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Monday, December 23, 2013

DIY Ribbon Jewelry

I'm excited to share three fabulous jewelry tutorials with all of you today! Even if you're a beginner at jewelry-making, these pieces are simple and fun to make to dress up your holiday wardrobe.

DIY Ribbon Jewelry from #jewelry #ribbon

With a little ribbon and some basic jewelry supplies, you'll be able to create custom jewelry in no time! If you make this jewelry as a gift, it looks really cute packaged in a gift box, then tie it up with the same ribbon you used to make the jewelry!!

DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet

DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet from #jewelry #ribbon

To make this DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet, you'll need:
Chain (try to find one that the links lay flat, all facing the same direction)
   *I actually found a necklace and it ended up being the perfect length
Toggle Clasp
Satin-Double Faced Ribbon (I used Lemon) in any color you'd like
Jewelry Pliers
Jump Rings
Super Glue

DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet from #jewelry #ribbon

DIY Ribbon Chain Bracelet instructions:
1. Cut two chains for your bracelet. Measure your wrist and add half an inch or so to get your custom bracelet measurement. 
2. Cut a piece of ribbon 2-3 times the length of the chain. The longer, the better. You don't want to run out of ribbon in the middle of your project!
3. Lay the 2 chains next to each other. Loop the ribbon through the first 2 chain pieces, then wrap them around each other or tie a knot to bind them together. Make sure both ends of the ribbon are the same length.
4. The ribbon ends should be in the "back" side of the bracelet. Cross them over and bring them up through the next chains like you would thread a shoe lace.
5. Thread the ribbon through front to back, then back to front again to get the "X" stitch.
6. Once you get to the end, tie off the ribbon and cut the ends. Secure the ends down with some super glue.
7. Add a jump ring to each end of the chain, then attach your clasp.
8. Enjoy showing off your new accessory at your next holiday party or wrap up as a gift!

DIY Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet

DIY Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet from #jewelry #ribbon

To make this DIY Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet, you'll need:
Stretch Magic
Toggle Clasp
Glitter Elastic (I used Aquamarine) in any color you'd like
Strand of Pearl Beads
Quilting Needle
Super Glue

DIY Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet from #jewelry #ribbon

DIY Ribbon & Pearl Bracelet instructions:
1. Thread some Stretch Magic through the quilting needle. Quilting needles have larger eyes, so be sure to check the thickness of the Stretch Magic to choose which size needle will work best.
2. I kept all the Stretch Magic and Glitter Elastic on the roll, so I didn't need to measure/cut before starting. After I was done though, I probably used about 20" of ribbon.
3. Fold the end of the Glitter Elastic over about 1/2" and thread the Stretch Magic through the ribbon.
4. Next, thread on a pearl bead.
5. Fold some ribbon again and thread through. Repeat threading the beads and folded ribbon until the bracelet fits around your wrist.
6. Tie a knot out of the Stretch Magic at the end of the last folded ribbon. Pull as tight as you can, then add a drop of super glue.
7. Loop the Stretch Magic around the hook of the toggle clasp, and tie multiple knots, pulling the Stretch Magic tight. Add another drop of super glue on the knot to secure it.
8. Repeat the knot tying and attach the other piece of the toggle clasp at the other end of the bracelet.
9. Enjoy showing off your new accessory at your next holiday party or wrap up as a gift!

DIY Bow Tie Necklace

DIY Bow Tie Necklace from #jewelry #ribbon

To make a DIY Bow Tie Necklace, you'll need:
Chain, cut to preferred necklace length
Jump Rings
Lobster Clasp
Jewelry Pliers

DIY Bow Tie Necklace instructions:
1. Turn the bow over and with a needle, poke a hole on the right and left sides of the part that wraps around the bow in the center.
2. Use the jewelry pliers to open two jump rings and push them through the holes you just made.
3. Hook one end of the chain on each jump ring, then close the jump rings with the pliers.
4. Add a jump ring to the other ends of the chains. Close one, then add the lobster clasp to the other.
5. Put on your "bow tie" for your next holiday party!

I received the ribbon used for this jewelry from Ribbon Retreat. All opinions are my own.

Would you like to comment?

  1. These are really cute. I will have to make the bow necklace for my daughter because she is all about bows these days!

  2. That is SO pretty! It's hard to tell that it's ribbon unless you look really close - I love these!

  3. Loving the Pearl and Turquoise bracelet!! That ribbon is really beautiful and adds a festive look!!

  4. How creative! I like that they are different from your typical DIY jewelry! The turquoise has to be my favorite.

  5. These are so cute! I love the ribbon and pearl one. Pinning!

  6. I love this! What a fun way to create custom jewelry to match any outfit. Plus, this would be so fun to try out with my oldest. Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. I need to make these with my daughter very soon. They turned out darling!

  8. These are all so cute! Particularly love the pearl/ribbon bracelet! Thanks for linking up at Financially Savvy Saturdays...would love to have you back this week!


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