Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ribbon and Pearls

I have seen a few SUPER cute necklaces lately that incorporate grograin ribbon and pearls. I really liked the look of them, but just couldn't let myself spend $20 or more for a necklace that I knew I could make for a lot less money. So that is exactly what I did:)
I purchased jewlery cording, a string of {faux} pearls, and some grograin ribbon at Hobby Lobby. I spent a total of $5 on all three items that I used in this project:)
I started out by cutting a generous length of ribbon and then attaching a starter pearl to the ribbon with a needle and the jewelery cording. Make sure to leave a pretty good length of extra ribbon on the end to use as the tie.
Then I alternated adding a pearl....
and making a loop of ribbon.
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There are a lot of different ways to do the ribbon, you can do a small loop, wrap the ribbon around a pearl, or even do two pearls in a row and then wrap the ribbon around both of them. It was basically trial and error to see what would work and what looked the best.
I kept alternating pearls and ribbon until the necklace was the lenght I wanted, then I tied off the last pearl and made sure it was attached securely {I had to sneak in a little hot glue to make sure that the cording didn't slip and let the two end pearls fall off}.
Then I made a matching bracelet using the leftover ribbon and pearls!
They are not perfect by any means, but I think they both turned out really cute and I got a necklace and bracelet set for only $5!
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39 comments:

Darcie said...

I seriously don't know what is cuter...the necklace and bracelet itself...or the price!!! Good for you for figuring out how to make it yourself. Seriously cute Kelli!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

how awesome are you! this is super cute. such a great gift idea too. although, i can't say that i could ever bear to give it away. : ) thanks for sharing the awesomeness.

Nichol said...

Love it. Turned out great and they are beautiful!

Kelli said...

Adorable! :) You did a great job on those! And who could beat that price?

Ehrenfelds said...

Super cute :)

amanda said...

awesome!! it's super cute. and so cheap. and it's probably easy enough for me to try. lol. love it!!

Amy @ The Bell Family said...

Cute!! I have all of these supplies on hand right now...I think I'll have to give it a whirl!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I love these! I have been wanting to make them too but wasn't sure if they were too time consuming. Thanks for the tut!!

I would love for you to join up to my Spring has Sprung party and share this Friday! There is a giveaway too. :)

{Kimber} said...

seriously you are THE CRAFT genius!!!!
they are adorable!!

ashley mcgehee said...

Very cute! I can't believe you only spent $5.

Fisher Family said...

really pretty!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I have such a hard time spending money on something I know I can make for half the price. That set is seriously adorable! Good for you!!!

Emily said...

I love it! I love that style of necklace. I think it's so versatile and can look really elegant as well.

Angie S said...

Cute Cute Cute! You did a great job!

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute for sure. Love the colors...black and white. My fav!

Aimee said...

So cute!! And for FIVE BUCKS!!! I think I might be heading to Hobby Lobby soon! ;)

Alicia said...

Wow, very cute!!

Yah, I'm the one who would pay that much for a necklace! Ugh, I wish I took the time to do stuff like that!

Hepworths said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I reeeeeaally appreciate it.

I love this necklace. It's so elegant. Kinda anthropology-ish as well. Beautiful.

Allison @ www.houseofhepworths.com

tinypaperheart said...

you're so talented! so pretty! :)

Foursons said...

You are so very talented! I am impressed.

Sarah said...

Oh wow, those are fabulous!!! How glam are you going to look at your next t-ball practice? Then when you tell the other moms that you made your matching set for $5 you'll be glam & thrifty!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Hoosier Homemade said...

That necklace is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!
~Liz

Meredith said...

I really like the innovation you brought to the ribbon pearl necklace. I might have to attempt my own. Thanks for sharing!!

Freely Living Life said...

I found you on "Friday Follow" and am now following you through Google Friend Connect. I look forward to further exploring your blog. Come on over and visit us when you get a chance. <3

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, I am so impressed. Who cares if they aren't perfect, think of the money you saved! Great job!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is so very cute! You are crafty...love it!

Leslie said...

These turned out SO cute! I got one of these free with a perfume purchase, and I actually think yours is WAY cuter!!! :)

Andrea said...

Those turned out great. I've been wanting to try that for a while, now I know how! Thanks!

beckaboots said...

Wow! I myself have wanted to buy one of those necklaces but they are just too pricey everywhere else. Great idea and great job! Very cute!

Jesse said...

SO cute!

jenjen said...

Kelli! Great job. It turned out so cute!

hanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

Kim said...

Your necklace looks great!

Christy said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I have been trying to figure out how people do this with wire & now I know you don't use wire! Thanks so much! We are going to be making some of these here using your instructions. Thanks much!

C.C. said...

Loved the necklace and bracelet set so much, I made one myself... Thanks for the tutorial! So easy to do! Can't wait to wear it tomorrow to church! <3

C.C. said...

Kelli~ Here's a link to my Blog and the picture of my creation! Soo Loved making this necklace and bracelet. Thinking I may make some more with other color combo's! Thanks again for posting the tutorial!

Christina

http://ohmommaok.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-ive-been-up-to-lately.html

Stephanie Lynn said...

These are both so pretty! I love the black ribbon and pearls together! Great tutorial - amazing job! Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

jessie said...

Great tutorial Kelli! I saw this post a while back and just got around to making one of my own and posting some photos on my blog. Thanks for the great idea!

Momma said...

I made one of these for my daughter! Check it out!

http://thecraftycopycat.blogspot.com/2010/09/mellow-yellow-necklace.html

Momma said...

PS...I forgot to tell you thank you for the tute!!!!

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