Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DIY Style: Vintage Ribbon Necklace

This necklace consists of velvet ribbon I recently purchased and little bits and pieces from a craft box that belonged to my grandmother.  I've gone through this box multiple times, but haven't found a use for any of the contents, until today! ;-)

Ribbon (apprx. a yard or so, I used less)
Random bits of chain (I used old eye-glasses chains)
Random connector bits (I used these old brass filigree things)
Some jump rings

Step 1
Gather supplies.

Step 2
The pearl chain was in bits and pieces, so I connected them together with pliers.

Step 3
Connect chains to filigree (I used old jump rings from leftover parts from that craft box).

Step 4
Loop ribbon onto other filigree.

Step 5
Tie other ends of ribbon onto the first filigree.

Step 6
I decided I wanted to add another filigree, so I undid the chain jump rings, and added on a new connector with another jump ring.

Step 7
I redid Step 3.

Step 8
Connect other ends of chain to other filigree, varying the lengths.

And that's it!  Made from all repurposed supplies, I didn't have to buy anything at the store!


Carrie Couch said...

I absolutely LOVE this!

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Mary Ann said...

Thanks!! :-)

Amber's Notebook said...

gorgeous piece! Great DIY!

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

You're so crafty!!