I need to start making jewelry again. It’s so fun.
Last night I tackled making a ribbon and bead necklace using invisible thread and a few teal ribbons I had in my craft room.
This craft is fairly easy, although keeping the beads tightly strung as you make the necklace can be a little tricky at times.
To start this project, I knotted some invisible thread onto the ribbon. I left a long piece of ribbon off to the side so I could have something to tie the necklace together with when it was complete.
Then, I started to thread the beads. One bead, then a stitch through the ribbon. Bead. Ribbon. Bead. Ribbon.
… Bead. Ribbon…. you get the idea.
When I had the necklace as long as I wanted it, I tied the invisible thread in a few knots to secure the beads onto the ribbon. I also knotted where the ribbon meets the beads on each end. Just a personal preference.
Lastly, I cut the ribbon ends at angles and added Fray Check to keep the ends from splitting.
Once the ends were dry, it was time to try them on.
… and the necklace.
They both turned out pretty darn cute. I’m gonna have to find some other colors of ribbon!
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