Today’s post is brought to you by Jocie from One Project Closer! I’m really excited for her post today; she has a really awesome handmade gift idea, perfect for the upcoming holiday season!
Thanks so much for having me here, Jessi to talk DIY pearl necklaces! If we haven’t met before, my name is Jocie (pronounced Jah-see). My hubby, me and our two best friends, Kim and Fred run the blog, One Project Closer. While the boys tackle the hard-core projects, I have crafting and DIY decorating our home in thrifty and fabulous ways! You may not see Kim crafting much, but rest assured, she works non-stop to provide the best and most up-to-date Home Depot coupons on the web. I hope you’ll stop by and say “hello” or follow us on Facebook or Pinterest!
DIY Ribbon and Pearl Necklaces
I made these simple ribbon and pearl necklaces last Christmas for my two daughters and for 4 of my nieces and they were a big hit! I am not a jewelry maker by any means, but these were easy enough for even this novice. The best part – the ribbon can be changed out depending on the outfit!
- 5 Plastic Pearls
- 2″ Eye Rings
- 6mm Closed Jump Rings
- 15mm Jump Rings
- Velcro Dots
- Round Nose Plier
- Flat Nose Plier
- Wire cutter
Pearl and Wire
First, I threaded one pearl onto one 2″ Eye Ring and cut the 2″ Eye Ring about 1/2″ from the end of the pearl.
Using the Round Tip Pliers, I rounded the end of the 2″ Eye ring until it was halfway closed. Then I added a 6mm jump ring and closed the eye ring with the flat nosed pliers.
After adding another 2″ eye ring to the jump ring, I repeated the whole process until I had 5 pearls. I added a 15mm Jump Ring to each end, opening the eye ring with my flat nose pliers and looping on the jump ring.
I cut approximately a 6 inch piece of ribbon. On each side of the ribbon, I placed a VERY SMALL bead of hot glue on the tip and wrapped the edge under to create a cleaner line and keep it from fraying.
I placed one half of a velcro dot onto the back side of the end of the ribbon and the other side of the velcro dot about 1/2 inch down from the other dot.
Once I did this for both sides of the ribbon, I added a small bow using the same ribbon. I used hot glue to hold the bow together and to attach it to the necklace.
And here they are in different colors!
How fun are those necklaces! And just in time for Christmas; they would make great homemade gifts!
Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous project with us Jocie!
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