Jan 31, 2010

DIY: Ribbon Statement Necklace




Things you will need: spool of ribbon, strong and durable thread, needle, ruler, scissors, and pearls.


Step 1: Take 6 inches of ribbon to create accordion folds.


Step 2: Pinch the gathered ribbon together and stitch the center securely. Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create six folded ribbon pieces to serve as the main centerpiece of the necklace.


Step 4: Creating the two end pieces: Make two more folded ribbon piece with one end that is longer. Be sure that the extended ribbon is long enough to tie around the neck.



Step 5: Thread your needle.
Step 6: Start with one end piece (the extended ribbon) and begin stringing on the folded ribbons and pearls. You can alternate between the different pieces for a desired look. This is where you get creative and make a necklace that is unique of your own. Finish the necklace by stringing the last end piece and knotting it securely.

I wore my DIY ribbon necklace with a simple nude James Perse dress. Please link back to BTS when using this tutorial and have fun!


109 comments:

  1. Omgoodness! This is such a simple yet EXCELLENT idea! I can't wait to try making one. Thank you very very much for sharing this with us. !

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  2. Brilliant! I love this diy of yours. The pearls adds such a unique touch to it! :)

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  3. Wow, that's brilliant, I love it!

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  4. great tutorial. i think i know what to do for a valentine's gift for my mother or sister! thank you so much for this.

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  5. LOVE YOUR DRESS! haha.
    I know the focus of the post is the necklace but the dress looks so elegant and priceless! It stands out so much. :)

    x
    testingfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. This is super pretty, Trang! Fabulous idea and I love how you wore it.

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  7. j'adore !
    xx
    http://www.sojenny.com

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  8. Amazing!!
    xoxo

    Irene's Closet

    http://ireneccloset.blogspot.com

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  9. omg, you are soooo talented, the idea is really great :D
    necklace looks very impressive.

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  10. I love this- ultra chic, yet easy to make!

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  11. I like the idea for necklace :)

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  12. GREAT TUTORIAL! i tried to make my own ribbon + pearl necklace myself about last week but i gave up cus i was trying to connect it to a chain and i was having a hard time. i have no idea why i didn't think of using the same ribbon to tie around the neck! (and to think i've been making my own bibs using ribbons to tie around the neck!) you made this look so simple! good job!

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  13. you are so multi talented!! i would buy this! its amazing!! :)
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

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  14. great idea!
    wow, goooood job!
    i must do it myself :D

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  15. Woman, you have one creative mind :)
    Love the necklace

    xx
    FashionCloud

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  16. this is so pretty, thank you for sharing!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing! You are brilliant! Kisses.

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  18. making mine TODAY! thanks for the lovely idea!

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  19. great job, it's beautiful

    www.iriechic.blogspot.com

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  20. thats really cute i cant wait to try it myself

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  21. OMG this is sooo amazing!
    Loovveeee it!

    xx frm http://asianeyedgirl.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oooh, I like this! And I can actually make this. Bonus. You look lovely, as always.

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  23. really good idea!
    XOXO
    http://loresfashion.blogspot.com

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  24. WOAH! I love it. It's so beautiful! I love the simplicity of it all, Thanks for sharing this!

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  25. Very Very Cuteee!!! <3

    xo's

    - Teeney

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  26. Its so cute!
    i might have to try this!

    Http://cocozaahb.blogspot.com

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  27. So creative! I will definitely try this one!

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  28. That looks fantastic :) Will definitely want to try this or a variant of it at some point. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. WOW! so beautiful. you are very creative! x

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  30. Thats beautiful and so simple! You have an eye for creativeness!

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  31. so creative!!! cant wait to make one!

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  32. Wow! It´s a reat DIY!! I´m gooing to try :D!!
    Thanks for sahring it :DD!!
    xx

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  33. Wow, gorgeous! Such a simple but lovely idea.

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  34. I need to do this! This looks so awesome!

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  35. PLEASSSSSSE do a tutorial on a tight,body hugging long sleeved dress.

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  36. love the dress you're wearing, really fits your tan, how do you come up with those gorgeous DIYs?
    your truly amazing.

    www.ax-elle.blogspot.com
    xo xo-Axelle

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  37. Thank you for sharing, I always looove your DIY's!

    I'm definitely going to try this one!

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  38. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

    Follow me if you want on http://ptitevalentine-be.blogspot.com/

    x Valentine

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  39. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

    Follow me if you want on http://ptitevalentine-be.blogspot.com/

    x Valentine

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  40. Such a good idea diy!!! Love it!

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  41. You have an incredible talent my dear.

    Love Grace.

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  42. beautiful and simple!
    marvel!
    i just post some necklace that i´m doing too!
    http://www.catbazaar.blogspot.com/

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  43. aaaah, so that's how it's done...and to think I just spent hard earned money on something I could have...nah, maybe it was for the best. I am such a procrastinator, it's a crime really. =*(

    Thanks for the how-to though!

