Ribbon and Pearl Necklace Tutorial

Time for another jewelry tutorial! 
PS: If you are not a jewelry-making gal, this is also for sale in my etsy shop!

Today I'm going to show you how to make this pearl necklace. Instead of a regular clasp I've used ribbon - I think it gives it a special touch and looks so cute on - especially wearing it with your hair up!


Supplies:
-Two different size strands of pearls
-Beading wire
-White ribbon
-Ribbon connectors
-Crimp Beads
Also pictured: jump rings, but I didn't end up using them. 

Steps:

Step 1: String your first set of pearls onto a piece of beading wire

Step 2: String a crimp bead and then ribbon connector to the end of the wire. Go back through the crimp bead, squish it with needle nose pliers, and trim the excess wire.

Do this for both sides of the pearls

Step 3: Follow the same steps and add the second strand of beads onto the ribbon connectors.


Step 4: Put the ribbon into the jaws of the ribbon connector, and then squeeze it closed with needle nose pliers. 

 Do this on both sides, and then burn the tip of the ribbon ends so it doesn't fray. 

Tie a bow, and now you have a pearl necklace with a cute ribbon closure! 




I'll be sharing this with all the link parties in my header including Today's Creative Blog and Christina's Adventures


    

 

59 comments

  1. These are gorgeous, think I might have to go out and buy some more jewelery making supplies!

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  2. This is a great tutorial for those who don't know how to use ribbon end findings! Thanks for sharing! Okay to feature and link in a future blog post? Pearl

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  3. SO pretty!! I LOVE pearls and ribbon...so my style :) And thanks for the tutorial...I want to get more into jewelry making lately!! :)

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  4. LOVE this! I wish I was a jewelry maker. I'm not; I think I would end up making stuff that only the Chiquita Banana lady would wear!

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  5. Gorgeous! And so easy. I totally want to make this.

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  6. So cute!!!! I might need to get back into jewelry making now! Very creative!

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  7. Pearls are so elegant and the ribbon just adds more class! Very nice, Rebecca!

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  8. This is so elegant! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing:) Your space is so beautiful and creative..love it:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  9. So lovely! It would make great bridesmaid gifts, huh?!

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  10. I love this, thanks for the tutorial. it is beautiful!!

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  11. This is so lovely and elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love it! So beautiful! Visiting from Tip Junkie :)

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  13. That is so classic and pretty. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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  14. I'm now in love with your necklace!

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  15. I saw this in my link party and knew it had to be yours. You make the best necklaces. Thank you for linking up at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com I can not wait to see more great ideas next Monday.

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  16. Beautiful. :) Following you from Tip Junkie‘s link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  17. That is a lovely necklace! I am heading over to check out your etsy and pinterest sites.

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  18. This is so pretty! Looks just like the ones they sell at the store for $$! Love it!

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  19. These are so pretty! We're hosting a "Jane Austen" shower and I think these would be the perfect accessory :).

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  20. beautiful necklace, and great job explaining how to make it too.

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  21. That is so romantic, I have tons of old {fake} pearls that could use this treatment. Great tutorial, btw. Pinning you in my diamonds and pearls file at pinterest!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  22. so pretty and girly...and pretty easy too! thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. I really appreciate you linking up this wonderful post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  24. Stunning and gorgeous! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  25. This is just lovely! Pearls are my favorite. I saw you on Someday Crafts...so glad I did.

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  26. This is really a beautiful site to learn about pearl necklace. The process you have provided is quite simple and also takes a few minutes to complete this amazing necklace. You can put your own creative ideas in making these necklace. Thanks a lot.

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  27. Looks like something I could do! Very cute. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i---create
    (come take a look if you like)

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  28. Beautiful!! I absolutely love this necklace!

    www.freestylinbeth.com

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  29. My pearl necklace from my wedding broke and this is the perfect solution!! Thanks!! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/

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  30. hey Rebecca, because of you today am in love with pearls :)Looks adorable and darn Talented! Did share in my blog :)

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  31. That really turned out gorgeous. I love the necklace and the tutorial makes it all look so easy. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make one for myself.

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  32. Great idea and I used it here! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2011/08/fixing-my-pearls.html

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  33. that was owesome dear. thanks for sharing. sure I should try it...

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  34. Found via pinterest...repinning it now! Thank you for sharing!!

    MJ @ MD School Mrs

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  35. Oh I love, so beautiful and feminine :)

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  36. This is so beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial on how to make them. I have a jewelry making phobia, so this really helps.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  37. Hi Rebecca! I just found your blog through U Create and I know I will be visiting often! I especially love this tutorial on the ribbon/pearl necklace. I have some pearls that were my grandmother's--I'm 47, so that tells you how old they are! They are genuine pearl and they've been sitting in my jewelry box since I was a teen. I've always wanted to do something with them but am scared to death of jewelry, so I wouldn't have even thought I could remake them myself. But your tutorial looks so easy and the photos are great, so I'm gonna try it! :-) Thanks so much!

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  38. This look so elegant and it seems very easy to do! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    I linked it in a serie I'm writing for my blog (http://rock-n-roll-stops-the-traffic.blogspot.it/2012/04/diy-from-head-to-toe-6-spring-edition.html#more), hope you don't mind! :)

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