Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tutorial: Double-chained ribbon necklace

I made this simple necklace recently. I've seen a lot of necklaces lately with this kind of weaving pattern, so I thought I'd try to make one myself.

It's super easy to make! Mine hits about right at the chest. If you want yours longer or shorter, just adjust the length of your ribbon and chains. Here are the tools you'll need:
- Ribbon - about 1 yard
- Thick silver chain - 24 inches long (I used Jewelry Essentials Chain)
- Thin silver chain - 24 inches long (I used Jewelry Essentials Chain)
- Chain nose pliers
The first thing to do is weave the ribbon in and out of your thick chain. Make sure to leave some extra ribbon at each end so you can tie the ends into a bow.

Once you weave the ribbon all the way through, tie a knot to the end of the thick chain. Repeat for the other end. Tie the remaining ribbon into a bow. Then take your thin chain and open the end loop with your pliers. Attach the chain onto the end of the thick chain and close the loop. Repeat for the other end.

Now you have a simple double chain necklace! You can add more chains onto the necklace if you'd like. I was going to add a string of pearls, but I ran out of pearls! So I wore this necklace with my pearl necklace and the combination looked sophisticated yet edgy.

Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial!

p.s. - if you guys have any suggestions on what I should blog about in the future, please let me know!


katie said...

wow it's super cute! thank you for sharing, i definitely want to try this out. i loveee chains ♥ heehee :D

The Beading Gem said...

I stumbled upon your tute! Excellent and thanks for sharing. Will link in my blog in an upcoming post.

SJ said...

thank you so much for featuring my tutorial in your blog post!!

kechiko said...

You made this?!?? Wow! I'm so impressed! Hehe now I wanna go try and make one too ^_^ Did you get the materials online or at a local supply shop?

SJ said...

i got all the materials at Michaels. they also sell them at Joann and Hobby Lobby as well (:

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