How To: Make A Ribbon Necklace

Hey all! It’s Emily Lanham here with a quick project & tutorial just in time for New Years! I am a fan of jewelry, but I rarely buy it. I love the match certain pieces to what I wear when I go out, but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect match.

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So why not make your own accessories to go out in this New Years Eve?

Now I am by no means a jewelry maker, but if I can do it, so can you!

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You will need ribbon, chain, and your choice of beads and other embellishments.

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Start off by looping 2 pieces of ribbons through the ends of your chain. I used the 1.5″ Silky/Crush ribbon. Tie knots in both strands of ribbon close to the top leaving just enough on the ends to tie a bow with.

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Tie a bow with the ends of the ribbon and cut/seal the ends to prevent fraying.

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If you chose to add beads, you can thread them through clear bead cord and tie them onto the chains.

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Here’s the beads that I chose… I wanted to match the ribbons and papers that I was using so I made a little assortment to add extra color to the necklace.

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Next, I wanted to add some variety with pattern paper, so I got out my Round 14 tool from Epiphany Crafts and made a few clear epoxy punches.

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I added these to the Epiphany Crafts metal settings.

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Next, I took some pieces from the chain and added the metal settings to the chain.

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There you have it! The perfect accessory to wear to a New Years Eve party this year!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

May Arts Ribbon Used:


Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Blue Moon Beads- Metal Chain, Clear Cord, Beads- BM22497, BM20680, JAS#1743541
  • Epiphany Crafts- Round 14 Shape Studio Tool, Round 14 Bubble Caps, Round 14 Silver Metal Settings



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