Saturday, April 9, 2011

.:: Tutorial ::. Ribbon & Pearl Necklace

What a week!

My mom has been in town visiting on her Spring Break so we have been BUSY! Between the mall, park, pool, shopping excursions (mom doesn't have any fun stores near her so it's a treat to go to Target, BBB, Old Navy, etc when she visits) and playing with 2 kids, we haven't had a chance to relax.

HOWEVER, last night during MOVIE NIGHT (Aristocats) I finally did my ribbon and pearl necklace tutorial (and got my gameday necklace made!) I hope this tutorial is helpful and not too scattered.

Supplies:
Needle & thread
Pearls
Ribbon - i used 3/8 inch -- about 52 inch
pencil
measuring tape/ruler

  1. You want to leave a bit of ribbon on either end of your necklace so you can tie it... so I started 16 inches in and using my needle and thread, made a stitch in and back through the ribbon to secure your thread.

  1. The way this works, is you thread ribbon, pearl, fold ribbon over pearl, thread the ribbon, then another pearl, etc.
    1. Now here is where I varied from my 1st necklace: Originally I threaded on a pearl and then each time I eyeballed where the ribbon should go through so it covered half of a pearl. I got gaps in ribbon and it took a while.
    2. THIS time,  at the beginning, I held the ribbon around the pearl and stuck my needle through to see the distance halfway around the pearl.
    3.  I then measured from point to point and I got 13 mm, give or take
    4. Then I measured down the ribbon marking off each 13mm mark with a pencil (a pen bleeds... I know from experience).
    5. Then it was simple to thread front of ribbon, pearl, back of ribbon, pearl, front... et
    6. Periodically push the ribbon/pearls down on the thread to see how long it is and test it out around your neck
    7. Keep threading until you have at least 16inch or so ribbon left (or more if you are satisfied with necklace length.
    8. Finish off necklace by making another stitch in the ribbon after your last pearl so it covers half of the pearl (sorry I forgot to take a picture here).
    9. Tie your ribbon in a knot (or two) on either side of your pearl 
    10. You have a necklace, voila
And now for a close up

Hope you enjoy!!

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53 comments:

  1. Cute necklace- and it looks super easy to make! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Andrea
    addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  2. Way pretty necklace!!! Thanks for the tutorial,may try it sometime :)

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  3. this is awesome!!! What an awesome project and tutorial! thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the orange! I made one like this with black ribbon and I love it:) I keep saying I'm going to make different colored ones but I never do!

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  5. This is SO cute! I have one of these on my to-do list, just havent gotten around to it yet! But after seeing yours I think I need to!

    Found you from The Girl Creative!

    Kelly

    P.S. I am hosting a giveaway on my blog right now for free hair accessories! I would love for you to come by and enter!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/200-followers-and-giveaway.html

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  6. SO so pretty! Definitely making one of these soon!

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  7. Oh that is so neat! I love how you made this- so simple and it turned out just beautiful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am following you from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? Susan's Family
    thank you :)

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  9. So cool! Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  10. I love it! I love the tutorial, and the end product looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

    http://lucyluvinyl.blogspot.com/

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  11. I've wanted one of these necklaces forever! I loooove that you used orange! I've got to make this!

    If you have any extra pearls, here is a really fun tutorial for a necklace that can be used with an existing necklace or a newly made one! <3 http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2011/03/diy-braided-satin-pearl-necklace.html

    Can't wait to explore more of your blog! glad I found ya!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  12. Am blog hopping and found your blog! Am now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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  13. Beautiful necklace and great tutorial - Thanks for posting. Found you on sarahndipities link pary.

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  15. Beautiful necklace! The tutorial is so well done! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  16. So Cute!!!!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  17. Thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome wed. party. Very nice!

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  18. I already commented once on how cute this is- but I wanted to let you know I featured it on my blog today so come on by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/five-fabulous-finds-6.html

    Kelly

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  19. So cute! I just put this on my Fun Finds Friday if you want to stop by and grab a "featured" button :)

    http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2011/04/fun-finds-friday.html

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  20. There's a surprise waiting for you on my blog today. Have a happy weekend! :)

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  21. Hope you had a great time with your mom! That is fabulous necklace and a very descriptive tutorial!

    Thanks for linking up again to Creative Juice Thursday, your jewels are consistently amazing!

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  22. Thank you for the tutorial! What a super cute necklace! I am going to get myself into Joann and buy the necessary goods to make one of my own.

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  23. This is lovely!! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays! Can't wait to see what you have this week!

    ~ Sarah

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  24. I love the orange!! Looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday!!! Hope you have a Happy Monday!
    Tasha

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  25. Very pretty!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI! Be sure to put the button in your post or sidebar so that you are eligible!

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  26. beautiful, I love the orange ribbon.

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  27. Not sure if you linked up, at my Fancy Friday blog hop, but you should! I just love this idea!

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  28. Great idea. I will have to subtly leave this page open for my husband to find ;)Maybe he can have the girls try it.

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial, especially the part about measuring and marking to make it go a little faster and smoother. I'm putting this on my list of possibilities for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group this next year! I think the moms will love it!

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  30. I love this necklace! I featured it on my website. Come check it out and grab a button!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/05/anthropology-necklace.html

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing! I finally gave this a try on Saturday night. One for me and one for my mom as part of her Mother's Day gift.
    Here's how they came out: http://jbeedelightful.blogspot.com/2011/05/mothers-day-gift.html

    Jess

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  32. so cute. great tutorial!! i really wanna try:)

    thanks
    ash

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  33. Made a necklace and bracelet set. It is becoming my go-to gift!!! Thanks!
    Jess
    http://jbeedelightful.blogspot.com/2011/06/week-of-celebrations.html

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  34. This is really a wonderful idea of making a cost effective pearl jewellery. This necklace features pearl beads strung onto multiple rows of ribbon which is quite easy to make within a few time. This necklace is addition to any fashion forward jewellery collection. Thanks for sharing this valuable post.

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  35. I found this through Pinterest and I can't wait to make one soon! I'm your newest follower and I'd love if you'd link this up at Sew Woodsy!

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  36. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this amazing guide to make ribbon pearl necklace. With a simple ribbon you can able to make a elegant piece of pearl jewelery. Most fashion loving women will love to wear this necklace as it reflect a stylish and modern look.

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  37. Thanks for sharing this guide on how to make a ribbon pearl necklace. This is now a popular design, especially with black ribbon.

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  38. Love... love it! thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love this! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project yesterday on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" at my blog Sew Rockin'.

    Awesome job, I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Jamie
    www.sewrockin.com

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  40. Love this!! I came across your blog via a mutual friend (thanks Shannon). I am definitely making these for my sister(s)-in-law. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  41. Love, just one simple word.

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  43. Oh I love this! They look really nice paired together as well. So easy! I have to add this to the loooong list of little projects I want to do! :)

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  46. I saw this on Pinterest and just HAD to do it! Turned out great with measuring instead of eyeballingit so I'm glad you updated that tip. I found purple beads to alternate in as well. GO CLEMSON! :-)

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