as well so you have 2 single ribbon ends to tie together. With the two loose ends, decide how long you want your necklace to be and tie another knot and trim the ends.
I made 2, a purple and a black Ribbon Pearl Necklaces and I love them both have worn them each many times.
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