Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ribbon Necklace and Bracelet

I saw a bracelet similar to this a little while ago and I wanted to try and make one for myself.  I made a necklace and a bracelet and I love how they turned out.

I started out with some ribbon that I liked, some pearls, beading elastic and a darning needle (This needle has a bigger hole and it is easier to thread the elastic through.)

Now, I took the ribbon and accordian folded it with a pearl in between each of the folds and threaded the beading elastic through. 
Once I had as many pearls as I wanted, I tied the elastic at the end of each section of pearls and then tied the remaining ribbon to make the bracelet.  Because of the elastic, it stretches and will easily fit on and off without having to undo the tie. 

I then used the same technique to make the necklace.  The necklace also fits on and off easily because of the elastic in the beading area.

I am linking this up to:

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9 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful jean you are like a litte martha stewart ha.

Beckie W said...

This is so pretty...thank you for sharing

Val said...

Pretty! Those would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts.

Flamenco92627 said...

I bought a bracelet like that for my DD for Christmas! She loved it. You did such a terrific job with your set!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I saw this somewhere too, but I love yours so much better!!! Love-love-love it!!!

Sandy Ang said...

How sweet are these ! Happy new year.

Leslie said...

These are adorable! I want a set just like them. I featured them over at Hoo's got talent. Thanks for linking up to the party!

Jean said...

Thanks for the feature Leslie!!

Lisa said...

I love this homemade bracelet.