I’ve fallen head over heels with ribbon necklaces! Had I known how easy they were to make, I’d have been making them a long time ago.
. Wide Decorative Ribbon
. Narrow Ribbon (I used Baker’s Twine)
. Polymer Clay
. Jewelry Clasps
. Jewelry 2″ Eye Pins
The polymer clays I choose were so simple. I pulled off small chunks and rolled them into balls with my hands. Here is the basic layout I decided upon.
My clay required the oven at 275F for thirty minutes. Be sure before you bake your beads that you have “pre-holed” them. That’s my technical term for make sure you’ve added a hole to eventually hang your beads with.
After the beads had cooled, I pushed the 2″ eye pins through and using jewelry pliers made a very small loop at the bottom to keep the beads from falling off.
Once all you beads are on the 2″ eye pins, you can add the ribbons! I tied one end of my decorative ribbon and my baker’s twine to the jewelry clasps. This creates the necklace shape.
I just love the ribbon look in the back.
Well, I’m ready to start cranking these beauties out in every color now! What’s your favorite color combination?
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