Mar. 2010 31

Woven Ribbon-Bead Necklace

I love these ribbon-bead necklaces that I’ve been seeing recently. So I decided to make one myself. It took less than an hour, and was super easy. What you’ll need:

  • 60 in ribbon, 1/2 in wide
  • 20-30 glass beads. (I used a black variety pack I got at Micheal’s)
  • Needle and thread

1. Arrange your beads in the order you’d like them. You should use an odd number so that your sides will be equal (1 in the middle and X number of beads on either said).

2. Start at 1/2″ from the middle of your section of ribbon.

3. Sew beads to ribbon alternating sides every inch.


4. When you have sewn on the beads on the first half of the necklace, cinch the thread tight so the beads are touching (with the ribbon in between).

5. Re-thread the string back through the beads, ending in the middle of the necklace.

6. Tie off the thread.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the opposite half of the necklace.

8. At each end of the ribbon, tie a knot.

9. Put a small bead on each end.

10. Tie another knot, securing the beads on each end in place.

All done!

Update! A better picture!!

4 Responses to “Woven Ribbon-Bead Necklace”

  1. November 30th

    Hi! The necklace looks elegant. I am a crafter myself and I would like to feature your design at
    http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Hope this is okay with you?

    Thanks
    diylessonsassistant
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  2. October 7th

    This necklace is very interesting. 

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