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  44. What a great idea, it looks so cool!

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  45. Wow that looks super easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. love this! looks like i'm gonna have to give this a try!

    x

    landofcuteseas.blogspot.com

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  47. absouletely beautiful. stunning blog dear.
    clm x

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  48. Trang, you are pure mad genius! Thanks for this!

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  49. Wow! Love this idea!!
    Love the blog!!!
    I wish I could have find your blog sooner! You're sooo pretty and stylish!
    Love
    j

    www.la-mignonette.blogspot.com

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  50. What a fantastic and easy necklace to make! I'm definitely going to have a go and experiment with different coloured beads and ribbons! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  51. This is sooo cool! You always have amazing diy's!

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  52. Damn you're so BEAUTIFUL!Love the DIY necklace.
    xoxo
    http://hisforhotcouture.blogspot.com/

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  53. such a cute necklace!! great diy

    http://thestylespotter.blogspot.com

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  54. your so genius!, love this tutorial soo much, you inspire me to make a diy section like this on my blog!

    xxx

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  55. this is so simple, yet so beautiful.
    if i could manage to get off the internet, i shall try it.

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  56. Oooh la la. I like this idea. I've been looking for a good black necklace & haven't been able to find one!


    Check out my blog! :-)
    http://wardrobewarrioress.blogspot.com/

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  57. soo great, and easy! thanks for sharing!!

    xx
    stylesubstanceandsutton.blogspot.com

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  58. Simple and beautiful!
    I was wondering if you could do a make-up tutorial? Just something you do everyday to go with the majority of your outfits. I always have a hard time putting on makeup when dressing up:-/

    Thanks!

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  59. great DIY it looks great on you. Clever idea! must do

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  60. great DIY it looks great on you. Clever idea! must doa

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  61. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

    Follow me if you want on http://ptitevalentine-be.blogspot.com/

    x Valentine

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  62. This is beautiful. Great job! More DIY Please!!!

    <3 Shelby @ nextinfashion.com

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  63. Oh wow! What fantastic instructions. Thanks so much. :-)

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  64. AMAZING DIY!!!
    thank you so much for sharing, this is absolutely beautiful
    xo

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  65. nice idea! i wonder if this would work with leather instead of ribbon? it might be too hard to get the needle through but would be an interesting look.

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  66. thanks everyone! i'm glad you liked the diy!! more to come.

    rukurarin: that would be such a sweet gift!

    samantha: lol thx!

    chevy mae: good luck ;)

    fashion cloud: aww thankss!

    ax_elle: i dunno! it just pops in my head and voila! haha

    pretty geeky: it's very inexpensive and easy to do!

    design thrift: it might be harder with a leather ribbon i think.

    jesse: still contemplating on that tutorial! =)

    thanks again everyone!

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  67. Wow, that necklace I would totally BUY!

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  68. i'm so doing this! you are awesome!

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  69. woow, this is so nice :))thanks a lot

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  70. wow what a pretty necklace! I might try and make one.

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  71. Beautifull! Great Tip! Kisses from http://lustycapuccino.blogspot.com/

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  72. this is genius, i love it! simple to make with a beautiful outcome.

    -emilyviveur

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  73. I love the simplicity and beauty of this necklace! I've added it to my roundup, and you can grab an "I've been featured" badge if you'd like!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  74. Thank you so much for this idea

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  75. This is so cute!
    Where can you find the beads?

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  76. I'll try to make it...nice ribbon necklace...
    Thanks for the info....

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  77. SEO
    very handy, thanx a lot ofe this blog ..... This was exactlpy what I wa looking for.

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  78. OH oh so yummy and stylish! Thanks for sharing, love DIY and the necklace
    so luxurious for next to nothing!

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  79. Brilliant..Thanks for sharing making of ribbon necklace. This is priceless. I was thinking of gift for my girl friend. And making necklace for her is the best idea of impressing . I am she will be happy after seeing my gift.

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  80. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  81. So creative of you, I like the end product, lovely necklace. Excellent work.

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  82. I think this is simply lovely... I do have a question that you might find either annoying or unanswerable, or both, and that is:
    Do you have *any* idea how many feet or yards of ribbon may be needed? You say a spool, and I saw a very large spool of ribbon in the background of one of the photos. The thing is, I'm primarily a beader and when I use ribbon, I simply don't buy spools -- they are too expensive and it would be very unlikely that I'd be able to use up a whole spool of ribbon when my focus is on beads. I don't mind buying a few yards extra, but I have absolutely NO reference point that would allow me to make a guess.

    Thanks for any help you can give me -- I'd really like to make this and I will, if I can get over this stumbling block.

    Best,
    Allie

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